Dorchester will soon welcome a new location of a Japanese restaurant that already has two locations in the Boston area. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ will join Wahlburgers, J.P. Licks, and several other restaurant entities in the South Bay Town Center, a development project near the MBTA’s Andrew station on the red line, according to the Dorchester Reporter.
The complex will include residences in addition to commercial and retail space, a hotel, a movie theater, and parking garages, per the Boston Planning and Development Agency website. It’s situated near the existing South Bay Center, which is home to several large stores like Target and Home Depot, along with an Olive Garden and a Panera Bread.
Gyu-Kaku, which has one location on Beacon Street in Brookline and another in Harvard Square, is slated to join a host of other restaurants in the development. The restaurant specializes in a shared Japanese barbecue experience, where diners cook their own meat on a grill within the table. There are several marinades available for the grilled options, which include various beef cuts, seafood, chicken, and more. In addition to grilled meats, Gyu-Kaku’s menu includes salads, soups, noodles and rice, vegetables, and various appetizers.
The first Gyu-Kaku opened in California in 2001, and there are now more than 700 locations around the world. Along with Gyu-Kaku, the South Bay Town Center will welcome a Wahlburgers, Chipotle, Starbucks, J.P. Licks, and MidiCi, a Neapolitan pizza chain that’s also opening a restaurant at Assembly Row in Somerville. There is room for additional restaurants as well. Parts of the complex, including the movie theater, are on track to open before the end of the year. Stay tuned for further details on when the restaurants will open their doors.