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Gyu-Kaku Waikiki

#172 of 1,855 Restaurants in Honolulu
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307 Lewers St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2357
+1 808-926-2989
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11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here to try the AYCE and it was a little disappointing. The leaner selections of meat were super tough. I couldn't even chew through the New York steak even though we only cooked it about medium rare. The fatter selections of meat were mainly fat with little meat. I've been to a few locations around the world and... More 

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Thank traveler_sli
Edmond, OK
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not aware that customers can cook one's own food here. I elected to order prepared food, but one person elected to cook their own. Everything that I tasted (prepared and self-cooked) was good. My only caution is that the food can get a little pricey depending on what is ordered.

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Thank cavalmi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passed by this place on the way to breakfast. After a long day on the beach we were starving. We did the $45 all you can eat....so worth it! Everything we ordered and cooked was exceptional. Ian waited on us, he engaged us in great conversation and provided us outstanding service.

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Thank Timothy D
Adelaide, Australia
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354 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This doesn't disappoint and is very reliable. We love the freshness of the food and choices. Happy Hours are worth coming for. Sometimes a small wait but never too long

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Morgan Hill, California
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I had never been so this was a new experience and OH WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!! I had the #1 and #2 meats for the happy hour and they were superb. I wasted my time on the Kobe and the short ribs. The sticky rice with the sweet soy sauce was incredible and then there were... smores. They brought us SMORES!... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant last night. The amount of food presented for our 75(US$)missed its mark. Now I enjoy food quality and am willing to pay a fair price for a good meal, but we get more meat on a $10 sub from subway. Service was good but the meal was very overpriced. You have to cook your food which... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We've been to quite a few spots of this franchise and continue to come back to this specific location while we're in town. It's not THE best service but you cook your own food on a grill and enjoy the company you're with. Be sure to check out the all-you-can-eat menu. We weren't given the all-you-can-eat menu the first night... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Visited during lunch and had the happy hour special which was 3 grill selections for $17.99 including appetizer, soup, and rice. I got the bistro hanger miso steak (for $3 extra), Cajun pork belly, and shrimp. The bistro hanger steak flavor was amazing as was the pork belly. The shrimp was good too. The app was edamame and the soup... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a change from the regular fare on the Waikiki strip and came across this little gem! The restaurant has a variety of Asian dishes that you cook on small Bar B Qs located on each table. The staff were very friendly and most helpful in suggesting choices and providing instructions on how to cook meats and... More 

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Thank Recycle1
Troy, New York
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is the first time we had Gyu Kaku. We heard so much about it and finally we got the chance. If you have ever done BBQ before you should be familiar with the process. meat is good. I would suggest stick with the best sellers and you won't regret it. We visited during the new year holiday season so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
Japanese, Barbecue, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
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?