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Gyu-Kaku Waikiki

#156 of 1,864 Restaurants in Honolulu
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307 Lewers St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2357
+1 808-926-2989
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11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hidden gem! This is a small, busy, hidden restaurant. We never would have given it a second thought, but a local referred us there when we were wanting to get a break from the busy, touristy places. You get a rousing "Aloha" from the kitchen staff when you walk in. The happy hour is a fantastic deal, you order and... More 

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Thank iGo2013
Tokyo, Japan
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great job of creating the same atmosphere and flavor as found in Japan. There are a few things here that you won't find in Japan. For example, they had a type of nachos that included some sashimi along with rice chips and other Asian flavors. The meet was a good quality and had great flavor.

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Thank Richard C
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We Found this little gem on one of our late evening walks, as it is placed just off the main strip. Being totally honest, the restaurant doesn't like the best or most fancies place from the outside but once seated that's no issue. Food was great, yes your cooking most of it yourself but the the steak and pork were... More 

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Thank Charnine D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was a great choice for our first Japanese "grilling type" experience. Food was excellent and so my hubby came back to the hotel with a very full stomach.

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Thank Ivy B
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went during happy hour and the staff was very accommodating and attentive. I would recommend this place for lunch or dinner

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Thank ev066
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the lunch special always draws us here 3-4 times during our 7 day stay- bbq'ing pork slices over the fire provides a tasty delight along with miso soup and salad

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Thank Irwin C
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to try the AYCE and it was a little disappointing. The leaner selections of meat were super tough. I couldn't even chew through the New York steak even though we only cooked it about medium rare. The fatter selections of meat were mainly fat with little meat. I've been to a few locations around the world and... More 

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Thank traveler_sli
Edmond, OK
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I was not aware that customers can cook one's own food here. I elected to order prepared food, but one person elected to cook their own. Everything that I tasted (prepared and self-cooked) was good. My only caution is that the food can get a little pricey depending on what is ordered.

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Thank cavalmi
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Passed by this place on the way to breakfast. After a long day on the beach we were starving. We did the $45 all you can eat....so worth it! Everything we ordered and cooked was exceptional. Ian waited on us, he engaged us in great conversation and provided us outstanding service.

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Thank Timothy D
Adelaide, Australia
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355 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This doesn't disappoint and is very reliable. We love the freshness of the food and choices. Happy Hours are worth coming for. Sometimes a small wait but never too long

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Japanese, Barbecue, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 Lewers St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2357
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-926-2989

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?