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Gyu-Kaku Waikiki

#154 of 1,863 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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307 Lewers St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2357
+1 808-926-2989
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Morgan Hill, California
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I had never been so this was a new experience and OH WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!! I had the #1 and #2 meats for the happy hour and they were superb. I wasted my time on the Kobe and the short ribs. The sticky rice with the sweet soy sauce was incredible and then there were... smores. They brought us SMORES!... More 

Thank kylephaynes
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant last night. The amount of food presented for our 75(US$)missed its mark. Now I enjoy food quality and am willing to pay a fair price for a good meal, but we get more meat on a $10 sub from subway. Service was good but the meal was very overpriced. You have to cook your food which... More 

Thank Marisio61
Seattle, Washington
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We've been to quite a few spots of this franchise and continue to come back to this specific location while we're in town. It's not THE best service but you cook your own food on a grill and enjoy the company you're with. Be sure to check out the all-you-can-eat menu. We weren't given the all-you-can-eat menu the first night... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Visited during lunch and had the happy hour special which was 3 grill selections for $17.99 including appetizer, soup, and rice. I got the bistro hanger miso steak (for $3 extra), Cajun pork belly, and shrimp. The bistro hanger steak flavor was amazing as was the pork belly. The shrimp was good too. The app was edamame and the soup... More 

Thank rbinatlanta
Edmonton, Canada
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a change from the regular fare on the Waikiki strip and came across this little gem! The restaurant has a variety of Asian dishes that you cook on small Bar B Qs located on each table. The staff were very friendly and most helpful in suggesting choices and providing instructions on how to cook meats and... More 

Thank Recycle1
Troy, New York
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is the first time we had Gyu Kaku. We heard so much about it and finally we got the chance. If you have ever done BBQ before you should be familiar with the process. meat is good. I would suggest stick with the best sellers and you won't regret it. We visited during the new year holiday season so... More 

Thank Derek Z
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Having lived in Japan and eating at Gyu-Kaku in Japan, the food and service here were not up to expectations. This could have been a 5 star rating except for a few items that need attention. We called earlier and were told we would need to make reservations since we had a group of 6. When making reservations we were... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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426 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We ate there using open table reservation at 3:30 and pretty much had our pick of tables and it was quiet and at a relaxing pace so we enjoyed the meal. Happy hour had a number of items lower in price so you could save a few bucks. Wagu beef, Shabun beef, Ny steak, duck breast, garlic chicken, plus a... More 

Thank ECL
Worcester, MA
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

First, I want to say that our server was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Beyond that, I did not find this place very enjoyable. You pick a number of items and they are brought to you raw to cook at your table. We were told some idea on time (such as "around 3 min per side" for scallops... More 

Thank vanonymous
Budapest, Hungary
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173 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I have dined in similar style joint in Tokyo where you make your own meal from the meats they serve you and was pretty fun. This was similar in quality as well. Generally the meat they served was good, not perfect though and there were some chewy bites bit still very good. However it is not a cheap place on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Japanese, Barbecue, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 Lewers St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2357
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-926-2989

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