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Sushi Izakaya Gaku

1329 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2341
808-589-1329
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Ranked #13 of 1,918 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
107 reviews 107 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I just want to comment on one of the recent reviews, "I don't get it". This person obviously knows nothing about sushi and his (or her) taste buds have degenerated into a useless body part. He may have come to Hawaii for 25 years and may know the city well but he probably ate at sushi bars that we stay... More

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san diego, CA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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