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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining

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$$ - $$$
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34 Cooper Sq, New York City, NY 10003-7110 (Cooper Sq. / 3rd Ave (between E.5th & E. 6th))
+1 212-475-2989
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great sons birthday dinner. Cooking your meat amd veggies at the table at you taste is great. Super fun and makes your dinner experience just that. A nice experience

Thank travelww40
Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 662 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in on our way to dinner for some drinks. We sat at the bar and had a few beers and sake by the glass. No an expansive menu but just about right. Happy Hour prices were superb - 50% off. We'd go back again and try the food.

Thank lucycan
Sunnyside, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We loved the atmosphere and the food. The server was great in helping us understand the menu along with how much food we should order. The food came out fast. The rice was awesome. We will definitely be going back The meat was served on different platters. The server told you how long to cook each piece to your liking.... More 

Thank georgthiak
Goshen, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

First time having this type of dining experience and I was pleasantly surprised. Service was great and the food was plentiful and delicious. When traveling mid-town I will make this a regular spot.

Thank Brett C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We were seated right at our reservation time, service was great, food was brought to the table for us to cook, easy instructions were given by the server. Food was GREAT and the sauces for each meat were amazing. Waitress was very informative and happy to answer all of our questions. We have never experienced anything like this and is... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Must visit this Restaurant. Meet a come raw on the table and you can cook it your self. Vow. Good and tasty. Nice sauces. Desert was chocolate and marshmallows. Vow we warmed up marshmallow on the stove and ate it with chocolate and crackers. Nice bar and lots of Korean alcoholic beverages. Experience like nothing I have before.

Thank Shaukat K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice Japonice restaurant combined with a BBQ in the middle of the table . Taste meet and nice service .

Thank Jose J
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Well known for their Japanese Beef BBQ. Been here so many times- one of my favorite places to come with my boyfriend. Pretty expensive though but they do have happy hour for lunch and late night for decent prices. Customer service is ehh- it depends on whether the managers here or not. Food comes on timely matter but it may... More 

Thank Jkkwong93
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A Japanese inspired grill, which seems to be a popular student hangout. So if you are looking for a spot for date-night & expect to have a slightly refined experience, this is not the place. It's noisy, busy & diner-like. I don't know how else to describe the ambiance. The cocktails were above average, the service was not fast, but... More 

Thank Sinbads_sister
Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We did the Kobe beef for two and it was probably enough food for three people. A good choice of courses and you grill the meat at your table. For dessert we grilled our own marshmallows for s'mores. Get a reservation because it's popular. Our server, Paul, was very helpful, knowledgeable and informative.

Thank Sherry R

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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$20 - US$50
Japanese, Barbecue, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
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: 34 Cooper Sq, New York City, NY 10003-7110
    (Cooper Sq. / 3rd Ave (between E.5th & E. 6th))
  • Public Transportation: 6 train at Astor Place R,W train at 8th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-475-2989

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