Gyu-Kaku Japanese Barbeque

By grace.g.yang ยท July 10, 2007
Under: Dinner,East Village,Japanese

A friend from work recommended Gyu-Kaku for a group dinner, so I checked it out with Chris and our friend Tim, who actually set us up six months ago. ๐Ÿ™‚ My friend warned me that Gyu-Kaku might be a little expensive, but we decided to celebrate since Tim was in town from Los Angeles for the week. A picture of me and Chris:

And a picture of our friend, Tim:


There were two ordering options for us – ordering a la carte or ordering enough for four people. The menu for four people included a lot of chicken and other fillers and would’ve cost about $50pp (without tip), so we decided to order a la carte. We started out with some tuna:

Very fresh and meaty without the taste of fish and a great way to start the meal.

After our tuna appetizer, we started on the meats. The waitress said two meats per person with a side would most likely be enough for everyone, so we ordered according to her. I ordered the U.S. Kobe Filet and the Rosu (thin slices of ribeye with ponzu sauce), Chris ordered the harami (skirt steak marinated with miso):

He ordered another beef (I can’t remember what the name is since they’re all semi-Japanese):

Tim ordered the harami as well and then another beef. We also ordered one serving of mixed vegetables (corn, onions, tomatoes, eggplant, and mushrooms). A layout of our table:

And a picture of me grilling the beef:

Overall, the meats were all good (we liked the harami the most). After devouring the meats, vegetables, and tuna, we were still hungry and had to order more meat (two more orders of harami). The meal cost about $50pp including tip, which was an expensive meal, but definitely worth it. To save some money, next time I’d probably go for happy hour (5-7) or after 9:30 because certain meats are half off (you have to check the dates because each night features a different meat). Gyu-Kaku was a great meal, although slightly pricey. It would be a great place to have a fun birthday party (and you don’t smell like barbeque afterwards, either, so you can wear nice clothing to the restaurant!).

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Reader Comments

I went to this place for a birthday, it was nice. We got S’mores (because the people I was with didn’t know what S’Mores were) and some other desert, I think it was lychee or whatever…anyways some girl threw the lychee on the grill and burned it in about 15 seconds. But my S’mores came out perfect so its all good. Just be carefull when you’re grilling your desert.

Written By Justin on July 16th, 2007 @ 10:34 am

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