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Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant

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1824 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-2136 (Punahou & McCully)
+1 808-949-4584
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Food was good and tasty, service was average, very good variety, reasonably priced! Might give it another try if I want a simple meal

Thank shanghaichuck
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436 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Wide selection of really good Japanese food. The staff was very good and the sushi roll i had was top notch and not just a typical roll either. Good flavor at a decent price.

Thank djdahlen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

I have now eaten at Gyotaku on S. King St. three times now, in a period of a couple of months. I just wanted to make sure that this place is as good as my first impression was. Sure, I have eaten here before. In fact, my parents use to eat here for years before I started to bring my... More 

Thank Gary W
Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

We went there for my mom and sister's birthday. The food was outstanding. Great fresh fish and the tempura was light and crispy. Everyone enjoyed their main course and the deserts were fantastic. There is a large selection on the menu, salads, main courses, noodles, sushi and combinations. The prices are very reasonable. The service was quick and friendly. Make... More 

Thank C64RKK
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241 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Although the TripAdvisor listing is for the King Street location, this review is for the Aina Haina location which is not listed separately here. Among the six of us, we had a variety of dishes and were pleased with all of them. The service was excellent.

Thank kupunakane
chicago, IL
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Been going to a lot of Japanese Restos lately and this one did not disappoint. Lots of choices and nice price point. $20 for tenzarusoba plus California and tekamaki rolls, and a side salad? Yup, would come back. Plus the awesome Yuzu flavored shochu!!!!

Thank fpiesiec
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Today we had lunch at Gyotaku Senior menu is ideal for lunch. Zaru Soba and sushi made a delicious meal. For Dessert Zenzai. Great prices, always great preparation and presentation. Favorite dining food is always good!!!

Thank Sandy W
Vashon Washington, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Definitely order up a sake flight for the table. It's fun to taste the different types and compare notes. Tempura, huge sushi order portions make it a great value, and the combos offer something for everyone. I ordered to types of sushi rolls and it was WAY more than I could eat. Service was efficient, decor done with shoji screens... More 

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Lihue, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This was my second time at this restaurant. I absolutely love the food at this place. They have very good quality Japanese food. The tonkatsu is perfectly cooked, tempura is light and not oily, the sushi is amazing, as well as everything I've tried here. Definitely recommend stopping in here for a great meal.

Thank KauaiHITraveler
Honolulu, Hawaii
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60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

I had visited this restaurant over 5 years ago and went recently for dinner. The chicken katsu (breaded chicken cutlet) and teriyaki beef and miso soup were tasty but the presentation was not what I expected. They used to have a nice teishoku meal in a wooden box (nice touch), with a small tossed salad, namasu, miso soup, rice, tsukemono... More 

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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
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?