Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia, PA

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$30 and under
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Japanese

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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Philadelphia is the ideal spot for an amazing experience!

Traditionally called Yakiniku, this Japanese barbecue spot is known for their delicious, fresh (never frozen), high-quality meats!

Enjoy an ice cold beer as you grill your own meat. Happy Hours offer the best deals on food and drinks, so be sure to wind down and get the night started right with us.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was top notch, food is always amazing.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great double date experience. The Samari experience was exceptional and it was a great amount of food for 4 people.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Japanese Grill and BBQ with a great vibes! ❤❤❤

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really Fun place!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long cooking time

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here was great! Alex our server was very knowledgeable and gave us great suggestions! Will definitely return here to dine again

c
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Delicious marinated beef, service friendly and fast, portions are good, we get really full, one thing is our edamame was dirty had small noodles or little pieces of egg or food on top . Overall we enjoyed our meal

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING DELICIOUS GO HERE

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Japanese rice that is not sticky... Miso soup served lukewarm... sauce for the fried chicken served in a disposable tinfoil cup.... so don’t expect much. Decent value though.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good quality meat. Friendly and helpful staff.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Gyu-Kaku was excellent!!!! We visited the restaurant earlier last week and just had to go back before we left the city! The service that we received from the hostess and our waitress ,Jia, was impeccable. Jia was very sweet, thoughtful, and speedy in accommodating my date and I during our visit. The food was fantastic as well! We’re huge fans of all of the beef items that they have, as well as the corn butter, edamame and spring rolls, fried chicken bites, and calamari! The smores are also an excellent choice for a sweet, nostalgic dessert! Their $35 per person unlimited buffet is a fantastic deal!!! It’s only on Monday-Thursday though.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food is good but service and cleanliness for sure can improve.

LS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for the first time and i will be returning!

AK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good - service quick and friendly. Very knowledgeable of gluten allergens and very accommodating.

F
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to go for a date or in a group of friends. We were minutes late and they still were able to find us a table. And always so nice.

d
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gr8 packages give an opportunity to try various cuts. An excellent intro into the restaurant

E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience at Gyu-Kaku. I enjoyed the delicious food especially the s’mores and ice cream! I would definitely recommend to family, friends and others, and attend again!

LA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my kids love it this is our favorite restaurant reasonable prices and great atmosphere

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! My family and I have been coming here for for a few years now. While the service was really inconsistent at first, that changed a lot over the last year. Today, our server was Pete, and Pete made sure that we got all of our dishes in a timely matter, that we had napkins, and that our drinks were filled. The food itself was delicious, as we got two lunch specials with the hangar steak and the beef sukiyaki bibimbop. We always make sure to come here before a big event to celebrate, or to just eat some good food!

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

To friends who never had table grill experience. Wouldn't recommend to Asians and fellow veterans.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun place with good food. Kids enjoyed it and were willing to try new things because they got to cook it. Serve was friendly and attentive. Will definitely go back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Waiter Jesse was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Not bad, you just need to reserve a table in advance.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Kid borthfay

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great!!!

f
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

There are so many excellent restaurants in Philadelphia. Sadly, this wasn't one of them. The meat marinades were unexceptional, tasting for the most part like out of the bottle sauces. The quality of the salmon was quite good, though again, the marinade tasted like bottled hoisin sauce. The broccoli was waterlogged and tasted of nothing but sprinkled lemon pepper topping. In terms of atmosphere, the lighting casts a harsh spotlight on each table. The waiter needed to be asked to wipe the table between dinner and dessert. The dessert (a fried banana pastry) was dry and (again) uninspired. A fun concept, but the execution is very disappointing.

LK
Philadelphia
3 reviews