Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA
A really cool dining experience that I encourage everyone to try. The hostess was not pleasant at all but our server was very nice and attentive. I’d also like to compliment the manager on duty (not sure if his name) for removing our salmon from the bill after the tin foil burnt up. I know you have to be strict regarding customers not cooking their food properly on the grill but understanding it was not our fault and making no fuss about it was appreciated! I’ll be back for sure but hopefully to be greeted by a nicer and friendlier hostess.
Our favorite spot for drinks and dinner
Food was amazing. And happy hour deal was as well
... skip it. Idk who the serving size is referring to but it sure isn’t my “type”. Their “$75 for 2 people” is actually for just 1 x 5ft 95lb asian female. Either order hella food and spend more ... or just go to any AYCE Bbq and save yourself the frustration.
service was also really slow. 1 hour in and we didnt get the meats yet... pretty disappointing. I heard someone ask if they can just have everything brought to them at one time so... i asked too. There were more servers looking at what plate or debris they can clear from our table than bringing us plates of food. their gas bill must also be super high... that flame was blazing... and underutilized from the lack of food coming through our table in a timely manner.
We went for Thanksgiving and had the special. TONS of meat, very generous amount of food. We ended up having meat left to take home. Everything except the edamame (which I don't like anyway so they may have been excellent to others) was delicious. I would have liked more vegetables as I could have eaten all the vegetables served on my own and then been happy with less meat. The staff was attentive, quickly clearing plates, bringing tea, and changing the grill when it got sticky. We are planning on going back after the holidays. Well worth it and very much recommended.
It was great! I had been to one before and once I found out there was one in Arlington we drove three hours to try it out! The garlic noodles were amazing! Thanks!
Great music, can I have your playlist?
The food was very good. However Gyu-Kaku has raised their prices recently and I do find the new pricing too high for me to go back again.
Everything was amazing! Definitely coming back and telling more friends about this restaurant.
Our server was friendly and relatable. Would definitely come back again. Definitely referring to friends and family
We had another amazing experience this time! Daphne, our server, was knowledgeable and patient with us as she explained the different options we had. The food was even better than I remembered the last time. Will be back exclamation
First visit. Potentially favorite new place in Clarendon
I been there many times really love this place bc of the food but service naaaaaa last time I was there I ask for lemon since I always order the tongue with scallion sauce and always comes with lemon so I enjoy it like that but this time when I asked for lemon instead of a lemon wedge I got a whole lemon ?!!!!!! How in the world I’m going to cut a lemon with chopsticks 🥢? N also when we were enjoying the dessert we were asked to if we can leave bc it was a lot ppl waiting when I see lot tables empty and we not even spend hour in a half there
We were late to our reservation they still served us with excellent customer service food was amazing
I took my gf for her bday, except waiting 10 min at the beginning (I reserved table for 8:30 but they let us in like 8:43) everything was awesome, great food, reasonable price! Definitely will come back again
Always our favorite place to go. Good drinks, good food.
Servers were nice. I should have tipped more. Meat was not much, but was good. marinated ones were salty in general. Mushroom medley was too salty and buttery as well. We liked spinach and garlic. Didn't quite like rice or soup before, so we did not get it.
Absolutely love this place, great food, great service and a great menu!
always a good experience, amazing food quality and the service is always nice.
Found this restaurant in NYC. So happy to have one here in Virginia. Love this place.
I reserved a table and one of us came late. The front desk didn’t allow us to sit unless everyone is here. Even we told them we could order for the person, they still did’t allow us to seat. They have a plenty of empty tables when we are there. When everyone was there, they only gave us less than1 hour 30mins to eat. I have been here several times and this was the worst experience I had. Hope they can improve it in the future.
Daphne our server was wonderful. Food was amazing as usual.
Food was good and Chenyue was a great server. Only wish this location had happy hour pricing and provided more food for the price
Fun, always enjoy eating here!
We had a large crowd and the server could not keep up with clearing empty plates as she brought new courses. So our table was very full and it made it hard and unpleasant to eat. We had to ask her several times to collect the dishes. She was very nice but it was not optimal service. It made the dessert course kind of gross. We had s’mores but no clean plates to use for them —- only dinner plates with remnants of rice, meat and vegetables.
Food was plentiful for a good price. A nice way to celebrate an anniversary. House sake was good.
Great food. Great server. Poor check in experience with hostess. She seemed annoyed with us.
Very good experience. We love Gyu-Kaku! We lived in Japan for three years, and yakiniku is our favorite.
Always love coming here
The food was extremely good, and the prix fixe meat lovers menu was a great value for two! A cool experience overall, as well.
Loved it! As a party of three, we were able to do the standard for two Gyu-Kaku plates with some add ons a la carte! Meat was prepped beautifully and quality of vegetables was excellent! I downloaded the app and can’t wait to use the rewards to get more points for discounts!
The for two meals are a good deal
Loved all of it. Definitely recommend and will be back soon.
Always fun eating here!
We love this place!! Definitely will go back again for BBQ!!
Good as always! Been to this location 5 times and we enjoy the food, service and fun with friends.
Extremely Poor service. Server routinely forget to bring food items out. Some items did not come out until after the meal was over even after reminding server and manager numerous times that we did not receive our food orders. Didn’t refill our drinks on time and had to keep reminding to refill drinks. A few times the drinks were not correct but we drank them anyway because of the long wait. Server Turned off the grill to replace the grill grates but didn’t come back to replace the grill after Reminding server numerous times to replace grill or at least turn it back on. We sat around for 20 minutes waiting to grill. When bringing out desert items server did not bring out spoons or plates for us to enjoy the deserts. We asked for spoons and plates numerous times but server just brought out the check instead. Food was really good but service was extremely poor. Talked to the manager after receiving bill about our poor experience. Manager reduced bill. Will not be visiting again.
It was the first time and not the last:)
The food is good but service is just okay.