Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | Lakeview
Our grill didn't work well, it took forever to cook and really took away from our experience
Excellent Japanese style BBQ restaurant. We could take good dinner in this Chicago trip.
We had a delicious meal at Gyu-Kaku on Thanksgiving. Servers were kind and attentive although they were very busy. The food was really good. We left completely full and satisfied. We would go again for a different special occasion. For us, it is too much food to go for a regular meal.
This dining experience was better than the last two times we were there. Very happy!
We ordered one of the pre-planned dinners for 2, added on a noodle dish and some pork belly. The dinner for 2 was definitely enough food, and our favorite flavor meat of the night was in that set. All of the food was very delicious, and the grill is always a fun experience (one of us had been before, one was new to the experience).
Service tonight was a little slow on delivering the food and refilling drinks, but picking up empty plates (different people) was prompt.
Overall, a wonderful time!
Great food selection and atmosphere, the servers were very friendly and explained to me how the menu for the all you can eat works.
Always delicious and always a great time!
Overall the food was great -as always. But this location needs to work on their service! Unhelpful server, drinks that sat empty, and food that came out in parts.
I love Gyu-Kaku! My first time going was actually in LA, so when I got back to Chicago and discovered there were locations here I was beyond excited. This is my second time going to the Lakeview location and they have yet to disappoint—the food has consistently been fresh and delicious as well as the service top notch. I’ll be back very soon!
This place was absolutely amazing.. the service was great and so was the food. I’ll be back
Delicious food, amazing price, great selection of drinks and what makes this place better are the staffs which makes this place over all enjoyable!
Everything about this place was amazing! The food, the options, the ambiance, our server was so sweet and welcoming. I'm definitely coming back. 10/10 would recommend.
I came for my moms birthday. We were seated right away, but We sat for over 20 minutes before someone came to wait on our table. I had to constantly ask over and over for our drinks and a high chair. I would say I had to ask about 4 or 5 times. After we finally got our food no one came to check on us I had to ask a man who was serving Other table for assistance he said he would let our waitress know but she still never showed up. The restaurant was not that busy for its horrible service. This is my third time coming to this restaurant and the second time we had bad service!
Very good service, great food!
Spencer he are the best server and manager he the best too good luck
Each time me and my husband go to this place it’s a wonderful time. The green tea cake is to die for.
We had the Samurai and it was exceptional, except the pork with spicy Korean chili sauce wasn’t as good as we expected it to be.
Food was little too salty and feels like they use too much butter on everything. Chair for our table was sticky. Thinking I will try different location next time
Food was great. However, there were four different items that we attempted to order that were out of stock. One of which we were not told was out, until the end of the meal when we mentioned to our server that we never received it.
Love this place and it’s a great value! Dinner for three was under $60. It’s fun and different. A great experience.
Great restaurant. Server Emmy was great. I’ll be back definitely
Food was good but the service was extremely lacking. The table wasn’t ready and instead of telling us she was going to get a chair, our hostess just walked away, leaving the menus in the table. I didn’t receive water until I asked multiple times, and they just kept bringing all of the food without regard to our table being extremely full or at what point of the meal we were in. I won’t be returning to this location.
Great! Have enjoyed multiple times, and hope to again.
A must try for anyone contemplating going to this restaurant. It was outstanding!
Wasn't sure what to expect, but the food and service were excellent! Will definitely be back!
I've been here many times, and food is always good. The service is ok, but this time had the best service. Antonio's service was excellent.
The best part of Gyu Kaku was the variety of meats. Also, the pricing was very affordable! I picked the angus ribs, garlic beef ribs, and skirt steak. Additionally, I chose to add the $3 house sake and the green tea ice cream for dessert.
In short, the experience was amazing. I went in with family and we thoroughly enjoyed the quality of the meats. Very fatty and full of flavor. The ability to dial in the amount of char, as well as achieve the perfect medium-rare is nothing short of astounding.
I recommend this experience for anyone that has had Korean BBQ and wants to go somewhere different. For some reason, Gyu Kaku has it right...just enough variety and great quality!
First time here and it was absolutely amazing. My wife and I have gone to other Asian bbq spots but this place is completely amazing. Food, drinks and ambience was perfect for date night. I spent almost 200 dollars at other places and was still hungry without getting dessert or drinks and this was just little over 100
This is the 3rd location that we have been to and it was 5 stars again. Service was great and food was bomb lol. We had the supreme all you can eat and we were stuffed. Loved it and will definitely be back!
Took my parents here to have them try out japanese bbq for the first time- they loved it! I would highly reccomend coming here for the experience and you get a lot of food for what youre paying. Be aware that their locations are always packed so make a reservation in advance
Unique dinner experience! My group of two couples got pork fried dumplings, 4 “ready to eats” (garlic noodles were super good!), and then steak/pork belly/calamari to grill and share. We left full and felt like it was more economical than getting the “course” for 4.
Amazing experience! Food was amazing and service was great!
Staff are so attentive. Food is great! I would recommend this place!
Loved the food! Our server wasn't great but I don't think that is a reflection on the whole wait staff.
Everything we had was delicious. The servers were friendly and attentive.
Great restaurant. I enjoy it every time I come.
We went here for date night! If you download their app, u get points for every time you go. It’s such a fun experience, so it’s easy to go back just for the self cooking!
Awesome waiter with great energy and personality! Fast service and amazing yummy food. Love the new spacious location!