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Gyu-Kaku - Oakland, Oakland, CA

Gyu-Kaku - Oakland

4.5
4.5
199 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 20 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–8:45 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 11:30 am–5:30 pm Daily 8:30 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 361-0117
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Catering
    Please call us for catering options at 510.361.0117
  • Private party facilities
    Please call us for private events at 510.361.0117
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Cross street
    8th Street on the corner of 8th and Broadway
  • Parking details
    Free street parking available after 6PM
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • SF Restaurant Week | Lunch Course

    $25.00 per person

    Apr 5 - Apr 14, 2024
    We've partnered with SF Restaurant Week to bring you this amazing deal! This limited-time course is customizable to your liking and available for any party size. Course is served with Half Gyu-Kaku Salad, White Rice, Miso Soup, and your choice of 1 appetizer, 1 set of BBQ meats, 1 vegetable, and 1 dessert of our signature s'mores. Download our Gyu-Kaku Mobile App in advance for a special sign-up bonus and earn points on your upcoming visit for future rewards. Please visit our website for full menu and promotional details. Your order is not confirmed until made at the restaurant.
    SF Restaurant Week | Lunch Course Photo
  • SF Restaurant Week | Premium Course

    $45.00 per person

    Apr 5 - Apr 14, 2024
    We've partnered with SF Restaurant Week to bring you this amazing deal! This limited-time course is customizable to your liking and available for any party size. Course is served with Half Gyu-Kaku Salad, White Rice, Miso Soup, Our signature Gyu-Sushi, and your choice of 1 appetizer, 1 set of BBQ meats, including premium meats such as Prime Kalbi or Harami Skirt Steak, 1 vegetable, and 1 dessert. Download our Gyu-Kaku Mobile App in advance for a special sign-up bonus and earn points on your upcoming visit for future rewards. Please visit our website for full menu and promotional details. Your order is not confirmed until made at the restaurant.
    SF Restaurant Week | Premium Course Photo

What 199 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
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Japanese

199 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Coming from someone who used to be a server, this was just all bad. Had a reservation, waited 30 minutes for server to take our order, it took asking 3 different servers over the course of 20 minutes to get a refill, kept making eye contact with manager who just ignored us and leisurely wiped down menus, and it seemed like they were giving their attention to the larger parties. Be prepared to fight for your life trying to flag someone down and put in a request for something as simple as a straw. It’s like we would ask for something and the server would just disappear or clock out? Food was good, but the poor service definitely ruined the experience… I noticed dinner crew was a lot more on top of their tables, thus we were willing to give our tip to them, but by then, there wasn’t much that could be salvaged. If you wanna try this out, do yourself a favor and just drive out to San Jose or Cupertino.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and great service. We already have a scheduled reservation coming up and most likely end up with AYCE.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    went in with a reservation, but they were booked up and had to wait. they bought us sake to make up for the wait. they were super nice and friendly. the food was delicious!

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  4. Miguel

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The wait staff are clearly overwhelmed: there aren't enough waiters properly to serve the volume of customers. Accordingly, I highly suggest avoiding the AYCE menu: the waiters don't have to capacity to check in often enough to make this worthwhile. Also, I highly suggest that the manager refrain from interacting with the customers. He has VERY little tact insisting to his waitstaff within our earshot that the staff encourage us to leave ASAP. The manager even had the gall to come to our table personally to inform us that we had reached our time limit and couldn't order anything further. He was rude and didn't stick around long enough for us to respond. What's worse is that he shortchanged us 25 minutes of ordering time because we sat at our table unattended to for that long because there weren't enough wait staff to help us. Do yourself a favor and go to the SF or LA locations instead, both of which have a better customer service approach.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding from start to finish. Service was great. Staff was great. Will definitely be back when I’m back in Oakland.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    booked a 4:15 reservation, we were seated and ignored. it order was taken around 4:30. at 4:50, the person who took out order came to our table and asked us if we ordered yet. after 45 minutes, we still had not had a bite of anything and apparently our order was never out in. we left.

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  7. PamelaG

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service and fun dining experience that we’ll do again.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Know what you want and go a la carte. If you don’t know then get caught slippin and get a bunch of things that you will be on the fence about. Wagyu, short ribs, skirt steak, New York cut, toro are the beef choices. Shrimp with all the marinades were proper. Volcano fried rice tuna app was legit too. Don’t sleep on the bibimap bowls. Sake to wash it down. You are welcome.

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  9. priskillerz

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I really enjoyed this place! I've been here twice in the last two weeks. Although the portions of the meat are smaller, I personally believe that they have better quality meat. The downfall of this place is that the service can be a little slow. My sister and I were the first one to arrive when they opened and it took some time to get someone's attention when we were ready to order more plates. Overall, I'd come back here.

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  10. Kmaivo

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service at this Oakland location! We got the AYCE and it was great!

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gyu-Kaku - Oakland using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - Oakland also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 361-0117.

Gyu-Kaku - Oakland is rated 4.5 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku - Oakland 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 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Oakland

459 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607

Additional information

  • Cross street
    8th Street on the corner of 8th and Broadway
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–8:45 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 11:30 am–5:30 pm Daily 8:30 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free street parking available after 6PM
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (510) 361-0117
  • Catering
    Please call us for catering options at 510.361.0117
  • Private party facilities
    Please call us for private events at 510.361.0117
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