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Gyu-kaku - Gyu-Kaku - Denver, CO, Denver, CO

Gyu-Kaku - Denver, CO

4.5
4.5
422 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 12:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (720) 726-4068
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / LoDo
  • Cross street
    Chestnut Pl
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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What 422 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Innovative

  • Denver / Colorado

    Good for special occasions

  • Denver

    Innovative

  • Denver

    Good for special occasions

422 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Meat was so fatty- hardly any to eat. Super disappointed- won’t return

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  2. Kergie

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious which important to know. But the service was absolutely terrible. We waited 45 minutes for drinks, we felt very rushed when ordering, then after ordering it took ages to get the food. Mind you most of the food is uncooked so I’m not sure why it would take a long time to serve raw meat. An explanation for the wait times would have gone a long way but we never got one. I would go back during lunch only because the food was yummy and I’d like to see if the service improves when it’s not so busy.

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  3. Amanda

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Q was an amazing server! We had an absolutely amazing experience!

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  4. Briana

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the food we had was amazing, and Q was a very thoughtful and helpful server!

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  5. PatrickW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good selection love the service very attentive. Would be back

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    guy Kaku never disappoints.

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  7. Chicky

    Denver

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Started out well, but our table fire wouldn't work so we had to move tables in the midst of our 1st, 2nd and 3rd courses which all came at the same time. Not a big deal unless you have a handicap person in your party. Our service declined from there. Once we were served our meat, we never saw the server again until dessert at which time he discovered we didn't receive all of our meat and then brought it out. By that time we were done. It took 3 hours, that was a bit to long for us.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our food was served very slow and tables around us had much better service. The servers would walk right past us and it was hard to get their attention. We’ve had to wait up to 30 minutes for some orders.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time going, food was great...will definitely be going back for more.

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  10. MelissaS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    02/21/2024. Party of 5, one in a wheelchair that they accommodated very nicely. The host was very sweet and helped me surprise my niece and it went off perfect. I should have got names, but I didn't remember to do that. He was outstanding in my book. The waitress was very well versed on menu and helped us with everything with kindness and knowledge. She was the best. Again, no name but look it up and praise them both. Then the food, Dear Lord it was amazing. We will be back and praise you to anyone who will listen. Peace and Love Folks.

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  11. JonP

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's our favorite place for family events! Thank you Masa for hosting us so beautifully.

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  12. LizethC

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So happy we found this spot! Definitely will return.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The entire restaurant was freezing cold inside. We had to wear our jackets the whole time. The server forgot to give us plates. The food was pretty good though

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  14. KimberlyK

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was all excellent. Service was top notch. We enjoyed cooking the food at our own table for a unique dining experience.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to celebrate my partner’s birthday and due to some yelp reviews we were excited for the food but not too sure about the service. To our surprise everything was amazing. The service was top notch, food was amazing, and everything was very authentic. From the hostess to the busboys everyone was extremely pleasant and tended to all of our needs/requests. They also surprised us with a happy birthday song. I booked through OpenTable as a birthday event but I didn’t know we would get the dessert and a song. Overall it was a great experience and we will be back!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service, very fun idea. Not cheap, but not bad for some good quality food and some very friendly service. Wish there was another in springs.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We didn’t get to eat here. The restaurant had no heat and would only sit us on tables near big windows, or within the seat of the door. All tables that would have been feasible to manage with space heaters were reserved for others. So I guess our reservation didn’t count in the same way. We left. Manager was apologetic but ineffective. Terrible customer experience.

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  18. samie85

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was super tasty, our waiter Seth was awesome, and it was a perfect spot to get a good base for a night of NYE celebrating

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    There was no service. The restaurant was dirty. I wouldn’t recommend. We ended up leaving before any one got to us. We were catfished by this restaurant.

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  20. Chuckster

    Denver

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my go-to restaurants whenever I'm in Denver. Fast, friendly and courteous service. The food is always fresh and tastes great! You have the luxury of cooking your own meats just the way you like it. You can cook while you eat and enjoy your food hot off the grill. Always happy and satisfied when we leave.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was great as usual. Second time we have had Seth as our server and he is hands down the best server at this location!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a reservation for 330 so we could make the parade of lights at 6pm…. We didn’t end up leaving the restaurant until 630!!! SLOW SLOW SLOW SERVICE! They did tell us around 530 that the kitchen was backed up…we had been there since 330!!?? The waiter would come, we would order our items, and they would come out about 15-20 minutes later. When he brought the meat we asked for rice… which came about 15-20 minutes later, after we had ate the meat and then sat there while we waited another 20 minutes for our meat.. anytime we saw the waiter we ordered— which I think we saw him about 4 times over the span of our 3 hours dinner!! Ruined our evening as when we finally got to the parade, it was 10 people deep. And to be honest, food was not that great.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The kitchen was a little slow to get our food out, but our waiter was fantastic about communicating and being proactive to refill drinks and get us what he could quickly. Always a fun and delicious experience!

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  24. LauraH

    New York City

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Just never get the dippings that come complimentary with the higher quality meats unless we ask.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Q was fantastic. Our first time and he made us feel welcomed.

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  26. JoyJ

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good meat. Great service. Took a while to get the food tho

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  27. Amanda

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our go to date night spot. Always delicious!!

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  28. LisaV

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love this place. You should put on in Colorado Springs.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was great, server was bad, restaurant is run poorly!

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  30. HannahV

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The table next to us had a press on finger nail in their drink from the server. Our 2 orders of meat took over an hour to come out. Very thin cuts

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  31. chowhound

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Whoever manages the place loves making signs. There were three “use other door” signs on a single door. And left over tape, peeled paint and aged/sagging signs in several places. Looked tired. Meanwhile the menu was an overload and hard to understand how to order what. Alex, our server, was the highlight.

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  32. DnG2013

    Philadelphia

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing- we probably shouldn’t have down the all you can it- it was WAY too much food, but was all excellent! Our waitress was awesome too! Definitely would recommend.

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  33. Ocean

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, only thing was they were out of duck. But overall was very good.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Seemed like we were waiting forever to be seated and the wait staff/hostess couldn’t be bothered to actually do their job. We got seated around 15 mins after we arrived early for our reservation. They were clearly understaffed and I hate feeling like I’m bothering staff just to get some type of service. Can’t really say much about the food as it is a cook your own meal kind of place, but service?? 0/10. I booked the “experience” and our server had no idea what I was talking about. My party of 5 was celebrating a birthday which I mentioned in the reservation and nothing was mentioned or said. Why have that option if it doesn’t mean anything? All in all I won’t be recommending this place. Absolutely not worth the $300+ bill I paid. The only part that was okay was the 50/50 (sake and plum wine cocktail, 4/5 for sure) but of course when the round of drinks was done half of us wasn’t asked if we wanted another round. Yea, don’t go unless you want mediocre service with a high price tag.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great! The service was incredible and they were able to accommodate our request to change tables!

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  36. Kevin

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    meat quality wasn’t up to par, the meat was clearly old and not fresh. won’t be coming back.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Chicken wings were extremely undercook, to the point blood dripped after being bitten. However server reacted quickly and took care of the mishap. Bigger issue here was the service received on 9/05/2023. Hostesses was rude, unprofessional, and uncommunicative. Server took our drink order and never returned (30 to 40 mins), with minimal patrons in the restaurant. Mediocre food with below service standards.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great time when we go to the restaurant. The food is great and so is the service.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service was kind of slow in the beginning but got better.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    If you offer AYCE with a time limit, your kitchen should be reasonable fast enough. Consider I ordered mostly raw meat, I can't justify how long the wait was. So for that part, disappointing. The service was standard, food is on the salty side, but acceptable. If they can fix the short staff issue, this place is worth coming occasionally if you crave foe Japanese BBQ

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You can order delivery directly from Gyu-Kaku - Denver, CO using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - Denver, CO also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Denver, CO also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 726-4068.

Gyu-Kaku - Denver, CO is rated 4.5 stars by 422 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku - Denver, CO does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Denver, CO

1998 18th St, # B, Denver, CO 80202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Chestnut Pl
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / LoDo
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 12:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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