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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining

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70 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105-2008 (De Lacey)
+1 626-405-4842
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Glendora, California
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was good and our waitress was on top of it. Rather than going with AYCE, we ordered one of their deals which comes with a couple of appetizers and several portions of meat. We also ordered a a few pre cooked items and an extra cut of meat. Overall the food was really good.

Thank Rafeek626
Arcadia, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I order all you can eat $30/person. Plenty foods plus desert included! Very good deal. Only thing I didn't give 5, because we waited for quite long time (to be seated)even it wasn't crowded. I wish they have raspberry ice tea or lemonade. Service is pretty good. Please come to Arcadia area!!

Thank ashamta
Lexington, Ky
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the Breeders Cup we were looking for an Asian restaurant, and we found this jewel on Open Table.com. Our reservation was at 8 pm, and we were early. That gave us the opportunity to get two drinks at the bar (happy hour priced Saki and beer), and to smell the wonderful aromas swirling around us. We were seated on... More 

Thank BBandJJ
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Gyu Kaku is a fantastic place when you want to engage a group of people and have great food. The quality of the food is great and the activity of having your party (be it 2 people or a whole table) cooking their own food produces a basis for a natural ice breaker. While there is an all you can... More 

Thank Emortens
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I went to this location of Gyu Kaku for the first time on Saturday, with my daughter and her boy friend. We are going to Gyu Kaku every week, and we already have been in all the other locations. I am very happy to tell you, that this is the most beautiful, big, and comfortable of all the other locations,... More 

Thank Edna G
Monterey Park, California
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128 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with friends the other night for their happy hour prices. Items with red typed prices are happy hour specials. Of course we ordered the specials which is a pretty good deal for dinner. We've eaten there for lunch after golf so finding lunch prices for dinner worked for us. Order a pitcher of beer as it goes well... More 

Thank dpac2
Pasadena, California
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173 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The place from the outside is quite small. But once you're inside, a lot of space. Quality meat & a lot of selection, a little small for the serving but the price is fair. One of the main issue that I have with place is lack of windows. It can easily get warm especially in hot weather plus the grill.... More 

Thank neborr357
Buena Park, California
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117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This place is a bit different than Korean BBQ. The steak is good quality rib steak and the other meat is very good as well.Guests cook their meat from a grill at the center of the table. They lack the variety of Korean BBQ with very few vegetables.

Thank 137rick
Altadena, California, United States
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This was our second visit to the Pasadena location. Since it was Tuesday evening, it was less crowded than the first time when we went on a Saturday, and the service was slow earlier. This time we were a group of three. From the first visit, we knew not to order too much - since the amount of food in... More 

Thank Siddharth D
Weston, Florida
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

I've had BBQ before, I've had Korean BBQ, but never Japanese BBQ. Interesting style of dining where you cook your own meats in a little grill built into the center of the table. The duck and the short rib were very good.

Thank Cary K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Japanese, Asian, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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: 70 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105-2008
    (De Lacey)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-405-4842

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