Gyu-Kaku is a big chain restaurant from Japan that has ventured into America.  they are known for their well prices meats and fun service and atmosphere. you order your dishes raw and cook them up self serve style on the grill at your table.  the food quality is good. you get to pick the quality of meat from Wagyu (japanese grown beef) to Premium American meats to the regular value meats. the Hawaiian locations have special Hawaiian influenced dishes like Ahi-poke. they also have a Happy Hour Menu until 6:30 with special items and Japanese Draft Beer for $2.50. we ordered the Premium Kalbi (boneless ribs), Gyu-Tan (beef tongue), Ahi Poke (marinated Ahi fish) and Shishitoh peppers to grill.  for starters we ordered Edamame, Assorted Kimchi pickles and Tofu Salad. of course rice and beer!
the service as always was friendly and helpful. the food was pretty good for the price. tho we got there to take advantage of the Happy Hour deals, our Premium meats made up for the savings and put us a little over $60 for the 2 of us.
note: you WILL smell like grilled meat for the rest of the night. not a good idea if you have any hipster party plans on the strip that night.



Yayer said... @ October 7, 2008 at 3:01 AM

I like this spot. Have tried the one in Honolulu as well as a few of the ones in SoCal. Happy hour or the prix fixe is the shit.

O-toro said... @ October 7, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Van needs one of these downtown.

Yayer said... @ October 9, 2008 at 8:32 AM

Uh yeah...Vancouver is blessed with many great restaurants but they are missing 1) Gyu Kaku 2) a good real shabu shabu restaurant 3) A good pizza joint (I'm sorry but Nat's doesn't cut it for me. Go to NYC and Chicago and experience some real thin crust pizza)

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