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“Great Family-Style dining”

Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #513 of 2,370 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: US$12 - US$30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Punahou & McCully
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Family-Style dining”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Great Family-Style dining! Reasonably priced.
We had three generations at the table. Everyone was able to find something from the extensive menu to enjoy.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Seoul, South Korea
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199 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

It has been some time since I last visited this restaurant (at this location). No disappointment, food/service was great. wasn't going to eat too much (planned a big dinner later), but the shrimp tendon was great, ate everything. also had a bit of my friends dessert.

Good place for Japanese restaurant, in a town with many Japanese places to eat

  • Visited May 2014
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Pearl City, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Delicious Meal”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I love this restaurant. It is evident they recently renovated. It appears more spacious and contemporary. Food is tasty. Meal service is friendly and fast. Our group of 7 had reservations and were seated in a private area - this allowed us to have quiet conversations - it was awesome. Our server was very attentive. Food was served to our table very quickly. We had, salads, sashimi, sushi, miso soup, tempura - all very tasty. The only challenge is their menu is so abundant with choices, you have to return just to try them all. They also offer reasonably priced lunch specials. Our cost for each person averaged less than $20 for lunch/drink. Parking is also plentiful.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank HawaiiAndi
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Lihue, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great dinner”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This was my first trip to thiis Japanese restauran, and it definitely won't be my last. The food was great as well as the service. I had the tonkatsu, and it was perfectly cooked. This is a great place.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Plenty to eat even for a non-sushi lover”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Gyotaku is a two story middle of the road, family Japanese Restaurant. The menu has a rather lengthy list of sushi plates. But I don't like sushi and I have shell fish allergies. But nevertheless, I found plenty of appetizing items on the menu. I had the ox tail udon. It was yummy. For the frugal, there are early bird and lunch specials. They have interesting salads and even steaks, for the carnivores. Nothing fancy, by any means and the service was spotty (we had a new guy in training).

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank heybrah
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