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Kapiolani - Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Kapiolani, Honolulu, HI

Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Kapiolani

4.7
4.7
874 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 22 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 11:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:30–22:30 Early Happy Hour Tue–Sun 11:30–18:30 Happy Hour Mon 11:30–22:00 Late Happy Hour Tue–Thu, Sun 20:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 20:30–22:30
  • Phone number
    (808) 589-2989
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate your party of up to 20 people. Contact us for more details.
  • Private party contact
    Todd Nakamura, Manager: (808) 589-2989
  • Area
    Honolulu
  • Cross Street
    Pensacola Street
  • Parking Details
    Free with validation. Free street parking is also available after 6:30pm along Kapiolani Blvd.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 874 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Lively

  • Oahu

    Best Value

  • Oahu

    Lively

  • Oahu

    Japanese

874 Reviews
  1. RyoS

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff!! And great quality!!they really upgraded!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistent and good food. The service was very welcoming and attentive. We love their happy hour.

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  3. JeannieH

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food & table service was good. Not completely satisfied with host seating us in the middle of the restaurant when we requested a quieter table. Seems like they don’t read the specifics or they don’t care.

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  4. SherryT

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff, food, and service! Had a great time.

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  5. hannabatta

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my co-workers out to celebrate a birthday and the end of a hectic Holiday Season. As usual, Gyu-kaku did not disappoint! Food was great as usual and ALAYNA provided friendly & efficient service. She made the birthday boy feel special with a special dessert & we all had a great meal!! Definitely will keep coming back!!

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  6. DoraF

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food!, Not easy to park, but not impossible, the food and service are worth it! Great prices and super variety! A fun experience and wonderful dinner!

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  7. BaronW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Give 4 Star rating overall. The service was quite good

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  8. MICHU

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very busy but they always do the best job. Price and food balance is good. From kids to seniors able to enjoy.

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  9. CurtisW

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the holiday set for 4 for $148. That food was excellent and it was a great variety. However the size of the table made it logistically challenging as the food was served pretty much all at once.

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  10. JanisM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    been here multiple times. but this time service was amazing. staff was great and worked together well. whoever is in charge now is doing a good job!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great experience! very good service, cleaned up our plates efficiently

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  12. Giovanni

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My server was the best. She made sure we were well taken care of while being super polite.

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  13. DennisL

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good as usual as the service provide excellent provided by Rachel. The food came out quickly and the place was busy during Happy Hour. We look forward to going back again.

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  14. mommydepp

    Hawaii

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had so much great food, great service and great fun. thank you Rachel

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  15. CLow

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service as everyone there makes us always feel welcome and special. Food is great and we’re always satisfied.

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  16. DennisL

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Got there on time, but after we placed our order, we were notified that certain items were not available that evening. So we placed another order for items not available. 20 mins later, we are told the replacement item was not available either… so we decided to just not order anymore food. After 2 Strikes, we didn’t want chance it. The food was OK, taste was a bit off than we normally are use to. Garlic fried beef noodles were a bit under cooked and had no flavor to it, as well as the shrimp bibimbap and cold tofu. The place was packed for an early Sunday dinner so I guess the increase in customers may have contributed to the inconsistency of the food that night.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value, amazing food. Parking was a bit of a challenge but worth the hassle

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  18. KarenC

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband thought the meats were better here but I thought it was the same. This location needs floors redone or fixed cuz it was cricking all over the place especially near the bathroom. I thought I was gonna step on a wooden floor & break it lol. Our relatives from Kona really enjoyed the variety & now know how good yakiniku is here on Oahu. Big Idland Maui & Kauai need a Guy-Kaku Yakiniku restaurant!!

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  19. DennisL

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s been almost 20 yrs since we first visited the Kapiolani location, but the food was very good, excellent service provided by Rachel, and the food came out fast. It’s unfortunate the Kalihi location closed, but we look forward to coming back to the Kapiolani location again.

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  20. KelliM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was so fresh and delicious. Staff is attentive and fast! Will come back for sure

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service. Our waiter and busser was on point and attentive. There was 5 of us 3 males and 2 females and we got the 4 person set menu and it was just right. The portions were decent and it even came with desert. Very very friendly service. Efficient. We were in and out in a little under 1 1/2 hours without feeling rushed.

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  22. JoeC

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed this place. I live in Maui so we don’t have any place like this. The service was awesome. The restaurant was very cool. The only thing I did not like so much was the amount of fat in my meats. Other than that great time highly recommend 

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  23. CAnne

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Last night was the first time we tried the all-you-can-eat and it was a great value. The rice was quite dry. Overall, a good experience.

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  24. jennyc

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated on time. Our server was great! Not as many happy hour dishes and prices were not that reduced. But the food was flavorful.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch food was good as always. Server was very nice. Other staff also friendly. Love this place.

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  26. LovesYummy

    Hawaii

    372 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    372 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to Gyu-Kaku for a very early dinner---before 4pm, so as expected, there weren't too many customers. Soooo, we got a lot of attention from the servers who only wanted to please. Not all the items on the menu were available, however, due to the vendors failed to deliver (or so we were told). Nonetheless, most of the items we ordered were quite good. Made a mental note to self to book at an earlier time (meaning before 4pm) whenever possible for good service.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome happy hour and all you can eat menu. Food is always delicious. This restaurant had great customer and food service.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was not coming to us to make sure everything is good

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  29. CherylK

    Hawaii

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful server that helped us make the best choices when ordering. He even surprised us with smores at the end!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best customer service ! Food was amazing and servers are very attentive! 10/10 #bestgyu-kaku in hawwii

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly service . The other staff helped our server as well.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food took forever.. service was apologetic but when there’s no food in your grill in between orders and most of my orders didn’t even come.. thumbs down I probably won’t go back!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, but they were out of two of our favorite meats. The restaurant was packed with families with very loud, and some crying, babies. But it was Father’s Day so it was a bit to be expected. It felt festive and busy, but we didn’t feel rushed. We all had a wonderful evening.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super friendly staff and great food! Looking forward to the next time.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We didn’t really know what we were getting into here. Just made a reservation on a whim. The service was very good and friendly. Our server explained the overwhelming menu and made us feel very confident about our choices. The food was fantastic and plentiful!!This dining experience would have been perfect if it were outside. Would highly recommend this place.

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  36. Verytalented

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    You guys need to sanitize the bathrooms. It’s disgusting in there. Why do you have pictures of the food pinned to the wall in the bathroom (raw meat). Seriously the most disgusting bathroom I have ever been in. Makes me wonder the cleanliness of the kitchen.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Servers are good. They changed the recipe of fried cheese gyoza and the reward points are expired too soon, so we might not go often.

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  38. 808Dancer

    Hawaii

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and good food. Servers have always been very good and attentive. One of my son's favorite places to eat.

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  39. C808

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been going to Gyu- Kaku for several years. We always order the same and never had an issue until this reservation. We ordered the” All you can eat” premium 60 for $55 each guest. We were charged the “Premium 77 at $65 for all 3 guests, without us knowing as we ordered extra beef tongue( it says limit one is that per order or per sitting)? As the 77 says the same thing? We were not notified of the order until we got our check, (which was basically rammed down our throat as we were finishing up or desert). If we were to be charged extra then we should have been told so we could have eaten the items off that menu as well. They did change our bill back to the original of what we ordered after we bright it up. Then the host basically yelled it and I’m sure other patrons heard it. Couple of servers were nice, but when you bring a check leave it on the table do not pick it up and stand there holding out while patrons are eating, they will pay when they are done.

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  40. Kokeshidoll808

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the lunch specials!!! Add the harami... it's so tender and delicious!

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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 - Honolulu, HI | Kapiolani using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Kapiolani also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Kapiolani also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 589-2989.

Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Kapiolani is rated 4.7 stars by 874 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Kapiolani 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 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Kapiolani

1221 Kapiolani Blvd # 105, Honolulu, HI 96814

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Pensacola Street
  • Area
    Honolulu
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:30–22:30 Early Happy Hour Tue–Sun 11:30–18:30 Happy Hour Mon 11:30–22:00 Late Happy Hour Tue–Thu, Sun 20:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 20:30–22:30
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Free with validation. Free street parking is also available after 6:30pm along Kapiolani Blvd.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 589-2989
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate your party of up to 20 people. Contact us for more details.
  • Private party contact
    Todd Nakamura, Manager: (808) 589-2989
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