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Gyotaku

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5730 Kalanianaole Highway, Niu Valley Shopping Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI (Niu Valley Shopping Center)
373-2731
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time there (my family brought me, they've been there before). Udon***** Sushi ***** Salmon skin salad***** Service***** Professional***** Will return again.

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Thank Alfred T
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly service coupled with quality Japanese food makes this restaurant a great find in east Honolulu.

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Thank Shannon G
Hilo, Hawaii
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had the Filet of the tonkatsu on the menu and found that it was extremely tender, almost like the tonkatsu in Japan. Nicely deep fried to a crispy consistency outside, but juicy and tender inside. Oishii! There was a generous amount of thinly shredded cabbage also like in Japan. No free seconds on the shredded cabbage though, shucks! Three... More 

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Thank Kekoa303
Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We go to Gyotaku about once each month. It's a nice family restaurant with tasty Japanese food. Service is fast and their staff is very helpful.

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Thank 205dianei
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86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Service was extremely slow and now Gyotaku has decided to add an additional 4% service charge for kitchen wait staff. Haven't seen this new "fee" at other local restaurants so Gyotaku has decided to pass along their cost of doing business to their customers. When given a choice we will patronize other businesses who don't add more forced service charges... More 

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Thank FlySurf88
Honolulu
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101 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We use to love dining here and would come quite often. It was one of the few places that we wouldn't mind bring guests to. Our last visit we encountered a business change where they started to charge 4% additional fee to the check for back of house service. I was shocked at the fee since we normally tip 20... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My family and I met with some friends at the Niu Valley location for dinner. Living in Hawaii Kai this is a wonderful discovery since quality offerings are limited. The service is excellent. Smiles and respectable behavior are always a plus for me. The setting is family oriented, simple, and beautifully decorated. The food is splendid! Everyone enjoyed their appetizers,... More 

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Thank PTRBIGEBA364WC
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86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Gyotaku has recently revised their takeout menu and have increased their prices. First Gyotaku eliminated miso soup from take out, and now they've eliminated the toss green salad which previously came with takeout. Although we prefer to patronize our local neighborhood restaurants, Gyotaku is slowly making decisions we're not happy about. Perhaps it's time for another family type Japanese restaurant... More 

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Thank FlySurf88
Honolulu
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

The servers are so kind and friendly. I have never had a bad experience here at all. The Best !! The atmosphere and the store is clean. The food always taste exceptional .

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Thank 878kurtt
Honolulu, Hawaii
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40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

KIDS EAT FREE Monday and Tuesdays. (with paid adult meal) If you do not like eating with kids around, do not eat here on Mon/Tues because those of us with kids bring them in busloads on those days. Why do we bring them here? It could be the cute origami paper that they get at the start of the meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5730 Kalanianaole Highway, Niu Valley Shopping Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
    (Niu Valley Shopping Center)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 373-2731

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