Daily: 17:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sun: 12:00 - 15:00
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.
CHIJMES has undergone a major revamp and there are many new restaurants that have opened in recent months.
One tenant that has retained its presence at CHIJMES is Gyu Kaku. In fact, it has upgraded itself to be Gyu Kaku Prime, which now serves premium cut meats, such as pure-bred Wagyu Beef from Kagoshima, Japan.
Their specialities are Japanese BBQ and they used Japanese charcoal, which gives the meat a nice flavour during the grilling process.
I came here with some colleagues, so we can try more items. Here are the highlights of the meal:
- King Japanese Prime Wagyu: $41 for 120gm. Whole slice of Japanese Wagyu Beef grilled then cut before we savoured with salt and wasabi paste. Unique condiments and was perfect.
- Japanese Prime Wagyu: $35 for 80gm. Small square beef pieces grilled. Nice!
- King Harami: $10. Australian beef skirt marinated in Japanese Miso and grilled at the table. Juicy and flavourful, without the need to add any sauce.
- Fire Karubi with Garlic Chilli Oil: $7. Thin sliced beef (thin-ness like sukiyaki beef) grilled. The fat drippings on the charcoal fire produced flames which gave the meat a good charring and smokey flavour. The chilli oil had chilli flakes in them and also chopped pieces of crispy fried garlic. At the end of the meal, I was using my spoon to scoop this up to eat on its own.
- Aburi Wagyu Sushi: $8. Wagyu beef slice on a sushi and flame broiled. Good.
This was grilled in front of us.
- Shrimps in garlic butter: $5. What’s interesting was that the staff added the chilli oil into the dish before taking it off the fire. It gave the dish a nice color and taste. Nice!
- Assorted mushrooms with butter in foil: $8. We could only see the contents after it was cooked. I liked mushrooms, so I liked this.
Yes, there were some Korean items to pique your appetite. We tried:
- Assorted Kimchi: $5. Made inhouse. It can be spicy for some. I ate most of it.
- Seafood Chige Soup: $12. This was spicy and mildly sweet. It made me perspire and a colleague who couldn’t take the spice finished it, cos its nice. Try it!
All their desserts are good.
- Matcha Affogato with Vanilla ice cream: $3.90. Like Coffee Affagato, but they used green tea, which they whisk at our table and poured on the ice cream. Good quality ice cream used. Its good!
- Sweet Potato with Vanilla Ice Cream: $3.90. The potato was grilled at the table and the ice cream scooped over it. A favourite amongst us!
- Matcha Milk Pudding: $3.90. Green tea flavoured milk pudding with Azuka Red Beans.
- Gyu-Kaku signature Milk Pudding: $3.90. Milk pudding topped with brown sugar syrup and soya powder. GOOD! This was gone in no time.
At the end of the meal, I didn’t have any BBQ smell sticking to my shirt, so I could go for my meeting after lunch without worrying about my clothes smelling.
Overall, a great meal and we had a good time.
This is a nice place to enjoy good quality beef in a central location.
For full review and pictures, please visit : http://www.strictlyours.com/2015/04/gyu-kaku-chijmes.html
Gyu-Kaku has launched an entirely new menu at all of their six outlets in Singapore which offers Kuroge Wagyu which is uncommon in Singapore.
Japanese Prime Wagyu (80gm) - $35
We kickstarted the meal with this. It sent my eyes wide, and my eyebrows so high they almost hit the ceiling. I was immensely impressed by how juicy and tender the meat was. I took my time to savour every single piece because it was just that precious!
Fire! Karubi with Garlic Chilli Oil - $7
For those who might feel that the Wagyu is a little harsh on your wallet, the Karubi is a marvellous and super pocket-friendly item to order. Still tender, still juicy, still melt-in-your-mouth and still delicious
Whats most surprising is the discovery of their dessert selection which is super super affordable and super super delicious! The Sweet Potato with Vanilla Ice Cream ($3.90) and Gyu-Kaku Signature Milk Pudding($3.90) are must-trys!
Charcoal grilled Wagyu beef. That is the first thing that came to my mind when we decided to have lunch at gyukaku. This was one of top best lunches in my list.
I went to Gyu kaku that located at chijmes for lunch. I always wanted to try at this place eve. Since they open in few years back. I just can't find an excuse to dine there. But when my friend suggested this place. I agreed immediately.
The restaurant is very cozy and comfortable. Even though it is a BBQ place but I am happy to see the restaurant was clean and smoke free. Thanks to their modern grill that keep the smoke to the minimum. So you don't have to worry about smell like a bbq after you leave the place.
We order some beef cut and wagyu beef. According to the staff here these are the 100% wagyu from Japan. That means both parent the cow must be wagyu cow. The different ? More evenly spread of fats in the beef. That give you the butter taste when you grill it. Was it so? Yes! The beef was really good. Just can't have enough of those awesome grill beef.
Beside the grill items. We also order some other dishes like sushi and seafood kimchi soup. Is easy to forget this is actually a Japanese restaurant that not just do grill but also serve other type of Japanese food. The seafood kimchi soup was good. It will be better if there is rice to go with it.
Lastly we order some dessert. Butter caramel sweet potato was quite interesting. You will have to cook till the butter had melt then serve it hot. I like it you will never go wrong with sweet potato with caramel.
The overall experience was enjoyable and food quality was good. Yes, I will come back next time for dinner. So we don't have to rush and can slowly enjoy the fantastic waygyu beef here.