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Hakubai Japanese Restaurant

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Mendana Avenue, Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Authentic Japanese Restaurant. You can eat sushi, sashimi, sukiyaki....

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Japanese in Honiara

This was a great way to end our busy day of work. My workmate & I have had 4 trips to Honiara for work over a number of years. We've eaten here before and this time was just as good as the last. We did a shared entree of sushi which was very nice. My beef main was great. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

This was a great way to end our busy day of work. My workmate & I have had 4 trips to Honiara for work over a number of years. We've eaten here before and this time was just as good as the last. We did a shared entree of sushi which was very nice. My beef main was great. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Best quality and best service without a doubt. This restaurant is frequented by the Japanese Diplomatic mission - say no more.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The teriyaki chicken comes with salad, a bowl of rice and a bowl of the most delicious miso soup. The manager went out of her way to fit us in on a very busy night. 5 Stars!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The best Japanese restaurant in Honiara. Loved the food and the intimate and relax setting. The food is authentic and as fresh as you could get in the Pacific.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We are not experts in Japanese food but our meals were delicious and we ate here twice. Pleasant premises and atmosphere. Be early or book to avoid disappointment. Prices are comparable to other places in Honiara - all are expensive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Fantastic little Japanese restaurant, lovely place for lunch. They also have smorgasbord nights, which are a huge hit!

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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The Hakubai Japanese restaurant is located inside the Solomon Kitano Mendana hotel, one of the oldest in Honiara. It serves authentic Japanese cuisine and therefore is a favorite among both locals and expatriates especially their buffet dinner. Priced reasonably at S$175, there is a big selection of Japanese food. One big disappointment is of course the limited vegetarian options......in any... More 

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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A very good restaurant for civilised meetings, rendez vous or just to escape. I used to go there regularly as a quiet refuge from the rest of this lovable but rather crazy city. I baled out to this restaurant several times when the traffic jam prevented me from getting home in any reasonable time after work If this restaurant was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

To be safe, I ordered the bento box. If this is the best Japanese restaurant in Honiara, then it shows the lack of options there are. The food tastes bland. The miso soup is like green water. The only good thing is the sushi which is a bit fresh. It is actually one of the worst Japanese restaurants I have... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We were quite surprised to find a real life Japanese restaurant in Honiara. However after being there for a while, we found several Japanese influences. The food was excellent and the sushi looked good (although the sushi chef was hidden in the kitchen). I got a teriyaki plate which was excellent as well as some sake. I was a little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mendana Avenue, Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Solomon Islands  >  Guadalcanal Island  >  Honiara

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Description

Authentic Japanese Restaurant. You can eat sushi, sashimi, sukiyaki....

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