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Sushi Izakaya Gaku

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1329 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2341
808-589-1329
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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After my second trip here I thought they deserved my praise. The first trip we ordered off the menu, mostly sushi and it was very good. This time we went for it, the omakase, and made a great choice. Sit at the sushi bar, have a great conversation with your chef and your neighbors and mostly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Phoenix, AZ
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Phoenix, AZ
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After my second trip here I thought they deserved my praise. The first trip we ordered off the menu, mostly sushi and it was very good. This time we went for it, the omakase, and made a great choice. Sit at the sushi bar, have a great conversation with your chef and your neighbors and mostly TRUST the chef to... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Although we had to take a taxi to get there it was more than worth to go there. Everything is prepared in front of you and it is all fresh. Yes it is expensive but outside Japan I have not had so good sushi, sashimi etc. A top place to go.

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Laguna Beach, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I read about this place on Trip Advisor which has become my trusted advisor. When I arrived I was treated rudely by the host at the door. He said there was no room, to go somewhere else and have a drink. He said they were full. I said I would wait. I had flown in from the Big Island on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Normally I do not order sushi from izakayas because typically most izakayas specialize in anything but sushi and it's usually the non-Asians that order sushi. But Sushi Izakaya Gaku is different because true to their name where "sushi" comes before "izakaya", Sushi Izakaya Gaku definitely does sushi right. Oh and they do great izakaya dishes as well. The wife and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My wife, who is Japanese, and I came here for dinner. Everything we ate was delicious and beautifully prepared..from Wagyu beef to fresh King crab to soba and other dishes. She enjoyed it very much, as did I. Very authentic. An excellent meal and experience. Reservation a must.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Extremely popular, and always full (with lots of Japanese customers) for valid reasons: The food is good, and service is very friendly and attentive. In my opinion, the cooked dishes tend to be better, and quite reasonably priced. They also have some innovative sushi dishes. But I would avoid sashimi, which is not very high quality and way overpriced.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Excellent Japanese pub food which are small plates to share. Have to be adventurous to try new combinations of dishes. Their oyster shooters are to die for. Haven't had a dish we did not enjoy! Do need reservations unless you go at 5:00pm when they open.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is the real deal. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent ambience. Note: You need to make reservations several weeks in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Just. Go. It's Japanese bar fare- sort of like tapas style. It's just. Awesome. Overall it's a low-key small space, fills fast- great to sit at the bar, where u can watch them prep the food and be all, "what's that? Gimme." Monkfish was something else. Caviat- you have to be adventurous with food. Do yourself a favor and go... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

You know...the first visit here I was extremely excited for but the service was so atrocious that I really have no idea what the food tasted like....I won't describe the waitperson only I'll say that the person is still there and you'll know when you see... As a small sample of what we went through that night, green tea ice... More 

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Additional Information about Sushi Izakaya Gaku

Address: 1329 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2341
Phone Number: 808-589-1329
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1329 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2341
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-589-1329

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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