Gyu-Kaku - Cerritos, CA

4.5
361 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Japanese
Top tags:
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Cerritos, CA is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in Los Angeles! Conveniently located by the Los Cerritos Center and right off the 605 Freeway!

Traditionally called Yakiniku, this Japanese barbecue spot is known for their delicious, fresh (never frozen), high-quality meats!

Enjoy an ice cold beer as you grill your own meat. Happy Hours offer the best deals on food and drinks, so be sure to wind down and get the night started right with us.
What 361 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
KK
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great time, the atmosphere facilitates conversation!

K
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As it is always crowded, I think it is necessary to make a reservation. Happy Hour is recommended. In particular, Happy Hour beer is a good deal. This is also recommended as there is an all-you-can-eat menu. The service is excellent and the service is very pleasant.

G
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The meet was funny this time but everything else was delicious. Great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall it was pretty good, but the food portions was small.

RC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Rancho location a lot bigger and quality of service is better

MW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's about this place my favorite date night spot, the fried rice is excellent.

B
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Angel, was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. Definitely will go back again.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

Me & my boyfriend have been coming here almost every week for the past few months & love it but tonight...I’m a restaurant manger at a Japanese restaurant & tonight..best service I’ve ever gotten. Erin our severe who was the best server & Boone the best manger since we’ve come here really made our experience the best it’s ever been. I love this place but these two made it better then expected. Can’t wait to come back & see these two!

TM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

BAcon chips took forever to come but overall food was great

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

John Paul was a great server. The only complaint was it got busy and my water wasn’t filled up automatically. Overall great experience. Will come back again

G
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food. Even came with smores at the end. Different but nice touch.

VS
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Used open table to reserve table for 7 but somehow when we arrived, they only had us down for 2. Not great waiting with a toddler as he gets restless the longer we’re out.

BS
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been here before and always enjoy myself when I visit. Great service, great food, in a comfortable location. It's a win-win type of situation.

J
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

o
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Arrive on time and got seated within couple minutes, but waited for 10 minutes before the server came to bring us water and 5 more minutes longer to take our order. During the wait we discovered two out of four dipping sauce trays placed on the table were dirty. We ordered the 2 for $55 combo and a side order BBQ calamari; salad came first and then the starter items and BBQ items came together immediately after except for the miso soup and rice. Had to ask for them later but the rice never came but we were already full. Salad and miso soup were OK and chicken breast basil is tender, but the corn butter and all marinated beef dishes were VERY salty, totally ruined the quality meat. Servers were running in and out of the kitchen like a cheap AYCE Korean BBQ and someone dropped a huge load of dirty dishes during our time there. Very disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s day. Ordered the Brunch. Was very tasty.

c
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made sure we had reservations for Father’s Day, which worked out in our favor! The restaurant was super busy but our server was very attentive and took excellent care of us! The brunch menu for 2 was a great deal, and of course we had to get the Harami in Secret Pot as well. Always an excellent choice for a delicious meal!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant. Awesome meat selection on the AYCE menu. The sides are all fresh and delicious. Dinner at Gyu-Kaku never disappoints!

AS
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My family & I LOVE GyuKaku, we come here all the time. Unfortunately, our last visit wasn’t too great. We ordered the Spicey pork that had not been properly marinated therefore we were just eating flavorless pork. Also, our waitress was taking forever to come back each and every time. She hardly checked on us at all the entire time we were there. She never offered a grill change or cleaned up the dishes we had put off to the side. Luckily, a waiter, I believe his name is Angel noticed that we had been sitting there without service for a while so he came over and asked us if we would like a grill change or if we needed anything else. He brought everything out in a timely manner and was very nice. After that our waitress just came back to give us our bill and cash us out without asking if we wanted or needed anything else.

JS
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been to Gyu Kaku in Hawaii and it was very good. I was happy to see that the location in my neighborhood is also very good and the service was even better. The selections were somewhat different but we enjoyed it and will return. The manager often stopped at our table to make sure our experience was good. I appreciated the extra attention and we left full and happy.

JA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This place does not honor reservations first. I made an 8:30 reservation and did not get seated until 8:50. Walk-in parties were seated before us. Will not return to this establishment.

B
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meat service was slow at first, but picked up, beer was cold, everything was great

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food 👌

SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was lacking completely. Our server never came back for refills, we had to track down another server just to get those. We ordered items and never received them. When asked we were told they will check on them but never followed through. $140 for three people was absurd for the service or the lack there of.

SS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food variety is excellent. The all-you-can-eat option is wonderful. The service was great and the servers were very helpful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Japanese BBQ

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Staff was very attentive and kind. Food is always great. Thank you for acknowledging our mom’s at the table!

B
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I liked the restaurant , food was good. the service was slow and what did not like was waiting for 20 min. with reservations .

V
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing time! The food is delicious and the servers are always polite!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Had to wait 25 minutes befor we were seated.

JK
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was excellent ! The food was o.k. overall I would say if you haven’t been try it.

j
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ive been a long time fan of gyu kaku. Cerritos is my favorite location of them all!

They seem to have different offerings than other locations.

I love to take advantage of the deals... super happy hour on tuesday and Wednesday 2-5pm where they have a special menu thats 50% off select items. I also love their 3 item lunch sets! You can really get full on 10.5 ounces of meat!

Whenever i come here, i get great service, but today was exceptional!

Kelsey was our server and she went above and beyond w her service and great recommendations. Manager was super accommodating also!

Be sure to sign up for their gyu kaku rewards program too!!

We saw an advertising for cinco de mayo misoladas. Omg.... i cant wait to try them!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time my family are hear and they loved it!

AP
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a nice environment. Really enjoyed my experience

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Restaurant is overwhelmingly short staffed. Hostess was extremely busy upon arrival and also helped bus tables and clean the floor while tending to those waiting.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My fiance and I really enjoy the experience at Gyu-Kaku. The food is amazing and the service is excellent

JL
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

love this restaurant, bring in many friends already. Quality of foods are not stable, some of stuffs treat customers differently, but which is not nice

P
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall the food was good, the service was just a little slower than last time. It took a long time to get our food out to us. Ambience and atmosphere is good.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The waiter was very eagered to get rid of us. As soon as we started eating, he asked us if we wanted the check. Didnt offer anymore assistance and didnt offer dessert.

PZ
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food I absolutely love this restaurant. Will definitely come back often.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fanioy time.

1
2
3
10

Tweets by Gyu-Kaku - Cerritos, CA