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Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Midtown

4.6
4.6
2563 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

22:00


Booked 68 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00 Happy Hour Daily 11:00–17:00
  • Phone number
    (212) 702-8816
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Private party facilities
    Gyu-Kaku can host private parties for up to 45 people. We also offer a prix-fixe menu for larger groups. Contact in advance required for large, private events. For parties of seven or more, please see https://www.gyu-kaku.com/large-party-reservation-request/ for more details.
  • Private party contact
    Joji Uematsu: (844) 727-2603
  • Area
    Midtown East
  • Cross Street
    50th, 3rd Ave (2nd floor)
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    South East corner of 50th St. and 3rd Ave. Second floor. <br /><br />Subway: take 6 train to 51st and Lexington, head east to 3rd Ave. and south to 50 St.
  • Entertainment
    Yaki (grilling) niku (meats) has its origins in the Korean barbecue style commonly known as kalbi and bulkogi. However, Gyu-Kaku has taken yakiniku to a new level of dining enjoyment by combining state-of-the-art charcoal roaster systems with a bountiful menu of meats, seafood, poultry and vegetables, as well as vegetarian specialties and wines, Sake and desserts such as Smores at your table!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,563 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

2,563 Reviews
  1. ANNAP

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The table was too small for a group of 7 people, and with no coat rack available it was extremely tight. The food was great. The waiter would bring drinks and sauces very late, almost at the end of the meal.

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  2. TonyY

    New York City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The service at this location is always awful. I literally had to ask for this 3x every time. I had to ask for the table sauces 3x, had to ask for water refill 3x. The service is just bad.

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  3. FernandaB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Gyu-Kaku. The food is like any other. It is my favorite place to go to celebrate, gather with friends and family, or eat with my partner.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a reservation at 9:45 p.m. When we were seated, our waiter started pointing out the valentine’s day menu with all the meat specials and such. We ordered drinks, then we ordered appetizers. We wanted to really get to know the menu before committing to some of the meat. He asked if that was all we wanted but it was very difficult to hear him, as the restaurant was so loud and everyone was talking kinda quiet. I said “Yes, for now.” After a while of having our appetizers be brought out, we finally asked if we could order meat because our waiter hadn’t stopped by our table since the first or second appetizer had been brought out. We got told that the kitchen closes at 10. The energy I was getting was very much “why don’t you already know when our kitchen closes?” Why accept reservations 15 minutes before your kitchen closes?? They even lit our grill and kept it on the whole time. We were not told firsthand “By the way, our kitchen closes in 15 minutes so if you want meat, i’d order it now.” It was valentine’s day and it quite frankly kinda ruined it. We had been traveling all day to jersey city from the PNW and needed a nice dinner. We paid $102 for mediocre appetizers and a drink that just wasn’t strong enough. The rice from the spicy tuna tasted like fast food french fry oil and the takoyaki was very doughy. The egg soup was literally broth with scrambled eggs in it, which was a different take on egg soup than I was used to but it wasn’t bad at all. The sauces they have on the table are amazing but I really needed to add a lot to the soup. This is the midtown location so I could never expect it to be that amazing. I’ll have to try the others when I come back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great, from service to food, only thing at the end, when I received my bill I had seen I got charged more than what I owed, server took the receipt back and gave me the correct one without apologizing, as if she knew? Don’t get me wrong, she was great but that was a foul move at the end that cost her a bigger tip.

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  6. ArabellaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place for lunch with a wonderful view of Times Square

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Bad Servicd Last Night. Will visit another location

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  8. Jordy

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pony was an amazing server & so sweet - 11/10 food and experience, would definitely return :-)

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  9. LeidyG

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive service, always on top of every need.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great as usual. The cook your own food at the table concept is a winner.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Always consistent and very quick to seat us.

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  12. HillaryM

    New York City

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good! Boat was a good  waiter. Everything came out that I asked for!

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  13. mattL

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    They made us wait for 45 mins for the meat. The appetizer came in late too. Server never came back after serving the appetizer. We kept asking the servers but they never came back

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  14. Nerisa

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers were super nice and knowledgable. I really wanted Sake and my waiter Jose knew exactly which one to recommend and it was super good. This was my first time doing Korean BBQ, and I am SOLD. We did the chefs choice for two people and it was sooo much food. Really great value. And everyone was just so attentive and friendly. THANK YOU, I will be back!

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  15. MaiA

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a very fun experience! I enjoyed it, and the food was so good! i will definitely come back!

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  16. BettyC

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hubby and I went for post holiday early dinner. Our server was nice and very attentive to our needs. We are regulars of Gyu and the food is always good. We had chosen the premium holiday magic course for 2 with mochi ice cream but disappointedly they were out. Otherwise a great place to eat and view the city as it's on 2nd floor. Would certainly be here often

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I had a great time it was 4 time eating at the franchise but 3rd at this particular location. I think it’s a great simple way to spend the holiday or even a date. It was a bit loud but I get it. Good was okay. Drink could’ve been stronger but overall it is a nice place to eat it staff is friendly

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good dinner, but some orders were forgotten. Staffs are very kind.

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  19. Theresa

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I like the all you can eat option here. They are attentive to get your order.

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  20. LouieG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food as always, never a miss always a hit!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We dined here as a party of 2 on Christmas evening. Pros: Food was great, service satisfactory. Cons: I don't know if there was miscommunication and it was certainly my fault for not thoroughly checking the receipt before handing over my card first, but we ordered the Yakiniku Holiday magic course for 2, which was stated as $95 for two people. Lo and behold, I come home and finally check on the receipt and realized we have been charged for each item individually and the bill came out to be $112 before taxes. So make sure to check your receipts before paying because we essentially got scammed. Will not be returning to this location.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great, but was not impressed with the service. They had a 90-minute rule for 2 persons, however, they were taking so slow to serve the food. And we had to cook the meat ourselves. Maybe we were expecting it to be like the korean bbq spots that staff grills for us. If we wanted to cook for ourselves, we would have just stayed at home and did the grilling in the backyard. I guess that’s how the experience should be. But now we know how it goes. Again, food is amazing tho!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So much food! Very good. Great experience would definitely go again!!

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  24. STH1

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming here for family dinner. Kids enjoy cooking their meat by themselves and the variety of delicious food to choose from. Thank you

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved the experience and the all You can eat is worth the buck.

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  26. CraigR

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at gyu Kaku and will defo visit again Was a little underwhelmed when we first entered. Stairwell and reception area looked a little tired and posters place with sticky tape But once sat down it was much better Great food, service could have been better but wasn’t bad. Everything was explained to us, as first time visitors Food was fresh and served at regular intervals (we ordered the festive premium set menu). Great value for money Would defo recommend and will defo visit again Just spend some money up the upkeep. Looks a title tired in places

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  27. jeffrobin63

    New York City

    69 reviews

    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrific spot for a fun casual dining with friends. Great specials to share tasty menu items. Attentive wait staff is there when you need them. A good time with food and friends.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There isn’t a ton of reviews online for small groups because traditionally this type of experience is meant for a group to split the cost of the meal and have a good time grilling together. This is a review from a party of 2 perspective! We placed a reservation at 2:30 pm during the busiest I have ever seen NYC in my life. We had a little difficulty finding the entrance due to us thinking you have to go through the lobby (do not try to use the atrium door, use the office door if this is how you chose to go) but if you walk past the offices and look right there is a tiny door in the corner marked with a big sign! Much cooler way to get in imo. Seated immediately and we ended up there 15 minutes early. Staff was very kind to us throughout the meal and seemed to know the exact time we were going to need something. We got the following menu items during happy hour. 2 orders of yakishabu, 1 pork belly, 1 duck, 1 bibimbap, 1 cucumbers and 1 spring roll order. This amount of food was ALMOST too much for two dedicated foodies. Our suggestion would be to not double up on the beef or get just 1 app. Quality of the food was tremendous, tender, fresh meats, fresh grill grates delivered periodically to enhance the quality of the grill, and the dipping sauces they have standard were varied enough in flavor to match each meat very well! Ambiance on the raised floor with a personal grill, side by side 2 person booth, and window view were very good and made for a great lunch date noise level was moderate but more due to white noise from grilling than conversation, booths are separated by a good amount of room for talking not to leak over. The overall cost for the meal from above was less than the specials they offer for a group of two HOWEVER if you want the variety definitely go for it as the price difference was almost negligible. TLDR; 10/10 for 2 people, great food, great staff, great vibe, get a special if you don’t want to choose but you probably won’t finish it all!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The bathroom was disgusting and no one cleaned it. The smell from the bathroom came into the restaurant . The glasses and plates were not clean. The food was below average . The restaurant was not clean.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! Every time never disappoints us!!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Not enough food for the price you pay. They should advertise as tapas style. Server disappeared

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  32. SamanthaE

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My friends and I ordered the meal package for 4 people and some additional items. The package came with two salads. We were eating and I found a moth in my salad. We alerted the busser and server but they did not acknowledge that there was a moth in our food except to ask if we wanted new salads by the busser. I’ve been to Gyu Kakus across the city often for years so I know what happened was a fluke. But I would have appreciated some type of discount for the moth or at the very least acknowledgement from the manager but no one came to talk to us about it. I have conflicting feelings because the server was nice but I felt like they glossed over this situation entirely. Just a little disappointed in their procedure for mishaps like this.

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  33. Dane

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Hard to find, had to walk up a flight of stairs and passage ways without any signage. Confusing entry. No hostess to greet us, and waited for 10 mins to be acknowledged, with reservations. Food was good, prices were good.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant gave a real authentic Japanese feel. The meat had good marinating options, it just wasn’t the best we’ve had. It was relatively quiet considering there were plenty of people seated. No special touches for it being a birthday celebration, there was no point in me adding this to the booking.

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  35. MickeyR

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service coupled with very tasty food. Highly recommend

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  36. Wayne

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a reliable place to get good food at a reasonable price for small groups.

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  37. AngelicaWygoda

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    If I could give it 0 stars I would. We booked a 5:15 resy. They were super unattentive. Our server t came sure late to our table. Was rude and shorten then we ordered a package. They forgot half our package too our bbq ( w fire and grill) off. We told them we didn’t get the second half it too then forever to bring. We asked multiple different times. Never saw our first server again. They forgot our last drinks and I would honestly never go again. Maybe on a week day or a slowe time we could go but I think I would go to another place similar price for better service. Food was okay.

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  38. Anonymous

    New York City

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Decent food, good lunch special, friendly service.

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  39. Nikki

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve now been to several Gyu-Kaku restaurants and they never disappoint. The service at the Midtown location was phenomenal. Servers were kind and attentive. The food was incredible.

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  40. PattyB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun and yummy place for a birthday with a big group!

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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 - New York, NY | Midtown using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Midtown also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Midtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 702-8816.

Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 2563 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Midtown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 68 times today

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Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Midtown

805 3rd Ave 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    50th, 3rd Ave (2nd floor)
  • Area
    Midtown East
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00 Happy Hour Daily 11:00–17:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    South East corner of 50th St. and 3rd Ave. Second floor. Subway: take 6 train to 51st and Lexington, head east to 3rd Ave. and south to 50 St.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Entertainment
    Yaki (grilling) niku (meats) has its origins in the Korean barbecue style commonly known as kalbi and bulkogi. However, Gyu-Kaku has taken yakiniku to a new level of dining enjoyment by combining state-of-the-art charcoal roaster systems with a bountiful menu of meats, seafood, poultry and vegetables, as well as vegetarian specialties and wines, Sake and desserts such as Smores at your table!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 702-8816
  • Private party facilities
    Gyu-Kaku can host private parties for up to 45 people. We also offer a prix-fixe menu for larger groups. Contact in advance required for large, private events. For parties of seven or more, please see https://www.gyu-kaku.com/large-party-reservation-request/ for more details.
  • Private party contact
    Joji Uematsu: (844) 727-2603
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