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Harvard Square - Gyu-Kaku - Cambridge, MA, Cambridge, MA

Gyu-Kaku - Cambridge, MA

4.7
4.7
613 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
We are open and accepting reservation as well as walk-in for dine-in service.

Spending time with Friends and Family is what Gyu-Kaku is all about. Gyu-Kaku offers the fun of "Shared Plates" We want our food dining experience to inspire laughter, conversation, and amazing times! You can't help it - with a personal grill installed at every table, everyone instantly becomes an expert cook. Our friendly staff aspires to lead guests through the dining experience with helpful suggestions. The sounds around you are of parties and laughter - the PERFECT choice for first dates, families, and catching up with friends.

Please note that our last call is at 10pm daily, and 9pm on Sunday. All You Can Eat options are available for guests seated before 8:30pm Monday - Thursday.

For more info, please check https://www.gyu-kaku.com/cambridge-harvard-square.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (857) 259-6666

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Gyu-Kaku - Cambridge can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 743-8477

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Parking details

    We provide parking validation, please ask host for details.

  • Public transit

    Red Line Harvard Square Station

  • Additional

    Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 613 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Special Occasion

  • Boston / New England

    Japanese

  • Boston

    Special Occasion

  • Boston

    Japanese

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  1. LM

    LimaMike

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always enjoy the experience. Staff is attentive
  2. AR

    AlvaroR

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another super awesome dinner!👏🏻👍🏻
  3. p

    peaches

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The quality of their beef products has gone way down. All are very fatty.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everything good, even though they forgot to give us the soups and other stuff
  5. LU

    LUNA

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It was for my friend’s birthday. Overall experience was great but they sold out beer! That was a real bummer!!! I told them it’s for special occasion, wished least we know they don’t have it at all.
  6. g

    gaishokufan

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and fun dining experience with friends or family. Grilling the food is fun and the taste is great. My family loves going here. Service was the best we've experienced at any Gyu-Kaku this evening. Thanks!
  7. H

    Hubble52

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food and fun to choose a variety of dishes and cook them on your own grill in the center of the table.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service my only complain that they were out of few dishes that was included in the price we paid
  9. RK

    RogerK

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    It get pretty smoky from the grills at every table, but the wait staff changed ours out four times during the meal. So, it could have been worse. The disco music was a bit much. But the food was interesting, copious, and flavorful. The staff was friendly and energetic.
  10. RD

    RoloD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    They changed one of the flank steaks for sirloin, which was super fattty. However the price didn't change
  11. TT

    TTtt

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boyfriends birthday
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It was annoying to be pushed out after an hour and a half at the prices we were paying. This is not an issue with service. It’s an issue with management
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    All you can eat. Order 1 of everything on the menu
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent as always. A little rushed for izakaya (just a little) but only due to many reservations-- understandable.
  15. LM

    LimaMike

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They've done a great job, right smack in the middle of Harvard Square and across from the Kennedy school.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It’s a lovely first time experience for us. We did the Ninja menu as first timers. It was more than enough for us. Delicious and good quality meat! Will come back again!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ordered the holiday magic premier course and everything was delicious. Definitely had leftovers ! Highly recommend and will be going back.
  18. p

    peaches

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Not a drop of red wine available. Strike one. Only one clean knife available. Strike two. Portions have gotten smaller. Strike three. They are out !
  19. LT

    LikeToEat

    New England

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was good. It was pricey, and since it was a party of 6 with one small grill, it was slow in cooking and consumption of food. Also, with food allergies with a single grill it was cumbersome to cook and not let allergic food from touching food consumed by the person with allergy. Wish we had grills.
  20. CF

    ConnorF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere, great food, friendly staff, lots of other patrons enjoying everything as well. A great spot for a date night or night out with friends for any event. Highly recommend!
  21. t

    twispy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat with friends and have fresh JBBQ. Would highly recommend the bibimbap!
  22. A

    Alice

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was great! We had a friendly waitress and people were more than willing to help us with the menu and our sporadic orders. The food was good too. I think things were seasoned saltier than our party's preference, but nothing water can't fix!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family gatherings
  24. AC

    AndreaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Gyu-kaku. I took my best friend for the first time and she loved it! Our waitress was super friendly. I highly recommend eating here, especially with an AYCE menu. The AYCE experience is definitely worth the money!
  25. D

    Dinerguy

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was good and service was slow basics, rice etc showed up towards the end of the meal and waitress was not around
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    It was my friend’s birthday. And she from Las Vegas and she is a big fan of Gyu-Kaku in Boston. Every times she visits me, she always wanna go to Gyu-Kaku. I decided to book for 8 people for her birthday and bought the cake in. I spoke with the receptionist that i want to have a cake surprise at the end. And you know what. Everything was so slow on that day and we were understanding them all the time that they might have a short staff. Because we have to repeat many times for our orders which we did not get it yet. And end up that many things missing but never mind. Then I reminded the waitress that I needed the cake to bring it out to the table. Then she forgot it. At the end she came at the table and said we had to leave because another party group is waiting????? We said we were waiting for the cake then she realized and oh i am so sorry. She bought it out and told us to bring it back!!! Because it has no time. We spent over 700$ and big tip for her service which it was not even perfect but At least I expected to bring the cake out because i had prepared for the whole time. And i Keep reminding them again and again!!!! I am so disappointed but i did not say anything at that time because i dont want my friends to get disappointed. They came here to have fun and enjoy there food!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious and so flavorful! Great time with the girls getting fun drinks and good food. Will definitely be going again!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time back in almost 2 years and the food, drinks, and service were all excellent as always.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came as a party of six, and after a few minutes got seated for our reservation. Everything was so delicious, and as someone who has a gluten intolerance I was so happy to be able to eat most of the meals! The service was fantastic, the table was a perfect size for our group as well. We felt safe in the restaurant and the bathrooms were also impeccable. They also change out your barbecue plate frequently so pieces that were burnt on won’t affect the other foods being cooked. 10/10!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Food was great as always, service was poor. I was disappointed because this is one of my favorite restaurants and I always have a great experience. I most likely wont be coming back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    The host was awful. Huge attitude and did not care to help us for about 5 mins.
  32. Y

    Yissu

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food has always been good but on the day we were there, many items were out. Service was good.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love this place. Will be back in the next 5 days if I had to guess
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Honestly not quite what we expected. The location itself was okay, even walking up we were a bit skeptical. Our waitress was very nice! Our grill was a bit high at times which burned our food a bit but the waitress was very attentive in assisting us. Not a bad place but not as amazing as we anticipated.
  35. TS

    TravisS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Waited at least 10 minutes from when we arrived to even get acknowledged, let alone seated. Then once seated, our burner kept going out until they removed the ring around the grill. Service overall was slow and we had to ask multiple times for drink refills and the like. The meat was pretty good and appetizers for the AYCE were awesome, but this whole experience was better (and cheaper) in Japan. Don’t think I’ll be returning to this chain in the states.
  36. CM

    CourtneyM

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Service was horrible
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service, I recommend it 100%.
  38. EC

    EricC

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Foods are not fresh. The ambiance is OK. For the price of the buffet, you can get better food and services somewhere else.
  39. SL

    SharonL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our family went there for a dinner to celebrate my younger son’s birthday. All of us like Japanese/Korean style BBQ. And Gyu-Kaku didn’t disappoint us for our first time dining there. Fresh meat , shrimp and veggies, delicious appetizer dishes. Good services and quick response when requesting more dishes. We’ll come back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    it took us a few minutes to get served but everyone there was super sweet! they even sang happy birthday to me which was a little embarrassing but cute. 10/10 recommend going, the food is so worth it. make sure you make a reservation weeks before to ensure you have a spot! trust me they go fast

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gyu-Kaku - Cambridge, MA using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - Cambridge, MA also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Cambridge, MA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (857) 259-6666.

Gyu-Kaku - Cambridge, MA is rated 4.7 stars by 613 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Cambridge, MA

16-18 Eliot St. Cambridge, MA 02138

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We provide parking validation, please ask host for details.

  • Public transit

    Red Line Harvard Square Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (857) 259-6666

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Gyu-Kaku - Cambridge can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 743-8477

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