gyu-kaku japanese bbq | scripps ranch


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

8 Responses

  1. I tend to only like mushrooms with some other dish like steak or a burger. Seems strange to eat them straight up… Loved the look of the char’d meat. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m gonna look for some char’d meat for lunch. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Mary says:

      Hi Soo – I really love mushrooms, but I need them to be in a sauce or stuffed or on something, like you said! Plain old grilled mushrooms all by themselves didn’t quite do it for me. Oh well. The meat is excellent here – hope you found something good for lunch!

  2. Jinxi says:

    I really, really wanted to like this place… But it just never lived up to my expectations :\ Maybe because I felt like with the prices and portions, the meat should be higher quality – but to me, it’s worse than Manna, which is all-you-can-eat for about the same price.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Jinxi – I liked some things about it, and other things I didn’t. I don’t think I’d take Jake here because it wouldn’t really be enough food, but I liked it for sharing a meal with a friend. The pork belly was my favorite item and I feel like I’d like the beef more with a different seasoning on it.

  3. All the meats you tried looked good, especially the pork belly. The only thing I don’t like about Korean BBQ places is smelling like the smoke but it’s a small price to pay for the good food and side dishes.

    • Mary says:

      Hi CC – The pork belly was my favorite item here, I liked how it turned out. Usually the beef dishes are my favorite. This place didn’t have too bad a smokey smell. It’s actually a Japanese BBQ place rather than Korean one.

  4. hmm, I remember not caring for the mushrooms here either. they were tastier at Tsuruhashi. and I typically leave a little underfed because the price is starting to creep up higher than an AYCE! maybe this place would be a better deal for a smaller appetite…

    • Mary says:

      Hi Lynn – Yeah… the mushrooms really didn’t do it for me here. I didn’t like how they tasted or how they are prepared in the foil pack. Yeah, I wouldn’t take Jake here because I think he wouldn’t be full after eating here but it decent enough if you have a smaller appetite.

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