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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, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Authentic Japanese Restaurant. You can eat sushi, sashimi, sukiyaki....

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Try the Bento Box

Had the daily special bento box, with lobster, teriyaki steak, tempura seafood and sashimi. This came with rice and soup. A delicious meal in a lovely cool environment. Attentive staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Abigail C
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Fiji
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food here was amazing. Service very quick and prices reasonable. Would recommend this restaurant as it served traditional Japanese cuisine.

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Thank Peta-Paula S
Canberra
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Nice food and ambience. Ate here twice during 12 days. Enjoyed everything we ordered except the seafood extender in the mixed tempura. Credit card facilities

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Thank nm199545
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126 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We had the Saturday buffet. The food appeared to be precooked and was very ordinary. The staff were friendly.

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Thank Phil T
Napa, California
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We ate her twice during our stay in Honiara. The first night we arrived and the last night before we flew back home. The first time we went we ate dinner at the all you can eat buffet. They had a good variety of different types of authentic Japanese food. The second time we went with our friends we met... More 

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Fiji
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Had the daily special bento box, with lobster, teriyaki steak, tempura seafood and sashimi. This came with rice and soup. A delicious meal in a lovely cool environment. Attentive staff.

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Thank Abigail C
Paris, France
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Although expensive, the food here is quite good, compared to what you get in other Japanese outlets in other Pacific countries. I found the Saturday buffet great with good variety and loved the sashimi which has fresh tuna and snapper (?). Saturday nights are quite busy with expats. However, the service here is terrible considering that this is a Japanese... More 

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Thank zohei
Burriana, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Good to have a Japanese restaurant in town. I am always satisfied after each visit. Ask for the Bento Box.

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Thank JLDU76
Brisbane, Australia
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I have visited Hkubai a number of times during my years in Honiara and sorry - and the food can only be described as average at best. Having eaten in Japan and in a number of Japanese owned restaurants throughout Queensland, I find the food at Hakubai to be bland, uninteresting and extremely overpriced. The only dish I find consistently... More 

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Thank Sinabada55
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

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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Thank Mark389
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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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