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“Our favorite family restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
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Utage Restaurant & Lounge
1286 Kalani St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4947
808-843-8109
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Ranked #638 of 1,940 Restaurants in Honolulu
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Our favorite family restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We go here as often as we can. It's our go-to-place to dine out. They have our favorites, like Okinawa soba, pigs feet soup, oxtail soup, shrimp tempura, champuru, pork tofu, and other local, Japanese, and Okinawan dishes. The food is delicious, the staff friendly and helpful, and it feels like home.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Honolulu
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
602 helpful votes 602 helpful votes
“Good food good service a must try!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We love coming to Utage. Good old local Japanese comfort food. Portions are very good. Service is prompt and friendly. I love the Loco Moco here and the Ox tail soup.

Coming for this picky reviewer this place is 2 thumbs up!

Visited November 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Lunch and dinner with family and friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

The service there is great and the food is awesome and it's cheap to eat there . Everything is include in the one price .

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pearl City, Hawaii
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This was my first visit; a friend recommended it. We just returned home after 2 weeks in Okinawa and I was soon craving traditional Okinawan food. We found this restaurant nestled in a small mall amongst several other restaurants. There are lots of parking stalls. Its immediately noticeable because customers are outside waiting to be seated. We waited less than 10 minutes and were seated in a comfortable booth. Service is impeccable - waitress was at our table with menus, water, tea, etc within minutes. Food was comparable to the real deal. I ordered the goya chanpuru and shoyu pork. The bitter-melon was a bit too bitter compared to what we ate in Okinawa, The shoyu pork was very tender, served in bite size pieces. Our food came as a "meal" - included tsukemono, soup or salad, entree, rice, drink, and a dessert. Overall food was very good and affordable. For two full meals and one beer, we spent less than $40. Next time we visit I plan to try their soba.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Raidaz
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food, price and service! What more can you say!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Utage is a regular stop for my family and me. As the title of this review says, the food is outstanding especially if you like Okinawan food, the staff treats you like family and the prices are very reasonable. Really what more can you say?! I highly recommend the Okinawan Soba. We will continue to be regulars!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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