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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Downtown Los Angeles | CA, Los Angeles, CA

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Downtown Los Angeles | CA

4.7
4.7
123 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

23:00


Booked 18 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30–22:30 Fri, Sat 11:30–02:00 Happy Hour Mon 11:30–22:30 Tue–Sun 11:30–18:30 Tue–Thu, Sun 21:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 21:00–02:00
  • Phone number
    (213) 988-7178
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    You are the Chef!
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What 123 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Value

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Child-friendly

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Healthy

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Japanese

123 Reviews
  1. RobynN

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came with Family and it was amazing! Lots of food for the value! Fun and delicious.

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  2. RichardK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service, top-notch! Also, the smoke doesn’t get on our clothes like other BBQ restaurants.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an excellent experience here. The food is wonderful and the service was also great. Would definitely eat here again. 

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it!! Food is amazing! Great service! Great drinks

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  5. Juergen

    New York City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Compared to most east coast locations this one was a big disappointment: the meats were okay-ish but not trimmed well and under seasoned. The service quality was very disappointing - slow and not attentive. We were left without drinks throughout most of the dinner.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Los meseros estaban muy apurados y estresados eso transmitió algo de incomodidad ah nuestro party

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  7. joshuah

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great experience will come again food was bomb waiters were polite and food CAME OUT FAST

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  8. DavidK

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really love this place. The food is fantastic. The service is great some incredible flavors. Great prices for the food and great prices for the kids meals!! The ambience is very nice as well. It’s just a great restaurant!!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! I can’t believe how much meat we ate. 😂

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food wasn’t not the best, I tried before a lot of bbq Japanese restaurants and its was 3

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best service ever Josh thank you for making it an amazing experience!!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great variety of meats and the kids really enjoyed it.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great only downside is that the service is slow. You are only given 90 mins and yet you have to wai

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  14. ManalS

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service better than pasadena location the portion. Size could use some upgrade

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  15. SarahJ

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is fantastic!!! The service is amazing!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite restaurant to eat at. Order all the meat i want and all the marinades are so tasty. Then when i get the check i am surprised because I thought it was going to cost more! Great value. Great food.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was delicious. I had a great time with my friend, and the drinks are amazing. I'm definitely coming back here again.

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  18. JimBecker

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic place to enjoy some very high-quality food, friendly service, a variety of flavors and menu options for every appetite and occasion. Full bar, and a very friendly corkage policy as well. High recommended.

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  19. htorb001

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service, good atmosphere, good value

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  20. KeitaM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was as good as you make it. I went during lunch and had the beef and chicken as our protein. It was during dine LA, to try it out, and it wasn't all you can eat as I expected it to be. Two drinks cost $30, during "happy hour." But never mind that, back to why your here. The ambience cool. I liked the music.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the serviced, everyone was friendly and attentative

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service was impeccable, will come again, not too crowded highly recommend.

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  23. williamK

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meat is amazing top notch quality, remember to use app to get points!

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  24. gustavoc

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We get lucky and get the same server every time we come here. Always friendly , amazing service , & never disappoints.

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  25. JohnO

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fresh. Garlic shrimp were perfection. Beef options were varied and delicious. Staff was on their game! Star and the rest of the team took great care of us. Environment was fun without being crazy. This is a great pre-theatre option!

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  26. HoneyanneB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, and amazing service. Would come back again

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I had always loved go to this location but today it was complicated. Just one server for a lot of people where I stay just to get my order it took 30 minutes….

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  28. CorsairUMD615

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The servers were all very attentive & helpful. They are knowledgeable about the food & very prompt to change the grill gauze when inquired.

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  29. AdamF

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Japanese/Korean style bbq place. Meat was fresh and delicious, kimchi was fantastic, tasty bibimbap... and overall felt like a reasonable price for what we got!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great. We ordered the ayce and all the food that came out was presentable and quick. My kids really enjoyed all the different types of meats with the garlic noodles. I would return again.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and really great service! Will definitely come back.

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  32. CrisS

    Los Angeles

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easy to miss space. Please provide info re parking lots nearby.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited for a friends birthday. Service was good, staff was friendly!

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  34. nininoni

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Paid for an all you can eat for 90 mins for a party of 7. After placing our first order we didn't see our server for 30 minutes. There were food items we never received from the initial order, like rice. Overall it was a terrible experience. We flagged down a staff member to ask where our server was, and they just laughed. We eventually talked to a manager who helped get some items to the table, but we only saw our server twice during the whole 90 minute period! この牛角は行かない方がいいよ!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and service was great! Will be back again!!!!

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  36. Dayana

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was amazing, the food was 5/5 and the staff members where very attentive and nice!

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  37. EugeniaM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We felt like we were being rushed to get out of there….

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time celebrating my sons graduation with my family. Thank you.

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  39. JefferyH

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I booked a table for a group of 8. The service was super and the food even better. Our favorites were the marinated meats. The garlic noodles were outstanding too. It was a lot of fun they had s’mores for dessert because we had 3 kids in the group. Definitely will return.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always and attentive staff. Another great experience.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Downtown Los Angeles | CA using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Downtown Los Angeles | CA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 988-7178.

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Downtown Los Angeles | CA is rated 4.7 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Downtown Los Angeles | CA 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

23:00


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Downtown Los Angeles | CA

514 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014-2502

Additional information

  • Area
    Little Tokyo
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30–22:30 Fri, Sat 11:30–02:00 Happy Hour Mon 11:30–22:30 Tue–Sun 11:30–18:30 Tue–Thu, Sun 21:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 21:00–02:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue
  • 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wine
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