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“Good food, nice restaurant”

Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #489 of 2,357 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: US$12 - US$30
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good food, nice restaurant”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

The salad and dressing were outstanding as was the vegetable tempura. Everyone at our table ordered something different so we could taste different things. Most of the entrees were very good. That being said, it is Japanese food so if you have only eaten at "Japanese" restaurants like Bennihana's, you might find yourself in unfamiliar food waters. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and the service was great. I am sure we will eat here again. One last note--a tough menu for vegetarians or those opposed to fish/fish sauce. But then, I am not sure why a vegetarian or non fish eater would choose to eat Japanese food!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Muleyman
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English first
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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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Seoul, South Korea
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195 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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Thank itaewon-mickey
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Pearl City, Hawaii
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282 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 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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172 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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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