Okay ladies and germs, time to expose yourselves, who among you eats at Gyukaku? hmmmm?? Personally, I don't think there is anything YUM about that place. I'm not saying it's bad, but I completely stopped eating there when I found my new ICHIBAN favorite yakiniku restaurant.
I've been going to Gochi in Encino (SFV) for the past 3 or so years now and have never been let down.
The staff is really nice and very attentive, the chef used to be a butcher so he knows his cuts, aaaand they have a good selection of meats (beef, chicken, pork) and some sea foods.
If you're into Yakiniku as much as I am, I would strongly recommend checking it out.
17970 Ventura Blvd, Encino, 91316 (cross street: Newcastle)
There is normally no need for a reservation but if you're going on a weekend, you may want to call ahead just in case.