Gyu Kaku Japanese BBQ – Downtown
I’ve been meaning to try Gyu Kaku for awhile know. My friends rave about it.
Gyu-Kaku, meaning “Horn of the Bull” in Japanese is a Yakiniku – style restaurant. Very popular in the US, the only two locations in Canada are located in Vancouver.
The way it works is simple: Each table is equipped with a grill. You order your meats or vegetables from a menu and then you get to cook them to your liking. Gyu-Kaku offers a wide range of meats including Harami Skirt Steak in Miso marinade, and Certified Angus Kalbi Short Rib in Tare Soy marinade. Other popular items include pork, lamb, duck, chicken, shrimp and a variety of vegetables.
This is very important: make sure you call ahead and make a reservation. This place is always packed! and I mean always.
We decided to order from the “Meat Lovers Menu” for two – $55. Our set included: Angus beef ribs, New York steak, Bistro Hanger steak and spicy pork to name a few of the meats. We also got edamame, salad, rice and chicken Karaage. A lot of food for the price. I recommend this menu for your first experience here. I also recommend an ice-cold Sapporo beer to go with BBQ. Can’t go wrong with that.
I was very impressed by the portion size and the quality of the meats, the cuts were perfectly marinated. The staff, even though the place was busy – were attentive and were always about.
My first dining experience here and I’m hooked. I will definitely come back again.
If looking for a deal, make sure to visit them on Mondays, when they offer a happy hour discount all day. Also make sure to download their loyalty app – you’ll receive a $10 off coupon for your next visit!