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Waikiki - Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki, Honolulu, HI

Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki

4.7
4.7
733 reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
We're Back! We are open for limited dine-in service.

We have updated our operations in accordance with all government guidelines to put your health and safety first.

To maintain a safe environment for you and Gyu-Kaku staff, we ask that all guests understand and adhere to the following:

- Reservations are mandatory. We hope that you will come to dine-in with us when you are ready. Please make a reservation via telephone or our website so that we can prepare for your visit.
- Please bring a mask and use it all times when you are not eating or drinking.
- We will measure your temperature upon entering the restaurant.
- To comply with spatial distancing rules we have spaced our tables out and limited seating capacity.
- There may be limits on party sizes.
- We are serving a limited menu. Not all Grand Menu items will be available during our immediate reopening.
- We only accept payment via credit or debit card. Cash payments respectfully declined.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 11:30 am–6:30 pm Daily 9:30 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 926-2989

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    YOU!!

  • Area

    Waikiki

  • Cross Street

    Kalakaua

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 733 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Hawaii

    Best Value

  • Hawaii

    Group Bookings

  • Hawaii

    Japanese

  • Oahu

    Best Value

  • Oahu

    Group Bookings

  • Oahu

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  1. 8

    808foodie

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Second time there and we ordered the $85 preset menu for two, for three of us. We're not big eaters so this was more than enough food. It started with a very good green salad with a great dressing. All of the meats were tasty and tender. The smores they serve as dessert was a pleasing surprise.
  2. BS

    BarbaraS

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Smaller location than others we have visited, but service and food here were excellent. Even the grills here were super hot and efficient...pretty impressive.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Only complaint that the pictures are deceiving. For instance, there is an ice cream choice that had a special syrup and soy powder on it. The picture clearly shows 2 scoops. When we got it there was 1.
  4. J

    Japangirl

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Things have changed to their detriment~they do not offer Sanchu~the lettuce and special sauce combination to create lettuce wraps with the meat you grill. This is a staple for Korean BBQ in Japan and the US Korean restaurants. Our request for additional portions of meat took over 30 minutes to deliver~ how can this happen when its just marinated meat? I’m not sure if I will go there again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time here! There were three of us and the 3 person shared meal was plenty of food - we left so full and enjoyed all of our meal. The service was perfect for us as well. I’d definitely return next time I’m in town!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious, ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT, high quality meat and veggies, what more can you ask for.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Host service was bad Although I made a reservation, host asked me to wait. I asked how long? Host said “I don’t know”. She repeated twice They need better training for the host.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    It wasn’t what I was expecting but we had fun. This is really the kind of place for people that like to eat a lot as opposed to really delicious small portions.
  9. KH

    KristenH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good, wait staff was awesome. We would eat there again!
  10. MS

    MichaelS

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing will go back, reminds me of Japan!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing! Great food and fantastic service! Had a great outing for Father’s Day, delicious!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. We went for the chefs special for two, it was plenty of food and very good value. Would recommend the chefs special to get a good taste of a bunch of different things. The staff were very friendly and advised how long to let things cook for.
  13. S

    Scott

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place. Enjoyed this with my family. Definitely make a reservation.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The all you can eat has a great variety of meats and it is a good value
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get ready to eat tons and eat good! Not only is all their beef options and the chili shrimp super good (we are not big pork eaters), I Love zucchini and I LOVE sides. Edamame, Kim Chee cucumber, gyoza, tofu, seaweed salad, rice, miso soup. Service is great and everyone always very nice. Came here for my birthday with my husband :) and will bring my parents when they come.
  16. j

    jeannie

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What a unique and delicious place! The “Foodie” with us loved doing the cooking and we all loved the food. Three of us could eat the deal for two.
  17. LO

    LindaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a yearning for Japanese food while in Honolulu and walked past Guy Haku. I had a pleasant and positive result to my enquiry so booked. A busy and cheerful atmosphere when we arrived and were greeted by our cheerful server, Baxter, His advice and attentiveness made our dining experience great. We enjoyed the food we chose and went home very satisfied. Regretfully our stay was too short for a return visit.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a fabulous experience. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We enjoyed volcano rolls, filet, salad, asparagus and cocktails. I felt the food was very well priced for the quality which was great! Ambiance was chill with great music.
  19. ER

    EricR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Basically a DIY bbq restaurant with japoneses marinated meats and salads. We especially liked the salads!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fun experience. The food was delicious and the service was very very friendly! Hope to return again soon.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went while on vacation. We hadn’t heard of the restaurant before, but we all agreed it exceeded our expectations. It’s a cool concept barbecuing at your table, food was awesome, our server and all the staff were awesome, and you get quite a bit of food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service as always! Absolutely love this place for a celebration dinner or even a casual lunch.
  23. LM

    LaurenM

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!!
  24. l

    lilmichelle

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was a fun interactive way for family to meet up. Food was good (and A Lot), service was pretty good, it was really loud but good energy and it was busy! We had a great 3 hour dinner!
  25. SS

    SteffanieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding servers very welcoming and humble. Food was amazing thanks
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food at a reasonable price. Definitely recommend if you love Japanese bbq
  27. LD

    LindzD

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seated on time with reservation. Great AYCE lunch menu many options. Great food, music, and service. Only complaint, bad lighting hard to see if food is cooked.
  28. JG

    JoshG

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a fun experience, and the food was amazing! I have never had a Japanese BBQ experience (similar to Korean BBQ in terms of table-grilling). We did the all-you-can-eat in 90 minutes menu and it was such a fun way to try something new (just a couple bites of this or that). HIGHLY recommend going here if you're in Waikiki!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! We’ve been several times in New Orleans but this was by far the best experience at the Hawaii location
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good service
  31. LC

    LindaC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was great and super attentive service…we will be back!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting restaurant. Was a great experience. Food was delicious and fun to cook. Great family experience if not a great place to go on a date.
  33. T

    Tina

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible Service. Terrible food. Small portions. Overpriced.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So far this visit has been the best.
  35. J

    Jami

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and experience! Will definitely go back again!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always!
  37. AB

    AmyB

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Japanese bbq great for the whole family
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great as usual, only issue is limited leg space for group of 4 at our center table. Very uncomfortable for my wife.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was great. We chose the premium all you can eat and everything came out quickly. We used the whole 90 minutes and tried almost everything under the beef side of the menu, some things two or three times! It was good!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience! Food was really good! Drinks were great and unique.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 926-2989.

Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki is rated 4.7 stars by 733 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki

307 Lewer St, Honolulu, HI 96815

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Kalakaua

  • Area

    Waikiki

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 11:30 am–6:30 pm Daily 9:30 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    YOU!!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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