Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ is well known in Vancouver and they have plenty of locations in the USA. They are a Japanese izakaya style restaurant that allows you to grill and barbecue your own meat, seafood, vegetables… and even dessert!
The Calgary location recently opened a few weeks ago downtown, and for their soft opening they were only open from 5pm – 9pm each day. We had to see what all the hype was about especially after hearing our friends waited almost TWO hours in line to get a table. Note to self: get a reservation next time.
We got there on a Friday at around 6:30pm and there were already a few different groups waiting in the foyer. We put our name down and waited an hour and a half to be seated.
This place was packed! The interior reminded me of an actual izakaya in Japan, with oak finishes, booth seats and long wooden tables.