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“Absolutely worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tairyo

Tairyo
514 Piikoi Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
(808) 592-8500
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Ranked #444 of 1,946 Restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: Japanese
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Kaaawa, Hawaii
Top Contributor
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40 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Absolutely worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I have been many times to Tairyo and was never disappointed. Though parking sucks, and often you need reservation, once you sit down you will experience something mouth watering. The waiters and waitresses are somewhat reserved, they are very friendly and try to accommodate your wishes any way they can. Try the "monkfish liver" and scold the waiter when he carefully asks you, if you know what you just ordered (haha). Try the Shabu-shabu and the grilled squid.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“The best Honey Toast!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Catch Happy Hour. The saba is terrific, as is the sea food salad. Parking is tight, but the service is good. Nice atmosphere. They make the best honey toast.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Honolulu, Hawaii, Usa
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“izakaya - drink and relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

funky and friendly place for sake and good food.
recommend: ankimo, sashimi, chicken karaage, steak rare, shabu shabu salad, asparagus/pork, uni.

Visited October 2013
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Kaaawa, Hawaii
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Where the Japanese go.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is a favorite amongst Japanese visitors and locals alike. It serves authentic Japanese food for an affordable price in a great atmosphere. One of my favorites too. Make sure you call first to make reservations. Kirin on tap is a de during Happy Hour.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Watkinsville, Georgia
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“Welcoming and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Definitely the best Japanese restaurant that i have visited in Honolulu and i have tried many. I think my favorite dishes were the sweet potato fries made with Okinawan sweet potatoes and the mozzarella spring rolls..a different variation of mozzarella sticks. Of course the sushi and sashimi were excellent.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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