Giovanni Pastrami
Giovanni Pastrami

Giovanni Pastrami

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://giovannipastrami.com/
  • Phone: 8089232100x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Daily: 7am-12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Helumoa
  • Public Transit: Parking at the Wyndham Hotel, adjacent to the restaurant on Lewers Street. Lunch parking 11:00am-3:00pm free with validation. 6:00am-6:00pm flat rate $3 with validation. After 6:00pm, $6 for four hours with validation.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking at the Wyndham Hotel, adjacent to the restaurant on Lewers Street. Lunch parking 11:00am-3:00pm free with validation. 6:00am-6:00pm flat rate $3 with validation. After 6:00pm, $6 for four hours with validation.
A word from Giovanni Pastrami
Welcome to Giovanni Pastrami, Waikiki"s original New York-style Deli, Pizzeria and Sports Bar. Just steps from Waikiki Beach, find your sports haven with 17 HD flat screen TVs and every major television professional and college sports package. Please inquire about specific games and schedules.

Specializing in half pound New York-style Deli sandwiches and salads, and serving Waikiki's largest breakfast selection from open until 12:00 midnight daily. Also enjoy our half pound burgers, delicious pastas, and Round Table Pizza, made fresh in-house.

Stop by for Happy Hour Monday through Friday 3:00-6:00pm and also Sunday through Thursday 10:00-12:00 midnight. Happy Hour includes discounted draft beer and cocktails as well as discounted personal pizzas, and pupus.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Giovanni Pastrami reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.3
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (7)good for groups (6)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)neighborhood gem (3)vibrant bar scene (3)fit for foodies (2)great for brunch (2)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Excellent Food @ Moderate Wikiki $
    PuttsVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    There are many choices in Waikiki for food. This restaurant offers a wide variety of foods, good service, and good prices for Waikiki.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast service cold food
    Hawaiivisitor
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We we're put on a table by the kitchen door with lots of traffic so asked to be moved. When the food came it was barely warm except for the fries.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for breakfast!
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Huge portions of great breakfast food. Very friendly staff and lots of space for seating.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sandwich place
    DinerguyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service was good as our server was very attentive. Corned beef Reuben was very good but my grilled cheese, tomato, and jalapeño sandwich was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasteless!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were excited to try a new restaurant in Waikiki. We visit the island often and hadn't seen Giovanni Pastrami, so on our last night, we decided to try it. Made a reservation and headed over. Our server was professional, not over the top, but fine! We asked many questions of our server from the menu and she stated that the items we had asked/chosen were her favorites. She must not have any tastebuds…everything was tasteless. We ordered the Macadamia Nut Pesto Pasta, no taste…no macadamia taste, no garlic taste, no basil taste, no taste AT ALL! My husband and I were going to share our meals, he sent his back and was done. I ordered the Chinese Chicken Salad…that as well had NO TASTE! VERY bland dressing and the extras were stale!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food okay but service questionable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Our waitress was not very friendly. Seemed dis interested. Made several mistakes in our bill - charged us for something we did not order and forgot to give us our 15% discount.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location, excellent service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Giovanni's is perfectly located on Lewers Street in the heart of Wakiki! This street had a multi-million dollar make over and the number of excellent restaurants and stores are amazing. On certain days of the week they also have entertainment on the plaza. The personnel at Giovanni's were very friendly and quickly came to take our order and the food arrived nice and hot. The spaghetti with shrimp was amazing and plentiful. I thought I would be taking half of it back to my room but it was so good I kept on eating and before I knew it, it was all gone. My wife also ate all the food she ordered. Next time I will order some extra bread to soak up all the sauce at the bottom of the noodles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible
    Jewels
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Four of us had dinner here last week. Hubs had Lasagne - cold in the middle and barely edible. I had the Matzo Ball Soup - Cold in the middle and tasted old.....like they were made days prior to serving. The soup was barely warm. 16 year old had a Cheeseburger - over cooked and dry & he had a Soda - that was never refilled. Don't remember what 19 year old had, but he didn't eat it and he will eat anything.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sports bar
    sushilove
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food was great and the atmosphere was very sports oriented!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun
    Jakeandbeer
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Always a fun time. It's loud and sporty. Lots of games on the various tv's. Great food and great beer. The service is very good too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.3
    • Food3.1
    • Ambiance3
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 54 reviews are from the Giovanni Pastrami reviews archive.
  • Great food and drink
    Sam808
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We love Giovanni and my very first time there we had a Reuben Pizza. Unfortunately they have taken it off of the menu…but if you ask real nice they will make it for you. It also helps when the waitress knows what it is. But if that's not for you they have lots of other great items on the menu. They also have a great drink menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD EATS N ATOMOSHPERE
    Maxx
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Walked by Giovanni's on way to Yardhouse and stopped in to check out. Great bar, very good atmoshpere and great food! Service and food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    NYCDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is our first time @ this restaurant and we will be back. It was a great experiece, the food & service was exceptional.
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  • horrible food
    riceboyVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    i made a reservation and upon checking in the hostess cancelled my reservation manually and the place reeks of chlorine. the food was decent and the only good part was the free cheese pizza with every order. if it wasn't for the good service i would be giving this place a negative review. don't dine here unless you enjoy the smell of chlorine.
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  • One of the best meals of our trip
    love2travel2gtherVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We decided to eat at Giovanni Pastrami the last night of our trip. We so wish we would have found it sooner. It was about a 10 minute walk from our hotel in a great area on Lewers street. It is a sports bar, but the service was the best we had the whole week in Honolulu and the prices and food were great. We would highly recommend giving Giovanni Pastrami a try.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Stop on way out of Hawaii
    BobG
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We were looking for a place not to far from Airport at the end of our trip to Hawaii and found Giovanni Pastrami on Open Table and it was perfect. Would highly recommend for all reasons. Staff, Food, etc... All excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    dook
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I went to Giovanni Pastrami for the 2nd time. The first time being in 2008. The food portions were HUGE! Good atmosphere for watching sports.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More of a, stop in to get
    625ri
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    More of a, stop in to get a bite type. Not dinnie. But, good service and good sandwiches. Lots of tv's , maybe a good spot to catch a game.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Update
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went to Giovannis for our Valentines and it was nice. The food has a large selection but the Giovanni Shrimp plate is not, how should I say, tasy but very garlicy, too garlicy. It would be good to have real garlic chopped but it was clearly imitation minced garlic, big mound of garlic over both scoops of rice and a mound over the shrimp. I presume I may be comparing to the Kahuku shrimp so that probably why it was as satisfactory. The server abby was super friendly and bubbly, lots of bubbles. And the round table pizza is always awesome. I would definitely recommend, it still has a large selection of food and breakfast is all day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome pizza in flatbreadland
    EEjames
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Delicious pizzas and reasonable prices for Waikiki. Maui Zaui may be the best! GP has lots of TVs so the place makes a good sports bar too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as Italian as name suggests
    Joel
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This was an okay place. Not nearly as Italian as the name would suggest. The most Italian item we saw on the menu is the pizza.... which is apparently from Round Table Pizza. Even an old Italian guy sitting next to us was going on about how he was hoping he could at least order some Pastrami. Overall an okay place to grab a bite.
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  • Great Deli food at a great price
    SFDukester
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Found Giovanni's while on vacation in Honolulu Waikiki. They take reservations or walk-ups. Made reservation about 15 minutes before going, but when we got there, there was a line of folks waiting. I highly recommend reserving on OpenTable before going - to ensure a short wait. Food and service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    marct808VIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Food always consistent. Sports fans this is the place to go. Where ever you are sitting there always is a tv in sight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for watching football!
    Patriots2013VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Staff is friendly and accommodating. Best place to go for a sportsbar for any age group and gender.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome pizza
    Sam808
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    The very first time I ever went to Giovanni Pastrami, the group I was with ordered pastrami Reuben pizza. It was the first time I had ever tried a Reuben anything. I feel in love with it at first bite. A few years after that wonderful taste I was back and couldn't find it on the menu. Oh how disappointed I was but they have MANY other wonderful things to choose from. After getting pur food a manager came by to see how everything was and I let him know of my disappointment. He then let me know a little secret. Even though its not on the menu, you can still order it. OH JOY!!!! So this visit I must say very satisfied to have been able to order it. All is well in the world again. Come in, try this place out. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant, sports bar
    RickVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Great restaurant, sports bar atmosphere. 2 of us for lunch this day, lots of menu choices, food well prepared, very tasty, large portions. Service very good, server knew menu well, helpful. Very popular restaurant, a local favorite. Definitely will be back next time in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gigantic Menu
    Bunk009VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    This restaurant is pretty good for what it is; a sports bar/family restaurant in the heart of a tourist mecca...One thing that always kind of annoys me is that EVERYTHING is an upcharge. Want to have your burger rare? You can for an extra $3 (have to upgrade to the better beef). Not really a problem until you consider the very high prices (portions, however, are pretty large so it makes sense...) With that said, however, I always enjoy coming to this place as it's an awesome place to hang out with friends, watch sports, and grab either a quick bite or full dinner. Service is very efficient and drinks are made well. Anytime I come to Giovanni's my biggest problem is always deciding whether to order breakfast or dinner food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New York Deli Food.
    Jaccol
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    This was a great family experience on 2 occasions while in Waikiki. If you enjoy Deli style food then this is a must. Great ambience and excellent, friendly service on both occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great matzo ball soup
    DonnVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    When dining along the Beachwalk, on Lewers St, in Waikiki, we usually choose between The Yardhouse and Giovanni Pastrami when we're in the mood for casual dining and a large American menu choice. Go a bit further on Kalakaua Avenue, and you add The Cheesecake Factory, as another great choice. I go to Giovanna Pastrami for its very good deli. I was suffering from cold symptoms, from an allergy, and so I enjoyed the chicken matzo ball soup again. It's got plenty of chicken, celery, carrots, and other great stuff, including two hearty matzo balls. I've also enjoyed a nice corned-beef sandwich and a generous BLT there.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Deal on Eraly Bird
    AnneToinetteVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    We went there for a late lunch. They provide you a free slice of Cheese Pizza after 3pm for any order. It's a great deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum!
    SSYAVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    we had the pastrami cheese fries. very garlicky & good. of course the pastrami reuben was great! can't wait to go back & try different sandwiches. I took home a triple decker Chelsea (combo of pastrami & corned beef) & asked that the bread be toasted. I guess they're not able to toast it if it doesn't say they don't on the menu. sad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sports bar with large
    Patriots2013VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Great sports bar with large flat screen tvs. Pastrami sandwiches are to die for. Very lively scene on Sunday mornings with all the games on.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AFL Grand Final
    sashaB
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    We booked a table online for the night of the AFL grand final 2013, we arrived and were greeted kindly even though it was obviously busy! The service was great and the atmosphere even better. No complaints what so ever
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Football Fans
    MNPauline
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    Other than the getting together to watch football with your friends, I would not otherwise visit the restaurant. The service is marginal at best, food is mediocre but you can get beer/adult drinks at 7am.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Apparently they don't take
    Touristy
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Apparently they don't take reservations on Saturday but I had an email confirmation from the restaurant. The employees are not that friendly. I'm not sure if it's cause we were local or that's how it is there. The food was the only part I enjoyed, but I don't think I'd go back any time soon. There was a lot of tourist there for the games.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Anne
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    My family of 4 (including 2 older teenagers) all enjoyed our meals at this restaurant and have already recommended it to other friends when they visit hawaii next year. The atmosphere was great, the service was great and most importantly the food was great. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better for lunch than dinner
    DelawaredinersVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    We made last minute reservations and were seated at a booth in the front looking out onto the street scene which was nice. I ordered a chili burger and it was good although the chili was very bland. My husband ordered the pastrami Reuben with extra meat and I have to say it was a very small sandwich. It was the size of a typical sandwich you would make at home so I think the restaurant can do better in making a more substantial sandwich, especially when ordering extra meat at a cost of $20. Overall, not a bad place to get a quick bite for lunch but not a place I would recommend for dinner. We each had one beer and bill came to just under $50.
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    late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    RittX6
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Best place to eat. Great menu for all ages and occasions. Wow,just wonderful .great service too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad food!
    Maui
    Dined on 7/15/2013
    Unfortunately, bad experience with food! 1) Pastrami/Corned beef sandwich, meat did not cover the bread. Bread seemed old crumbly and dry. 2) Spaghetti w/meatballs was salty. 3) Shrimp alfredo pasta dish seemed plain, no flavor 4) My daughter ordered a small margarita pizza (???), she said that it did not compare to other places she tried 5) We also ordered a kalua pig sandwich, I forgot to ask how that was 6) Fortunately, we all did like the beer battered onion rings & asked to have more instead of coleslaw
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • open table---first time ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    open table---first time ever used....what a great service and convenience...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.