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Giovanni Pastrami

227 Lewers St, Ste 118, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1951 (Waikiki)
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Ranked #301 of 1,914 restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $10 - $15
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Cross street: Helumoa
Transit: Parking at the Wyndham Hotel, adjacent to the restaurant on Lewers Street. Lunch parking 11:00am-3:00pm free with validation. 6:00am-6:00pm flat rate $3 with validation. After 6:00pm, $6 for four hours with validation.
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64% Recommend
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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138 reviews 138 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Very helpful staff. Generous portions. Good happy hour specials help with the value. Typical sports bar TV monitors. I just found the atmosphere contrary to sunny Honolulu, but this place would be perfect for a game or a rainy day, or respite from the sun. Just seemed very mainland without any of the local charm. But good choice if looking... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Having read the other reviews I thought it was fine - the service was excellent, the food came quickly and a good quantity and tasted yummy!! We don't get pastrami on rye at home so its always something I like to eat in the US - this was fine - tasted like it should and price was fine too -... More

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I've tried it for breakfast, then for lunch on the last trip in January - and this trip I tried it for dinner. Not impressed at all with any of the three. It was just "okay". The service was okay, the food was okay - but nothing stands out. Just blah. I am in Waikiki often - but I won't... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A big menu of various sandwiches and pizza. Ambience is nice, and service is friendly. Seemed popular with tourists for sports as there were a few TV screens showing various sports being played internationally (rugby union test match between Australia & France was on when we went). We weren't there for the sports, only for food. We were in a... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Rueben had nice flavour, but was rather uninspiring as the slices of bread were too thin to withstand the moisture of the sauerkraut, resulting in a bit of a mess. No one in the group raved about their meal, thankfully a rarity during our stay. Rather bland, cookie cutter food with nondescript service. Many better options along the Beachwalk.

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Kansas City, MO
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303 reviews 303 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Dinner here last night. I love a great Reuben sandwich and hoped to get one here....not. This place is very average bar food and I have the sense that they don't care. The bottom line is that the quality of the meat is just not there, AND the hype on the menu about meat "piled high" is another pile... of... More

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Food not good at all and we waited a long time for the waitress to refill our drinks . Would not recommend. Alittle pricey for what you get.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've been wanting to go to this restaurant for a long time, so a family member and I went today for lunch and saw the tail end of a FIFA World Cup game. As far as atmosphere and noise level is concerned, be prepared for it to be a little louder or busier than usual if there's a huge sports... More

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Bergen, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

the restaurant itself is ok, and the service was ok, but the food was disappointing. My spaghetti Bolognese was tasteless and boring and my friends burger was really dry.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My daughter and I went there on the first afternoon we arrived and had a snack upstairs. TV on and everyone seemed really happy and friendly. I tried a traditional reuben sandwhich and it was lovely. Service great and friendly although I accidently left my sunglasses there and they had vanished by the time I realised and went back.

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