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“Lovely location and great Japanese food, don't miss this place”

Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant - South King Street
Ranked #486 of 2,471 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Punahou & McCully
Description: Authentic & Contemporary Japanese Cuisine in a Family Friendly Atmosphere. Established in 2001 and voted Hawaii's Best Japanese Restaurant year after year by the readers of the Honolulu Star Bulletin, Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Magazine. Gyotaku is truly one of the most popular places where 'locals' dine. Sushi, Tenpura, Seafood, Steak, Noodles, Salads, Beer, Wine & Sake 3 Locations: Pearl City, King St, Niu Valley Closed on Thanksgiving Day
Reviewed February 16, 2011

We really wanted some good Japanese food in the Hawaii Kai area of Honolulu and were not at all disappointed with Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant. There is plenty of parking as the restaurant is in a shopping mall, but it was the quiet atmosphere of the place as well as the wonderful food which pleased us. We would certainly recommend this spot to anyone looking for a relaxing and wonderful meal.

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Reviewed May 13, 2008

Gyotaku is a place we visit at least once when we are in Honolulu. It isn't fancy place, more of a local Japanese restaurant and not touristy. Their menu has a lot of fish combinations and entrees. The miyosaki butterfish is excellent. They also have a number of sushi and shashimi entrees as well. Their children's menu includes shaved ice for dessert which is a big hit with kids. Prices range from about $9 to $23. Their walls are decorated with imprints of fish, large and small, when they are caught an ink is place on the fish and a pressed against paper (I think) and a piece of art is made. The location is on King St.

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Reviewed March 11, 2008

We had lunch on a previous trip to Honolulu at Gyotaku Restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. The food was good and authentic Japanese cuisine. The service was also good. Food came out fairly quickly after the order was put in.

This past weekend we were back in Honolulu and decided to try dinner at Gyotaku. The food again was very good and came out fast, even though the place was crowded with patrons. The dinner menu is slightly higher in price than the lunch specials, but there is more food that comes with it. We were unable to finish all of our meals. There was an early bird menu but we got there too late for that.

The prices are very reasonable for what you get. Lunch averages around $15 and dinner was around $18. They come with rice, pickles, miso soup, salad, and your entree(s). There is a lunch menu that allows you to choose 2 or 3 entrees, and a dinner menu with 3 or 4 entrees. There is a wide variety of choices--noodles, sushi, tempura, seafood, etc. The green salad comes with a big piece of crab leg already peeled. Even the rice was fluffy and of good quality.

They do not take reservations (first come, first served) but we only waited around 5 minutes to get seated. The place was packed, but the restaurant can seat quite a bit with both downstairs and upstairs seating.

We will definitely make this place a regular stop every time we go to Honolulu. There is another Gyotaku Restaurant in Pearl City near the Pearlridge Mall.

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Reviewed October 16, 2016
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Reviewed July 6, 2013
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