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Utage Restaurant & Lounge

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1286 Kalani St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4947
+1 808-843-8109
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:45
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Goya Chanpuru, Soki Soba, Pig's Feet Soup - classic Okinawan comfort food in the heart of Kapalama. Kandaba Jushi appears on the menu a few times a month.

Thank Igor1045
Hilo, Hawaii
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Came here for early lunch as this place can get very busy. As expected the goya champuru was very good. I tried the variation with the shoyu pork with the goya. The meal comes with green salad or soup, the main entree with rice, and a drink I hadn't had since hanabata days- Green River, a lemon lime type of... More 

Thank Kekoa303
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Arrived about an half hour before closing. There was still a good number of customers in the restaurant. There were numerous options, but I chose my comfort food a katsu dish. Service was excellent and meals came out quickly. Good value for a meal which included a nice dessert with a number of options. Friend wanted to know how long... More 

Thank ch0ng118
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Very good Okinawan/Japanese restaurant. Check out the menu on-line and then when you go there, check the specials menu on the wall. The selection is awesome and the staff is friendly and efficient. It gets very crowded so reservations are recommended. Since seating is limited, there were many people on the sign-up sheet and sitting in the waiting areas both... More 

Thank DYA717
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The short wait is well worth the personable service of Jay; the many selections of Japanese, Okinawan, and American dishes; and the delicious food. Enjoy your food in the hour and a half time per table then courteously make room for more diners wanting to experience nori wrapped ahi tempura - oh so good! Complete meal with soup or salad,... More 

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Aiea, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Utage in the Kapalama area is a gem hidden in the back side of the City Center Plaza. We (4) arrived early for lunch and lucky for us as the place quickly filled up. They offer a variety of Japanese and Okinawan dishes. Everyone at the table ordered something different, but it was ALL good and appetizing. The Utage special... More 

Thank KaimukiBoy
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

If you like Okinawan-Japanese food this is the place! The food is consistently good and reasonably priced, and the staff are great! The shoyu pork with nasubi (eggplant) is my favorite, but the oxtail soup, ahi tempura, grilled salmon with ponzu sauce, and chanpuru (an Okinawan bitter melon dish, caution if you are not familiar with bitter melon) are very... More 

Thank pukiawe
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Sometimes a waiting line to get in, but service is good and table turns are adequate so the wait is not excessively long. A bit cramped in the restaurant but not anything that would make me avoid eating here, just don't talk about anything you wouldn't want others to overhear. Service is good. Food is good. Everything seems home cooked... More 

Thank 808comments
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Price includes soup/salad, drinks and dessert which is a good value. Friendly employees, but after initial contact/order, had to ask for service.

Thank freegolfer
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

This was my first trip to Utage and first time for Okinawa food! Service was excellent and friendly. They have a good size menu with Okinawa and Japanese food but we selected 2 Okinawa items. One with bitter mellon, chicken, tofu and scrambled eggs. It was deliciously tasty! We also ordered a soup noodle item with spareribs and ginger that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:45
10:00 - 20:45
10:00 - 20:45
10:00 - 20:45
10:00 - 20:45
10:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1286 Kalani St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4947
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-843-8109

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