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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant (Chijmes)

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Located at Chijmes, Gyu Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant serves Japanese cuisine. Its specialties dishes includes its BBQ meats in various premium cuts and prepared with different marinades.

Daily: 17:30 - 23:30

Fri - Sun: 12:00 - 15:00

$52 based on 28 submissions
Dinner (15 votes), After Work (10 votes), Children/Family (7 votes)
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Meat haven, seriously.

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It was an awesome dinner for several reasons: 1) Meat of quality, 2) great atmosphere, 3) excellent service with attentive staff, 4) it was a treat from my BFF (muaha).

I would like to commend the restaurant for their friendly and attentive service. They were (or at least the waitress who took our order was) knowledgeable about the menu. They also poured the condiments into the sauce plates and opened up the folded bibs for us. (Yes, there are bibs to keep yourself clean!) The grill was frequently changed without any prompting. Halfway through the meal, I adjusted the heat of the girl, and I noticed from the corner of my eye that one of the waiters was about to approach me to help but I was done with it by his third step so he returned to the other direction.

Highlights

Prime Wagyu Karubi marinated with rock salt - Coming from Australia, the tender and buttery short ribs had beautiful marbling, with the rock salt enhancing its flavour. It was good enough to eat without any dipping. No, it was not good. It was amazing.

A tip to grilling meat: Only flip once. Any more than that and it would cause the juice to drain off and become drier. Furthermore, beef like Wagyu and Kobe are best eaten medium rare because anything past that would cause a lost in taste and texture.

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31 Dec 2012 • 10 reviews • 0 follower

Meat haven, seriously.

Please click here or visit foodling.net for the full review and photos.

It was an awesome dinner for several reasons: 1) Meat of quality, 2) great atmosphere, 3) excellent service with attentive staff, 4) it was a treat from my BFF (muaha).

I would like to commend the restaurant for their friendly and attentive service. They were (or at least the waitress who took our order was) knowledgeable about the menu. They also poured the condiments into the sauce plates and opened up the folded bibs for us. (Yes, there are bibs to keep yourself clean!) The grill was frequently changed without any prompting. Halfway through the meal, I adjusted the heat of the girl, and I noticed from the corner of my eye that one of the waiters was about to approach me to help but I was done with it by his third step so he returned to the other direction.

Highlights

Prime Wagyu Karubi marinated with rock salt - Coming from Australia, the tender and buttery short ribs had beautiful marbling, with the rock salt enhancing its flavour. It was good enough to eat without any dipping. No, it was not good. It was amazing.

A tip to grilling meat: Only flip once. Any more than that and it would cause the juice to drain off and become drier. Furthermore, beef like Wagyu and Kobe are best eaten medium rare because anything past that would cause a lost in taste and texture.
17 Oct 2011 • 316 reviews • 86 followers

Authentic Teppanyaki

I went there only once, whereby, my friend strongly recommended. Though it was a treat, yet the price was quite costly. However, the food indeed very tasty. Especially the organic tomatoes, we had it 2 sets, and very expensive for one, around $40 (if I remembered it correctly).

25 Sep 2011 • 218 reviews • 2 followers

WAGYU :D

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we tried the fuku set priced at $179++ for 2 persons. but it was enough for 4 people to feel satisfying full! i think the menu has changed since then, so it might be listed under a different name though! the set consisted of different types of wagyu beef, from different parts of the cow i guess? it was absolutely decadent and meaty, but it was balanced out well by the other items in the set! (: we tried the wagyu fillet steak, wagyu karubi and wagyu rump cap. the marbling of the meat was beautiful, it is grade 8 or 9 (out of 12) if i remember correctly. really good quality meat. each kind of wagyu had a different texture. some were slightly springier, while others were softer, but they all melted in my mouth. ooooooooh (: (:

it's really interesting how the food is served here! i really learnt a lot. like the difference between japanese and korean bbq is that for koreans, they often season the meat copiously and leave it to marinade for quite some time before it is cooked. in contrast, the japanese prefer to be able to taste the original flavour of the meat which is why they don't season it much beforehand. also, i learnt that the technique to grilling is to not turn it too many times!!! cos the juices will ooze out, and turning it too many times will cause the juice to be lost and it will lose flavour as well. and you shouldn't press the meat to the grill cos likewise, it will squeeze out all the juices.

we had a few dipping sauces for the beef. not that it was really needed, since the beef was so perfectly flavoured in itself, but they added a nice touch to it. what i liked was the pink sea salt that complemented the beef just nicely! the saltiness helped to bring out the flavour even further.

beides beef, we had other meats like the kurobuta pork collar which was simply sizzling with fats. crispy and slightly charred on the edges, yet with meltingly tender meat, it was delicious. also popular was the french duck breast which came with a sauce that matched the flavours of the duck wonderfully.

the horenso salad is one of the signature salads of gyu kaku and it was a real favourite at our table! i loved the different textures and flavours from the veggies, mushroom and other little bits of stuff inside, plus the sauce. oh so yummy! (:

we ended off our meal with one of the most wonderful desserts i've ever tasted!!! it was a silky smooth milk pudding that was topped with a layer of...chocolate sauce? and sprinkled with soya powder. the powder lent an interesting texture to the dessert, and this was a unanimous favourite. we were scrambling to spoon it into our mouths! it was absolutely delicious. if you're feeling bloated from all the meat, try the yuzu sorbet which is a refreshing chilled dessert that will cleanse your palate after the meal.

13 Aug 2011 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

simply yakiniku

Service is great, they do recommendations, dont have to think much

with so much different types of seasonings, they will recommend the best combination for you, unless your tastebud insist other wise.

what i liked most is that they changes your mesh very frequently, since their seasoning is getting burnt and sticking on it. Very attentive staff.

Not much of choices for beer, or just be satisfied with Asahi.

Have fun!

13 May 2011 • 44 reviews • 2 followers

An Oishii Japanese BBG with Authentic Ambience

Stumbled upon by coincidence at HGW when looking for place to eat at Chijmes; I was intrigued to try this, as something different from usual Japanese eateries...

I must say, the decor and atmosphere are really as authentic as it can be, added by staff's remarks of "Irashaimasu", "Onegai Shimasu", etc...

We ordered the Sakura Set which mentioned by Joy (our friendly and attentive waiting staff) as the Most Popular BBQ Set for 2 pax, combination of Beef, Duck, Fish, Mushroom, Kimchi with 1 choice of Salad and 2 Deserts.

The beef were tender, moist and succulent, the fish wrapped in aluminium foil was yummy (Joy paid attention to check whether it was ready and served it for 2) likewise for the mushrooms.

A must try dish is their Spinach Salad, I never knew Spinach could be so tasty as a Salad, the salad dressing was impeccable.

I couldn't recall the name of the Rice that came with the set; it was cooked in claypot with salmon bits and chopped veggie, it was fantastic.

Loved the BBQ sauces too, both the normal and spicy sauces, it wasn't as strong as other BBQ sauce but certainly gave delicious flavour when you dipped your meats.

Came the desert, I tried the Yuzu Ice Cream, bit sourish but refreshing, certainly something different and the other was Vanilla with Honey which a joy for sweet-tooth lovers.

I ordered the Peach Orange Cocktail as my drink, certainly a recommendation to try..

I was a bit worried about the stuffiness and heat from the charcoal plate but it wasn't that bad, yes, you could feel the heat when you were doing the BBQ but it is still manageable.

Loved the seating arrangement too, giving you privacy and no elbowing or squeezing in between tables.

It may looks a bit expensive when looking at the price, but, by trying the Set Menu, I think it is a Good Value. Wait until you have tasted the food quality, served with impressive service manner by waiting staff plus the Authentic Atmosphere as if you were being transported back to Tokyo, it was definitely worth the money.

Love it!