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Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant

1824 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-2136
+1 808-949-4584
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“miso soup” (6 reviews)
“sushi” (19 reviews)
“bento” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1824 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-2136
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1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Went for a luncheon, there were about 30 of us in the party, so we had the private upstairs room. Wait staff was very efficient and attentive. Food was a set menu for all of us and the portions were just right, everything from the...More

Thank wninouye
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This place has a reputation of good food. But this night the food was okay, but the staff was something to be desired. The Hostess need manners, the Manager came and apologized, no complimentary anything. BUT the waiter Chris was fantastic!!

Thank Natalie L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

this place can get crowded at peak times but with upstairs and downstairs seating they can hold a lot of people parking is on the lot around the building and behind they have small lots that you can park in. the food is always great...More

Thank sewerat2014
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Some people may complain about having to wait to eat and no reservations, but we had a party of 15 for a 90th birthday dinner and ate at 5am. So, you just have to be smarter at what time you want to eat to avoid...More

Thank mmaetani
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Our go-to comfort Japanese Cuisine. Appeals to the local diner with large selection from traditional Japanese to a modern Euro-Asian update. Their house salad dressing is addicting.

Thank Denise F
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We waited 15 minutes to get in. They don't take reservations because they have no competition and are willing to make their patrons wait. When you are seated, it is obvious they are short staffed as our waiter had 8 tables. There was 1 busboy....More

Thank itravelerChicago
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We were a little lost and hungry and used the google feature - "Restaurants near me" which lead us to Gyotaku! There was a line up out the door so we thought we should check it out. It only took them 15 minutes to find...More

Thank Rhonda H
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Living in Asia and married to a Japanese I visited this resturant a little subdued and not really knowing what to expect here in Hawaii but what a surprise it was outstanding. The food is well and truly Japanise but with a creative twist which...More

1  Thank iwanev2016
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside but it is very nice on the inside. The food was delicious. Sushi is also served and there is a second floor.

Thank dakota m
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I would not go back and order butterfish from the Senior Menu anymore. That piece I got was less than 3 inches long and about 1 1/2 inches wide for $13.95. I thought it was ridiculously small piece with a small portion of cabbage. It...More

Thank bevwongie
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
what is the hours for the "early bird" dinners?
6 June 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Thomas J | Property representative |
Aloha, Our Early Bird specials start at 4 pm and end at 6 pm, all Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays! Please come join us soon! Mahalo, Thomas Jones President and Co-Owner Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1824 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-2136
    (Punahou & McCully)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-949-4584
  • E-mail
Authentic & Contemporary Japanese Cuisine in a Family Friendly Atmosphere.

Established in 2001 and voted Hawaii's most popular Japanese Restaurant year after year by the readers of the Honolulu Star Bulletin, Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Magazine. Gyotaku is truly one of the most popular places where 'locals' dine.
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