Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

★★★★☆
  • 10925 W Pico Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90064

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  • 310-234-8641

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This is a top-notch bbq place. The meat is fresh and the vegetables are not overcooked. We particularly like the happy-hour when I can make it in time.

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★★★★☆

This is a top-notch bbq place. The meat is fresh and the vegetables are not overcooked. We particularly like the happy-hour when I can make it in time.

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I love this place. I also go to the one on Wilshire. Went to a birthday party there last week with a large group and it was great. We spent a fortune on food and booze, but it was worth it. If you're a carnivore, this place is for you. You actually get to grill your own meat! chicken, beef, pork, seafood, if it moves, you can grill it. If your girlfriend is a vegetarian don't bring her here (unless you want to break up with her). It's actually a good first date place because it's fun atmosphere. In case you didn't get it, this place is all about meat, meat, meat.

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★★★★★

I love this place. I also go to the one on Wilshire. Went to a birthday party there last week with a large group and it was great. We spent a fortune on food and booze, but it was worth it. If you're a carnivore, this place is for you. You actually get to grill your own meat! chicken, beef, pork, seafood, if it moves, you can grill it. If your girlfriend is a vegetarian don't bring her here (unless you want to break up with her). It's actually a good first date place because it's fun atmosphere. In case you didn't get it, this place is all about meat, meat, meat.

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We enjoyed the happy hour. Good food and generous price. I will recommend to my friends.

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★★★★★

We enjoyed the happy hour. Good food and generous price. I will recommend to my friends.

Pros: Food, Price

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I'd been here once before for a party, so when I was looking for a place for a fancy date with my boyfriend, we went here. We chose a meal for two off the menu and there was so much food it filled up the boyfriend, who is a big guy with a huge appetite. This has become our default restaurant for dates and we go there any chance we get. It's a little pricey, but reasonable given the amount of food you get.

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★★★★★

I'd been here once before for a party, so when I was looking for a place for a fancy date with my boyfriend, we went here. We chose a meal for two off the menu and there was so much food it filled up the boyfriend, who is a big guy with a huge appetite. This has become our default restaurant for dates and we go there any chance we get. It's a little pricey, but reasonable given the amount of food you get.

Pros: Food, service

Cons: noise

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The Topanga Canyon (Woodland Hills) location is one of the few that actually offers an unlimited menu in addition to the regular menu! I believe the manager told us that it's one of three locations in Southern California that offers the unlimited menu. The have changed the "rules" that apply to the unlimited menu since they first started offering it, but the guidelines are still reasonable.

We normally get the Our favorite things there are the Harami Miso beef and the Kurobota sausages.

Yes, it's not "real" Korean food...but I never said it was supposed to be authentic. For something that is fusion Korean-Japanese, it's not all bad.

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★★★★☆

The Topanga Canyon (Woodland Hills) location is one of the few that actually offers an unlimited menu in addition to the regular menu! I believe the manager told us that it's one of three locations in Southern California that offers the unlimited menu. The have changed the "rules" that apply to the unlimited menu since they first started offering it, but the guidelines are still reasonable.

We normally get the Our favorite things there are the Harami Miso beef and the Kurobota sausages.

Yes, it's not "real" Korean food...but I never said it was supposed to be authentic. For something that is fusion Korean-Japanese, it's not all bad.

Pros: Harami Miso beef, Kurobota (sp?) sausages

Cons: Making your own dinner, no more all-you-can-eat appy bar

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Encouraged by all the fanfares in the media about Gyu-Kaku, I decided to check one out in Los Angeles. We were a group of 8, and was seated right across from the Men's rest room, that was a bummer. But with enthusiasm, we ordered beef, salmon, shrimp, vegies, and so on. Many knows that almost all of the foods served in Gyu-Kaku are of Korean cuisine, and not Japanese. But that misrepresentation is perfectly OK as long as the food tast good. To everyone's disappointment, the food was completely "Americanized" for mass consumption by the locals (who rated the food as excellent). Every meat and seafood pieces were heavily marinated in soy sauce and way too much sugar, Even the Bibimba tasted the same- nothing like the real one with a zing of hot pepper sauce. If you truly loved the Korean BBQ, skip Gyu-Kaku and look for many excellent eateries around the city.

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★★☆☆☆

Encouraged by all the fanfares in the media about Gyu-Kaku, I decided to check one out in Los Angeles. We were a group of 8, and was seated right across from the Men's rest room, that was a bummer. But with enthusiasm, we ordered beef, salmon, shrimp, vegies, and so on. Many knows that almost all of the foods served in Gyu-Kaku are of Korean cuisine, and not Japanese. But that misrepresentation is perfectly OK as long as the food tast good. To everyone's disappointment, the food was completely "Americanized" for mass consumption by the locals (who rated the food as excellent). Every meat and seafood pieces were heavily marinated in soy sauce and way too much sugar, Even the Bibimba tasted the same- nothing like the real one with a zing of hot pepper sauce. If you truly loved the Korean BBQ, skip Gyu-Kaku and look for many excellent eateries around the city.

Pros: Good service

Cons: Char coal did not light properly for the first 30 minutes.

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okay this is a big chain place for bbq. that doesn't mean it is the best. i've been to two locations. wla and san fernando. had to wait twice. ambiance is good. service is good too. pricing might be a little high. but i just can't get over the way they cut their meat! they are all so uneven! sometimes i get a chunk and sometimes i can't even pick them up with my chopsticks! i like the meat simple. they are too sauced up to figure out the quality of the meat.

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★★★☆☆

okay this is a big chain place for bbq. that doesn't mean it is the best. i've been to two locations. wla and san fernando. had to wait twice. ambiance is good. service is good too. pricing might be a little high. but i just can't get over the way they cut their meat! they are all so uneven! sometimes i get a chunk and sometimes i can't even pick them up with my chopsticks! i like the meat simple. they are too sauced up to figure out the quality of the meat.

Pros: fun place to go once in a while

Cons: pricing and the over crowded tables

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japanese bbq at it's best. Plus its an extra "fun"bonus that you cook your own food. Everything always tasted so fresh and is always promptly. Staples are avocado and ahi salad app., garlic shrimp, miso steak, ahi tuna, and the signature rice....you can't go wrong!

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★★★★★

japanese bbq at it's best. Plus its an extra "fun"bonus that you cook your own food. Everything always tasted so fresh and is always promptly. Staples are avocado and ahi salad app., garlic shrimp, miso steak, ahi tuna, and the signature rice....you can't go wrong!

Pros: fresh food, great menu. try the signature rice dishes!

Cons: entrance is tiny so if there is a wait, you stand outside

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We looked forward to this experience based upon other reviews and web info and we weren't disappointed! Gyu-Kaku is a cute restaurant offering a great variety of items to grill on your own table top grill. We tried a variety of beef items with different marinades, garlic shrimp, vegetables and sukiyake style rice. The quality was great, grilling was fun and we really enjoyed the whole experience. Service was prompt and very helpful with provided suggestions and recommendations. I wish we had saved room for the S'Mores dessert. I wish we had one of the restaurants at home! Give it a try, you won't be dissapointed.

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★★★★★

We looked forward to this experience based upon other reviews and web info and we weren't disappointed! Gyu-Kaku is a cute restaurant offering a great variety of items to grill on your own table top grill. We tried a variety of beef items with different marinades, garlic shrimp, vegetables and sukiyake style rice. The quality was great, grilling was fun and we really enjoyed the whole experience. Service was prompt and very helpful with provided suggestions and recommendations. I wish we had saved room for the S'Mores dessert. I wish we had one of the restaurants at home! Give it a try, you won't be dissapointed.

Pros: Quality, Service, Variety, Fun!

Cons: Table was a little small for all the dishes..

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Gyu-kaku is a favorite among my group of friends. The food is excellent, very well prepared, and the do-it-yourself factor means you can cook the food however you like it. They have excellent, large salads, good soups, and a variety of quality beef, chicken, seafood and vegetable dishes. The key to this place is in the sauces they use to marinate the tender meats they prepare for you.

The service is generally good (I've had mixed experiences), and you can order periodically throughout your meal if you want to try new dishes. Small groups (4-6 people) that can fit in the isolated booths seem to be the best fit here.

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★★★★★

Gyu-kaku is a favorite among my group of friends. The food is excellent, very well prepared, and the do-it-yourself factor means you can cook the food however you like it. They have excellent, large salads, good soups, and a variety of quality beef, chicken, seafood and vegetable dishes. The key to this place is in the sauces they use to marinate the tender meats they prepare for you.

The service is generally good (I've had mixed experiences), and you can order periodically throughout your meal if you want to try new dishes. Small groups (4-6 people) that can fit in the isolated booths seem to be the best fit here.

Pros: Great food, lots of fun, inexpensive

Cons: Slow service for large groups, noisy, can take a while to get seated

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This do-it-yourself Japanese grill is above and beyond the favorite restaurant in my friend circles. Attentive service, fair portions for the price. One serving of their most popular Hirami Miso beef is about $8 and you'll still have room for some seafood or veggies.
Try the garlic spinach or sweet potatoes (not yams...sweet white potatoes) they're surprisingly good.
If you want a dessert to remember, go for the S'mores. We've had so much fun roasting marshmellows over our in-table grill.

Reservations or an early dinner walk-in are recommended as the wait can be rather long in a very crowded front hallway-sized entry way or a usually chilly Pico Blvd. Definitely a great place to celebrate or to treat an out-of-town guest.

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★★★★★

This do-it-yourself Japanese grill is above and beyond the favorite restaurant in my friend circles. Attentive service, fair portions for the price. One serving of their most popular Hirami Miso beef is about $8 and you'll still have room for some seafood or veggies.
Try the garlic spinach or sweet potatoes (not yams...sweet white potatoes) they're surprisingly good.
If you want a dessert to remember, go for the S'mores. We've had so much fun roasting marshmellows over our in-table grill.

Reservations or an early dinner walk-in are recommended as the wait can be rather long in a very crowded front hallway-sized entry way or a usually chilly Pico Blvd. Definitely a great place to celebrate or to treat an out-of-town guest.

Pros: fun and different, excellent flavors, attentive service

Cons: small waiting area, long wait times

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This is a Japanese BBQ restaurant that is patterned after Korean BBQ restaurants. You cook your food in front of you on a charcoal grill at the table. The main difference I have found between the two is simply service. I refuse to go to Korean BBQ's anymore because of the lack of, or just plain rude service. Sure they may be cheap but why go where you end up feeling as if they're doing you a favor by serving you food. Gyu-Kaku has a very friendly, polite and informative staff. Always nearby to take additional orders and/or explain about the dishes. We ordered like you would at a sushi bar, several different dishes of sliced meats seafood and vegetables to share among us. Between the four of us at dinner, we had tofu salad, two orders of garlic shrimp, a prime kalbi, a regular kalbi, a ribeye, a double order of tongue, a order of pork sausage, miso butterfish, lettuce wraps, foil wrapped asparagus and mixed mushrooms with a bowl of rice each. Ice teas for beverages and two orders of yaki-mochi icecream and one order of Gyu-kaku ice-cream.for dessert. All of this with tax and tip, $35.00 each. That's ridiculous for a dinner in Beverly Hills. And for those complaining about having to pay for kim-chee. Unless you want to have offensive breath for the rest of the evening, despite the chewing gum provided with your check, just say NO! to kim-chee.

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★★★★★

This is a Japanese BBQ restaurant that is patterned after Korean BBQ restaurants. You cook your food in front of you on a charcoal grill at the table. The main difference I have found between the two is simply service. I refuse to go to Korean BBQ's anymore because of the lack of, or just plain rude service. Sure they may be cheap but why go where you end up feeling as if they're doing you a favor by serving you food. Gyu-Kaku has a very friendly, polite and informative staff. Always nearby to take additional orders and/or explain about the dishes. We ordered like you would at a sushi bar, several different dishes of sliced meats seafood and vegetables to share among us. Between the four of us at dinner, we had tofu salad, two orders of garlic shrimp, a prime kalbi, a regular kalbi, a ribeye, a double order of tongue, a order of pork sausage, miso butterfish, lettuce wraps, foil wrapped asparagus and mixed mushrooms with a bowl of rice each. Ice teas for beverages and two orders of yaki-mochi icecream and one order of Gyu-kaku ice-cream.for dessert. All of this with tax and tip, $35.00 each. That's ridiculous for a dinner in Beverly Hills. And for those complaining about having to pay for kim-chee. Unless you want to have offensive breath for the rest of the evening, despite the chewing gum provided with your check, just say NO! to kim-chee.

Pros: service and food

Cons: can be busy, probably because it's good

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This place is really fun -- I love cooking my own food at the table, even though I always feel like it should be cheaper because I am doing half the work. Portions could be much bigger for the price, but overall I think the quality of the food is worth it.

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★★★★☆

This place is really fun -- I love cooking my own food at the table, even though I always feel like it should be cheaper because I am doing half the work. Portions could be much bigger for the price, but overall I think the quality of the food is worth it.

Pros: fun, engaging dining experience

Cons: small portions, expensive

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Gyu-kaku is a fun, romantic place where you cook your food in their mini bbq pits with aluminum foil-wrapped meats and vegetables. Their service was good and the meat quality was above average to excellent. I even found myself trying some vegetables that I normally wouldn't eat but had so much fun cooking that I enjoyed eating them as well! I'd definitely go back.

2
★★★★☆

Gyu-kaku is a fun, romantic place where you cook your food in their mini bbq pits with aluminum foil-wrapped meats and vegetables. Their service was good and the meat quality was above average to excellent. I even found myself trying some vegetables that I normally wouldn't eat but had so much fun cooking that I enjoyed eating them as well! I'd definitely go back.

Cons: street parking

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I don't understand why people keep thinking this place serves Korean food. The words "Japanese BBQ" is everywhere!

The food is good. I don't know anything about authentic Japanese meat-cooking but I really loved the whole experience overall. It's very yummy, I guess it's the marinade since you cook it by yourself on the hotness in the middle of your table - and I guess marinading takes a long time, because the one problem I find is that the waiters take a long time to deliver this uncooked meat.

I recommend going at lunch because it's not crowded then; also, the tuna avocado salad was super tastey.

2
★★★★☆

I don't understand why people keep thinking this place serves Korean food. The words "Japanese BBQ" is everywhere!

The food is good. I don't know anything about authentic Japanese meat-cooking but I really loved the whole experience overall. It's very yummy, I guess it's the marinade since you cook it by yourself on the hotness in the middle of your table - and I guess marinading takes a long time, because the one problem I find is that the waiters take a long time to deliver this uncooked meat.

I recommend going at lunch because it's not crowded then; also, the tuna avocado salad was super tastey.

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Ive been visiting this location since it opened years ago, and cant ever get enough of it!
I reccomend the Butterfish!
There is something for everyone from steak eaters to vegans... You can take anyone here!

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★★★★★

Ive been visiting this location since it opened years ago, and cant ever get enough of it!
I reccomend the Butterfish!
There is something for everyone from steak eaters to vegans... You can take anyone here!

Pros: good, diverse, ambient

Cons: crowded, sometimes slow, parking

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We found this restaurant listed on citysearch and it has since turned into one of our favorites. The atmosphere is very cozy and is great for smaller groups of friends. Almost all of the dishes we have tried have been incredible, especially the meat dishes, the bimbimba and the desserts. It's not really traditional Korean or Japanese food, but more a mix of the two with an american twist. Either way, we find that there is always something on the menu that just hits the spot. The downsides: Some of the food can be on the pricey side depending on what you pick, but if you choose wisely, you can still get a good & filling meal for 20 bucks a person. There is also usually a long wait at night if you don't make reservations (the crowds usually die down around 9:30).

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★★★★★

We found this restaurant listed on citysearch and it has since turned into one of our favorites. The atmosphere is very cozy and is great for smaller groups of friends. Almost all of the dishes we have tried have been incredible, especially the meat dishes, the bimbimba and the desserts. It's not really traditional Korean or Japanese food, but more a mix of the two with an american twist. Either way, we find that there is always something on the menu that just hits the spot. The downsides: Some of the food can be on the pricey side depending on what you pick, but if you choose wisely, you can still get a good & filling meal for 20 bucks a person. There is also usually a long wait at night if you don't make reservations (the crowds usually die down around 9:30).

Pros: great atmosphere, friendly staff

Cons: long wait

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I am not ever going to this place again. I can't believe people believe this passes for Korean food--a place that charges $3 for kimchi and an arm and a leg for three little so-so marinated pieces of kalbi. The bibimbap was not authentic and made for obviously non-Koreans and the portions were teeny tiny. If you like paying a lot for inauthentic Korean food with an overpriced tapas menu, then go here. Even my friend who works for corporate Gyu-Kaku thinks that her company's food is horrible. For genuine Korean food, go to Koreatown in Los Angeles. Speed, don't slow down when you see its branches.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am not ever going to this place again. I can't believe people believe this passes for Korean food--a place that charges $3 for kimchi and an arm and a leg for three little so-so marinated pieces of kalbi. The bibimbap was not authentic and made for obviously non-Koreans and the portions were teeny tiny. If you like paying a lot for inauthentic Korean food with an overpriced tapas menu, then go here. Even my friend who works for corporate Gyu-Kaku thinks that her company's food is horrible. For genuine Korean food, go to Koreatown in Los Angeles. Speed, don't slow down when you see its branches.

Pros: None

Cons: Overpriced, Fake Korean food, Tiny portions

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This place is almost always packed with people. It's a Japanese Barbecue restaurant, where they bring you deliciously marinated meats and veggies to cook on a grill embedded on your table. It's very tasty, and they give some pretty good portions. Service is good too, as they will switch out a new grill for you if it looks like the current grill has been cooking awhile.

The wait for this place is too crazy to ignore, however, as you can end up waiting for an hour or more, due to the slow nature of the cooking and the relatively small size of the restaurant.

PROS: good food
CONS: the wait

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★★★★☆

This place is almost always packed with people. It's a Japanese Barbecue restaurant, where they bring you deliciously marinated meats and veggies to cook on a grill embedded on your table. It's very tasty, and they give some pretty good portions. Service is good too, as they will switch out a new grill for you if it looks like the current grill has been cooking awhile.

The wait for this place is too crazy to ignore, however, as you can end up waiting for an hour or more, due to the slow nature of the cooking and the relatively small size of the restaurant.

PROS: good food
CONS: the wait

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my friends and i particularly love coming to the westside gyukaku because the atmosphere is really kick back and the wait staff are always super cool & friendly. the food is good but is overpriced considering the teeny-tiny portions. and i agree with another reviewing that it's really lame that you hav to pay for things like kimchee. if you want to experience real korean bbq, this is definately not the place to go. although the place is small and there is usually a wait closer to the weekends, it's a good time with friends.

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★★★★☆

my friends and i particularly love coming to the westside gyukaku because the atmosphere is really kick back and the wait staff are always super cool & friendly. the food is good but is overpriced considering the teeny-tiny portions. and i agree with another reviewing that it's really lame that you hav to pay for things like kimchee. if you want to experience real korean bbq, this is definately not the place to go. although the place is small and there is usually a wait closer to the weekends, it's a good time with friends.

Pros: atmosphere, staff, food

Cons: parking, price/portions, crowded

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Everytime I go to Gyu-Kaku, it's fresh and very satisfying. When you walk in you are immediately greeted by a friendly staff. The food isn't too expensive, however, it's not too cheap either. What makes this restaurant special is that you cook your own food. You can choose from a large selection of meats, fishes, vegetables, and rice dishes. You cook all of these (except the rise dishes) on a charcoal grill placed in the middle of the table.

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★★★★★

Everytime I go to Gyu-Kaku, it's fresh and very satisfying. When you walk in you are immediately greeted by a friendly staff. The food isn't too expensive, however, it's not too cheap either. What makes this restaurant special is that you cook your own food. You can choose from a large selection of meats, fishes, vegetables, and rice dishes. You cook all of these (except the rise dishes) on a charcoal grill placed in the middle of the table.

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had a great time with my friends here. definitely order the fixed price menus. you get sooo much food for your money and it's all delicious. the deal with the salad, soup, edamame, a couple of meat dishes, bibimpap rice and dessert was fantastic. just be prepared to walk out smelling like your dinner.

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★★★★☆

had a great time with my friends here. definitely order the fixed price menus. you get sooo much food for your money and it's all delicious. the deal with the salad, soup, edamame, a couple of meat dishes, bibimpap rice and dessert was fantastic. just be prepared to walk out smelling like your dinner.

Pros: variety of meats, bang for your buck, nice atmosphere

Cons: smell like your meal

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This is a great place to go with a group of friends - awesome atmosphere, the staff is friendly, the food is fun, and the beer is cold. Obviously, the food comes pretty fast (since they don't have to cook it) - but be sure to order enough, because the plates are small. The do-it-yourself smores for dessert are more of a gimmick, but worth the fun if you're there for the first time.

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★★★★★

This is a great place to go with a group of friends - awesome atmosphere, the staff is friendly, the food is fun, and the beer is cold. Obviously, the food comes pretty fast (since they don't have to cook it) - but be sure to order enough, because the plates are small. The do-it-yourself smores for dessert are more of a gimmick, but worth the fun if you're there for the first time.

Pros: Atmosphere, service, good for groups

Cons: crowded

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The food is expensive consider the quantity they serve; Quality wise, not bad, but not that great either. Ambience is nice, but that's about it.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food is expensive consider the quantity they serve; Quality wise, not bad, but not that great either. Ambience is nice, but that's about it.

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I've been to a few Japanese Korean style BBQ restaurants, but this one made a lasting impression. My wife and I had one of the set menus, and everything, yes everything on it was delicious. And our waiter, Adam was great. Plan on waiting a bit for a table because this place gets packed. Or go with a group of 4 or more and you can make a reservation. Dinner will cost about $20 a person, but it will taste like it's worth twice that much.

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★★★★★

I've been to a few Japanese Korean style BBQ restaurants, but this one made a lasting impression. My wife and I had one of the set menus, and everything, yes everything on it was delicious. And our waiter, Adam was great. Plan on waiting a bit for a table because this place gets packed. Or go with a group of 4 or more and you can make a reservation. Dinner will cost about $20 a person, but it will taste like it's worth twice that much.

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The "scene" is fun here and kind of reminds you of a bustling authentic Asian eatery overseas. Some of the items at gyu-kaku are OUTSTANDING! The Unagi Bibimba should not be missed, and the soups are delicious. All of the other choices are very good or better and the desserts are a great finish to a fun meal! The prices really aren't as bad as has been suggested. Two of us were stuffed to the gills with 5 meats, 4 vegetabes, bibimba, soup, dessert, a pitcher of beer and 2 plum wines for $100. EXTREMELY reasonable!

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★★★★★

The "scene" is fun here and kind of reminds you of a bustling authentic Asian eatery overseas. Some of the items at gyu-kaku are OUTSTANDING! The Unagi Bibimba should not be missed, and the soups are delicious. All of the other choices are very good or better and the desserts are a great finish to a fun meal! The prices really aren't as bad as has been suggested. Two of us were stuffed to the gills with 5 meats, 4 vegetabes, bibimba, soup, dessert, a pitcher of beer and 2 plum wines for $100. EXTREMELY reasonable!

Pros: Great Food, A fun outing, Nice staff

Cons: Parking, A little cramped

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The only reason to dine here rather than any number of better and cheaper restaurants in Koreatown is (a) because it's closer to home if you live in West LA, or (b) if you dig a "scene." The 1-2 hour wait is SOOO not worth it, contrary to what others here say. And no self-respecting Korean joint, scene or not, should charge for kimchee--that's just wrong. The portions are tiny--tapas size. Our bill for 2, including 2 drinks and no dessert, came to $70. Waaay overpriced for the quality, taste, and overall experience.

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★★★☆☆

The only reason to dine here rather than any number of better and cheaper restaurants in Koreatown is (a) because it's closer to home if you live in West LA, or (b) if you dig a "scene." The 1-2 hour wait is SOOO not worth it, contrary to what others here say. And no self-respecting Korean joint, scene or not, should charge for kimchee--that's just wrong. The portions are tiny--tapas size. Our bill for 2, including 2 drinks and no dessert, came to $70. Waaay overpriced for the quality, taste, and overall experience.

Cons: The wait, The prices

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Great place to eat and drink especially the one in Beverly Hills. It is much roomier there. Haramai miso, Prime ribeye Ponzu, Unagi Bibimba, and Sweet Potatos are amongst my favorite. I even saw Simon Rex there once while I ws dining. Better than that, they have SMORES!!! Yum...

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★★★★★

Great place to eat and drink especially the one in Beverly Hills. It is much roomier there. Haramai miso, Prime ribeye Ponzu, Unagi Bibimba, and Sweet Potatos are amongst my favorite. I even saw Simon Rex there once while I ws dining. Better than that, they have SMORES!!! Yum...

Pros: Smores, Fun and Different, Reservations

Cons: Wood Benches

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I've been here a few times now and it's become one of my favorite resturants in LA. It's not authentic Korean food - it's not supposed to be. You can tell from the sauces that it's hybrid Japanese-Korean food. But it's a fun and interesting twist on the Korean food I'm used to. Don't order the kimchee dishes (it is ridiculous to pay for kimchee and they aren't that good here anyway). Bibimbap is great. Mochi ice cream is delicious and fun to cook as well. All the meats I've tried are good and the tofu salad is really good as well. Be ready to sit in very close quarters with strangers because the place gets pretty packed. Still, the fast-paced environment is fun. They've also opened new resturants in Beverly Hills and Torrance.

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★★★★☆

I've been here a few times now and it's become one of my favorite resturants in LA. It's not authentic Korean food - it's not supposed to be. You can tell from the sauces that it's hybrid Japanese-Korean food. But it's a fun and interesting twist on the Korean food I'm used to. Don't order the kimchee dishes (it is ridiculous to pay for kimchee and they aren't that good here anyway). Bibimbap is great. Mochi ice cream is delicious and fun to cook as well. All the meats I've tried are good and the tofu salad is really good as well. Be ready to sit in very close quarters with strangers because the place gets pretty packed. Still, the fast-paced environment is fun. They've also opened new resturants in Beverly Hills and Torrance.

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Look. If you want to grill lots of types of meats and veggies in lots of different robust and spicy sauces, the Korean bbq's of LA smoke the Japanese in this department. They just do. Would you go to a Korean restaurant that offered sushi? Nough said. However, the food was decent. The place is neat. Young and hip. Some of the meats were fatty. If you must go, the miso flavored beef was the best. So were the lamb chops. Chicken with garlic was third place.

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★★★★☆

Look. If you want to grill lots of types of meats and veggies in lots of different robust and spicy sauces, the Korean bbq's of LA smoke the Japanese in this department. They just do. Would you go to a Korean restaurant that offered sushi? Nough said. However, the food was decent. The place is neat. Young and hip. Some of the meats were fatty. If you must go, the miso flavored beef was the best. So were the lamb chops. Chicken with garlic was third place.

Pros: Hip, Fun

Cons: Bland and Fatty, Expensive, Lack of variety

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I eat regularly at Gyu-kaku. This place is definitely comparable to a true Korean BBQ-with better service and better ventilation.

The food is to die for. I recommend it.

Only drawback, way to crowded, and they don't take reservation under party of 5

2
★★★★☆

I eat regularly at Gyu-kaku. This place is definitely comparable to a true Korean BBQ-with better service and better ventilation.

The food is to die for. I recommend it.

Only drawback, way to crowded, and they don't take reservation under party of 5

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I doubt you'll see any real Koreans here. The notion of paying for Kimchee is beyond absurd. Sure, it's easy and everyone speak English, but do yourself a favor and venture in Koreatown, you'll find this place pales in comparison.

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★★☆☆☆

I doubt you'll see any real Koreans here. The notion of paying for Kimchee is beyond absurd. Sure, it's easy and everyone speak English, but do yourself a favor and venture in Koreatown, you'll find this place pales in comparison.

Pros: Clean, Efficient

Cons: Crowded, Overpriced, Not authentic

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I am definitely going back here. The food was great...the different sauces offer variety and the service was impeccable. FYI: This place gets very busy for dinner.

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★★★★★

I am definitely going back here. The food was great...the different sauces offer variety and the service was impeccable. FYI: This place gets very busy for dinner.

Pros: it's fun grilling

Cons: you might encounter, a wait for a table

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This was a great experience. Food you prepare to your degree of doneness with the flavor and taste of a master oriental chef. Table can be a bit congested with the assortments of plates. Order the meal for two choices if yiu can't decide.

2
★★★★☆

This was a great experience. Food you prepare to your degree of doneness with the flavor and taste of a master oriental chef. Table can be a bit congested with the assortments of plates. Order the meal for two choices if yiu can't decide.

Pros: good food, good portions, entertaining

Cons: crowded, parking hectic, small tables

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