Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown

4.6
248 reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
We are open for dine-in service.

We have updated our operations in accordance with all government guidelines to put your health and safety first.

To maintain a safe environment for you and Gyu-Kaku staff, we ask that all guests understand and adhere to the following:

- Reservations are mandatory. We hope that you will come to dine-in with us when you are ready. Please make a reservation via telephone or our website so that we can prepare for your visit.
- Masks are recommended in common areas

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What 248 People Are Saying
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JNYC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Could tell that our server was new but she did a great job.

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Gabby
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat! We typically have FANTASTIC service, but our waitress wasn't as energetic as usual. It was impressive that she didn't write our order down, but there were a few items that were missing. We also asked for the table sauces at the beginning of our meal which weren't brought out till the end after asking a 2nd time. Still delicious food and will be coming back again!

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GayC
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated within our reservation time, the staff was very accommodating and friendly and as usual, the food was amazing! It is so much fun cooking over the fire at your table and enjoying the variety of flavors.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Well, for started I love this place I come here quite a lot but today service was completely trash.
I made a reservation @ 4:30 still had to wait
Waited 15 minutes to be greeted and decided to ask for water myself
Was given two cracked glasses of water.
Took about 35 minutes for salads and soup (we also ordered everything right when we got the water)
Then finally got our alcoholic beverages after 45 minutes.
Thanks to the manager in training aliou (hope I spelled that right)
He helped towards the ending. He’s the reason for the 2 stars
Maybe it was a rough day for them not sure.
Usually have better service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This is the trird time in the restaurant. It was really bad

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ChrisW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal here before heading over to the Theater District for a show. We had the Ninja meal combo and it was plenty of food for the four people in our group. The staff was attentive and we will be going back.

DB
vipDawnB
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I thought the food was good, a little pricey but good. I would go back, but I would like to see if there is another place like it in Houston.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It’s was awesome

OT
OpenTable Diner
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always surprised by this chains ability to get quality cuts of meat at all of their locations. Phenomenal

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great, service could’ve been better. Rude after checking in for reservation.

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pyonkichi
Houston
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Over all, meat was great considering the price, but some of them tasted not fresh…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here the food is so good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We come here for dinner dates on Dora island days. Very good place to eat.

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EdwinC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Our server took their time attending to us as well as not pre-bussing her table. As a big party with lots of plates, we felt cramped having to push lots of plates aside that weren’t moved until the end of our visit. The bussing staff was more at our table than our actual server at this point. Also, the server only periodically checked on us and I had to actively request for refills as those weren’t getting changed out like any proactive server would speaking from years in the service industry. We also requested an additional item (Beef Sukiyaki Bibimbap) near the middle of our meal, thing about it is we ordered one with the rest of our order so this was our second order at the time. The first order arrived before our soups, salads, etc. (about 4-6 minutes after sending our order), so the server had not timed everything out right, so we treated it as an app for the meantime. Once we ordered the second one, it took nearly 17 minutes to arrive, and by the time it arrived, we requested it be sent back as we were almost done with our meal. We didn’t see our server for a good 8-10 minutes since returning our second order of the bibimbap, and once we did, I requested it be taken off since no one was going to eat it due to the long ticket time on it. After this, she did not approach us for awhile until she offered the tab, so I asked for it and minutes later threw it onto the table and kept walking, so that was incredibly disrespectful. I gave her the card and asked where our dessert was and she seemed to have forgotten it as she had to check our tab.

Despite her behavior at the end of our visit, I’m not sure if she had an off day or is a new employee, but she made many errors throughout our visit that a seasoned server wouldn’t. Our visits here are typically pleasant and the food is always great, including this visit, but I’d definitely suggest a bit more training on the service end as they need a bit more to operate in your establishment.

KL
vipKatrinaL
Omaha
22 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I always enjoy the food and service is usually good. I would like to see some updates on the seating it is old and cracked.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food just wish the waiter would check up on us.
I had to get there attention multiple times for them to give us more drinks. Other then that great place and tasty food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Hung out with some friends here. Very busy, but I loved the ambiance. I always feel like if places are busy, then I’m at the right place! Loved the food and definitely will go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our waiter wasn’t friendly or helpful..,never really came to ask if we needed anything only once …he could of done better…..we felt like he didn’t want our table from the start …I still tipped him but I would of tipped him more ….I believe in good service =great tip

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The staff was very helpful and kind. They provided us with exceptional service and recommended the lychee mojito, it was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. To sit with family or friends, have some drinks and cook dinner. Awesome place for some good food and great vibe. Will be back.

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Opentableluvr
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent happy hour prices. Delicious food, upgrade to the garlic fried rice!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cute dinner with friends. Catching up. Good vibes and delicious food

MD
MichaelD
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was great. It’s a fun experience, cooking the meat at your table. Our kids had a great time doing it. Our server, Annnalise, was exceptional. She guided us through selecting our meal, how to cook it, and was very attentive during our stay.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. It was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quick. Sever was nice. We enjoyed our time

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vipAnthony
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service is prompt and cocktail drinks or tasty. I feel that the quality of beef has declined over visits. The meats are not marinated well and much more chewy then from what I remember. Overall just a meh experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience. Loved everything about this place. Food is outstanding

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was very slow - could be understaffed. It took about 20min or so for our waiter to even approach us at our table, and even longer to get our order taken. Also, the cuts of meat were nothing special and didn’t seem fresh. For the price you pay for the filet pieces, go to an actual steakhosue

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome.

ME
vipMERMaid
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was certainly a lot of food, good food but not great. Didn’t even feel I needed to take pics of food. Chaotic and loud. Decent service but again not the best.

KL
vipKatrinaL
Omaha
22 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I took my parents here for the 1st time and they loved it! Service was good, experience was great!! Will be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our reservation was at 10:15 last call for food was a 10:15 so we had to rush in our order only for the waitress to forget some of the food that was ordered and instead of trying to get it for us she said no she couldn’t. We were basically rushed out the restaurant we were asked multiple times if we were ready to pay and they even brought out to go boxes when we were still trying to eat one bus boy even tried to pick up plates that still had meat to be cooked.

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KgMinnime
Houston
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming to this restaurant and it was amazing! The mojito was definitely on point, I loved how all the food came out in sections allowing us to try it all. It was a really fun experience and the atmosphere was super energetic. I would highly recommend reserving so you don't have to wait a long time. I will be coming back! Thank you for excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The waitress, Andrew was great. Two points I did not like it: 1. The host was not able to bring us enough menus and her manners to handle us were not too good. 2. The food, they were but he the food to fast, they want to out everything on the table at the same time… even the waitress needed to say them to wait….

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MaylaysiaT
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! I travel a lot and love that they have locations across a bunch of states. Food was delicious as usual. Love the small plates makes for eating just enough and not having leftovers.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The service was very good Annalise did awesome job the manager came off very rude and dismissive after we were asked to move tables due to time limits on tables which isn’t posted my party had no problem moving it was just the delivery of the request & the attitude given

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vipGabby
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gyu-Kaku has become my go-to spot for a fun night out, whether it be just a date or a big group of friends. My favorite part is the service. These waiters HUSTLE! It's always super busy and the waiters never loose their patience or get overwhelmed. Hiram, our latest waiter, took great care of us. One of our small plates came out cold and he took care of it right away. Highly recommend going here! Also it's worth signing up for their rewards program on their app. They always have discounts and promos.

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EmilyR
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious. I’ve had Korean before with kimchi and some other sides but the sauces were also new and very tasty!

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vipButterfliesohmy1
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

This place is always crowded I’m not sure why they’re short staffed

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Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

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