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5730 Kalanianaole Highway, Niu Valley Shopping Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI (Niu Valley Shopping Center)
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick decision to dine at Gyotaku on a Friday night.....went early (by 6:00 PM) for the specials and was not disappointed. Crab appetizer hit the spot - a Kirin and then Asahi beers rounded out the first round of orders. Salads, Butterfish, Teriyaki steak and sushi were the main course - all very good! Customer service was top-notch, friendly, very... More 

Thank hawaiishine
Kauai, Hawaii
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213 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Awesome selection of food Great place for parties and gatherings Super fresh sushi and tasty udon Would definitely love to go again!

Thank Olowalu_Life
Calgary, Alberta
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431 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Maybe I have been spoiled by other good restaurants that our Honolulu hosts took us to, but this restaurant sat at the bottom of the list during our recent trip there. Granted it was a busy Saturday night, which may be why we felt rushed by the waiter who did not seem to have the patience to allow us enough... More 

Thank tak3
Honolulu, Hawaii
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Very good family Japanese food in the area on east oahu, but it can be pricy so the ordering should be for special occasions.

Thank Grant K
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

My first time there (my family brought me, they've been there before). Udon***** Sushi ***** Salmon skin salad***** Service***** Professional***** Will return again.

Thank Alfred T
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly service coupled with quality Japanese food makes this restaurant a great find in east Honolulu.

Thank Shannon G
Hilo, Hawaii
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had the Filet of the tonkatsu on the menu and found that it was extremely tender, almost like the tonkatsu in Japan. Nicely deep fried to a crispy consistency outside, but juicy and tender inside. Oishii! There was a generous amount of thinly shredded cabbage also like in Japan. No free seconds on the shredded cabbage though, shucks! Three... More 

Thank Kekoa303
Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We go to Gyotaku about once each month. It's a nice family restaurant with tasty Japanese food. Service is fast and their staff is very helpful.

Thank 205dianei
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86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Service was extremely slow and now Gyotaku has decided to add an additional 4% service charge for kitchen wait staff. Haven't seen this new "fee" at other local restaurants so Gyotaku has decided to pass along their cost of doing business to their customers. When given a choice we will patronize other businesses who don't add more forced service charges... More 

Thank FlySurf88
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We use to love dining here and would come quite often. It was one of the few places that we wouldn't mind bring guests to. Our last visit we encountered a business change where they started to charge 4% additional fee to the check for back of house service. I was shocked at the fee since we normally tip 20... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5730 Kalanianaole Highway, Niu Valley Shopping Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
    (Niu Valley Shopping Center)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 373-2731

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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?