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Gyu-Kaku Waikiki

#153 of 1,822 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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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Joseph B
Sunnyvale, CA
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414 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
3 of 5 bubbles 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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161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank AdamAntal
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

it was ok a bit pricey, service ok, friendly ok, clean ok would no be a first choice in downtown eating

Thank Thomas M
Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This Korean BBQ was our first meal in Honolulu, and it was delicious! Huge portions and good service.

Thank A J E
Greenville, South Carolina
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was my first Japanese BBQ dinner and it was an outstanding experience. I was dining with my picky 8 year old grand-daughter but I was sure we could get plain Udon noodles and the restaurant was very accommodating. She also loved the cheese wontons, as did I. The real surprise was the quality of meat dishes that we grilled.... More 

Thank LudwigVonKelkheim
Honolulu, Hawaii
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Best happy hour ever! Ate too much, eat happy leave happy! Filet mignon, tofu salad, bistro harami, Gyu tan and more!

Thank Al S
Chula Vista, California
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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Had the lunch special combo 3 with 3 orders of the filet mignon ($13.95) which comes with rice, soup and a salad. The meat was delicious and plentiful. Used the 99 cent coupons for 2 beers and then had a tower for $9.50. Come here each trip several times and it only gets better.

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Toliara, Madagascar
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I went there for dinner. The food was excellent ! Your table is equipped with a gas grill that you cook your selections on but I prefered to order an already prepared dish.

Thank Azadirachta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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?