Japengo - Waikiki
GREAT EXPERIENCE!!JAPENGO continues to delight us. We enjoy the sushi bar and dining room. Johan, lead sushi chef (& all the sushi chefs) are terrific and their sushi is as good as Nobu, Morimoto's, Kona Kai - any of the other top sushi restaurants in town. We crave the 'torched hamachi' which just melts in your mouth along with the freshest salmon, aji, creative rolls (althou we go for sushi
mostly) seared ahi with ponzu - they just launched a new menu with old favorites & new items. While we go to other sushi
restaurants & have realized that Japengo is excellent & with the great offers for kama'aina's - you cannot beat Japengo.
Sushi bar seats are super-comfy, you can watch the preparation easily (no fish frig in front of diner) and it's just terrific.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the time the hostessFrom the time the hostess greeted us until we paid the bill service was excellent. Loved the Scallop Butteryaki and Tootsie Roll the best but everything we ordered was very good. Would not hesitate to recommend and return.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTraveling for work. Have consistentTraveling for work. Have consistently (multiple times a week) been eating here. Great place with fresh sushi and great waitstaff. Can't wait to go back.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe sushi was very good andThe sushi was very good and fresh. Our waitress tried really hard to make sure we were satisfied. However, the other dishes we got (gyoza, miso soup, salmon, and fried rice) were only okay. They weren't bad by any means, but they weren't spectacular either and for the prices they are, you hope for amazing.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the scallop butteryaki.Love the scallop butteryaki. I seriously cannot get enough. Service was fun and friendly. I will be back for sure.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis isn't just another hotelThis isn't just another hotel restaurant, it's Japengo. I love the vibrant Asian-influenced menu with hints of Hawaiian flare. The Scallop Butter Yaki is to die for. Seriously, it's darned delicious. Actually, everything I've tried thus far has been quite enjoyable. In terms of dessert, my pick is their "famous" Coconut Crème Brûlée. It's really amazing because I don't even really like coconut...but I'm totally diggin' on this dessert.2/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe sushi was very good- fresh,The sushi was very good- fresh, lots of options, and yummy! The kim-chee mashed potatoes were delicious and something I had never seen before. Very interesting. The service was nice and timely. A lot of the restaurants in Waikiki are in hotels- as is this one. That makes it not super special...but not different from the other nice restaurants in the area. Definitely recommend!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM