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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 good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tartare” (15 reviews)
“hamachi” (10 reviews)
“sushi” (57 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
1329 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2341
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1 - 10 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesomely fresh sushi and sashimi! This was our first night in Honolulu, and we hadn't made reservations anywhere. After they turned us away, we sat down on the bench out front to look up other options. In five minutes, the host stuck his head out...More

Thank Anna C
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was tasty and i really loved the food, thank you so much for the good service vnd cheers for the good work

Thank ge0rgina89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The miso soup was tasteless, i am afraid. I was wondering why they put Sansho in the miso soup? Tastes really horrible! The sushi Neta- fish part is rather small, the Shari- sushi rice tastes like a plain rice. I hope they can season more...More

Thank kailualover
Reviewed 20 October 2017

enjoyed the sushi here very much, will definitely return! place was beautiful and allowed for a very nice setting. highly recommened dragon roll!

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I would say Gaku is the best sushi restaurant in Honolulu. This latest time we went they had fresh Alaskan King Crab. Yes...very tasty! we also ordered the broiled moi, which is one of my favorite fishes. It was cooked perfectly and had just salt...More

1  Thank cassandrabowe
Reviewed 6 May 2017 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

2  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

1  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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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