Gyu-Kaku

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16-18 Eliot St., Cambridge, MA 02138 16-18 Eliot St., Cambridge Directions
+18572596666
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Report | 3 months ago
the wait can be EXTREMELY long, a one hour wait turned into 2hours without warning
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Report | 4 months ago
I've never felt treated 2nd rate for using a groupon before We definitely felt the bias in service from using a groupon. All the people around us were getting their 2nd orders delivered before we got our 1st. I think it took 50 min to 1 hr after we ordered our food to get raw meat. We arrived at 4pm to beat the dinner crowd. I wanted to leave but couldn't because of groupon. Food was bland.
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Report | 4 months ago
Love this groupon! The food here is amazing and great service.
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Report | 4 months ago
2 stars for the service. I visited the restaurant on a Monday evening. Upon arrival, we noticed the restaurant was already busy and a line was forming, so we put our name in the queue after being told the wait was about 30-45 min. We waited 2 HOURS for our table. If it was not for our soon to be expiring Groupon I would've left. I am a server myself and can understand what can happen when the restaurant gets busy. However this place was a zoo. The host was not only working the front and dealing with impatient guests, but also bussing, cleaning and setting up tables. We watched this poor girl, for the 2 hours we waited, doing everything by herself. The manager was no where to be found, which I think is unacceptable. When we did get sat, we noticed there were several tables open, so not sure why the huge wait. So I think either they were severely understaffed or extremely disorganized. I am going to go with the latter. I like the food at Gyu Kaku which is why I purchased the Groupon. However if I am ever in the mood for Japanese BBQ, I would probably just go to their Brookline location. It is more spacious, there is a bar area and parking is easier to find.
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Report | 4 months ago
Food is good at Gyu-Kaku as always, but a bit pricey nonetheless for a party of two (since we can't get the set courses). Highly recommend going with a larger group for the best tasting experience without breaking your wallet
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Report | 4 months ago
Japanese barbecue at Gyu Kaku is a great dining experience. We loved it!
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Report | 4 months ago
Waited 2 hours for a table when we were told 1 hour. Even when we sat down we waited for awhile to get our food. All reservations were backed up. Understaffed
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Report | 4 months ago
Too crowded on a Sat. night to sit inside where grilling happens, but outside patio nice, though very few people when there. Food was quite good, and reasonably priced. Especially enjoyed the strawberry cocktail, salmon and avocado salad, and fried banana crepe with caramel drizzle and green tea ice cream was especially unique and yummy. Will be back to try grilling next!
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Report | 4 months ago
Great service and fresh food! So good!
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I like this tasty BBQ sauce. Three kinds of sauce that you put on your taste are very delicious.
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Gyu-Kaku offers families and friends an authentic Japanese barbecue experience. With a personal grill installed at each table, diners share individually cooked meats—including the restaurant's bestselling harami skirt steak in miso marinade or certified Angus kalbi short ribs in tare soy marinade. And their meals wouldn't be complete without a glass of Japanese sake or an ice-cold beer to sip on between bites.

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