About Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Vancouver, BC is the ideal spot for an amazing experience British Columbia! 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.
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Sun–Thu: 4PM–10:30PM last call
Fri & Sat: 4PM–11:30PM last call
Monday All Day
Sun–Thu 9PM–10:30PM last cal
Fri & Sat: 9:30PM–11:30PM last call
CAN$30 and under
Street parking available on Hornby Street and Howe Street, also underground public parking available on Nelson & Howe (808 Nelson Street.)
The closest skytrain stations are Granville Station (Expo/Mellennium Line), Vancouver City Centre (Canada Line.)
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver Ratings and Reviews
I got a course menu, and it was very nic ...
I got a course menu, and it was very nice.
Food was okay, however...
As I said, the food was nice. The premium beef tongue has always been my favorite and a must-have. The top three dishes including the short rib and other meat are also delicious. HOWEVER, when my friends and I went to the restaurant as a group of ten, one of the stove was not working in my table. The five of us who were sitting on the broken-stove table had to wait for the waitresses to 'fix' (they just turned the stove on and off for five times and told us to wait) while watching our friends devoured the food. It was heartbreaking for us and we were so bored waiting. Also, I think one of the tables burned the food and the smoke was all over the restaurant. Both my eyes and my noses were very uncomfortable. Overall, the food there was pleasant and had reasonable price. I will give it another try in the future cuz' I love Japanese BBQ.
Excellent experience and food. I went there two nights in a row (Monday and Tuesday). I'm from Argentina and the price for that quality of food is insane!!
All our 5 appetizers arrived barely warm. Over-rated. I won't return, I'll go to Shiro instead.
Poor choice for groups
Booked for a birthday dinner with 8 people. 2 hour time limit + 1 small grill + 3 non-beef eaters = regretful choice!
Good for birthdays!
Everything was great! Great food, great place for loud crowds, great service. Especially great for birthday gatherings. No extra cost for cake cutting. They even ask if u want the staffs to sing a song for you! Love my last experience here
Gyu-Kaku is always a great place to have ...
Gyu-Kaku is always a great place to have lunch. Totally recommended.
Overall, it was alright. Not the first time going there. Went there for dinner with my partner. Usually our food and drinks are served in a timely manner, but that night was a bit slow than usual. I'm not sure if they are under staff or something. Despite of this experience, we would still go there in the future.
Love Gyu-Kaku! Food is always great and ...
Love Gyu-Kaku! Food is always great and ambiance fun. Prices are appropriate and I keep coming back!
Best do it yourself bbq place
Love the food there! Especially with the happy hour time! Food is cheaper but quality stays the same! Now with their app you can start to earn points and redeem them with food or $ off your meal!
Our reservation was for 6pm. We arrived early (5:50pm) and our server advised us that we could still order from the Happy Hour Menu (valid until 6pm) for our first round of orders. How generous! Our favrourite dishes were the Toro Beef and Beef Tongue (thick cut). Although we had only two hours for our sitting, we were able to fill up our stomachs well under 90 mins as the food were served quickly. Our bill was about $30 per person (incl. tax and tips), and that included at least 20 dishes of meat and veggies. This is great value considering this is downtown Vancouver. Will be back for sure!
The hot waves are too much. My face and ...
The hot waves are too much. My face and my eyes feel hurt about the hot waves from the cooking place. Dining food is less than lunch time. It's not bad at all.
really recommend this fabulous Japanese grill to those who wanna relax and chat with friends.would be better if drinking some sake！！
Very disappointed. The server didn't know what she was doing. The food was mediocre at best. Very little authenticity to a real Japanese yakiniku restaurant. The 'fusion' sauces were relatively flavourless. If you're not in Japan better to stick to a Korean BBq restaurant here in Vancouver. Much better flavour and value and price. A tiny bowl of kimchee, barely enough for one was insufficient as a side order. In a Korean restaurant this, along with refills, would accompany the meal. Would definitely not recommend!
Super love the food, ambiance and servic ...
Super love the food, ambiance and service here. I like grilling my own food, it's fun and it strikes up conversations. Jason, the manager on duty when we came was really friendly and nice. He accomodated as really well. I always go here with groups and we always order different sets. (i.e., Samurai set for 4, Premium meat lovers for 2) there takoyaki is good too. This is one of my favourite restaurants in town and I highly recommend it to my friends and family. It's better to make reservations though since they're always pretty busy! ;)
Prompt & friendly service. Food was also ...
Prompt & friendly service. Food was also very delicious, with a good variety
Such a fun evening! I can understand why ...
Such a fun evening! I can understand why reservations are needed and there's always a line up out the door. You will not be disappointed!
Great Japanese BBQ and appies! Download ...
Great Japanese BBQ and appies! Download their app and join their mailing list - You can collect points to earn discounts and free food. Happy hours provide the best value. All day happy hour Mondays and 20% off weekend courses. Like/follow their Facebook or Instagram page for a free dish of edamame.
I like the thick cut beef tough
I like the thick cut beef tough
happy hour is worth to try
happy hour is worth to try
Waiting for food for a long time.
Waiting for food for a long time.
Awesome experience! Food was delicious!! ...
Awesome experience! Food was delicious!!!
Overall a really good restaurant. We tri ...
Overall a really good restaurant. We tried the set menus and plus some add-ons. Will for sure go again next time.
Awesome food! I had a great experience here as the food was good, prices were decent, and the experience was fun!
Love the BBQ here. the maple fromage dessert is very delicious!
she didn't bring rice together with meat. waiting to long for rice. it was very important to enjoy meat with rice. it was very disappointed.
Food was wonderful and came promptly. Happy Hour knocked most of the prices down by a lot and the overall experience was just perfect.
We found this restaurant with Yelp. It was a very unique experience for us. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. The food arrived quickly and we enjoyed cooking it on the grill in front of us. Everything tasted amazing. I would definitely recommend this experience.
Come here for dine out. Great menu. The ...
Come here for dine out. Great menu. The portion is more than enough. Food was great. Love the dessert too
We went for dine out. The food was good ...
We went for dine out. The food was good and our server was nice. We had four people but we only ordered for three. It was more than enough. We were stuffed.
Good BBQ place
Good BBQ place. It was very busy and has a long line up usually on busy days. The food is good. Your clothes will smell of BBQ after eating here usually. I found the place a bit pricier, but still fair for what you get. Try to go during Happy Hour to save a bit of money.
Our server was so friendly, and knowledg ...
Our server was so friendly, and knowledgeable about the menu. We ordered the Samurai menu and it was delicious, and such good value with at least 8 kinds of meat, vegetables, three appetizers, a stone bowl rice dish, miso soup, rice, and dessert. Definitely dying to go back!!!
The food is cheap and delicious. This ba ...
The food is cheap and delicious. This barbecue place has became my favourite since my friend from Kobe recommended it to me. And this time it didn't disappoint me as usual:) However, the ventilation is not very ideal. I smelled like barbecued meat after the meal.
The menu is priced really well. Must try ...
The menu is priced really well. Must try the beef tongue, harami beef - both grilling items. The beef stone rice bowl is great! We also had a tuna sushi on crispy rice that was really good. In my opinion the rice cake should be warmer when served. The sever was really nice and explained things and have recommended items. We had a great time.
Another great meal!
This visit we brought friends with us. The food was awesome, as always, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommended.
Great BBQ Place
Gyu-Kaku is a really nice place for BBQ in Vancouver. Compared to the other BBQ place around, the food, the services, and the price range are all great. This restaurant is a good place for friends get-together, couples, and families. It's fun to do your own BBQs.
This is a really fun place for a group.
The waiter was super helpful and friendly, the food was moderately priced and the experience was lots of fun. There are a lot of choices on the menu. The men in our group shared a meat-lovers packages and I went for the lighter ala-carte scallops. I recommend it for families and groups. It's kid-friendly too.
Waiting table for too long even with res ...
Waiting table for too long even with reservation
We visited four of family members. My fa ...
We visited four of family members. My family and I had visited Gyu-Kaku in Japan several times. The quality of service was same grade as in Tokyo and foods seemed better than in Japan.
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