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Sushi Izakaya Gaku

1329 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2341
+1 808-589-1329
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“hamachi” (10 reviews)
“tartare” (16 reviews)
“sushi” (55 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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1329 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2341
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1 - 10 of 132 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place used to be hot and poppin several years ago. Now it seems to have slowed down a bit. Sadly the food has not improved, nor have they changed the menu. Complaisance is the downfall of anything and it seems as though they are...More

Thank skankymonk
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This place came highly recommended. The food is very good, but pricier than expected for an izakaya. The sashimi was fresh and I really enjoyed what was selected for us. The yellowtail tartare is a truly special dish. Call ahead for a reservation since it's...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The best dish here tasted like cat food. Most of it was dog food. Several of the dishes had no taste, which greatly benefited the dinner. The crabcake was fishy and unappealing. The hamachi tare tare was odd flavored. The tnt dynamite had poor textured...More

Thank walletwad
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Perfect Japanese Izakaya experience at reasonable price, and a clear dining highlight after island hopping Hawaii for three weeks.

Thank StructuredReviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

"Only one ring to rule them all...". Izakaya Gaku is still THE Japanese Izakaya in Honolulu. On point cuisine, the best ingredients, engaged sincere service in a small intimate atmosphere. $50+ a head but what are you waiting for? Start chanting... toro, toro, toro...

Thank David W
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Was looking forward to a nice japanese meal, food was ok, ive tasted better, the udon was the worst ive tasted including instant ones, service was poor, my waiter made no effort to interact with us at all, will not be back!

Thank princesslala88
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is as close as it can be to an authentic Japanese Izakaya restaurant. This is "genuine" Japanese food. Most of the customers are local. Furthermore, all the staff is Japanese which gives you a pretty good idea about "authenticity". The food is simply superb,...More

Thank hanaleibay23
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I made reservations a month in advance to make sure we could get in to celebrate my son's birthday. Everything was so fresh and delicious. We ordered the large sashimi platter, which had a variety of 9 seafood specialities like ama-ebi (sweet shrimp), moi, maguro....More

Thank awalua
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

One of the chefs used to work in Ohio and I had to go there when I went to Honolulu since his restaurant was the best in town. The foods exceeded my expectations and we really enjoyed the foods and hospitality. Even we had to...More

Thank DublinKG
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Never judge a book by it's cover! The outside doesn't look like much and 9 out of 10 people would simply just walk by. However this hidden gem has the best sushi you will ever taste.The staff is friendly and the meals are prepped in...More

Thank Zee S
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clin131
Hi, We are planning to visit Gaku next month (mid-Aug). Can we make reservation on a specific day for dinner now?
28 July 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1329 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2341
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-589-1329
  • E-mail