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1936 S King St ., Suite 103, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-2171
(808) 947-2211
Today
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 42 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
surprisingly delicious lunch

4 of us friends stopped by for lunch as we were in town shopping nearby and looking for a place to go for lunch. My friend and I had just picked up a couple of friends returning from a trip to Arizona. They were hungry for something local and we were near this restaurant so we decided to stop in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
Rob E
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honolulu
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  • Families with children
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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honolulu
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

4 of us friends stopped by for lunch as we were in town shopping nearby and looking for a place to go for lunch. My friend and I had just picked up a couple of friends returning from a trip to Arizona. They were hungry for something local and we were near this restaurant so we decided to stop in... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Tasty warm udon on a cold night! The noodles were the right consistency, firm but not chewy. The soup had a light flavor with NO MSG! The tempura udon was nice, with a few pieces of fresh tempura (we had the shrimp and vegetable) and a bowl of hot udon. The service was very friendly, explaining dishes to us and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
978 helpful votes 978 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

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1936 S King St ., Suite 103, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-2171
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: (808) 947-2211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm

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