Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ
Japanese · Greenwich Village · $$
The Zagat Review
3.9
Food
3.6
Decor
3.8
Service
 
“Novelty” -seekers hype this “delicious, do-it-yourself” Japanese yakiniku franchise where you cook your own BBQ on tabletop charcoal braziers; since the “small portions” can add up to “pricey” tabs, bargain-hunters show up for the happy-hour specials.
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hours Open Today · 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
location 34 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003, USA phone +1 212-475-2989 website www.gyu-kaku.com directions Get Directions
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Lunch
Takeout
Google Reviews
4.4
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When I first came in, the long was estimated to be 30 minutes - 1 hour, but they gave us a place to sit and rest and wait. Ten minutes later, they offered a spot for us and soon set us up! They have great lunch specials and a lot of options and variety! The meat seemed fresh and juicy and their fried squid was also very good. They offered some salad and soup and you can upgrade your rice to garlic fried rice (which tastes very good). One thing is, of course, you have to cook your own food so unless you have someone good at that you may end up burning food like me as shown in the pic.
Jessica Ta · May 17, 2018
Overall, such a fun and interactive experience. We chose this spot as an early dinner spot after seeing the Blue Man Group show. We went around 3:45pm on a Saturday and there was already a 45-minute wait (I'm thinking we weren't the only ones who thought it was a good idea to do this). But the host took our name and number and said she'd call when our table was ready. We could hang at the bar, but we decided to walk around since the weather was decent and did some shopping at Muji nearby. We only ended up waiting 30 minutes but it was worth it. Had a nice spot and since it was happy hour, we got the special they offer which was a perfect amount of food for the two of us. All but one of the servers was helpful and delightful (including the host) and it was such a great time. The food was truly incredible and I was beyond stuffed at the end of it all. Highly recommend if you're in the area and want a fun experience.
Danielle Pasternak · March 4, 2018
Great staff! Very clean! Food is amazing! Beer selections are great. Would have given 5 stars for better prices, it's a little pricey!
Greenwizard73 · April 30, 2018