After a long day of doing water activities on the island, I’m sure everyone is craving barbeque at one point to carb up and eat a delicious meal. There are not a lot of places that do all you can eat but Gyu-kaku Japanese BBQ is a great restaurant if you are looking to consume large amounts of meat along with delicious beer and sake. Located in downtown Waikiki on Lewers Street, you’ll smell the delicious meats cooking from outside. Make sure to look online and have a reservation before you come since this place tends to fill up due to their amazing happy hour prices and quality meats. They are taking all the precautions to ensure you have a safe experience dining like checking your temperature before you are seated and covers between each table. If you come before 4 pm, you can go for the all-you-can-eat happy hour for $23 which is an absolute steal. They also have other items on their happy hour if you come later or earlier like regular lunch barbecue specials where you can get 2 or 3 items plus miso soup, salad, and rice with a soft drink. I would suggest coming early or going during off-hours since this place usually has a line out the door during dinner time.
For the all-you-can-eat lunch, there are quite a few appetizers and meats selections that you can choose from. From appetizers like shishito peppers and zucchini to meat selections like bistro hanger steak and kalbi short rib, there is something for everyone. Menus for all you can eat are usually small but this one had a great selection of items to choose from. The portions for each item are on the larger size so definitely make sure to ask for half sizes if you want to try more items on the menu but do not want to waste food. I usually go for their set meals but was glad I tried the AYCE since I was able to try more items. They also have the smores on the menu so make sure to end with that for dessert. There is a time limit though which is 70 minutes but you can still cook and eat a decent amount in that time. At the time that I went, the service was more on the slower side since there were a few times where I had to wait a while after eating to place another order since they were not that attentive but the staff was very friendly still. Overall, Gyukaku is a great place to go if you are craving Japanese barbeque and want a great deal for all you can eat.