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Irifune Restaurant

#177 of 1,848 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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563 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3855
+1 808-737-1141
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband I discovered this gem of a restaurant several years ago. It was a bit bigger than but don't by pass it because of the smaller size. The size only adds to the charm. The food is unbelievably delicious especially if your a garlic lover! My favorites are garlic crab and the edamame. I am getting hungry just thinking... More 

Thank Bostonterrio
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for dinner 2 times during our visit to Hawaii, excellent food and service. This was the best food we had by far during 2 weeks in Hawaii and also by far the best value meal. About 1km from Waikiki and the bus stops right outside the door so super easy to get to. Highly recommended.

Thank Michaelol90
Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Hole in the wall right next to Uncle Bo's. Sad thing to hear the restaurant downsized but the food and staff are the same as before. Instead of going to Zippys to grab lunch, getting the Bento here or the Chef Specials are much more worth it! Almost everything comes with Miso Soup and a side small salad. Definitely would... More 

Thank MuchoLemons
SF Bay Area
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

If I am ever leeward side, this is my go to casual dinner place. It is BYOB for alcohol, but the grinds and the ohana atmosphere are what keep me coming back. I love the family room style waiting room! The garlic crab is a MUST.

Thank BagleyOceanRacing
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We went here based on trip advisor views. It is also right beside one of our favourite restaurants, Uncle Bo's. This is a great little place with great service and great authentic food! Will visit again next time we are in town!

Thank Cierrag
Alsea, Oregon
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117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This restaurant was recommended to a friend by a local person and it did not disappoint. There are at most 8 tables and parking is the pits, but we walked a block and a half from on street parking to try it. I got the unagi combination which had which (excuse the spelling) khiraghi chicken drizzled with a sour cream... More 

Thank Tom L
Lyme, NH
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Wow. We stopped in for lunch and found this hole-in-the-wall with all 6 or 7 tables full. (I think there’s a larger space for dinner.) We waited. It was worth it. Everything was delicious, and the server took her time to explain everything we asked about. Plenty of vegetarian options.

Thank MikeMorton
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We were looking for good food at a reasonable price, something we hadn't found in Waikiki! We sure found it tonight! Delicious food and friendly service! We'll be back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Modesto, CA
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263 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Had lunch here with tow local musician friends. They knew the menu and the chef so we had a great lunch. The place is tiny so getting a table may be hard, but it will be so worth it. They have lots of fish, shrimp and chicken dishes that are expertly prepared with lots of garlic. Everything was very tasty... More 

Thank DrDadrwp
Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Irifune has charming, old time atmosphere with lots of customer photos on the walls, a waitress who has worked there for nearly 30 yrs, and an owner/chef who himself buys all the fish served in the restaurant. He trains his workers well, has had international culinary training, and sincerely believes in a memorable and down to earth experience for the... More 

Thank LPC1_13

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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 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 563 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3855
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Neighbourhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 808-737-1141

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