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14181 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780-5173 (Between Mitchell Ave. and Walnut Ave.)
+1 714-731-1719
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Orange County, California
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for the experience with friends and family. We got the $44.00 meat lovers meal for two, three orders of it for 6 people. It was delicious and more than enough. We were stuffed. It is fun to cook your own food sit and talk with family. I highly recommend at least trying this place.

Thank Victor U
Acworth, Georgia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was our second time at this location, with our visits being exactly a year apart. We received excellent service and the food was wonderful. The grill at our table wasn't quite hot enough causing it to take a while to cook, even after it was reset by our server. Still had a great time and left full and happy.

Thank Shannon L
Monterey, California
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182 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The menu offers fabulous variety, great value, plenty of meat choices and awesome, friendly service! The meat and food just kept coming. Had a hard time keeping track of what was what. All delicious. Easy to cook and eat portions (cut pieces). Friendly service. Attentive to change out cooktop and refill our drinks. Sort of noisy but a fun place... More 

Thank Peanut4Life
Orange County, California
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This was pretty much a 2.5, but the excellent service kicked it up to a three. My wife and I have been talking about going to Gyu-Kaku for years, and we finally made it for OC Restaurant Week this year. And while it was much hyped from my wife’s friends, the meal was pretty average. Service was excellent, though. Tram,... More 

Thank Eric N
Irvine, California
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135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

I was not sure about this place when we arrived as it looks like a bit of a dive sort of place from the outside. There are a lot of very mediocre Japanese places around so I was worried. We had a reservation but had to wait almost 15 minutes for our table which was a bit frustrating considering that... More 

Thank DaQi
Orange, California
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

What a fun and tasty experience! We had reservations for 4 people, we had to wait a while past our reservation time, but everyone who works here is super friendly, accommodating and helpful, so we didn't mind too much. The menu is extensive and the food is really fresh and well seasoned. We really enjoyed the miso soup, sriracha chicken... More 

Thank judysj
San Diego, California
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

First time here. We ordered the Gyu-Kaku course, which is plenty of food for 2. You grill your own beef, chicken and shrimp in a hot grill in the center of the table. Includes salad, assorted appetizers, edamames, miso-soup and rice The sukiyaki bibimbap (kind of fried rice) was delicious. Plenty food for a reasonable price. It's a small place... More 

Thank toto_iteso
Tustin, California
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184 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The restaurant is small and if you get there later there can be a wait. Also parking is in a small lot. The food is great and the staff are beyond friendly.

Thank glen p
Tucson, Arizona
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

We thought we'd catch up with old friends as we cooked our own meal. It was impossible. I could hardly hear my husband next to me much less the couple across the table. So we ate with some cursory conversation and then went somewhere else to catch up. The food was reasonable. The meat lovers option is well named. It... More 

1 Thank Marlys S
Irvine, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2015

I've visited Gyu-Kaku's all over the USA and Hawaii and they are great for thin sliced meats and beer. Some apps are delicious as well. Prefer this chain to local K Town BBQ as you are never rushed and get to do the cooking yourself.

Thank jrothrock3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Barbecue, Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14181 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780-5173
    (Between Mitchell Ave. and Walnut Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: +1 714-731-1719

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?