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Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego, San Diego, CA

Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego

4.6
4.6
252 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
  • Gluten-free-friendly
  • Good for groups
  • Healthy
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 23 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–9:45 pm Happy Hour Daily 11:30 am–6:30 pm Daily 8:30 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 310-5782
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    5th Ave. and F street
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Prix-Fixe Yakiniku Courses for Everyone!

    $40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy our delicious prix-fixe yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) courses for any occasion and for parties of all sizes! Our courses are designed on a reasonable budget and for beginners and fans alike. Try a variety of popular small plates, signature BBQ dishes with our unique marinades, and more. Selection and pricing varies between courses, but start at around listed price. Visit our website for more details. www.GYU-KAKU.com
    Prix-Fixe Yakiniku Courses for Everyone! Photo
  • Restaurant Week Special Menu

    $45.00 per person

    Sep 22 - Sep 29, 2024
    Whether it's your first time or you're a returning guest, try our Restaurant Week Menu for a premium selection at a great price! This limited-time course is customizable to your liking and available for any party size--including just one. The course is served with a half salad, white rice, and miso soup. You'll choose from a selection of starters, BBQ dishes, veggies, and more. Download our Mobile App today for a New Member's offer! Visit our website for more details. www.GYU-KAKU.com
    Restaurant Week Special Menu Photo
  • Legendary Osaka Street Food with a Twist!

    $55.00 per person

    Jul 23 - Sep 8, 2024
    Explore our Flavors of Japan Summer Seasonal Menu and try exciting Osaka Street Foods for a limited time. The special prix-fixe course for 2 or more is the perfect choice for a casual summer gathering! It includes your choice from two uniquely dressed Takoyaki recipes, Pork Filet and Oreo Kushiage skewers, other starters, our signature Gyu-Kaku BBQ dishes, and more... Download our Mobile App today for a New Member's offer! Visit our website for more details. www.GYU-KAKU.com

What 252 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Japanese

252 Reviews
  1. TamN

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Garlic noodles were dry, flavorless. quality is really bad for price.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and customer service. Awesome experience

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived for our 11:30am reservation at 11:15. No one opened the door and we waited until 11:40am. We were very disappointed because we enjoyed dining at Gyu-Kaku when we lived in Japan. As we walked to another restaurant to grab lunch, my husband saw several employees sitting in the dining room talking. 😕

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  4. OCShortstop

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food at the San Diego Gas Lamp 5th street location. Our server Kale was patient and helpful in explaining the menu and numerous different options as it was our first at the restaurant. He was one of the best servers we have had anywhere. Each time when he delivered food he took the time to describe what they were, cooking times, spicy etc.

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  5. WCDC

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice lunch yesterday. The service was great and the food was tasty.

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  6. GregC

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hassle getting downtown, meat was OK, veggies, meh, shrimp too spicey

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  7. JessicaC

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Quick service. We had all of the plates brought out at a good pace. We did the 4 person deal and it was PLENTY of food. Would definitely go again!

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  8. BobbyM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first trip to Gyu-Kaku was amazing, highly recommend trying it out!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Kale (sorry, I don’t know how he spells his name, but he’s from Seattle/Aiea) was amazing. He took care of our 12-top absolutely amazingly. He was very attentive even though there were multiple large parties. Food is great as always. But this review is to highlight our server. Amazing customer service.

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  10. DianaP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a great time celebrating my daughter’s graduation- party of 9. Service was top notch. Food portions were generous. It was paced well and we never felt rushed. Flavors were spot on and delicious. Definitely recommend this place.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 310-5782.

Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego is rated 4.6 stars by 252 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego 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 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego

801 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    5th Ave. and F street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–9:45 pm Happy Hour Daily 11:30 am–6:30 pm Daily 8:30 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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