I decided to give this restaurant a try because I was browsing through the list of Dine-Out Vancouver Restaurants. For $25/person, the menu was quit extensise. We got the miso soup, salad, prawns, squid, half crab, beef, vegetables, and chicken. I also paid an extra $2.50 for a bowl of fried rice.
The food was okay. To me, everything tasted the same because they keep using the same sauce and seasoning on all of the food. The beef was good and I've never seen it done like that at a japanese teppanyaki restaurant. It was sliced beef and rolled with fried garlic chips and green onions on the inside.
I think the style of cooking is more that of a chinese or HK style rather than japanese. And don't expect to see the acrobatics show that is often seen on a teppanyaki dinner. The cooks are there just to cook and that's it.
A word of warning, there may be long waits sitting down before you get your food. There are about 10 seats per table and they have to get filled before the cooking starts. So, if your party of two is the first one to arrive and the last two arrives 30 minutes later...you figure it out.
Service was okay I guess. The waitresses speak limited english and will bump into you when the clear/change your plates. this is due to the packed sitting arrangements around the table. I'm okay with that but some people might get offended by this.
Ambience is also okay, nothing special. Would I come back again? probably not because it's not that special. But hey, I have tried the other japanese teppanyaki restaurant that is a few blocks from this place. And the food at gyu is definitely better than the other place. But then, the other place has the acrobatics show going on.
Overall, okay experience but nothing special.