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Waikiki - Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki, Honolulu, HI

Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki

4.6
4.6
831 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 27 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
    Daily 11:30–22:30 Happy Hour Daily 11:30–18:30 Daily 21:30–22:30
  • Phone number
    (808) 926-2989
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Area
    Waikiki
  • Cross Street
    Kalakaua
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 831 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Good for groups

  • Oahu

    Good for groups

  • Oahu

    Japanese

831 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love coming here to any location we find

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    WTF. We have been to many GYU restaurants and they were great. This is dirty, horrible food and and owner/manager is counting every penny in the corner ? The AYCE is very limited at this place and the quality is horrible. My wife was sick for two days after eating here. Wonder why? Our service was good.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food, excellent service. We love this place

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  4. AndreF

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great enjoyed my guy-kaku Hawaiian experience meat was actually more fresh than back home in Los Angeles.

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  5. John

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and very prompt service! Tables are a little small though and there were several loud children.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In the beginning it was a little rocky because we had a server that took forever. But thank God they gave us a new server and she was great. The food was great and my parents enjoys it so much. When I got home I pass out because I ate so much food. You pay really good money for amount of food you eat. We had a great time.

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  7. pott0084

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Staff was nice but would have liked to keep a menu with what we were ordering because I forgot. We will be back!

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  8. JerryR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The all you can eat selection is a very worthwhile deal, especially for seniors

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as usual. Staff are friendly and very attentive. Love coming here!

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  10. RhoK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We find the quality of the meat inconsistent here. Our family usually orders a la carte not all you can eat and sometimes the meat has been good , sometimes way too fatty or tough depending on the cut we get

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Gyu-Kaku experience but what really stood out was Ian(?), our waiter. He made our evening special by providing great service, correcting a mistake I made when ordering and just spreading a good vibe.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great and the staff was excellent. My new favorite spot in Waikiki.

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  13. NeghborhoodGem

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming to the Guy-Kaku in Waikiki. It’s a different experience from the Gyu-Kaku anywhere else I’ve been. I think mainly because the staff is pretty awesome each time we visit. And they remember you if you’ve been there previously! Definitely a place we go to whenever we’re in Waikiki.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty food, excellent service and very good value!

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  15. Eren

    Orlando

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food! Wagu was awesome, so were the other cuts of beef.

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  16. AngelaB

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit Gyu-Kaku Waikiki every year. It's our favorite spot for a great family meal. The service is always outstanding, and the quality of the food is top-tier.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was good. The first fire pot wasn't working so they had to move us. Nobody knows where this beef comes from, or what part of "cow" it's from.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It was okay. Not the best. The A5 wagyu was the worst I’ve ever head, not tender whatsoever. Waiter we had was awesome though.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We really enjoyed this casual and fun location. Definitely not fancy, but just what we were looking for. Excellent service

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  20. JKLM

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so attentive and kind. So we’re the rest of the staff. The establishment was clean, and the staff moved in an orderly and complementary way. The food was SO good! We came for my child’s birthday and it was a successful celebration. We have been to other sites, but we prefer this one. We live very far, but will make the drive again because this location is consistent in everything. Mahalo!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fast service, good food. The meat section is perfect and love how fast they arrive and getting refills was fast as well

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  22. NathanD

    Boise

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, high quality and quantity food for the price. Lots of gluten free options. Restaurant was energetic/busy, but staff were very attentive. Definitely recommend making reservations.

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  23. BensonY

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time trying out this Japanese BBQ and we were pleasantly impressed. We made reservations ahead of time so seating was not an issue and reservations are recommended. Being used to Korean BBQ this was very similar in the fact that you cook your own food on a tableside grill. Most of the meats are not marinated but 3 different dipping sauces are provided on the table for your liking. The portion sizes were pretty good and the side dishes were great. Our server's name I believe was "Pono" and he was exceptional! We brought with us a fresh uncut pineapple and he asked the kitchen if they could slice it up for us(something they don't normally do). They obliged and we ended up grilling pineapple on our grill as well which was phenomenal! Very happy with the food, ambience, service and hospitality from Pono. We will be returning in the future :)

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and great quality meat. Fun for family or date night. Great value, especially here in Hawaii.

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  25. lexy

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    waitress was AMAZING. she was so attentive and kind

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and quality of food! Thank you

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  27. CMAWaikiki

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Walking distance in Waikiki for BBQ. Food quality is nice and we will visit again.

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  28. Joet

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, you need to be careful not to order too much, but many of the set menus offer good portions. It's a little hot, but hard to work that around open flame in the middle of the table. Happy Hour pricing is a good deal

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All you can eat happy hour was crazy good. Food was so fire

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  30. LaurieB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience…it was crowded but they did a great job

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time doing Japanese BBQ, food was great, drinks were great, service was also great they were super nice and helpful.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    we live in Chicago and never miss this place when in town. we took our kids for the first time and they loved it!

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  33. DazzO

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was pretty good, though the avocado was left out of our avocado salad. 😩 Friendly staff, good service, just felt like the whole place needed a good clean. Not that it was dirty, just it felt like it needed brightening up, as it has a dark colour scheme. Please get thicker serviettes and maybe some absorbent drink coasters. Every time picked up a drink, condensation would drip everywhere.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A unique cook it yourself Japanese BBq restaurant. Listen to the waiters as they will help you order the right amount of food. The menu is a little confusing but once we nailed down our order we were in for a treat. It’s worth the extra money for the better cuts of meat. It’s a busy restaurant so reservations are a must. It’s not a fancy place so take a chance on a cool casual experience with the family. kids loved being able to cook their own foods!

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  35. AmberL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    If you like me want meat & veggies for dinner instead of more noodles this is it! Fun too, the kids loved cooking their own food and it was all super tasty! 🤌🏼🩵

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  36. Samurai6

    San Francisco

    608 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    608 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined solo early Friday evening before the crush rush. Hilton took my order but his shift ended and Sheron completed the mission with flying colors!! Pretty much everything was Happy Hour including my pitcher of Kirin for $12!!!! Can only say that all the cuts of meat from back da house are quality #1 and the entire joint managed by Lilly is running on all cylinders, all hands on deck, teamwork is job #1. Plus local folks can get the Kamaina 15% discount……..Gyu-Kaku Waikiki is definitely a worthwhile destination for friends and family, visitors and residents alike!!

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  37. SeafoodLover

    Miami - Dade

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first Gyu-Kaku visit but I went with someone familiar with the process so that helped. It’s a fun experience that allows groups to cool and enjoy a meal together without the clean up. We thoroughly enjoyed!

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  38. Torchure

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent quality of meats at reasonable prices. Loved being able to cook at my own pace with a personal grill at each table. New grill tops were used with new diners and appreciated that the grills cooked gently and evenly. Plus the ventilation was excellent so you didn’t have BBQ smell in your clothes after the meal. Highly recommend!!

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  39. Dinnertime

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, we had a lot of fun and will definitely return.

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  40. Revan

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the workers were friendly and we got seated quickly thanks to our reservation. Our server was very friendly, attentive and quick with getting us our food and drinks. The food was fresh and tasty.

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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 | Waikiki using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 926-2989.

Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki is rated 4.6 stars by 831 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki 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 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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

307 Lewer St, Honolulu, HI 96815

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Kalakaua
  • Area
    Waikiki
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:30–22:30 Happy Hour Daily 11:30–18:30 Daily 21:30–22:30
  • 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, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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