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Posted by Shmooel on 08/28/2007
I heard about Gyu-Kaku from a coworker who said, "You sit around a firepit and cook your own meat, which comes marinated in your choice of sauce." I was instantly curious, and sight unseen I booked the place for my Birthday Dinner. It was AMAZING. The service is ridiculously good, the food is tasty, fun to eat, and even more fun to cook, and the atmosphere is great. I HIGHLY reccomend that you book the PARTY room at the 50th st. location...you get your own room that is like a private restaurant, and it literally makes the occasion. Also reccomend the Very Bery Mojito, which is a bit expensive at $11 but very tasty and fun. Over all, I can't wait to go back, and it was the most fun at a dinner place I've had in NYC over the last several years. Beats a stuffy steakhouse any day of the week.
Posted by park sloper on 07/05/2007
I've been to the downtown location a few times but came here for a pre-fireworks dinner on July 4th. My friend loved it, as I knew she would, and we ordered a ton! The salmon and scallop tartare is to die, cream cheese and seaweed inexpensive and always good, house salad that serves 2 perfect with their mustard dressing, HARAMI (a must), ahi tuna, a special angus beef with garlic sauce, mushroom medley and the mochi ice cream and s'mores to top it off. Not bad for 2 girls. The sake sangria was divine made with sake, lychee and plum wine. All that and a bit more for $88 - absolutely unheard of at restaurants of equal quality in the city. Server was friendly and attentive though she did forget the cream cheese for my seaweed which is so minor. Changed grill when needed and kept our table clean. Host was very gracious and friendly. Great location and design, perfect for family or friendly group gatherings or as a date spot.
Posted by gj on 06/11/2007
Great place for lunch. Feels like lunch back in Tokyo. Food is fresh and delicious. Service is great.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/13/2007
LOVE LOVE LOVE Gyu-Kaku!! Portions are small but everything is very reasonable. Great place for a first date...and its absolutely yummy.
Posted by john k on 03/10/2007
Two Words: Kobe Filet. It still makes my mouth water. Nice atmosphere though a loud staff screaming in Japanese, but I guess thats the authenticity. I've been there twice and both times were asked to wait about 15 minutes with a reservation, which I expect usually in a Manhattan restaurant on a weekend, and our waitress was very apologetic for it. Someone at another table had a birthday and the manager (?) came out with a cake full of candles and screamed for everyone in the restaurant to sing to the birthday-girl. Very cute/fun place. It was a nice experience, I will definitely go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/09/2007
It's a really great place to have lunch! You get your own biuld-in table-top barbeque - whether you go solo or as a group - and you get to grill your own food. It's fun! The seafood & meats are very well marinated so they come out very tender! And I am sure you will also appreciate the service - their staff is perfectly trained. And the place finally got their liquor license. I know I am going back there really soon! However - if you are a guy and are really hungry - have in mind that this is a Japanese place - so the marinated meats are portioned ... well - like anything in a Japanese restaurant should be. The guy I was having lunch with told me at the end of the meal that he was still feeling hungry.
Posted by JJ on 12/13/2006
Midtown is sometimes devoid of great places for lunch at a good price, and finally Gyu Kaku delivers. I went there last Friday as part of a business meeting and was extremely delighted to how accommodating the staff is. 7 people with no reservation to get seated without wait? We had the option to order from the lunch menu as well as the dinner menu, and although the lunch menu had great sets (Noodle and rice sets at around $9, meat sets under $20), we ordered from the dinner menu. There was no beer available (the waitress said they were waiting for the liquor license) but she gave us free iced tea and even offered us free ice cream at the end of our meal. I've been to the location downtown a few times, but this midtown spot is beautiful. floor and ceiling windows that look out over 3rd ave? It will be great at night. our waitress (who was VERY friendly and explained the whole menu to us) said they should have liquor license soon to open for dinner. Long story short: great, quick lunch that is fun for the whole office.