Honolulu >Food & Dining > Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining
1221 Kapiolani Blvd # 105, Honolulu, HI | Directions 9681421.295191 -157.847567
Neighborhoods: Ala Moana - Kakaako
Spend more, get more – Great attitudes, great food, outstanding experience! This place is definitely expensive, but buy an entertainment book and follow the daily specials and you will save some money. The waitress was amazing! Everything she reccommended from the drinks to the rice to the soup to the main course to the deserts were AWESOME! She even got my tense girlfriend to eat squid, and LOVE IT! They also tell you how to cook everything. Parking is in the back and is free if you are a customer. It gets busy, so I reccommend reservations.
Good but was left feeling hungry and broke – Portions small, but tasty. I saw the long line and it brought curosity to my eyes. After a 2 hour wait, we were finally seated. I thought that the price was surprisingly cheap but soon realized after the food arrived that the portions were very small. For 2 adults, the bill was over $50 and I was still not full. The atmosphere was good and the service was great; however, I would rather go to another place if I wanted a heartier meal at a better price. The food was good. The filet migon meat was very tender but, like the rest of the dishes, small.
Do-it-yourself barbecue gets a hip makeover at this jaunty Japanese import. – In Short
Traditional meets modern in this dining room that buzzes with excitement--perhaps from the anticipation of playing with an open grill. This Asian chain lets you have fun with your tongs. Transfer the fresh, uncooked bites of meat to your own charcoal-powered grill. Tender kalbi (short ribs), briny shrimp and half a dozen other meats are doused in ta're, the usual soy sauce-based sweet marinade; shio, a salty sesame secret sauce; or miso.
Quality, Quality, Quality – Gyu-Kaku's is the only restaurant in Honolulu that my wife and I return to during every visit. We've lived in Japan for more than 24 years and during that time have been spoiled by a caliber of customer service second to no other country. As is customary throughout Japan, this restaurant provides a great menu... great atmosphere... and great service. Crowds means good food, so if you don't like having to wait for a table then eat somewhere else.
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