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Japengo - Waikiki
Japengo - Waikiki

Japengo - Waikiki Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://waikiki.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/entertainment/restaurants/index.jsp#39731302
  • Phone: (808) 923-1234
  • Hours of Operation: 5:30 pm -10:00 pm Lounge and Sushi Bar
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dining Room
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Sushi, Pan-Asian
  • Executive Chef: Jon Matsubara
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining rooms available for up to 12 guests. Semi Private seating for up to 20 guests. Large party menus available starting at $50 and up. Wine and Sake available to pair with your dinner.
    Enjoy the privacy of our Singapore room for your private event.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Hutton (808) 923-1234
  • Entertainment: Please Join us next door at SWIM pool bar for nightly live entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Uluniu
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free Valet for diners up to 4 hours of a $20 purchase or more. Self parking also available at an hourly rate.
A word from Japengo - Waikiki
Japengo – Located just steps from famed Waikiki Beach on the third floor of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. Authentic Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Southeast Asia inspired dishes with a full sushi bar and lounge. A variety of seating options will make Japengo perfect for any occasion. Enter our spacious sushi lounge, interactive sushi bar, private dining rooms or intimate tables-for-two. Japengo features innovative cocktails, sake, shochu and wine, expertly rolled sushi and a menu of exotic flavors from the Pacific Rim and South East Asia. Join us for what is sure to be a sophisticated culinary adventure. Continued
Diner Reviews
  • "We took my daughter's best friend (who's leaving the island)and her parents. We were a party of 6, first time for all of us and had a great time. Food was good and table was conducive to conversation. Prices and selection of food were good. I would definitely come again."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Japengo is a find....best sushi in Waikiki and the chefs are the nicest too....you won't be disappointed. Chef Johan is knowledgeable and a great chef as are Derek, Byron, Hill and Toru. And, ask for Arnold or Shirley if you opt to sit at a table - they are the best servers and many of the menu items are wonderful as well as the sushi."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Really good steak, big and nicely pink in the middle. Could have been rarer but flavour and texture were great. Lobster good too. Wine was lovely and great service, far too much food really and then a complimentary pudding at the end!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My spouse and I sat down for dinner and ordered appetizers and our entree at the same time. She ordered salmon and I had the steak. After waiting for 25 minutes our appetizer finally came. After 45 minutes my spouse's salmon dish made it to the table. After waiting for over an hour my steak dinner finally came to the table. A family of 4 sat down 10 minutes after us. They ordered, had eaten and left. As they were leaving my steak was placed in front of me. A family of 3 sat down on the table next to us and was not given any attention for over 20 minutes. The service was very POOR!! The manager kept saying to me, your steak will be out in 2 minutes every 10 minutes that went by. Japengo was not busy at all. That was the worst service ever!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We try new or never been there kind place. But this is not good place to recommend.... Sorry, we don't like their food.... It was my first time I could not finish my dessert!!!! That bad.... The waitress was nice but she never asked how we like for our steak. So, we had red meat! And we thought that their fish was not fresh. Hamachi was not good... Soooo sad after dinner. (All of us tried their kamaaina course menu)"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was excellent,......however,the hostess gave us the worst table in the resturanr....the hallway leadind to the pool and bar,could hear the ruckus from the pool area and waiter traffic to and from the bar. I got the feeling they don't get too much local customers,the first thing our waiter asked was where were we from?"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Happy Hour was great and my four year old asks to go back on a daily basis. It was very family friendly and food was enjoyable. I espcially enjoyed the Sake selection."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food was delicious and service was friendly. The room's high ceilings and triple pane windows were lovely and brought in the light. The long cushion-covered benches along the walls were inviting and comfortable. Chef Matsubara's ability to pair local dishes with japanese cuisine is both comforting and exciting. Will definitely come again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The restaurant had been recommended by a friend so we thought we'd try it out. Well, we were not disappointed. Super fresh fish, delectable shrimp preparation and cocktails. It was quiet enough to have a conversation and close enough to the beach to take a stroll afterwards."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Considering the class of the restaurant, the food and service was poor. In fact, we ordered three steaks Medium and all of them were over-cooked. We returned only one steak, however, because the food took so long to come out in the first place. Our waitress was very friendly but not very good at keeping our water glasses full and checking back periodically once we got our food. And the restaurant was not very busy. Some of the other reviews I saw rated the restaurant highly but that was not my experience... definitely would not go back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Title says it all here. Wanted something light before the evening set in, food total for 1 app and 1 order of sushi was over $50. Ambiance was nice, service was good. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "One of the hottest restaurant hot spots in Waikiki! It's really a hidden secret in one of my old stomping grounds, across from "Canoes" Waikiki Beach Center in the Hyatt Regency Hotel."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Our experience at Japengo Restaurant was an amazing and unforgettable experience! Chef Jon Matsubara is a phenomenal Chef and the servers were very attentive and friendly. The food was exceptional and delicious and the service was very friendly and professional. The ambiance is fit for any ocassion and I highly recommend Japengo to anyone who wants to have a fun night out!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had my birthday there and Pam was our server! She is excellent and as well as the other staff. Friendly and fast! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Wait staff very personal and nice. Manager walks around loudly trying to sell you their fixed price options which is sort of annoying. Otherwise delicious and a nice restaurant."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "This restaurant is huge. We were seated in a very comfortable spot against the windows. There were many tourist and I could tell even locals were there to celebrate their birthday. We decided on the set menu and were surprised that there was a Kamaaina discount. The reason we revisited this restaurant is because last year we went for restaurant week and totally enjoyed the food. It's too bad that they wouldn't substitute the dessert, but we still enjoyed ourselves and will be back. The waiter made our visit even more fun. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The atmosphere was very relaxing. The staff, especially our waitress (I think her name was Cora) was very friend and terrific. Her suggestions were fabulous. The food was delicious. We will definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I went late on a week night and the food was spectacular. The staff was amazing...especially at the sushi bar. It's inside the Hyatt and can be a little tricky to find but worth it."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Chef Jon out did himself! Our first time dining at Japengo's but definitely not our last! Thanks also to Robert who took such great care of us!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is the third time we dined at Japengo. The first two times we were really impressed with the food and service so we decided to go again for Mothers Day. The last two times the restaurant was really busy and the service was exceptional. Although our servers were very friendly, this time they were not at all that busy(lots of empty tables), but service was mediocre. Some of our drinks sat empty for long periods. One thing for sure though...The food is consistently delicious. Kudos to the chef!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Cora was very warm and inviting. She was very friendly and patient. Loved how she used my name frequently and made us feel welcomed. Everything we ordered was delicious! Butteryaki scallops, 50/50 sushi roll, Unagi roll, Kids chicken bento, fried rice, hamachi and of course, the coconut creme brulee."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had read a positive review in the newspaper some time ago and thought we would try it. Not up to expectations. And high prices on drinks gave us pause (we forgot the Waikiki-factor). "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "What a good deal for some tasty food! The service was attentive. We enjoyed the desserts especially!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Japango has some great food and great service. This was the first place we went to the night we landed after we got here form japan. The fish entres and apps were good. We also ordered the coconut creme brûlée was amazing."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Truly the best dinner you can get in Hawaii. The chef, Jon Matsubara refined his craft in New York under Jean George and it shows. His expertise in the kitchen shines through. We had a special chef's tasting menu made especially of us. The taste of all the dishes were sublime. The dishes were original and executed to perfection! I would recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants top quality dishes."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great food, service and ambiance. Don't forget to get the Scallop Butter Yaki. Melts in your mouth!!! Went with a group of 8. Perfect setting for a larger group. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This place MADE SURE as a local couple we were treated as if we were 1st time diners. The ambiance was PERFECT & the service was EXQUISITE."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This Sushi restaurant is upscale in both prices and quality of product served since it caters to Japanese guests staying at the Hyatt Honolulu. It has terrific food and good service. I always gravitate to the sushi bar where I often meet other single guests at the hotel and can engage in interesting conversations. The scorched Hamachi is one of my favorites."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Great scallops n filet mignon we also had the honalulu roll dr Delicious .. The waiter was a bit confused at times when we were asking about the menu. Otherwise overall great food n would eat there again"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the $49 tasting menu and hope that you continue to serve this. We've been to others and yours is by far the best for taste and value. Even the complimentary glass of wine was good!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to go to Japengo, because first of all, it was our Anniversary, but mostly because we knew of chef Jon from two other outstanding restaurants. Well, we were treated like royalty the minute we got seated, and chef Jon did a "personalized" menu just for us with the best fresh sushi, and seafood that I have had in years, not to mention this yummy coconut dessert. From the bus help, server, manager to the kitchen, this was a fabulous dinner and we will go back again as soon as we can!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We were celebrating Girls' Day, and decided to try Japengo. We generally avoid going into Waikiki because of the traffic, but since the newspaper write-up on the restaurant was enticing, we went there. A Kama'aina Tasting Menu was offered and it was very well put together. The hamachi appetizer was fresh and tasty, the seafood cioppino was excellent; but the filet mignon was a tad tough (which surprised me, since it was a filet), and I opted to take home the flourless chocolate bar since it looked heavy, although I did partake of the surrounding strawberries and cream and gelato----they were marvelous. The waiters were very attentive and non-intrusive. Noise level was moderate. All in all, it was a memorable dinner....5 stars."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Japengo has great food and service. Super facility for groups of 8-12. They have nice fixed meni options which makes a group order pretty easy. If you are in Honolulu for business, take your group there!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "First of all, it's impossible to find tucked into a far corner of the third floor. The hostesses at the door are very nice, but the decor is cold and feels dated, the menu is impossible to understand and the prices go from reasonable for the appetizers to $49 a la carte for Singaporean chili crab. There were some good looking entree plates passing by our table, but they seemed very expensive for the ambience of the room. The service was spotty and confusing. The whole place seems tacky and in a time warp."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Difinitely would go back. Excellent food. Went back again before I left vacation."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The place felt warming, the food was outstading, the ambience was exactly what i was looking for."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Celebrated a birthday and was blown away! I ordered the 6 course menu and was completely satisfied!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This dining experience DID NOT live up to the hype and my expectations. We paid $75 for a four course meal and decided to splurge on a $140 bottle of wine for a "romantic" Valentine's Day dinner. We were not through our appetizer before we heard dishes and silverware being slammed around in the kitchen. The live guitar player couldn't drown out the noise! The menu was not worth the cost. The best part of the night was the wine and my date doing his best to stay positive despite the offensive ambience. This restaurant will not have my business again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for the valentines day special.. Great choice!! Everything was delicious and service was top notch!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a great time. The special pre-fix menu was awesome. I'm already looking forward to my next opportunity. Arnold our waiter was awesome!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014