It’s been a long time coming! Finally, a premium meat quality restaurant with All You Can Eat Meat! Yup, you read that right it. We hope you are all very excited because in this edition of EATSplorations, we will be sharing about the Yakiniku All You Can at Gyu-Kaku in Shangri-La Plaza! Yes, finally, after a long time waiting for it. Gyu-Kaku now has a meat-all-you-can promotion for both its loyal customers and first-time diners. To those of you who don’t know yet, according to their website, Gyu-Kaku, meaning “Horn of the Bull” in English, is an authentic Japanese Yakiniku (grilled barbecue) dining experience where customers share premium cooked meats over flaming charcoal while drinking various Japanese drinks. Anyways, we know you are already very eager to find out the important things about it so we won’t keep you waiting. Here comes our Yakiniku All You Can EATSperience at Gyu-Kaku!
Yakiniku All You Can at Gyu-Kaku in Shangri-La Plaza!
Gyu-Kaku is located at the 2nd level of Shangri-La Plaza Mall’s East Wing. If you are already familiar with Shangri-La’s newer wing, Gyu-Kaku is just right past one of the escalators and connecting Shangri-La’s two buildings. Gyu-Kaku is on the side that’s facing EDSA. The aroma from all the smoky goodness of their grills will surely lead you to Gyu-Kaku. You won’t miss it.
Since Gyu-Kaku is a Yakiniku (grilled meat) restaurant, tables with grills are all throughout the restaurant. Of course, you will be grilling the meats on your own like most of the grilled meat restaurants we have in town.
This is what we came here for and this is what you will be coming here for, too! Gyu-Kaku’s all day, everyday MEAT-all-you-can at only Php 799 for adults and Php 599 for children (they strictly measure children’s heights, they even measured Beanie’s height just to be super sure). Everything in here is included. Appetizers, pickles, salad, soup, rice, dessert, and of course, a great selection of PREMIUM MEAT!
Some things to remember. Please read carefully before ordering and enjoying, hehe!
Of course, fries for starters is always a good idea! Try not having lots of this, you might forget that you are here for the UNLI PREMIUM MEAT.
Crispy and tender chunks of fried chicken is always a good idea. This one is another awesome item to get while waiting for your meats to be cooked. Order a couple of plates right away so that you can have them in between the grilled meats.
This is probably the best out of all the fried appetizers that Gyu-Kaku has. The Gindara was perfectly fried in the tempura batter. Super crispy, light, tender and juicy. The light and sweet soy sauce that comes with it screams awesomeness, too! Whatever you do, please make sure to order lots of Gyu-Kaku’s Fried Gindara. You’re welcome.
Huge patties of croquette with beef mixed in it. Starchy, filling, meaty. Try not having more than one of these babies, you might miss out on your goal of having lots of grilled meat. It’s very hard to resist, though. Good luck!
Very light, just the right level of saltiness, and a perfect break from all the fried appetizers just before devouring the grilled meats.
Miso Buttered Corn
We don’t even know if we were supposed to grill it but we did and we loved it. The grill gave it some smokiness which is always good. It always had a little bit of crust after grilling. Corn was sweet, the miso butter was savory, this one’s an awesome appetizer!
Now it’s time to grill some meat! This is the only non-beef item on the meat menu. Gyu-Kaku’s chicken comes in the very familiar teriyaki marinade. We loved that the chicken fillet was cut into small pieces because it makes it easier to grill. The teriyaki sauce was perfect and very tasty.
Harami Tare (Skirt Steak in Soy Marinade)
Really beefy and super tender! The tare sauce was perfect in making the beef taste better. The sauce is very similar to the teriyaki sauce but a little bit stronger in flavor. This cut of beef was one of our favorites in this EATSperience.
A little break from the meats, Gyu-Kaku also has a lineup of vegetables that you can choose from. This was the best effort we could give when it comes to grilled veggies, Shiitake Mushroom, hehe. Perfect when grilled properly for a smoky finish.
Harami Shio (Skirt Steak with Salt)
A little bit simpler than the previous Harami or Skirt Steak, the Harami Shio packs a beefier punch because it’s not overshadowed by the simple salt seasoning. This was really good from a beefiness standpoint but we kind of enjoyed the Harami Tare more.
Brisket Blend (also comes in a Spicy Miso Marinade)
This is probably the best cut of beef in this EATSperience! The Brisket Blend of Gyu-Kaku has a great balance of meat and fat which makes it extremely good. We kept on ordering this one until our time was done. It was that good.
We had a great first time at Gyu-Kaku, thanks to their Meat-All-You-Can promotion! It’s been a long time coming and we’re just glad that they’re finally one of the restaurants that have this value for money promotion. We have always been intimidated to try Gyu-Kaku out because the price range of the items looks over our budget but with this really reasonable and affordable promo, dining here won’t hurt as much, rather it will be an enjoyable EATSperience not worrying about hurting our pockets. Will we try Gyu-Kaku again? Of course! Well, as long as they have this steal of a deal. We will be back for more! Again, Gyu-Kaku’s all-you-can-eat is just Php 799 for adults and Php 599 for children. Make sure to read the terms and conditions first before dining so that you will have a hassle-free EATSperience. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations, until next time!
Level 2, East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
+632 631 7243
11:00am to 11:00pm (Mon-Sun)