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Gyu-Kaku - Oakland, Oakland, CA

Gyu-Kaku - Oakland

4.1
4.1
207 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!

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2 people

23:30


Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 361-0117
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Catering
    Please call us for catering options at 510.361.0117
  • Private party facilities
    Please call us for private events at 510.361.0117
  • Area
    Oakland
  • Cross Street
    8th Street on the corner of 8th and Broadway
  • Parking Details
    Free street parking available after 6PM
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options
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Experiences

  • Prix-Fixe Yakiniku Courses for Everyone!

    US$40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy our delicious prix-fixe yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) courses for any occasion and for parties of all sizes! Our courses are designed on a reasonable budget and for beginners and fans alike. Try a variety of popular small plates, signature BBQ dishes with our unique marinades, and more. Selection and pricing varies between courses, but start at around listed price. Visit our website for more details. www.GYU-KAKU.com
    Prix-Fixe Yakiniku Courses for Everyone! photo
  • Legendary Osaka Street Food with a Twist!

    US$55.00 per person

    23 Jul - 8 Sept 2024
    Explore our Flavors of Japan Summer Seasonal Menu and try exciting Osaka Street Foods for a limited time. The special prix-fixe course for 2 or more is the perfect choice for a casual summer gathering! It includes your choice from two uniquely dressed Takoyaki recipes, Pork Filet and Oreo Kushiage skewers, other starters, our signature Gyu-Kaku BBQ dishes, and more... Download our Mobile App today for a New Member's offer! Visit our website for more details. www.GYU-KAKU.com

What 207 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • East Bay

    Japanese

207 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were the third table in the whole restaurant when we got there, but waited over an hour to get our meat. And this was not all you can eat. We simply were waiting for our a la carte meat. Waiters are nice but don’t believe them when they say it will just be five more minutes. Each five minutes turns into half hour or more. They can’t keep straight what we still have to be delivered. We had way better experiences at Korean BBQ restaurants etc. Faster turnaround on food and more quantity else where. Having said that the meat was good. But not for the value. Salad was too salty.

    2 people found this helpful

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I absolutely love this restaurant, it has been a family favorite since 2017. Every time we come we always order several meats, garlic fried rice and at least 3-5 different appetizers. We have 3 kids so we always order a ton and with happy hour the price is great. Our server was amazing, he was very attentive and very kind to my kids (some servers don’t even acknowledge kids) but he was friendly and just on top of it all. Over all the food was delicious and service was a 10/10, would 100% come back to this location!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Grill was too hot couldn’t cook properly. Food wasn’t as good as previous visits . Rice & noodles were bland .

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We had high hopes for our special Mother's Day celebration at this restaurant, choosing their multi-course meal option. Unfortunately, the service didn't meet our expectations. Despite our excitement, there were significant delays in receiving our food, leaving us feeling let down by the overall organization of the dining experience. It appeared that there were some issues with preparation, possibly exacerbated by a shortage of staff. While waiting for the main courses, we made do with drinks, myself having consumed 4 glasses of coke and some plain rice, unexpectedly filling us up. Regrettably, we had to leave before having the chance to enjoy the much-anticipated highlight of the meal, Gyu-Kaku's beef BBQ. This experience left us feeling like we had wasted both our time and money. It certainly wasn't the memorable Mother's Day experience we had hoped for.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I’ve been to theee different gyu kaku locations across the world and this location was by far the worst experience , this was my second time going to this location to try to give it a chance but u won’t be going there again , I’d rather drive farther and go to San Mateo

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  6. Foodie

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I would first like to say the food was amazing and the service was great but when we got there, they said that they did not have much control over their OpenTable relationship and they tended to overbook those reservations and therefore we need to wait 15 to 20 minutes. This was troublesome because we had four-year-olds in our group and it was terrible with no place to sit or wait. I question how this restaurant is managing their OpenTable reservations. If you think you’re gonna have a certain time, they are not gonna respect that.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my GF here for date day and man was this a hit! She loved all the different options and sides! Our waiter was new so he was a bit slow but when another waiter noticed us looking for him he took right over! The drinks were bomb and portions were perfect! Will definitely be going back!

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  8. Authentik

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Good as usual but for once we had a poor waiter who must have been having a bad day. Fortunately the manager made things better. Thanks

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Coming from someone who used to be a server, this was just all bad. Had a reservation, waited 30 minutes for server to take our order, it took asking 3 different servers over the course of 20 minutes to get a refill, kept making eye contact with manager who just ignored us and leisurely wiped down menus, and it seemed like they were giving their attention to the larger parties. Be prepared to fight for your life trying to flag someone down and put in a request for something as simple as a straw. It’s like we would ask for something and the server would just disappear or clock out? Food was good, but the poor service definitely ruined the experience… I noticed dinner crew was a lot more on top of their tables, thus we were willing to give our tip to them, but by then, there wasn’t much that could be salvaged. If you wanna try this out, do yourself a favor and just drive out to San Jose or Cupertino.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and great service. We already have a scheduled reservation coming up and most likely end up with AYCE.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gyu-Kaku - Oakland using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - Oakland also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 361-0117.

Gyu-Kaku - Oakland is rated 4.1 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku - Oakland does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

23:30


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Oakland

459 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    8th Street on the corner of 8th and Broadway
  • Area
    Oakland
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Free street parking available after 6PM
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options
  • Phone number
    (510) 361-0117
  • Catering
    Please call us for catering options at 510.361.0117
  • Private party facilities
    Please call us for private events at 510.361.0117
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