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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

$$ - $$$
South San Fernando Valley
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14457 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91423-2606 (Van Nuys Boulevard)
+1 818-501-5400
11:30 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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So Cal
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490 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

GK's are usually good and this location is no exception. Meat was fresh and the sides filled you up. Came here with the buddy and we devoured it. Also has a LS deal so it helped with the damage to the wallet.

Thank d l
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173 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We had a really good time! They give a lot of food! Good quality! It was around $30 each person. They were pretty fast and nice!

Thank Antho G
Las Vegas, Nevada
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Gyu-Kaku is always a good place to meet up for the lunch. The happy hour is very affordable for both food and drink, and it's great to try a bunch of food and share.

Thank Trenna H
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76 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Location: Sherman Oaks Parking: free, on-site but crowded Atmosphere: festive, social, youthful Staff: friendly Menu: extensive Drinks: standard Meal: yummy Prices: competitive Visit Again: yes Recommend To Friends: yes

Thank Nicole P
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This was my second visit to Gyu-Kaku and I enjoyed it the second time as much as the first. It's a good way to try many different dishes without breaking the bank. The service was excellent and the food choices are many. Great spot to check out but expect to wait a bit as it's very popular.

Thank Iris S
Sherman Oaks, CA
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

You can never go wrong at Gyu Kaku. While there are certainly pricey items on the menu, if you go during festival seasons, or during happy hour you can get a serious amount of great food and drink and ridiculous prices. There is something here for everyone - meat eaters, vegetarians, and everything in between. And whatever you do, don't... More 

Thank Deborah A
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

ive been coming here for years and it is always good. service is a little slow at this location but we walked out super full and happy.

Thank dorkiemiche
New Delhi, India
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56 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

For those Japanese food lovers, and if you have the right palette, this place can give you some serious flavours. BBQ on your own or order ala carte cooked, the taste is amazing and ambience is captivating.

Thank PushkinBansal
Brewster, New York
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410 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I relisted this venue because it is in Sherman Oaks NOT Los Angeles! The food is consistently good, although I think the portions have gotten smaller. During Happy Hour & late night they offer food & drink specials. Love grilling at the table!

Thank Cynhoff
Oregon City, Oregon
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This is our second (and last) visit. We ordered ala carte. Our meal came promptly and the food was good. The other couple with us had all sorts of problems. First, their grill wouldn't generate heat. Staff interrupted our meal to try and clean it and it didn't work. Then, they had to replace the grill while we waited. One... More 

Thank OregonMaryT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Japanese, Barbecue, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14457 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91423-2606
    (Van Nuys Boulevard)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighbourhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-501-5400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?