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Friday, December 28, 2007

Gyu-Kaku

As Seen in Hungry? Thirsty? OrangeCounty 1st edition
By Griffin Tamura

GYU-KAKU
Japanese BBQ Dining. Grilled Meats Galore!!!
Since 1996
$$$$
7862 Warner Avenue, #109, Huntington Beach 92647
(at Beach Blvd.)
Phone (714) 842-8333

Gyu-Kaku Tustin
14181 Newport Ave
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 731-1719
www.gyu-kaku.com

CATEGORY
[Dinner] [Japanese] [Barbecue]
Mon-Thurs: 5:00 PM-11:00 PM
Fri-Sat: 5:00 PM-12:00 AM
Sun: 5:00 PM-10:00 PM

PARKING
For free parking you must park in the structure behind the restaurant. Parking in front of the restaurant is free for 30 minutes, then $2 per hour.

PAYMENT
[VISA] [MC] [AMEX] [DISC]

POPULAR DISH
I love grilled meats! With so many options, it's hard to decide which dishes are the best. All dishes here are served raw and you cook the meats yourself on smokeless charcoal grills in the middle of your table. My two favorite would have to be the Harami skirt steak and the filet mignon. The Harami skirt steak is marinated in miso and is so delicious, I could eat it by the pound. The filet mignon is lightly salted and peppered and is extremely tender.

UNIQUE DISH
For the adventurous tongue, make sure to order the Gyu-Tan, or cows tongue. You will receive thinly sliced cow tongue and a wedge of lemon. Grill the tongue until it is nice and crispy and squeeze a few drops of lemon on to it. Divine!

DRINKS
Gyu-Kaku serves beer, wine and sake. Soft drinks and tea are also available

SEATING
The restaurant has about 20-25 tables and can fill up fast. I would recommend that you make a reservation unless you plan on going for an early dinner in the middle of the week.

AMBIANCE/CLIENTELE
The atmosphere is dark and cozy. This is a great place for friends to come and converse. Don't come with too large of a party though, or you may be fighting for grill space. I also would not recommend bringing kids here, the grills are very hot and the potential for burns is high.

EXTRAS/NOTES
For the best deals, visit during their happy hours. Happy hours are usually between 5:00 PM-7:00 PM and 9:00 PM-Close everyday. Happy hour specials change monthly, so check their website or sign up for their e-mail newsletter for current selections. Happy hours have been known to change, so make sure to read the details before you order.

OTHER ONES
Gyu-Kaku has over 800 worldwide locations. The first location opened in the U.S. in 2001. Other US locations include Topanga Canyon, CA, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Beverly Hills ,CA, Pasadena, CA Torrance, CA, Sherman Oaks, CA, West Los Angeles, CA, Kapiolani, HI, Waikiki, HI, East Village, NY and Mid-town, NY.

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