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1936 S King St ., Suite 103, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-2171
(808) 947-2211
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5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Udon, very good service, maybe even a 4.5!

We prefer to arrive at 5PM as they open to avoid the dinner rush..... by 5:30, the place is almost filled with other diners. This is a small, out of the way place in a strip mall on King that makes fresh udon noodles daily. They cater mostly to locals. We ordered the Stir Fry Udon with Shrimp and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
lwj
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Norcal
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Hawaii
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I come here often, they have the best selection of udon noodle dishes that I've found on island. I see crowds lining up at Marukame for udon, but I don't know why they don't just come here instead. They serve udon and soba noodles in a variety of hot and cold manner. They also have some donburi dishes and appetizers... More 

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Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I'm a haole who has been coming here for years. The curry udon is one of the most delicious dishes I have ever had anywhere. The noodles are fresh and perfectly cooked and the broth complements them perfectly. Other dishes seem equally well prepared and the cost is inexpensive. Service is also friendly and efficient for a very busy place.

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Norcal
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321 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We prefer to arrive at 5PM as they open to avoid the dinner rush..... by 5:30, the place is almost filled with other diners. This is a small, out of the way place in a strip mall on King that makes fresh udon noodles daily. They cater mostly to locals. We ordered the Stir Fry Udon with Shrimp and the... More 

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1 Thank lwj
Honolulu
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179 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This noodle shop is consistently good. They have an expanded menu featuring Jidori chicken with their regular entrees of hot and cold udon. They now offer many combinations too. Nabe, curry, tempura, teishoku dishes with mini udon sets. The prices range from 12-15.00. They offer lunch and dinner specials-- the basic udon meals run around $9.50. Someone in our party... More 

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1 Thank sharkisland
honolulu
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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1 Thank happyhawaiian004
Honolulu, Hawaii
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98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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1 Thank HI_Traveller_12
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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147 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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1 Thank KauaiHITraveler
Honolulu, Hawaii
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108 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,026 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

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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