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1585 Kapiolani Blvd, Ste 905, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814 (Ala Moana - Kakaako)
(808) 941-3701
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Ranked #216 of 1,906 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
Cross street: Mahukona St. / Kaheka St.
Description: Presenting "the new wave in Japanese dining," Shokudo Japanese Restaurant & Bar offers an affordable dining experience with a dramatic architectural and design details. Much like the familiar, casual dining of Tokyo's center city, Shokudo Japanese offers an elaborate menu selection that encompasses both traditional Japanese dishes and the many ethnic and foreign influences that now infuse the popular dining culture of the country. A sleek floating bar placed at the center of the restaurant that hosts specialty cocktails and martinis, including the traditional and contemporary preparations of sake and shochu. Shokudo Japanese transports diners to an exciting revolution in popular Japanese dining, the perfect spot for celebrations and the gathering of friends and family.
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88 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Don't go here if you're a Japanese food traditionalist. They use their imaginations to come up with their own variations on Japanese food, with their sushi rolls really illustrating this. I had a maguro roll infused with garlic and sprinkled with garlic chips. It was delicious! Large menu though with great variety. Perhaps the traditionalists could actually find something there... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Our family dined here twice and really enjoyed it, thoroughly recommend the garlic scallops and the honey toast lives up to its billing.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

It was my first time in Hawaii and one of my friends who I was visiting suggested this place for an early dinner. He knew the menu inside and out and he made ordering simple for us... I wish I remembered exactly what we ordered but all I remember is the sushi pizza and that everything we ordered we liked.... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I went here with two friends, one who is a vegetarian. There were people waiting outside, a sign that good food awaits. Although it was crowded we were seated quickly. A fairly extensive menu with food meant to be shared. A favorite was the house made tofu. I also enjoyed the cucumber shiso salad. Overall food was good, and great... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I've been here a few times, and the overall experience is consistent. The food is amazing! The service is very good, although I did have to wait a little long to close out my tab, but they were great and helpful in selecting what to eat. The drinks are also amazing, try the Vodka soda! The parking is very convenient,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went for an early dinner with my 9 year old daughter and were duly impressed. The ramen dishes we had were very tasty and my wife has the sizzling garlic shrimp and it was very good as well. The Honey Toast was unique and fantastic. A great way to finish the meal. The staff was very friendly as well.

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Clinton, Washington
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Wow excellent food, great cocktails and really wonderful (and beautiful) staff. I used to come here once a week with my colleagues for lunch. It was fantastic! But it was hard for me not to order the monstrous honey toast every time! This place is a must if you are on Oahu! Priced accordingly.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We have been here quite a few times over the years on our trips to Honolulu and the quality of service and food has been consistent throughout. Tonight we discovered the fresh homemade tofu. We were not sure what to expect and it turned out to be great like all the food we've had at Shokudo. For tonight we had... More

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Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Tonights visit earns a two star. The spicy ahi they served tonight was awful. it was brown and very slimy mushy in the mouth. And most of the food we ordered had this on it. Spicy tuna roll, spicy tuna nachos, that sushi with the crispy fried rice with spicy tuna on top. I do not think it was spoiled,... More

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Potomac, Md. USA
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

First visit to Shokudo as guest of a friend. Wonderful menu, so much to choose from. We had 3 dishes and all were delicious. Try the tofu salad and the tempura.

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