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Odoriko Restaurant
Odoriko Restaurant

Odoriko Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.odorikohawaii.com
  • Phone: (808) 923-7368
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 12:00am (last food order at 11:30pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Odoriko's Japanese and western style private rooms provide atmosphere and comfort for as many as 100 guests. Plan a spectacular and memorable event, sing and have fun, and celebrate the delicious, merry traditions of Odoriko Restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Akiko Takei (808) 923-7368
  • Entertainment: Private party and karaoke rooms are available for any occasion. Party menus can be created to fit your price range.

    Karaoke rooms may be used from 9PM. Reservations recommended. Price for Karaoke are as follows:

  • 2 ~ 9 persons: 1 hour $30
  • 10 or more persons: 1 hour $40

    Open 7 days a week from 6AM to midnight

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kaiulani Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Kings Village Standard Parking:
    $8 pre-payment. Customers will receive a 50% refund ($4) on parking pre-payment. Parking is limited.

A word from Odoriko Restaurant
Known to be one of the "gems" of Waikiki, Odoriko is one of the area's longest established Japanese restaurants; a popular destination since 1972. Its chefs pride themselves of bringing you the very best cuts of ocean-fresh fish: From tender, melt-in-your-mouth sushi and sashimi to broiled Maine lobster, grilled garlic shrimp and misoyaki butterfish. Odoriko's wide menu selection also includes hot pot entrees -- shabu shabu, sukiyaki, chanko nabe or seafood nabe --, chicken karaage, tempura, homemade tofu and delicious noodle dishes. The modern lights and relaxing setting at Odoriko will be just the ticket to get the night started with some of the best hot or cold sake.

Odoriko, located in the the Kings Village behind the Hyatt Hotel, is away from the bustle of the usual Waikiki traffic. It offers outdoor dining, validated parking and space for private parties of up to 100. Come visit the premier Japanese restaurant in Waikiki soon!Continued

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Diner Reviews
  • "Great place in Honolulu for Japanese food. We really enjoyed eating there, it was very good. The ambience is OK, you feel that this is one of the oldest Japaneae restaurants in Honolulu. A slight renovation could help the place."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The dinner was yummy, fresh, and quick. It was a slow night and I've been to many restaurants where slow night strangely equals bad service night. Not the case here. The servers were tentative and responsive. I had the grilled squid, abalone, and Hawaiian style poke. The poke was fresh, seasoned well, and came out quickly. I'm kind of strange that I like my squid chewy and even though it's more tender than I like, I enjoyed it because it had the right amount of chewiness with tenderness. The abalone was fresh and mixed well with the sauce it came with. Overall, very good food, good service, quiet atmosphere. They do add a service charge aka tip but that's probably because of the Asian tourists. I would come again."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food was good, but my server was great. He gave me lots of attention and great advice on the location I was visiting. (Waikiki) Also, I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Great alley-behind-hotel location, great authentic decor, with a seemingly younger, hipper crowd mixed with an older, more ethnic crowd. (i.e. lots of young Navy men and mature Asian patrons. No teens/children.) Love the complimentary pot of tea I received at the end of my meal. Will go again next time I'm in town."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Fresh fish and awesome hand rolled sushi, gyoza dumplings, teriyaki beef, sashimi...everything was so delicious. Service was friendly and attentive. Food arrived quickly. A nice hidden restaurant off Kalakaua Avenue behind the Hyatt (Kings Village)."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "They had a great 2/3 item combination option. Our waiter deserted us at the end of the meal and I had to go to the desk to ask for our bill."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food in particular Sushi is very high quality but the menu is odd and confusing even to the waitstaff who are completely thrown by questions like "Can I order nigiri?" Just getting several pieces of sushi along with a roll (mayo on a cali roll? Ew.) was a trick. The shabu shabu had high quality beef but uninteresting and scanty choice of veggies and condiments. We also had to specifically request bowls to eat the broth. In a four dollar sign restaurant I found all of this pretty annoying."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This restaurant has been here for over 25+ years and a still a great place to dine. Sushi size and portion is still great and the flavors authentic. Parking is very scarce after 5 pm so be prepared."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "OpenTable made reservations for a time that the restaurant was not even open! It was just by luck that I called the restaurant beforehand to check on their menu items that I learned about this and, that was just after getting the second e-mail notification from OpenTable about the bogus reservation! I will not use your service again! Getting the reservation times right is a basic feature and you couldn't even get that right!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Dining establishment had very good service. We ordered sukiyaki and it was delicious! Servers were very friendly! I would return again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The service was really good. Enjoyed the fish as usual. Will go back again"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Very nice Japanese restaurant close to Waikiki and the main street. The ambiance inside is really nice, fish was fresh and delicious. Good service and not too expensive. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great traditional Japanese restaurant with awesome servers and atmosphere. And the food was outstanding"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The salmon was amazing, it just melts in your mouth. most of the menu is ala cart style; however, there are plenty of box set dinners towards the back of the menu but they are a bit pricy. The ala cart style is ideal for drinking with friends and trying and sampling different foods. Overall great experience!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This is a jewel one street back from the main Waikiki drag. We walked by this place several times and finally were pulled in by my wife's craving for Japanese cuisine. All I can say is we dined at La Mer, arguably the best restaurant on the island, for a special occasion a couple nights before and while their food, service, and ambience was superb (of course), we actually preferred Odoriko. A different vibe, but food, service and ambience were at least the equal of the best places we have been. The sashimi and rolls are very good; and, we specifically recommended the the seafood casserole served in an abelone shell and the Odoriko roll to our friends."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Some of the combination meals were pricey but our group of three circumvented that by ordering à la carte and sharin Chinese-style. BBQ ribs/chicken and butterfish were delish! Ahi poke and edamame were so-so. Server was super- (almost too-) attentive!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Lots of different tastes on the menu. The best thing about the restaurant, I think, is the openness and outdoor seating."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The waiter here was fabulous and friendly, prompt without being intrusive. He made recommendations to let us know what we were ordering might not be what we expected. (Seaweed salad that was unlike the kind they serve throughout most of the US but was authentically Japanese). He also suggested entrees that we really enjoyed. I'd dine here again when in Honolulu. It is a beat off the beaten path of the usual spots in Waikiki but it is well worth it...and it was full of actual Japanese natives, which I think is a good sign they are doing this food right--without Americanizing it."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Found Odoriko on Google. My wife doesn't like seafood, and we chose this place because it claimed to have steaks. Not so much. The sushi and sashimi was fresh and delicious. I had the Sashimi 'plate' A, and the Dragon roll. As the title states, it was goo - but I've had better elsewhere. This is in Waikiki, so understand that it is going to be FILLED with Japanese tourists. 98% of the patrons were Japanese tourists. Given all of the options available on Oahu, I won't be going back to Odoriko."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Food had no taste and portions were way to small for the price we paid. We would not recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Poor location: if you sit on the outdoor terrace, you get to hear the rumble of busses awaiting to load tourists from the back of the Hyatt hotel across the street. Poor food: the sushi was mostly rice with little fish; the sashimi of doubtful freshness and insufficient quantity; and our noodle dish, akin what you get from a ready-to-eat store-bought bowl to which you add boiling water. On the plus side, the Macadamia nut tofu was both tasty and textured, but not sufficient to warrant a"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "The lobster & sushi Wateishoku sets were very good. Excellent price & a good amount of good quality food. The servers were very attentive and food was served very quick."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Excellent overall experience. Varied menu, great service and reasonable prices. Always a winner."
    Dined on 9/2/2013
  • "Found this restaurant through an OpenTable search. Excellent service! Delicious food! Great portions! Convenient parking in Waikiki! Recommend this place for everyone!"
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "We enjoyed dining at Odoriko during our "staycation weekend." Locals often overlook this gem that has been around for forty years. Service was good; the staff helped each other out and always remembered to check on us despite the fact that we were seated at a more private table in the corner. The sushi was fresh, but rather pricey for such a small roll. Finally, the yuzu pepper chicken was overdone and would have been dry & tasteless without the accompanying sauce. Our server gave us complimentary dessert with tea for making us wait a short while for a check, and made it a point to inform us verbally that gratuity had already been added to the final bill. Overall, it was a nice experience, and I would visit again."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Everything in Honolulu is so expensive everywhere, but this place was very reasonably priced - food was regally good and portions fairly generous. Sushi and sashimi were very fresh and the tempura udon was also very good. Pitchers of Kirin for less than $20 also."
    Dined on 6/13/2013
  • "Fantastic sashimi! A must visit restaurant in Waikiki!"
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "Odoriko, has a very pleasing atmosphere that can be romantic as well as festive. the food is good nothing great but well worth the pricing. Their beer and sake selection is fair and can accommodate all. our server was very friendly and appreciated the fact that we were "locals" and regarded us as possible return customers, rather than their normal one shot tourists customers."
    Dined on 5/2/2013
  • "The restaurant had amazing sushi and very quick service. The hot pots looked really good, so we'll be back to try them some other night."
    Dined on 5/1/2013
  • "Nice local spot for sushi & shabu shabu. Not trendy...Japanese style decor. Food as great. Our kids (8yrs & 10yrs) enjoyed the food & the experience of shabu shabu. I would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2013
  • "I had seen several reviews of the restaurant good and bad but the food reviews were the draw for me. We showed up there with an open mind and could see how things could get out of control there pretty easily. Our visit there was quite romantic and wonderful. Our server Mike, a nice young man, was helpful and his suggestions were right on for our palette. The food was excellent and we would recommend the home made tofu for sure."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "A group of us came to dine here. There is a special menu that you have to ask for which includes larger sashimi offerrings. We ordered a large boat which came with a lot of raw sashimi that we are not used to including raw shrimp and raw lobster as well as raw oysters with raw quail eggs. Overall, the fish was very fresh but was maybe not what we were used to (raw lobster was not as good as cooked in my opinion). A few others ordered hot items which were good including cooked fish and cooked meats. Rolls were ok, was not blown away by any of the selection and was pricey. Overall, was solid 3 stars. Servers were attentive."
    Dined on 2/7/2013
  • "Our service was slow despite the restaurant seeming to be nearly empty when we went for lunch (there were 3 or 4 other tables seated). The food arrived fast after we finally ordered, but otherwise we were kept waiting after we got our menus and after we finished our meal. The inside is dark and the chairs are black metal so they're hard to see; I banged my elbow and the waitress accidentally spilled sauce on my companion when she hit one. Also, because there are wide doors open to the road and there is a large hotel across the street, the noise of delivery trucks, tour buses and other big vehicles was prominent. We still could hear our conversation for the most part, but you might want to skip this place if you're looking for a quiet time."
    Dined on 2/7/2013
  • "We made an Open Table reservation, however, when we arrived we were told that we would not be seated at the reservation time, that we would have to wait, as there was a long line of people waiting to be seated. We asked why they took a reservation on-line and we were told that when we made the reservation, there was an opening, however, since making the reservation, many people walked up and they seated them, so we had to wait in line. Why then do they take on-line reservations???? After a brief discussion with a manager, we were seated at the sushi bar, which turned out to be very enjoyable. The food was good, waiters attentive, and an energetic atmosphere. A popular location."
    Dined on 1/5/2013
  • "We arrived early for a dinner reservation and our waiter offered us the luncheon price for two orders of shabu-shabu (a savings of 50%), and our meal was very good. We were served promptly, and our waiter and other wait staff members checked on us regularly to make sure we were happy. We were given more food than we could eat. Our waiter was friendly and humorous without being over familiar, and with his help we concluded our meal quickly and departed before the New Year's Eve crowds arrived. This is a very good value for Waikiki."
    Dined on 12/31/2012
  • "Had to make an early reservation on a Sunday. I can see why. It became very busy."
    Dined on 12/30/2012
  • "Our server, Michael, could not have been more gracious. Talked us through menu, made suggestions and was very pleasant. Tempura, beef and rolls were all excellent. A great haven away from the craziness of Waikiki."
    Dined on 12/21/2012
  • "Awesome lunch menu with very reasonable prices in Waikiki! Issues with the credit card machine though...a colleague and I both had credit cards and both cards didn't go through initially, but eventually my card did go through. My lunch was supposed to be paid for by my colleague as this was a business lunch."
    Dined on 11/15/2012
  • "I have passed by this place many times and never gave it much thought. We decided to have dinner there one evening and everything we had was great. Service was ok, not bad but not superb but good enough. The price is a bit high but you are in Waikiki so it is on par for the area."
    Dined on 11/2/2012
  • "Odoriko is one of the best authentic Japaqnese restaurant in Waikiki."
    Dined on 10/18/2012
  • "Great service. I only had sahsimi and it was fresh and delicious"
    Dined on 10/15/2012