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Houston restaurant allows customers to cook their own food

I’m sure the idea of having to go to a restaurant to cook your own meal might not be “your thing”.  But before you go on about your day, continue reading this article and form your opinion at the end. Many go to restaurants to relax and get away from cooking their own hot meal right? Well, who says restaurants like Gyu-Kaku can’t establish that same image!

Located at 510 Gray St, Gyu-Kaku is a Japanese BBQ Restaurant where customers cook their own meat.

My experience/thoughts:

The vibes of the restaurant did give off a “lovey-dovey” cliche feel to the atmosphere: All tables had booths and lights where dimmed down for dinner. With that said, consider this option for a dinner date.

The wait to be seated was a little over 15 minutes. But before the complaints of the wait come rushing through your head, keep in mind this is the only Gyu-Kaku restaurant in Houston: Popular times are lunch and dinner.

The meat portion contains chicken, steak, shrimp, and pork. Tongs where given to everyone for the cooking process.


Now do not let the titles of the meat make you head towards the doors.  Although I can only speak for the Harami Miso Skirt Steak and the Yaki-Shabu Beef Miso, all the portions of the meats seemed to cook well under 2 minutes. A downside, being the grill located in the middle of the table, was not big enough to cook all 6 peoples meat. Which of course can be understandable for a table of six.

The menu contained many options when it came to sides, (not a cooking process), as well as many special combos. If one scrapes pennies every week, (like muah) then I urge the 2 BBQ items deal, served with a salad, miso soup and rice. All of which was under $10.

Do not belittle the portions, for the rice itself looks adjusted for giants! Although I could barely stuff another piece of food through my mouth, we decided to complete our day with dessert. Three words: De-light-ful. The Lady M’s Green Tea Mille Crêpe is a dessert any green tea fan must try and I’ll simply leave it at that.


Now if one is still not convinced to try Gyu-Kaku, then plainly take the chance on stepping out of your comfort zone and discover Houston’s eats! Happy good eats everyone.

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