Clothing >Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd Ste 1010B, Canoga Park, CA | Directions 9130334.190466 -118.604941
Neighborhoods: Canoga Park, South Valley
Fun place, great prices. Service is better after they cleaned house and fired former manager Crista Aladjadjian.
Wrong Manager to Manage Happy Hour Crowd – People go to this restaurant because of Happy Hour and if beers kept on coming, people get drunk. When people are drunk , they tend to be loud. Crysta, the general manager at Topanga Mall, Canoga Park, should know how to handle a "rowdy" crowd and not engaged in a verbal abusive argument. Instead of name calling the group like "kindergarteners", she should have approached the group and asked them nicely to tone it down. They should have a policy to limit alcohol if they see the crowd had enough. Doesn't she know that if people are drunk, it is useless to argue with them, less alone using derogatory words to intimidate the "drunks". Good thing it did not turn out to be violent. Does Crysta really expect the drunks to behave? She is in the wrong place and should work at Denny's or IHOP. Not in a place that serves alcohol and Happy Hour. I understand this is not the first incident that she was involved with.
HAPPY HOUR – You can never go wrong with $5 pitchers and cheap, yummy food! While the atmosphere is not as fun as Sherman Oaks, it still does the job. It's been getting more packed lately, as more ppl are discovering the happy hour. There's a nice big private room in the back. We had a Christmas party for work here. It's good for about 30 or so ppl. The biggest prob I have with this Topanga loacation is the service. It takes forever to be seated even if you have a reservation. And I always find myself looking for the waiter. And really, what kind of restaurant runs out of beer on Fri night?? First, they had no Kirin & no Nigori. Then after only 1 pitcher, they ran out of Sapporo as well. Management needs to get more organized with their reservation system, staffing, and supply of alcohol.
Great food and great value – I eat here regularly- lovely staff and the food is so tasty! Some of the branches have all you can eat specials and it is very good value.
If you can eat your fill compared to what you pay, this place is good. – So far, the only place I know in the valley where it's all you can eat BBQ. The price at 28 dollars a person can stir up some reluctancy, but if you're a person who can eat, then it's worth it. The choice of meat is pretty good, and I recommend the cubed short ribs. Since the place has started to get a little more popular, you may expect some wait time, however, now would be a good chance to try it. Minus a star for the price, as I've been to other places that serves better and more quantities of meat at a much lower price. Also,you may want to skip the desserts. They charge way over than what it's worth! We had ordered smores (smores in a Japanese BBQ place?!) for $3 a pop. But what can you expect from a place that has locations in Beverly Hills and Pasadena? If you can eat, this is a place you should check out.
Great Food, Great Staff. Great Drinks – The staff was great and friendly. I ordered their Harami Miso, Kobe beef, Shrimp Garlic, veggies, and this fried rice the server recommended (I forgot the name of it). Everything was really great and went well with the bottle of sake we had. The staff was really friendly and showed us how to bbq al the juicy meats.
My Fav Place – I abosolutely love this place! It's soooo healthy and super fun to dine at. If I'm on the go, I either get their salads or rolls and if I'm eating with my friends and family, I get the Kobe! This meat melts in your mouth :P
A joy to eat at, fine selection, just a delight. – A wonderful dining experience overall. The food was brought out quickly and was quite tasty. Drinks were refilled very quickly, the staff was pleasant, and the atmosphere was quite fun. Entertainment was provided by the diners beside us who did not know how to work the bbq, which gave the entertaining sight of flames shooting a couple feet into the air. The staff quickly came by and made sure they knew what they were doing. I would gladly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a quality dining experience.
Great food and great service. What more can you ask for? – If you're looking for an everyday sushi joint then don't go here. But if you want to experience some great dining whether it be with friends/family or on a date then I highly recommend this restaurant. Your experience will be 100% satisfying and fun because you get to grill your own food right on your table. They have a great selection of meat and seafood. The meat couldn't be juicier and the shrimp couldn't be more flavorful! The staff is very helpful w/grilling tips and they couldn't be friendlier! Don't forget to order some sake w/your food.. the experience is much more enjoyable!
best service and great bbq! – friends and family need a new place to hang out and dine well at the same time. you get to hang out with your buddies or or on a date or simply spend quality time with your family. drinks are awesome but the food is fabulous! my favorite restaurant by far! the staff at topanga rocks!
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