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Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin

#131 of 1,838 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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255 Beach Walk, Spc 1, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1935
+1 808-926-8082
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a gem for tonkastu fans like me! The taste and service are truly authentic and it also helps when the salad, rice and miso soup are "bottomless" when you order it with your course. Our entire family enjoyed the donburi, kurobuta-style, katsu-curry and etc... you can't go wrong with any of the choices. Thumbs up!

Thank B T
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locals told us to try this place .We came two times in 2 weeks .Small restaurent , tight seating , table need reservation , counter top first come first serve , filled up quickly . Service is friendly , menu is not extensive , mainly Katsu in different ingredient. Pork is the reason why we came .Fried oysters came in... More 

Thank 69tiger888
Orange, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had the chicken katsu, amazingly crispy outsides with juicy interior. Maybe a little too fatty but what do you expect with fried food! Popular place, had to wait quite a while for our take-out to get prepared.

Thank smilingbare
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was a really cute off the street hole in the wall. I never expected the food to be so great!! It was way beyond my expectation, i was rally blown away from the tenderness of the tonkatsu, so onolicious. It s bit small and very busy, as always you know it great when its busy and crowded. I will... More 

Thank Natalie L
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Authentic Japanese tonkatsu + service. It's actually about 10 dots worth. We got their house specialty one. So moist and melts in your mouth. And, they keep giving you extra cabbage refills. VERY YUMMY! Excellent service: they were reasonably fast (for hawaiian time) and very very nice.

1 Thank engura
Honolulu, Hawaii
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is a small restaurant but very popular among Japanese tourists. It is best to make a reservation before you go because it is quite crowded. I love that this place provides unlimited salad (chopped cabbage) with dressing.

Thank Rae K
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Just right for lunch. Delicious pork tenderloin sandwich, side cabbage salad and bowl of miso soup. Good service. Would go again.

Thank MerikayO
Santa Clarita, California
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132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The tonkatsu is delicious! Freshly made - different types of pork! Grind the roasted sesame seeds at your table, then add them to your tonkatsu sauce. It is so good!

Thank LucyVacation
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Small cosy restaurant with great service and good money for value. Get there early so you don't wait for a table.

Thank David C
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Every time I go to Tokyo/Japan, I always eat here and at Otako, which serves oden. This place serves the best tonkatsu I've had in Tokyo. I recommend the pork filet tonkatsu, for which 4-5 healthy portions of pork cutlet are provided. The outside is crispy due to the high temperature fryer they use and the meat is very tender.... More 

Thank SOHT77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Beach Walk, Spc 1, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1935
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-926-8082

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?