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Jimbo

1936 S King St ., Suite 103, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-2171
(808) 947-2211
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Ranked #317 of 1,913 restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

A friend had a list of restaurants to check out while we stayed in Honolulu and Jimbo was on it, with a description saying that it had some of the best curry udon she had ever had. We went to check it out - we would not have found it without the list since it was just a hole in... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Akira Kurosawa once wrote that, after all's said and done, he just craves a down-home tempura udon. Now living far, far away from any semblance of simple yet fresh and tasty Japanese eats, I make sure to get to Jimbo whenever I'm back in H-town. Parking is Japanese style, too (tiny and competitive, unless you get there by 11:30a) but... More

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Lihue, Hawaii
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a small local restaurant, but the food is definitely worth a visit. This is going to be Japanese food. I love their combination plates, and this is one of our favorites to visit on our trips to Oahu.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
858 helpful votes 858 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Jimbo is our favorite Japanese restaurant in Honolulu. Everything on the lunch and dinner menu is good but my favorte is the Ebi Donburi. Jimbo gets really busy but we never mind waiting outside for several minutes to get seated because it's always worth it. Quality of food is consistently good, wait time for orders is quick and service is... More

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Honolulu
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

The service, food and sanitation was just terrible! The waiter skipped us and when I asked why larger groups are seated before us, he started making excuses. The udon & rice was over cooked, the kitchen looked disgusting and to finish the night, we found a huge dead roach behind our table. Will never go back again.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

The noodle is softer than the udon we tried at kuhio avenue, waikiki. The soup is definitely better taste than the famous udon store on kuhio. We drank all soup of the scramble egg and spinach udon. We tried the fried moshi and it's not our type of tea. We will go back for their udon and soup again.

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This restaurant was reviewed by the Hawaiian Airlines magazine so we decided to drive over from the beach hotel. It's a small humble place with a simple menu, a nice change from the tourism of Waikiki. Our family loved the udon, curry and agedashi tofu. We felt like locals. We have a big family so it took a little more... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I know this is an udon place, but I wanted to try something else to see how Jimbo's rate with other local restaurants. What a mistake! I had the katsu don (pork battered and fried with onions and egg over a bowl of rice). The dish had no flavor, no seasoning, and the egg was not cooked all the way... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

This little restaurant was the best find of our trip. First off, the smells made my mouth water right away. The staff were friendly. All locals but us at the few tables. We ordered the homemade udon noodles and my kids ate like it was candy. In other words, it was delicious!

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We go here every time we're in Oahu. Noodles are fresh, fish is cooked just right and the soup broth is like mom use to make. I get the nabeyahki udon which I can live on forevah!

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