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Gyu - Kaku - Columbia, Columbia, MD

Gyu - Kaku - Columbia

4.8
4.8
80 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:30 pm–5:30 pm Fri, Sat 8:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (804) 491-4134
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Neighborhood
    Columbia
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Offers

  • $12 OFF PAYCE on SUNDAYS from 7PM-8PM

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    To celebrate Gyu-Kaku Columbia 1 year anniversary , we would like to offer $12 OFF Premium All You Can Eat (Ultimate tier only) on SUNDAYS from 7PM-8PM (Last Call will be at 9:15PM). Must have a reservation to be qualified for this deal (please mention this deal when making a reservation on Open table). *Only applied to ULTIMATE tier price. For a limited time at Gyu-Kaku Columbia location ONLY. Discount will be excluded on all holidays. Cannot combine with any other promotions/ discount/ APP Redemption.

What 80 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Innovative

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Hot spot

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Kid-friendly

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Innovative

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Hot spot

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Lively

80 Reviews
  1. SandyH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Noah our waiter was very attentive even though he was busy. The food was absolutely delicious and not so pricey would definitely recommend this place to others.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I really like this place, food is fantastic! I think they need to work on how they handle reservations. We were told we’d only have an hour and 10 minutes to eat our meal since they had another reservation after us. They shouldn’t make customers feel rushed especially when you are cooking your own food.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The service wasn’t great and the food left a lot to be desired. Just overall not worth the money

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic - the food, the service, it was great. Kevin, our service was super informative and helpful, and Hai, the manager made sure everything was perfect. We will definitely be back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was great. The staff is friendly. I was a bit disappointed in where we were seated (first booth at the door right behind the hostess stand). Having a reservation and indicating we were celebrating a birthday, it would have been nice to be in a more intimate spot. Overall, we enjoyed the restaurant, and we will definitely return.

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  6. Dana

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place! Our server Noah was so attentive and took the time to explain everything to us. The food was delicious too! We will definitely return!

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  7. Kenny

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an outstanding restaurant. We love cooking our own food at the Japanese BBQ

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  8. SLIN

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, everything was fresh including the salad. Our family of 4 ordered one of the Vday special menus and added some extra apps. Our waiter Kevin was very nice and attentive and offered great suggestions.

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  9. BriR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service great staff delicious food 10 out of 10

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  10. maheenh

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect date night! We got the Valentines package with gave us a tasting of appetizers, different meats, and desserts. Everything was delicious and I enjoyed the experience of DYI cooking.

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  11. peter

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered the V day menu was pretty good hoped the chocolate fondue will be part of the menu. Liked the tasty endamame too.

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  12. Gabite

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on Valentine's Day and opted for the all-you-can-eat menu. All the food was excellent and cooking it at the table was fun. Even though the place was packed with people with many waiting for a table the staff did a great job of keeping everything running smoothly.

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  13. KiEF

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience here! Food is great, service is great, and the sake is always AMAZING

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  14. JohnP

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good but not great. Like, it was a fun experience but it was way too expensive for what is was. The service was good. Oh, and it is super loud in there. We had to yell to each other.

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  15. AustinT

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Great service from Kevin. Will definitely be back.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The six of us celebrated my brother's birthday and it was an awesome time! Food, especially the meat was seasoned well and delicious - no need for sauce. We eat a lot of Korean BBQ love the Japanese version - first time for us. We will definitely come back!!

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  17. Kaycee

    Jacksonville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service can’t wait to go back again

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  18. Diner6547

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love that most of the items are gluten free! Our meal was good and the experience was fun. It is pricey for the amount of food you get and I didn’t find anything I loved. I wish the packages came with veggies, but you can get them ala carte.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Totally enjoyed. This is not high cuisine, but for what it is, was nicely executed. Staff were friendly and helpful. The experience was fun. We went a la carte, which was perfect for us. A fun night out.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I'm from New York City and Guy-Kaku downtown used to be one of my favorite places to go. I've tried other locations but they were either "okay" or just nasty. Fast forward 5+ years later I'm living in MD and Gyu-Kaku comes to me' I was excited to try it and I'm glad I did. It definitely gave my taste buds what they needed. Good food,good eats,clean atmosphere - great times!

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  21. CamilleM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and food. Recommend! We will be back.

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  22. Matt

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met at the restaurant for a holiday lunch. Outstanding food, service, and quality. Highly recommended in the Columbia area.

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  23. AryelleB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a fun experience! Meats seemed to be of good quality

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  24. Khoi

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service by the entire staff. I have been here at least 5 x since theyve opened and theres always turnover. But everyone that is new is trained really well, food is consistent and theres always seasonal menus to try

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  25. AMDRavenite

    Baltimore

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, side dishes are very high-quality, and meets are very good. Been three times in the last couple months and have not been disappointed!

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  26. Kamal

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff and good, clean food. Had an issue and the manager on duty was very professional. will visit again.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We always love coming to this place and it never disappoints!

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  28. MDFood

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was very attentive. Overall the food was good but pricey for the quantity.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of soup, meats, sushi, and appetizers. Oh yeah, the drinks are great too :) We have been here for date night, we have brought our kids (11 and 15), and we have brought guests from out of town. Service is always friendly, food is always tasty and fresh. It is a lively environment so if you are looking for a quiet and chill place this might not be the one for tonight but definitely give it a try sometime and you’ll keep coming back too.

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  30. ARecentPatron

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food. Excellent service. Looking forward to eating there again.

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  31. Anthony

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb service. We felt very taken care of from the moment we stepped into the restaurant. The host not only wanted to make sure our table was ready but the server was in a good spot to take care of us. I’ve never experienced that before. Brian was sour server which was prompt and checked in often. The mere act of checking in on our grill cleanliness and switching it out mid dinner was the detail you expect from ultra lux dining experience. Everything was tasty and we had options of getting different sauces then the suggested ones which added to our dining experience.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    When I tip, restaurants ask me to tip their standards! This is a forced consumption, completely against the will of the customer.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Austria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and delicious food! Beautiful decor and plenty of parking.

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  34. Sisi

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small restaurant. Delicious food. Went during happy hour so the prices were good. I just wish they give you a bigger portion of meat. It shrinks after you cook it.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here all the time for the amazing food. It’s one of the best restaurants I’ve been to.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was nice and clean. The quality of food was great. I would definitely go back.

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  37. ARecentPatron

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great and very delicious! Can’t wait to go back!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food there were good as usual. However, my wife ordered one of their red bull drinks and they did not disclose that they were out of the particular flavor until after it was served. Honestly made the drink very subpar.

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  39. CandyT

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lady who confirmed my reservation was extremely helpful. I don't remember her name but she was in a gold top and black pants. She made sure we were ok and constantly apologize as we had to wait longer before having sitted. I give her thumbs up. She is wonderful. You have a good worker please keep her. Thank you.

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  40. ElleB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We dined hear for Mother's Day dinner and it was our first time trying this restaurant, however, I have experienced a similar type of restaurant previously. That being said our experience was good, but it could have been much better. We had a reservation, and we were seated after a few minutes wait. It's very cold in the dining room, which is understandable with all the grills going--I just wish I had brought a jacket. Our friendly server greeted us a few minutes after sitting down, giving us one menu for the table of three people, and quickly taking our drink orders. After bringing us our drinks we were able to put our order in, and then we waited. Our food slowly trickled out. It would have been better if they had brought out all of the items that needed to be grilled at once, so that all of our food would be ready around the same time. We enjoyed our food--it was tasty. Enjoyed grilling our meats and veggies. Our waiter was nice, and the owner came out and greeted us, and asked us about our experience. It's obvious that they had been slammed with customers all day and short staffed. So maybe I would try this place again, but not on a holiday.

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You can order delivery directly from Gyu - Kaku - Columbia using the Order Online button. Gyu - Kaku - Columbia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 491-4134.

Gyu - Kaku - Columbia is rated 4.8 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Gyu - Kaku - Columbia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gyu - Kaku - Columbia

8865 Stanford Blvd, Ste 109, Columbia, MD 21045

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Columbia
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:30 pm–5:30 pm Fri, Sat 8:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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