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Sushi Izakaya Gaku

1329 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2341
808-589-1329
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Ranked #23 of 1,931 Restaurants in Honolulu
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Top rate experience both on the sushi side and the Izakaya side. Everything from the greeting upon entering to the atmosphere to the service and of course to the food. We went with four people and ordered no holds barred, so we got to try several apps, a ton of sushi and a couple of the hot dishes. I'd put... More

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san diego, CA
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This small sushi place in an unassuming neighborhood of Honolulu has garnered much encomium from reviewers on this site. I have been to Honolulu dozens of times in the last 25 years and know the city well. I have my favorite sushi joints but on this last trip, decided to try something new. So we duly made our before 7-PM... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

You need a reservation before 7 pm. If you want to attend before 7 pm, that will be very hard to do last minute because they are often booked. After 7 pm, it is walk-ins. We showed up at 9 pm and did not wait. The sushi is excellent. Well worth it if you like sushi culinary experiences on vacation.

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Honolulu, HI
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I love sashimi(raw) and authentic izakaya fare, and I must say I've had some of the best here. Everything is made to order, one order at a time, fresh, and delicious! Authentic Japanese fare in Hawaii! Make reservations early, I try to call at least a week ahead.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you love sushi, this the the place to go in Honolulu. I love sushi, but I had no idea it could be this good. First of all, we were the only non Japanese people in the restaurant. This is a good sign. Also, if you have no reservations, you will wait. We waited for an hour. Worth every minute.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We went really early as we were heading to the airport. Good thing we did as we got the last table that didn't have a reservation. While we're not sushi aficionados, we know our way around a sushi menu, and the waitress seemed surprised that we didn't just choose a standard tuna or California roll. We had the oysters which... More

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

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