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Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Memorial, Houston, TX

Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Memorial

4.5
4.5
315 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00–22:15 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:15 Happy Hour Daily 11:00–18:00 Mon–Thu, Sun 21:00–22:15
  • Phone number
    (832) 767-0753
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Area
    West Side
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wine
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What 315 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Japanese

  • Houston

    Japanese

315 Reviews
  1. PrettyJo

    Houston

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great but the cocktail drinks like Tokyo Peach tasted terrible! That need to be improvised or maybe we should just get water.

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  2. hPack

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I have tried every location in the Houston and greater area and the Memorial location consistently has short comings. Be it the cleanliness, noise level where I'm seated, staff's punctuality with orders or drink refills, chefs in the back having items ready (like my garlic fried rice which took 20 minutes to get out to me) and in some areas seating is uncomfortable — this time could have been given a bit more grace considering it was the weekend of not only a promotional event but also the weekend of a big corporate holiday that encourages going out to eat. My biggest complaint this time around, though, is that both myself and my partner ended up getting severely sick after eating here. Considering this is a "cook your own meat" experience, it's possible that it fell on us as the cooks, as a regular customer/cook at Gyu-Kaku (as well as a home chef) it's also possible something was contaminated in the establishment. (Note: our dining experience consisted exclusively of beef products. No poultry, no fish, no pork, no shrimp. The meats were also the only thing we both ate, aside from the Yuzu lemonades)

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The MeatLovers course was sooo filling, we left with lots of leftovers😁

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoy going to this restaurant! Joe our waiter was amazing! Will definitely be back

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Lady spilled dumplings on our table and when she brought them back they were like warm. Took a long time to get all of our food on the table when I fell like edamame should’ve been the first thing out and not the last

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  6. Miami

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff took great care of a large group. Very enjoyable

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, love cooking my own.. enjoy the vibes

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  8. Muncher

    Houston

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went there for Xmas holiday. Was glad that they were open. Was still pretty busy for holiday. Garlic noodles were meant, but meat quality was pretty tasty. White rice tasted old/odd, otherwise seemed reasonable for Japanese bbq.

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  9. CarlosC

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Got scammed out of 12 meats got 8 instead, they never brought out the chicken karaage, charged me for it, they excluded the a5 wagyu for some prime usda cause they "didnt have any" and got charged for it extra on top of the 12 meat package as an "extra" when it was a replacement forced by the restaurant. The waitress was on top of it with refills but didn't ask to replace the grill once, and forced us to give her 10 stars and happy faces on the surveys, something you shouldn't have to go through especially after being treated that poorly, I also waited an hour for them to fix my bill and left during closing hours. This used to be one of my favorite bbq spots but the management has clearly changed.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is always good and a fun activity. We really enjoyed our dinner and the service was excellent.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food here is always great! The service was decent per usual but overall great experience.

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  12. AntonioR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place was awesome, nice vibe definitely coming again

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service from everyone as always! Gyu-Kaku is the best Japanese BBQ place in town! The food is amazing, the service is impeccable, and the ambience is great!

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  14. nikki

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the food and it’s fun to cook too. Great services

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  15. TNegri

    Houston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is my second time to this restaurant. The food was very well seasoned/marinated, and the value is beyond compare. We are gluten intolerant and there is an excellent selection from which to choose. We will be going back.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and a great experience! Service was exceptional!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We are big fans of Korean bbq and have heard a a lot about Gyu-Kaku and had go try it out! We did the premium all you can eat premium (level 2) and we thought it was well worth it. Service was pretty slow and our waitress kept insisting we only had 90 mins for our all you can eat. But when it took 20 mins for the first plate of meat to come out we were annoyed (we were cooking it ourselves !) But 90 mins seemed to be well enough, we tapped out before that. While there’s other kbbq places out there we will definitely be adding Gyu to the rotation!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the food the guy who served me was cool but honestly when I got the bill it only had two people on it I questioned to my family that were with me. I just walked out and left but then I thought about and I went inside and I paid for it. The guy said it’s okay we’re just gonna charge you another person and open another bill. I was upset he didn’t care. So service was genuine throughout the whole meal but they need to be trained better.

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  19. texascoco

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I wasn't aware that I would have to cook my own meat but it ended up being a great experience. The meat is cut thinly which allows it to cook in less than 5 minutes. Loved every bit of it and will definitely go back.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Once the a/c is fixed it’ll be back to 5 stars for me.

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  21. PrettyJo

    Houston

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    the cooked food was delicious and so are the marinated meats. We all loved it.

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  22. AngelaH

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The Air Conditioner has been out for the past 3 years!!! It's entirely too hot in there to be cooking food at the tables.

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  23. KrisD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service with good food. Unfortunately, air conditioning not working, but had fans. Female waitress (young, Black, very friendly) especially helpful, but I didn’t get her name.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Dripping sweat while I eat because you don’t fix the air conditioner, sucks. When your server pretty much ignores you and never comes back to the table, that sucks.

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  25. Epicurious

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A/C was not working. They had two portable cooling units set up. They should have Not been open for business. Had reserved the Experience, but it was hardly the experience I was expecting. They should have reduced the set fee for the miserable conditions we had to endure. Food was average. Not worth the price.

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  26. OlgaM

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great deal for Houston Restaurants weeks! Yummy food and very generous portions.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I ordered the timed all you can eat package and the server kept forgetting to my orders, thus not leaving time for me to continue to order.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food was fresh and delicious and was well taken care of

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very underwhelming compared to the sugar land location

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  30. GinaH

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This experience was significant improvement from the first time. The only reason I put 4 stars was the server forgetting to bring the rice the first time we ordered. Will definitely come back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Spicy tuna volcano was fishy…. Servers were great!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Air conditioning was broken and the restaurant was hot. The grill at our table was not getting hot and the food was not cooking. For what we paid, it was not worth it.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing the waiter explained the whole experience to me and it was worth the price

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  34. RacquelM

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Flavors were out of this world, broccoli and cheese was my fav!!

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  35. Athenapex

    Houston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and there was an awesome reward program too.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was good as usual however if you have no a/c in a section it really should be closed.

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  37. MarikoP

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great and the kids enjoyed it. The place is run down and the servers brought the food in an order that felt so chaotic.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our first table wasn't working and we had to ask 4 different waiters to help us before they finally moved us to a different table. We also had to ask multiple waiters just to get a fork, our dessert, and finally the check. We spent way longer at the restaurant than expected bc nobody would bring the check at the end. The food/experience was not worth $70.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good time with the date we are good and had lots of fun.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is really good and their BBQ items are very tasty and have very good portion.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Memorial using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Memorial also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Memorial also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 767-0753.

Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Memorial is rated 4.5 stars by 315 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Memorial does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Memorial

11301 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079

Additional information

  • Area
    West Side
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00–22:15 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:15 Happy Hour Daily 11:00–18:00 Mon–Thu, Sun 21:00–22:15
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wine
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