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Sushi Izakaya Gaku

1329 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2341
+1 808-589-1329
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hamachi” (10 reviews)
“tartare” (15 reviews)
“sushi” (56 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
1329 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2341
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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 26 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 5 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

1  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 24 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 31 October 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 8 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 24 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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