Gyu Kaku Japanese BBQ Vancouver Teppanyaki is a Japanese BBQ franchise with over 700 locations. There are two Gyu Kaku in Vancouver: Downtown on Nelson St and one on Broadway. Compared to Korean BBQ restaurants, Gyu Kaku was nice because of their ventilated barbecue systems. The smoke and smell were ventilated out without too much getting onto our clothes.
There was 5 of us and were got lazy to order. The Shogun set menu for 6 ppl for $120 was having a New Year special with $20 off. It only made sense that we ordered this.
- Edamame x2
- Gyu Kaku Salad x2
- Rice x6
- Sukiyaki Bibimbap x2
- Tofu Chigae x2
- Filet Mignon Ponzu x2
- Bistro Hanger Steak Miso x2
- Toro Beef Tare x2
- Kalbi Chuck Tare x2
- Pork Belly Shio x2
- Chicken Basil x2
Gyu Kaku Salad has a nice vinaigrette and was very appetizing.
Edamame was lightly salted. Check in on Facebook and you can get this dish free.
Overall the meat quality was pretty good. Some of the toro beef and pork belly were quite fatty. It was a tad too oily after grilling. We really liked the beef short ribs that we ordered separately. It had the right fat / lean meat ratio.
Spicy Tofu Chigae soup was very spicy. You can taste a lot of the spicy powder in the soup and everybody seemed to choke on it. Personally I enjoy a nice spicy soondoonboo with deep flavors that is not powdered base.
Sukiyaki Bibimbap which we didn’t take a picture of came in hot sizzling stone bowl. It was mixed in front of the table. The beef was tender and overall flavors of were not bad. But given that the Shogun meal already came with 6 bowls of rice. Another bibimbap seemed redundant. It don’t want to be stuffed with rice!
I’d probably come back to Gyu Kaku again. We will most likely try the Downtown location instead. My friend keeps telling us their cuts of meat is much better.
Don’t forget to save your bill and download Iphone Gyu-Kaku App for points and rewards. You can easily save $25 and get free food!
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ
Cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue
Mon 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
950 West Broadway Street #201, Vancouver, BC