Gyu-Kaku is a Japanese BBQ restaurant that has locations all over North America. They have a dining experience that allows customers to cook their own food on a personal grill. This experience is fun and is a great outing with friends.
When my friends and I came to Gyu-Kaku, we were there for the Dine Out Experience. I talk more about the dine out experience in this blog, but essentially we got a set menu price so that we could try different things on the menu!
There were 3 options on the set menu. Each of these options included an choice of appetizer, a side, 3 proteins, vegetables and finally, dessert.
My friends and I chose to try different options and sharel, so that we all got a chance to try everything. I think this was pretty smart of us, considering we had no idea what to expect.
The ability to grill our own food was both terrifying and exciting at the same time. On one hand, we had full control of what was going to happen. We were given instructions on how to grill and for how long, but there were so many things to cook it was hard to keep track. If I am being honest, we did almost fully burn one or two things, but the laughs we had made up for it.
I think that one of my favourite parts of the experience was dessert. When I saw the menu, there was an option for smores and I got so excited. To me, smores is a camping experience, not a Japanese BBQ Experience. But lo and behold, they came out with a skewer, a marshmallow, and 2 graham crackers ready to be roasted. Of course they clean the grill first, so no leftover sauces or seasoning would get on our sweet treats.
Overall, the experience was fun and I am glad I got to go with my friends. It is definetly a must try but I am not sure it was worth the money. We looked at the regular menu and they also had other sets that were much cheaper with other different foods. If I were to come back, I would love to try the other set menus and compare the two. Regardless, the food was delicious and the staff and evironment was great.