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Gyu-Kaku - Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Gyu-Kaku - Cincinnati

4.7
4.7
299 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
FREE 24/7 indoor parking is available at P5 level. Enter the garage near the Container store, where you will see "Restaurant/Retail parking" sign , follow the red/blue line to the elevator on your left. Take elevator/escalator to R2, where Gyu-Kaku Cincinnati is Located.

We have updated our operations in accordance with all government guidelines to put your health and safety first.

To maintain a safe environment for you and Gyu-Kaku staff, we ask that all guests understand and adhere to the following:

- Masks are recommended
- There may be limits on party sizes.
- We are serving a limited menu. Not all Grand Menu items will be available during our immediate reopening.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 888-7879

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    Free indoor and outdoor parking

  • Parking details

    Parking in the garage at P5 level of the Kenwood Collection or in the parking lot behind Macys.

  • Public transit

    FREE 24/7 indoor parking is available at P5 level. Enter the garage near the Container store, where you will see "Restaurant/Retail parking" sign , follow the red/blue line to the elevator on your left. Take elevator/escalator to R2, where Gyu-Kaku Cincinnati is Located.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 299 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cincinnati

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cincinnati

    Good for Groups

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  1. K

    Kathy

    Cincinnati

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Fair is about as good as I can rate this afternoon out. We had 3 different servers. The initial server took about 10 minutes after we were seated to even show up at our table and she dropped off menus, napkins and plates. She then disappeared and after about another 10 minutes or so another server came and said she would be helping our server out and asked if she’d taken our drinks order. The answer was no, so she took it. We received our drinks and sat so long waiting for someone to come back and take our order. Finally she came back and asked if we wanted appetizers. I wanted one but also knew I’d better go ahead and order our meats or who knew how long before she came back. So we ordered everything. It came out at a decent pace but we had to ask to have the grill lit before we could cook our food. We had to chase them down for a refill and apparently it was the only one we’d be getting. Overall it was a dismal experience and I’m in no rush to return.
  2. KF

    KennedyF

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for my birthday dinner and it was fantastic!
  3. RS

    RaniaS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    We were stuck on a table at the back right next to their ‘cleaning corner’ though there was plenty of seating available. The servers were literally throwing and banging their trays and things behind us on the floor in the actual aisle. The food was fair-nothing to rave about, no utensils even to serve our corn or mushrooms. It was just one big mess. We couldn’t leave fast enough.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for my wife’s birthday. Server Ian was great we had great time!
  5. L

    Ladydoc

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Birthday for daughter in law
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was great!
  7. K

    Kalec

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Sometimes server would take the plates with unfinished food away before asking
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was Ana big and the food outstanding. Definitely a repeat
  9. d

    drrun

    Cincinnati

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Tried Guy-Kaku for first time. Seated promptly but not welcomed greeting. Server approached and explained the choices and procedures to cook at your table top. Difficult menu selections so went with a two person set selection. Heavy on the beef. Few vegetable choices. Salad good but soup not flavorful. Food and available sauces were bland. A lot of work for little reward. Server was attentive and friendly. Would not go back. Too many other good places to eat or try.
  10. SC

    StephenC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    The food was moderate in taste and undersized for the price. I have eaten in many yakiniku restaurants in the US, Japan and many other countries and can say without a doubt, that this place was not worth it. My family and I regularly have yakiniku in our home and my kids stated that the worst we ever had at home, was better then this place. Aside from the over-priced, under-sized portions, the waiter we had took about 20 minutes between service calls to our table. We had to ask other wait staff and bus boy for assistance half the time. One example of the over-priced items is the vegetable plate. 7+ bucks for 3 small button mushrooms (one was old and slimy), 2 tiny shishito peppers (more seeds than flesh), 3 THIN slices of zucchini and a 1.5oz cup of plain canned corn. Or the beef tongue, 5 PAPER THIN slices of meat for 13 dollars. Or 4 medium shrimp (definitely was not large, I buy large shrimp every week) for 8 dollars? MAYBE the all you can eat lunch will be okay, but you need to stay away from the regular weekend meals.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been a here a few times and it led always delicious! The staff are excellent. The birthday singing helped to make it a memorable lunch for our son!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Had a good time but there were a lot of out of stocks. The waitress didn’t mention them until after we placed orders.
  13. G

    Gr8food

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit was fun. Like fondue but with a grill and Japanese spin. Will certainly be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I was taken back a little, when the Your Restaurant called me 15 minutes before our reservation time at 5:45 ! They called and asked if we were coming ! I told them I was going be about 10-15 minutes late ,the employee hesitated,and replied ok ,but you have to leave by 8:15 !! We arrived about 6 minutes late for our reservation time !This was our first time visiting your establishment, and thought this was a little rude ! We were celebrating our Wedding anniversary. Once we were seated ,the waiter came to our table ,and asked if we had eaten there before . He explained the menu, cooking times and our options . We felt he really rushed through this process pretty quickly! I know it is a fast pace place , but I would have appreciated,him slowing down ,and explaining the menu better ! He was not rude ,but moving around,quickly! The food was very good , but they were out of some items ! I understand the shortage of food and supplies,that restaurants are experiencing . We were going to get dessert ,but waiter brought us our check ,and never asked ! We were finished with our meal and paid by 7:45 ! I did join the app under the suggestion from the waiter , and will try it again in the future !
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated quickly at a table in the back. Atmosphere was friendly and staff was amazing in helping us choose the right dishes. Food was delicious! People sitting next to us were friendly and engaging.
  16. c

    csnyder023

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good! Wouldn’t get the miso butter salmon or gyoza again but everything else was very tasty! Our server Ian was fantastic and very knowledgeable. We will definitely be back and we will tell our friends!
  17. RE

    RoderickE

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Overpriced for subpar atmosphere. Doesn’t seem like they thoroughly wipe down the bottles and table accessories between guests. Bottles on the table were sticky and felt dirty. It was a one time and done experience for me.
  18. DM

    DavidM

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was unusually seasoned well. You cook it yourself so that was interesting. They never seem to have anything other than smors for desert.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so good! Some cuts of meat were chewy but that’s expected always so nice!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great time , great food & good service . Perfect for a date
  21. R

    Reddricdavis

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our new favorite places to go when celebrating Is special occasion. Took our 5 yr and sje absolutely loved it lol.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Celebration
  23. PZ

    PZH12

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good was absolutely delicious and so much fun to grill at our table.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We loved it! Ask for Ruby she is an awesome server! Food was delicious as always. Only issue we had was the burner keep charring because of the marinated meat we ordered. It eventually got swapped out but we had no idea you could request that! We will be back!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    8th birthday
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Normally we have a great experience here. But the last two times have been disappointing. Last time we got a terrible server who never came to check on us. We never got to order more food and no one got full. When he did come he was very quiet, didn’t make eye contact, or smile. It was weird. Our takoyaki came out burnt, and the meat looked gray and was chewy vs previous times where it was fresh red and melted in your mouth. I usually recommend this place for groups of friends but I’m going to have to stop recommending this place until they get it back together.
  27. m

    mikeh

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food
  29. C

    Cait

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoy their delicious meats and the variety. Always a pleasure to come here. I also like they change it up with some seasonal items but don’t get rid of the tried and true staples
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gan was pleasant and easy to work with!
  31. SW

    SherriW

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Great food All you can eat option is crazy good
  32. o

    orla

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Worst sever ever
  33. K

    Keith2dine

    Cincinnati

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went well. The grill had problems. Tables aren’t big enough for all the food. Restaurant is severely understaffed. $400 for 5 people in a casual and cramped dining experience was a bit much.
  34. R

    Runnermama

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the concept, everything was so good, and service was great.
  35. SA

    StarA

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The server was wonderful. Very helpful with the menu. Lots of great suggestions. The food was excellent. Can't wait to go back. The noise level picked up as the restaurant became crowded.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and authentic Japanese BBQ experience in Cincinnati! I am from Japan and this place fulfills me all the time!!
  37. AP

    AnthonyP

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a fantastic dinner for my son’s 21st birthday. Food was excellent and the group cooking experience was a good way to share as a group. As a visitor to Tokyo many times, this was reminiscent of many of the bbq experiences that I’ve had. Service was good and atmosphere was good.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sauce is delicious, and you can grill and eat bite-sized portions whenever you want. Very tasty.
  39. JC

    JanetC

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! Staff was attentive and very sweet.
  40. t

    trekker

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food. Service is not as good this time as last time but will still recommend.

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 - Cincinnati does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Gyu-Kaku - Cincinnati also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 888-7879.

Gyu-Kaku - Cincinnati is rated 4.7 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Cincinnati

5901 E Galbraith Rd Ste 216, Cincinnati, OH 45236-2230

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Free indoor and outdoor parking

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking in the garage at P5 level of the Kenwood Collection or in the parking lot behind Macys.

  • Public transit

    FREE 24/7 indoor parking is available at P5 level. Enter the garage near the Container store, where you will see "Restaurant/Retail parking" sign , follow the red/blue line to the elevator on your left. Take elevator/escalator to R2, where Gyu-Kaku Cincinnati is Located.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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