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Pasadena - Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Pasadena, CA, Pasadena, CA

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Pasadena, CA

4.6
4.6
1603 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

22:30


Booked 35 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Barbecue
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30–22:15 Fri, Sat 11:30–23:15 Happy Hour Mon 11:30–22:15 Tue–Sun 11:30–18:30 Tue–Thu, Sun 21:00–22:15 Fri, Sat 22:00–23:15
  • Phone number
    (626) 405-4842
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Executive Chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Private party facilities
    Your party is our party. If we can assist you in any way to host a large party or special occasion dinner, please let us know. We offer custom-made prix fixe menus as well as tailored seating arrangements to best suit your needs.
  • Private party contact
    James Kim, General Manager: (866) 596-1674
  • Area
    Pasadena
  • Cross Street
    De Lacey Ave.
  • Parking Details
    VALET AVAILABLE: $7 with validation, $10 without. <br />PUBLIC PARKING AVAILABLE: The closest parking structure is location on DeLacey. The first ninety (90) minutes are free and then it costs $2 for each thirty (30) minutes thereafter with a $6 maximum. <br /><br />Street parking is also available, though limited.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,603 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Good for groups

1,603 Reviews
  1. RachelleC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first I dined at this location and was extremely impressed. We were celebrating my son’s birthday and plan to come back to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall, this place is good mainly because the quality of the meat is great. The portions aren’t huge but it is very filling. I rated it 3 stars because the place isn’t the cleanest and the service could be better. The reason being that when we got sat it took our server about 15 minutes to come to our table. We were confused because everyone else had a server helping the and we didn’t. It good but could be better.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great time here! We Frequent this place!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious never disappoints , service is great even during rush hours ! I will always be coming back !

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible Service. Went on Valentine’s Day. We waited for the food to be brought to the table, more than we ate. Mind you, I paid for the Supreme option for two people. The table was dirty and sticky with sauce upon arrival. I will not be returning & I recommend you avoid this place.

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  6. freeminds

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The table next to us was so loud. Boooo. Couldn’t enjoy my peace.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Love eating here. The food is always great Obviously the meats is what brings us here but especially the guys-kaku salad and garlic noodles are a must try. Service was average today; we usually get better service here.

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  8. TariT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food, definitely for the carnivores! There are options for vegetarians too…

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  9. JLGW

    Chicago

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We liked the place. It was fun grilling stuff and the food was very good. We’d return.

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  10. DerrickA

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thankful it was one of the few restaurants open for Christmas. Food and service is always consistently good.

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  11. Sk69

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great for family fun, cooking was fun, the food was great. Me and my group loved it, and would definitely go again.

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  12. Deidre

    Los Angeles

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as always! Staff is professional and knows how to handle issues with grace and attention.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! Very popular on Xmas eve!

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  14. NamoA

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was EXTREMELY SLOW. We got seated around 5:15 pm at the way way back where we had to flag down someone to order after waiting for a long time for someone to notice us, by 6:30pm we only got 1 round of meat. We ordered another round around 6:00 or a bit earlier because we had movie tickets for 7pm and still nothing by 6:30. Our waiters finally realized we were waiting and our second meat round finally came at 6:40. We had to basically hurriedly cook and inhale the food to make it to our movie. Food was good yes but service could be much better. I didn’t realize I needed to allot about three hrs to eat here.

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  15. SkylarA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made a reservation ahead of time and they made several attempts to reach me and let me know they didn’t have AYCE or courses, which I really appreciated. Our server was amazing; I wish I could remember his name. Either way, he was super attentive, meats came out fast, and he was up front about what they did and didn’t have. We ordered a couple ramen that weren’t anything special, but highly recommend the garlic noodles. Would definitely go back for the bbq and the garlic noodles.

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  16. jc168

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was great for friends gathering. Food was very good and you got to taste different meats. I will visit again.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Kevin was amazing! The food was also great.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a satisfying experience with Gyukaku, Pasadena.

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  19. TryItOnce

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bummer there's no QR code on the guest copy for me to redeem my points.

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  20. Speedy

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We always eat here at least once a month. Its a little expensive but very tasty. This visit unfortunately was not so great. The timing of when they bring your dishes needs work. Our noodle dish came out first. But everything else took almost 10 minutes. We were just about ready to complain when the meats finally came to the table. Our noodles were cold and dry by them time our meat was ready to eat. We eat early so the place wasnt that busy yet so there is no reason why the dishes took so long to come to the table.

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  21. CecileL

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service can be a little slow, there was only one server in an area when it was packed with people, other than that everything was good.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Absolutely bad service. We only got checked on once and there was no one there!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Like always everything was great. Me and my family love coming to this place.

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  24. NikkiY

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food for the value and Jean made our experience really amazing.

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  25. Christian

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing, the food was amazing, the ambiance was perfect. The staff made the celebration of my mother's 80th birthday amazing. Thank you!

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  26. smileestars

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Cleanliness of the restaurant was questionable the table and sills of the booths were full of dust. Table and grill had reminents of old meat from previous diners. Worst part of the meal was that there was a dead bug in the rice. The restaurant gave us a discount but would not go back due to the dirty conditions.

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  27. TJJones

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as usual. Friendly attentive staff, great value for $$, multiple food selections to choose from.

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  28. RommelO

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went there to check out the Dine LA experience. The meat they served are so tender and tasty that for $45.00 per person is worth it.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was bad but the food was good. Food took quite sometime to come out though however it was worth the wait

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor service. Waiter barely want to show up. Meat is fatty

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  31. Sammy

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value for the amount of food. Food was tasty and fresh. Highly recommended for making reservation or about over an hour wait.

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  32. Af67

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good quality of meat. Noisy but tolerated, will be great to have some tips how to grill meat

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  33. AshleyDarlene

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If I could rate this place 1000/10 I def would every single visit. Thank you Gyu Kaku and our AMAZING server Adam!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Service was slow when we first arrived, but got better once it got to dinner time and we had a different server helping us.

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  35. NormaM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, ambiance is good, service is always good these guys always goes for the extra mile to please the customer 😊

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Fair but could have been better. We have been here many times and the food is great but today the service was a bit off with delivering the food timely. I’m sure things will improve.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sevice was really good and always checked on us.

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  38. FrankL

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was a bit slow. Definitely understaffed. Server did her best, and was very friendly and attentive. About 10-15 from ordering to the plate of raw meat to arrive. Cooked foods took about 20. Food quality was good. The grill was a bit malfunctioning, as half of it wasn’t producing enough heat to cook thoroughly.

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  39. oscar

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    For some reason today the food came out really slow and we were there longer than usual.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Lacking staff during crucial dinner hours, very long wait times between orders

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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 Japanese BBQ - Pasadena, CA using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Pasadena, CA also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Pasadena, CA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 405-4842.

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Pasadena, CA is rated 4.6 stars by 1603 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Pasadena, 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

22:30


Booked 35 times today

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Google Map for Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Pasadena, CA

70 West Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91105

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    De Lacey Ave.
  • Area
    Pasadena
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30–22:15 Fri, Sat 11:30–23:15 Happy Hour Mon 11:30–22:15 Tue–Sun 11:30–18:30 Tue–Thu, Sun 21:00–22:15 Fri, Sat 22:00–23:15
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    VALET AVAILABLE: $7 with validation, $10 without. <br />PUBLIC PARKING AVAILABLE: The closest parking structure is location on DeLacey. The first ninety (90) minutes are free and then it costs $2 for each thirty (30) minutes thereafter with a $6 maximum. <br /><br />Street parking is also available, though limited.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Executive Chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (626) 405-4842
  • Private party facilities
    Your party is our party. If we can assist you in any way to host a large party or special occasion dinner, please let us know. We offer custom-made prix fixe menus as well as tailored seating arrangements to best suit your needs.
  • Private party contact
    James Kim, General Manager: (866) 596-1674
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