Miyako Japanese Restaurant
Miyako Japanese Restaurant

Miyako Japanese Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kaimana.com/dining/miyako.html
  • Phone: 8089217077x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Closed on Tuesday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Shintaro Kuwabara
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have three Tatami Rooms with the traditional style of seating; each can accommodate 6-8 guests. The rooms can be joined for a total seating of 24 guests. Room rental applies.
    We also offer The Imperial Ballroom, with the Western style of seating and was designed from Kyoto's Nijo Castle. It can seat 100 guests or be partitioned for smaller parties of 8 - 20 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Misa Watanabe 8089217077x

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Public bus stop is one block away
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Dinner $4 for every 2 hours. Banquet $5 for every 3 hours.
A word from Miyako Japanese Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant offering a wide array of authentic Japanese Cuisine. Located on the second floor of the beach front New Otani Hotel, guests may choose between a Western style seating, outdoor lanai, or tatami style rooms, all featuring panoramic views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Waikiki Beach.
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Miyako Japanese Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (20)special occasion (12)great for outdoor dining (11)neighborhood gem (10)fit for foodies (9)romantic (7)kid-friendly (4)good for groups (4)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Spectacular Sunsets
    Rocky
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Exceptional Japanese cuisine with a great view. The Cabana was a fantastic outdoor seating with a spectacular sunset. Service is traditional Japanese...wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ambiance
    yumyum
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Was wonderful as usual. However, a group of 4 persons entered the dining room as we were almost finished. Unfortunately they must have been hard of hearing as they had to speak in very loud voices. The group of four made more noise with their normal conversation than the rest of all of the patrons combined. Guess they wanted all to hear what they were talking about. Otherwise, it was as usual a very enjoyable evening for our 58th wedding anniversary. We have been having our special occaision dinners there for at least the past 35 years.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love coming here....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food is very good and the view of Waikiki and a sunset are breath-taking.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience Not Equal to the Food
    foodfunluvrVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    While the menu and food is delicious, there is no ambience. The lighting is harsh, the decor looks cheap, and there is no effort to integrate the stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant is like a brightly lit closed box with no elegance, background music or inviting touches. We will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great meal
    THamVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Kaiseki is consistently very good. Sunset view also never disappoints
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent on all counts
    skb123
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Miyako is an excellent Japanese restaurant, catering in large part to Japanese visitors to our island. It features a wide and varied menu of Japanese dishes which are well prepared ad delightfully presented. The seaside location and view are superb. The kimona- clad wait staff were attentive, friendly, and very helpful. This restaurant is now a personal favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go as a one and only
    FrenchbreadVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Well, I had very high hopes for this restaurant but from the moment I walked in something felt off. I thought I had read that to be seated outside, ask for the cabanas upon checking in with host. I was brought to the empty dining room, a middle table, and asked - "do you have outside dining?" The host looked to my waitress and the waitress stated that it was sold out. I asked if I could just take a peek to see what it looked like, and the gentlemen said yes. Empty. Sold out? There seemed to be a language barrier, but my money is on they didn't want to waste the outdoor dining on me. When I left almost 2 hrs later, there were still empty tables outside. Empties, squeezed limes, stirrers, chopstick paper were never cleared from m table.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alohahonda
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    No other place is as great for food, family, and Friday night fireworks.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Experience
    THamVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The Kaiseki is a must try although the set meals also offer a great value. Great view and service plus 1,000 point tables. Can't go wrong
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A well kept secret
    diner15VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Although we are kama`aina and have ventured to the restaurant on the first floor of the New Otani Hotel many times, we were totally unaware that Miyako existed until we were scanning the Open Table website. It was a fantastic find--all the prior reviews commenting on the remarkable (and reasonably-priced) food, service, and views are absolutely on point. If you like Japanese food, this restaurant is a must-visit!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    CandiedshellVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My husband and I very much enjoyed our meal. The view was beautiful and Pearl was lovely. As we had the Keisaki, she took the time to describe each dish beautifully. We are so happy to have found a great place to dine right next door to our condo!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Watching sunset with dinner
    HowardHalmVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Request cabana--only three. Series of little delicacies.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 112 reviews are from the Miyako Japanese Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Saki sampler
    Namiesfind
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The restaurant was very well staffed we had the Mother's Day prefix fixed dinner it was afour course meal filled with ample sushi and sashimi japanese waygu steak very tender and succulent. Try the saki sampler very sweet and tasty?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food and excellent service
    HulaGirl
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I made these reservations at the request of my business client. We had a traditional prixe fixe Japanese dinner. It was displayed meticulously as expected and all of it was very good!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    crc1150
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Restaurant is located on the second floor of an older hotel. Not impressed upon arriving, but once inside we realized we'd made a good choice. View is outstanding. Make your reservation for time around sunset. You won't be disappointed. Food was very good and very authentic. Highly recommend the butterfish. Service was excellent. Very friendly and helpful. Definitely a keeper!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very nice restaurant with
    Kbar
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    A very nice restaurant with outstanding views of sunset. We had lobster tempura not bad, but they are known for butterfish. Service was very good. Overall I would recommend and return again myself.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time
    SSYAVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This was our first time trying Miyako & we were excited to get a 1000 OT points also. The food was good, the service was outstanding & we loved Michelle. She was personable & helpful. The view was awesome! Thru Yelp, they have a birthday discount & a kamaaina discount, but I'm unsure when that ends. We were also offered an early bird menu. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Scenic View
    Masa
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    This restaurant has one of the best scenic view of Waikiki. My out-of-town guests enjoy the view, especially at sunset.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • George K
    GeorgeK
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Excellent. Romantic Scenic View Restaurant with amazing food and service. Will go again on next trip to Honolulu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The alternative to the main Waikiki
    FoodrUs
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Great Japanese cuisine on the east end of Waikiki. The food, service and pricing are excellent. We had the miso butterfish, the serving was very generous. They have an "early bird" special if you order by 6pm on weekdays. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • March Kaiseki
    pingon
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We ate there several times, and we always order the monthly Kaiseki. For some reason, the March Kaiseki was not as good as usual. The Yakimono not great, Mushimono taste ok, and the Shokuji, rice to hard, and not too much crab meat. I hope they improve in their April Kaiseki.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • For Fireworks, this is it
    AnneToinetteVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Definitely this is the best fireworks view restaurant for a Japanese food lover. My guests were so happy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 楽しい時間をありがとう。
    yma36
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    今回で4回目のハワイ。子どもと初めて来ましたので食事が不安でしたが、良いスタッフで楽しく、美味しい食事ができて感謝します。 次回も必ず予約をし、食事をしたいと思います。 また行けることを楽しみにしています。
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset meal a good value
    DaBean
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    This restaurant is great for its views and the sunset menu is a value based on very high Waikiki prices. Hotel is a little tired and could use a face lift but the service was very good and attentive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner
    Twinzx2
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Brought my husband here to celebrate his birthday. First time for both of us, although we're kamaainas. Because of the rain, we couldn't sit under the cabanas, but was given a nice table right next to the window. Would have been a great view with blue ocean and beautiful sunset had it not been for the rain. The waitresses were great, always filling our water and checking on how we were doing. The food was delicious and well prepared. Will definitely be coming back for my birthday as they do give a 20% discount for the birthday guest, which you can use within a week of your birthday.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come hungry
    bluecheeseVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Wine/bar selection is 3 star. The bar on the first floor has a much wider selection of wines and spirits. The food is 4 star. The portions sizes are unbelievable. My wife had the steak don and it included 4-5 oz of very tender steak, poached egg and roasted onions atop of at least a 1.5 cups of rice. Plus they include tempura including 3 shrimp and an assortment of tempura veggies. My misoyaki butterfish is ala carte and must have been 3/4 lb of fish. The Fried chicken appetizer was flavorable and also a large order. Service was 5 star. A charming waitress with great honest suggestions. She warned me the butterfish was huge and she was right.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magical
    HonoluluLocal
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Perfect birthday-reunion dinner at a cabana table. Beautiful sunset with the beach and ocean. February kaiseki special dinner was fabulous. Wonderful, attentive, understated service. Cold beer. No rush. WOW!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Japanese food presented
    50thstateislandboyVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent Japanese food presented in a quiet surrounding overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Waikiki. Food is served Kaiseiki style and portions are generous. Highly recommend Miyako restaurant for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • superb sukiyaki
    diningout
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    a beautiful view up the Waikiki shoreline with fireworks going off in the distance was a great setting for my first trip to Miyako Restaurant. The setting was indoors, quiet, bright and asian-style. The service from our waitress who has been there 20+ years was efficient, pleasant, knowledgeable, and not overwhelming.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value
    THamVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Great value for traditional Japanese food. Nice view of Waikiki without the crowds and inflated resort prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small restaurant but certain
    salsawoman
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Small restaurant but certain tables have fabulous views of Waikiki. Authentic Japanese food. Delicious but a little pricey. There's 3 or 4 cabanas outside on the lanai for private dining. Also big room for parties. Will definitely go back again. Service was okay because they were busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food flavors were great, portions
    dm5414
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Food flavors were great, portions were good.I did not leave feeling still hungry.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty Japanese food
    Lexus
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    I always like to order the Miyako dinners - especially the one with sashimi, shrimp tempura, and miso butterfish. It comes with an excellent agedashi tofu, clear soup, and some other small pickled vegetable dishes. If you are local, ask for the rice early else it comes last. On the other hand, you won't have room if you eat the rice - way too much food for one person at $47 for the full meal. Dessert is green tea ice cream or lychee sherbet - all very good. This is my third time there, I would return again. If it is your birthday, show your ID and you will get 20% off of your meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed the wonderful and
    50thstateislandboyVIP
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    We enjoyed the wonderful and beautifully presented Japanese food at Miyako restaurant. We had the butterfish, sashimi and tempura teshoku and the portions were generous and delicious. The restaurant has a awesome view of Waikiki beach and the ocean, truly romantic. I highly recommend Miyako restaurant to anyone who enjoys excellant Japanese food, drink and an outstanding view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service with very
    Washoku2
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Excellent service with very friendly attitude of the servers
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic night at Miyako!
    Surfadude
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Service was friendly and prompt. Great food...recommend course set men....fodd tasted just perfect and not over powered. Great view of Waikiki. Quiet and great evening for outdoor dining. Best secret gem!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The sashimi platter is very
    monzVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    The sashimi platter is very fresh, worth the price of $25. Very generous serving of tempura. Home made tofu was also very good. The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • miyako
    whatabreak
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    This restaurant is great for a special night out but make sure you book, especially if you want to eat outside in the cabana. The food was great, we had the set menu. Couldn't fault it great atmosphere and food worth the money.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 花火
    cham
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    ヒルトンの花火を楽しみにいつも金曜日カバナ席を予約します とっても親切ですし お料理も美味しくリーズナブル リピしてます
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Japanese cuisine overlooking Waikik
    BestSonVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    If your looking to enjoy a magical evening overlooking Waikiki Beach in a romantic cabana with food hand made from by a Japanese Chef, this is the place. Breathtaking and delicious all at the same time. Our friends from Sydney were truly blown away.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.