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Gyu-Kaku - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Gyu-Kaku - Charlotte

4.6
4.6
398 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Gyu-Kaku, meaning "Horn of the Bull" in Japanese, provides the authentic Japanese yakiniku (grilled barbecue) dining experience where customers share premium cooked meats over a flaming charcoal grill, while sipping on Japanese sake, shochu, and frosty cold beers. Gyu-Kaku offers a wide range of meats including the best-seller Harami Skirt Steak in Miso Marinade and Certified Angus Kalbi Short Rib in Tare Sweet Soy Marinade.

There are over 700 Gyu-Kaku restaurants worldwide, and the first U.S. location opened in West Los Angeles in 2001. Our Award Winning Restaurant was awarded the Hot Concept Award in 2007 and the demand keeps growing! Our fun and exciting experience allows for everyone to enjoy barbecuing at their table. The best part? Our Smokeless Roaster. With our down draft system, the smoke is sucked into the bottom of the table and away from guests!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Yakiniku, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (980) 585-3012

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 398 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Kid-friendly

  • Charlotte

    Innovative

  • Charlotte

    Kid-friendly

  • Charlotte

    Innovative

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  1. B

    Brunch

    Tallahassee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun experience, grilling the food at our table. Tasty marinated meat and seafood.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated immediately. Server went over options and suggestions.
  3. J

    Jojojaja

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It was a great experience and the food was amazing. We went for restaurant week and the portions were just perfect! We may have gotten a new server because we had to ask for things a few times and was left waiting. But I don't think he represents the service all around there. Definitely would recommend to everyone!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Interesting concept for customers to cook their own proteins. The portion sizes are small but priced right to try a wide variety. Casual atmosphere. Definitely worth giving this a try.
  5. HP

    HeatherP

    Charlotte

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Some of the meat was rough...service was good. No sangria slushy on the menu...boo.
  6. FG

    FrancesG

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was great. Waitstaff was over booked, and too busy to keep up with all you could eat orders.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great experience! Our server was excellent. The only issue was we had to wait 20 minutes to be acknowledged for our reservation. I understand there is a staffing crisis, but moving forward it may be helpful to have someone greet customers and notify them that someone will be with them as soon as possible.
  8. K

    Keet

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    I love the concept. Cook your own food but the price does not match the quality or quantity. I went during restaurant week and this was my first time dining at this establishment. Service was slow and our waitress never came to ask if we needed a refill or came to assist us since this was our first time. Not sure how busy they were since everyone cooks their own food but the service needs improvement. For the amount paid and the amount of food does not justify the price. Also no vegetables included so there was an up charge to add vegetables. The concept is nice and is a nice dinner date idea but I wouldn’t revisit.
  9. SW

    SteveW

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    When my reservation says 7pm and I get there at 7pm and you say you don’t have a table it’s not a good way to start. And when this happens you should offer something to drink and apologize. Very poor way of running a restaurant. I did get my table at almost 730 (30 minutes late). Took 10 minutes for a server to acknowledge me or come to my table. Once I got my food, I thought it was all good and enjoyed my meal. It would have been an overall good experience if it hadn't been for the 40 minute delay noted above. Oh, and one more thing. A guy sitting at a table about 3 away from me had his butt crack hanging out and It did make for some excellent photo ops during my meal. Perhaps next time I’ll get the BROWN rice instead of the white.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great first time! Our server was awesome, the food was amazing, finding a parking was not hard at all! I loved every bit. I’ll definitely be back!
  11. EM

    EnriqueM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good experience the meat was good for restaurants week.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for restaurant week and it was a perfect meal. We’ll worth it.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Waited 35 mins to get seated even tho we had a reservation. Took a while for a waiter to get out order. Food and the grilling part was really fun! I would only go to this establishment if someone wanted me to go for a special occasion but not again on my own accord.
  14. C

    Caitlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend and you’re going to need a reservation.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food with awesome service
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great
  17. JW

    JoiW

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was brought out really fast. I would have liked if the server cleared the table as they passed thru, as there was'nt much room to cook our food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The server did amazing. Food is great! Will definitely come back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My moms late birthday lunch and it was wonderful. At first it was a litter slow but our server apologized and picked up the pace and it was wonderful
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely everything was delicious!! I really enjoyed the experience and we will for sure be back!!
  21. S

    Sara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very friendly and very attentive. I was super excited to know that I could do a two top tasting menu and then I didn’t have to bring six or eight people with me to be able to do Korean barbecue.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprising good for gluten free options for a Japanese grill
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. It was my first time and the instructions were lacking. Service was slow but understand the day and current employment market. Would definitely come back.
  25. BR

    ByronR

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never seen this location so busy! Great place! Always top shelf!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    My experience was not the best, I was sitting next to the door and it’s literally freezing outside and I begged and begged to be moved and they said I couldn’t because me and my boyfriend were only a 2 top table. We had a reservation and everything. My server was barely active with us either, and took a while to get ANYTHING. We sat with empty waters for over 15 minutes. Our server didn’t really bring us anything she said her boyfriend would be helping us as well. It’s not like I am a bad tipper because I used to serve and now how it is but she probably assumed that. I do not recommend this place at all.
  27. ML

    MargeryL

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great interactive experience! We did the Premium Holiday experience at $95/2 ppl but found it well worth the money. The food was excellent- meats tender and tasty. And you could cook it in the order you wanted, to the degree of doneness you prefer. We added an app of fried dumplings which were also delicious. The service and ambiance were terrific too. We’ll definitely go back there!
  28. BG

    BillG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time with Family. Friendly Staff and great food.
  29. RG

    RonaldoG

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was good. The service could have been better. We did not get certain food items based on the package we ordered. We had to request multiple times. Overall they did not provide 4 food items & because we were a large party we still got charged 20% gratuity
  30. DP

    DavidP

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very good food and excellent service in a fun venue where you cook your own meal over an open flame.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience1
    Boxes stacked EZvERYWZhERE
  32. PS

    PatrickS

    Raleigh

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We stopped in prior to football game. Parking was easy, albeit a little confusing. Service was good. Food was prompt. Taste was good. Portion size was a little small, maybe could benefit from an additional piece of meat or two on the plate. Cooking surface was excellent. Check came in a timely fashion.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Waiter was horrible
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed time with friends and family! The food was delicious and the service was great!
  35. C

    Chaz

    Charlotte

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fun cooking at the table.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    N/A. Overall great experience, first time there and a Korean Bbq
  37. D

    Davis

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a hidden gem! Delicious food and make sure you make a reservation.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    It was a fun experience! Paying for the parking is annoying - just the process - it’s great the restaurant validates!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Was excited about this place because my husband and I have spent a lot of time in Japan and enjoy this style of Food and eating. Food was good. But it is a terrible service model and very unfriendly. They don’t explain the ordering process instead you are told “you have 90 minutes, whatever you don’t finish you are charged for”. What?! It’s a bad way of saying “only order what you think you can eat” and please don’t linger”. 4 at the table and did the dinner for 4. They brought one mini salad when we ordered salad and two shrimp when we ordered shrimp. I think if you go back many times and understand the way they operate you could enjoy it more.
  40. K

    Kenneth

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our anniversary. Took our kids who are 11 and 9. They loved cooking at the table. Best value is probably the all you can eat Premium package, especially with kids because they are half off. Give you the full variety of the menu. All in, dinner was about 1.5-2 hours of experience.

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

Gyu-Kaku - Charlotte does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Gyu-Kaku - Charlotte is rated 4.6 stars by 398 OpenTable diners.

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 45 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Charlotte

650 E Stonewall St, Charlotte, NC 28202-3400

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Charlotte

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Yakiniku, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Garage in the building is validated for 2 hours. Code required. Please ask Host.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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