14455 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA | Directions 9142334.150678 -118.447212
Neighborhoods: South Valley
Good but expensive – The food is good and the first time I went there I loved it but the second time I felt like it was too expensive. They used to have half off on one particular dish during the week but now it's 30% betwee 5:00 - 6:30 and after 6:30 it's 20% off on something like chicken basil for example. Anyway, it's good but expensive and LOAD!!!
Yummie! – went here once, haven't had a chance to go again but will for sure. the food was awesome, salads were so good and fresh, love the way you cook everything at the table yet you don't come out smelling that much. The service was good and the place has a romantic setting. Definitely a place to try!
Do-it-yourself Japanese barbecue gets a hip makeover at this jaunty Japanese import. – The Scene
Traditional (tatami booths) meets modern (exposed overhead piping) in this narrow dining room that buzzes with excitement, perhaps from the anticipation of playing with an open grill. Gregarious servers hustle to a looping soundtrack of hip-hop and electronica. The crowd runs the gamut from hipsters sporting vintage Levi's to families enjoying quality time.
With outposts on nearly every corner in Japan, Gyu-Kaku is the Starbucks of Japanese barbecue. And like the java joint, this Asian chain boasts the same efficiency and high quality. The fun begins when you get your tongs. Transfer the fresh, uncooked bites of meat to your very own charcoal-powered grill and flip to your heart's desire. 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.
Korean Asian BBQ is tastier and cheaper – Food: Average. Couple of dishes were too salty (Ahi Poke and Bibimba). Korean BBQ meat is better and less saltier. The vegetables were fillers for the combinations and shouldn't have been included.
Ambience: Romantic setting. If you have vision problems, I suggest you bring a flashlight and a good pair of glasses, because you may not be able to read the menus.
Service: Average. I can go to an American restaurant and get the same type of service. Nothing special here.
Value: Too high for what it's worth. We ordered the Samurai and Geisha, and from the portions they provided, it should've been at least half the price. You can go to a good Korean BBQ restaurant and pay at least half the price for a larger portion of meat and vegetable dishes, and come out of the restaurant without feeling ripped off.
Finally A Good Experience! – We ate at the Sherman Oaks store for the sixth time and it was just an excellent experience. They seem to have finally worked out the bugs with their service issues. As always, the food was just awesome and the newer items, including some of the drinks were delicious. The Unagi Bibimba and Kalbi Soup the perfect starters and the Harami Miso is an absolute must try. Enoki mushrooms are worth ordering, too. Dinner can get a little pricey, but you won't be disappointed in the end. Great work Gyu Kaku Sherman Oaks!
I LOVEEEE THIS PLACE! – having just relocated out here and having such horrible food experiences, i am pleased to have stumbled upon this kick ass place. the service is always friendly and accomodating, the ambience is fashionably lowkey chique, and u can't beat their happy hour deals. Wutever meat u have, don't forget to pair it with a crackling pot of Unagi Bi Bim Bap. This place is fun cuz u get to grille ur own food but the only downfall is that the portions are small. Great place for a date, celebration or just with friends! I'm so glad there's one right around the corner from my apt.
Great BBQ Place!! – I really like this restaurant. Foods are good, peoples are nice.
My favorite restaurant! – Im a big fan of Japanese food and sushi; I finally had the opportunity to check out Gyu-Kaku. The food is absolutely amazing, make sure you try the Kobe Kalbi or the Harami Miso both are truly the best meats I have ever eaten, melts in your mouth. The servers are on the ball and are there to help guide you thru the tasty menu. Make sure you leave room for dessert, the best SMores this side of the campground.
Gyu-Kaku Sherman Oaks Rocks!!! – Im a big fan of Japanese food and sushi; I finally had the opportunity to check out Gyu-Kaku. The food is absolutely amazing, make sure you try the Kobe Kalbi or the Harami Miso both are truly the best meats I have ever eaten, melts in your mouth. The servers are on the ball and are there to help guide you thru the tasty menu. Make sure you leave room for dessert, the best SMores this side of the campground.
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