We had lunch at Gyu Kaku Japanese BBQ prior to our Sunday matinee at the Sondheim theater. We had 12pm reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival. Since this was our first visit, our server gave us a full rundown on how the menu worked, including ordering for the grill. Two in our party chose to share a grill order for 2 people. This consisted of soups, salads, dumplings, meats for grilling and dessert. Two in our party ordered Sukiyaki Bibimbap, one vegetarian and one beef. The final entree was Garlic Fried Noodles. We also shared egg soup, Tuna Tataki, Buffalo Spring Rolls and Shrimp Dumplings. We finished up with ice cream and s'mores.
The food was absolutely wonderful. There was so much flavor in each item that there was no need to add any additional sauces or dips. The beef, chicken and shrimp was perfectly marinated and grilled up so tender. The service was also exceptionally good although we had to explain that we had a 2 pm curtain call in order to get the check quickly.
I normally don't seek out chain restaurants but I can't wait to try other Gyu Kaku locations.