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Japanese, Sushi, Asian

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Ala Moana - Kakaako
0.5 miles from Ala Moana Beach Park
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have passed by this place for many years and now they moved to the other side of the building to what appears to be a smaller location, but there is still plenty of room to handle a good capacity of dinners. Shokudo is comfortable...and has lots of great natural lighting from their high ceilings and big windows. What really stands out for me with this place, is even though it is a casual dinning restaurant they were very well staffed and had supper friendly as well as attentive staff working there. That is a real rarity these days. They have a wide variety of Japanese favorites on their menu. If your are there for just drinks and appetizers or a full meal, it's there. Everything from sushi or sashimi, hot and cold pupus, to rice or noodle entrees, and even bento mix and match options. We were there for lunch are weren't really hungry, so we stuck to the classic California Roll, Hamachi Carpaccio, Salmon Sashimi, and Miso soup. All were very good and hit the spot. I did look around at other table and saw more from their menu that all looked very appealing, so we will have to go back to try more!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed January 28, 2022

My wife and I agreed to try a variety of Asian restaurants while in Honolulu. So on this occasion we decided to do Japanese. we were accompanied by Our two granddaughters, which one is a chef. We tried every type of sushi and even some...Sake. The fish was very fresh and presentation was very creative. Service was a bit slow but friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was casual and a little noisy. I guess this works out for the younger crowd. Parking was a problem since this place is located on the Boulevard. Prices were somewhat steep for this level of establishment.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 6, 2021 via mobile

Waited more than 1 hour outside , there were plenty available tables inside they said only 1 server available. Tip is mandatory 18 percent automatically charge on the bill. They dont even deserve to get tip with that kind of service!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 24, 2021

My friends and I decided to have Ramen yesterday for lunch. Found a restaurant in Banawe named Shokudo. Nice decor, nice food, affordable price. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 20, 2021 via mobile

**DRINKS REVIEW ONLY** I think I've dined at this restaurant 10 years ago and remember it being good. But this time, we didn't order any food. We had some time to kill before an early dinner so we decided to stop by and order a...few drinks. We sat at the bar and due to Covid, they've gotten rid of their reusable menus, which I really appreciate. All you need to do is scan the QR, order, and you can even close out your bill. Then they'll bring you your drinks, which came out pretty quickly. It was also a Thursday at around 3 so it was a weird time. Not sure how everything would be during say a Friday/Saturday night. There was nothing particularly noteworthy about the drinks but just the ease/efficiency of the whole ordering system calls for 4 stars. Plus our bartender was really nice. Overall, it was a good experience.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed December 30, 2020 via mobile

Good quality of food and fairly sized portions great attention to the customer honestly priced venue

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020

It was a dark and stormy night (it actually was) and because it was, there was no line of diners waiting to get in even though it was a Friday night. We were in town for one night and walked over from our hotel to...have dinner at Shokudo. We were seated fairly quickly, although our table wasn't in the best of spots, right next to where the orders go in and the food comes out from the kitchen. We ordered the Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla, Hibachi Teriyaki Salmon, and Homemade Tofu Salad. The Quesadilla and Salmon came out quickly but we had to ask about the Tofu Salad later as it still hadn't come out about ten minutes after the first items did. We loved the Quesadilla so much we've tried to recreate it at home. The Salmon was cooked perfectly and the Tofu Salad was delicious. We ordered too much so we couldn't finish it all and once again, no room for the honey toast! Oh well, next time!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

Super love the restaurant Soooo good and delicious Lobster appetizer and the ramen Too many people Near ala moana mall

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

Nothing special about this Japanese in Honolulu. The food and service were ok. We could find free parking nearby and the price was what we expected.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

The service was ok. Then length of time it took to get the food was a problem. My food came out first then 20 minutes later, my friends food came out.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

Back around 2006 up until three years ago (2016) Shokudo was fantastic- delicious Japanese fusion and great service. We went back this week for dinner, food was average and service quite terrible. We queued for 45 min, waitstaff forgot about us and gave our table...to another family, didn't even apologize. Our actual waitress was nice although not overly helpful. Food quality definitely is average if not below average.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

So the food is 4 star but service only 2 stars. We had the Charsu and it was really good, meat was tender and hand a lot of flavor. Salmon teriyaki was also cook very good fish was tender and sauce was good. The side...salad with the fried soba noodles were also very good. The service was poor. Server came to table gave us water and see you later. Came back askes if ready to order, we asked for more time and see ya. Didn't ask if we wanted drinks juat left. Finaly came back took our order and I asked for drinks. Food came quickly and server removed plates quickly. It was a bit busy so maybe an off day for the server, but the food was good so I would come back to see if it was a one time thing or not.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

I found this place on Instagram and was super excited to come and get some sushi! All there photos looked amazing and I’d picked everything I wanted already based from their posts online only to find out they actually have minimal sushi options and don’t...let you create your own.... So, I asked the waitress why I couldn’t find a specific roll on their menu that they posted online, she said “that roll is old” (the image of said roll was only posted 4 days ago) it makes me so mad when restaurants post photos of food they don’t serve online! Because some people travel to try exactly what they’re posting! So, let’s talk about the food, atmosphere and service! Service: was fairly quick and attentive Atmosphere: dead, not high class as presumed but that’s just Hawai’i for you. Food: Not impressed with a place that serves $15 sushi roles and has 2cent chop sticks to go with it. We ordered the crab roll, it was very small, thought it would be larger, thicker pieces. Flavour was okay. Next up was the teriyaki chicken bento box, it was super good, taste was amazing. Lastly was the mermaid roll without spicy tuna, it was also amazing! Super good taste.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

Large numbers from our convention found their way here for lunch, causing some service issues. My Ramen bowl was great, the Udon a bit overcooked, and the service uneven. Nice atmosphere in the place, and overall reasonably priced.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I went here with another couple and had a great time! The appetizers were tasty, I got the potstickers and they were cooked perfectly crispy. Our waiter was kind, attentive, and gave a great recommendation for my meal. The ramens were tasty...and plenty of it, I need more spice in my meals so the waiter happily brought me extra spicy miso sauce to add to mine. We finished off the night with the honey bread desert, delicious but make sure you ask for an extra scoop of ice cream (2 scoops isn’t enough). Definitely coming here again!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Hello I am sorry but I cannot answer your question. I am surprised that no value is shown on the voucher. I think your best bet would be to e-mail the restaurant and ask them. I hope you get a clear answer. Regards Alistair
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I don't know for sure but, I lived in Honolulu for 6 years and it was already opened. I moved 2 years ago from Honolulu, so...do the math!
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