Rokkaku Ala Moana
Rokkaku Ala Moana

Rokkaku Ala Moana

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rokkak.com/
  • Phone: 8089463355
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Hitoshi Nitta
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Rokkaku has a small tatami room called "Koagari" for 4-10 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Akiko 8089463355

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kona St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ala Moana Center's Parking lot. In fornt of the restaurant.
A word from Rokkaku Ala Moana
Rokkaku is a modern Japanese cuisine offering an elegant setting of Japanese food - Raw and Grilled seafood, Wagyu Stake, Chef’s daily special and an extensive selection of wine and sake.
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Rokkaku Ala Moana reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (7)fit for foodies (6)great for lunch (3)good for groups (3)romantic (3)neighborhood gem (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Tasty but a bit expensive
    ImpressedVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food was very good. However, except for the green salad with miso dressing, the portions were on the small side. One would expect a Japanese restaurant to include a bowl of rice with the meal, but not as a side order, especially since the entree portion was on the smaller size.
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    fit for foodies
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  • ChefMark
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I made the reservation through Open Table and mentioned that it was are anniversary, and as soon as we walked in they asked me if we had reservations, I said my name and they said .... oh Mr. Sanders, " Happy anniversary" then presided to take us to our table ..... the rest was simply AMAZZING !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dad's visit
    nomnom
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went there for dinner, we were seated quickly in the tatami room. It was a really nice, the restaurant did not seem really busy, our meal was really nice and we were not competing to make conversation over "restaurant" noise. The food was presented nicely, everything is ala carte but that is good that the meal can be eaten family style and everyone can taste several dishes. It was a really nice night, good atmosphere, good food. Only disappointment they were out of almost all their ice cream flavors so the dessert menu was very limited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Great food. Good value. Loved it!
    Kalena
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food quality good. I invited another couple to join us a they were very accommodating.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salmon belly is awesome!
    Alanzio
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Must try the perfectly grilled salmon belly. It is slightly crispy on the outside but so juicy on the inside. It's not a skimpy either, it comes with two large pieces and a smaller piece. So delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 46 reviews are from the Rokkaku Ala Moana reviews archive.
  • Ordinary
    Keiko101
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Heard about Rokkaku from a Japanese friend so we decided to try out. The black pork belly came highly recommended so we ordered that. It was okay. Very lightly seasoned and you cook it on a hot stone. Nothing special. The most exciting thing on the menu was the uni tempura wrapped in shiso leaves. It was a bday celebration (which they knew ahead of time) but I guess the restaurant doesn't do anything special for bday celebrants. Overall, they didn't have anything special to offer. I'd much rather spend my money at other Japanese restaurants.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Very good food, service was also very good. We were impressed with the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointed
    LovesYummyVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Took a friend there to celebrate her certification. Were the first there and seated promptly. I ordered the Taster's fixed price menu and was disappointed. Every dish was a sweet one with little variation. My friend ordered a teri-chicken ala carte and a California roll. She said both were "okay"; the California roll tasting better than others she'd had elsewhere. Some Japanese nationals walked in with 2 kids about 7 years old. The kids were rambunctious and had the run of the house. Conversations among other guests were disturbed; I couldn't hear my companion. The Japanese of today are very permissive with their children; no discipline or reprimands; no consideration for others. Did not have the best dining experience.
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    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Real Good Japanese food
    wheaty
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Real deal. Excellent Japanese food, done really well. This is real Japanese food - like you would find in Japan. Not local watered down, sweetened, greasy local crap. A bit pricey probably due to the rent.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular Here
    JapaneseFoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    This is one of my "go to" places when I need solid quality, delicious Japanese food.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Visit
    MikeP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Rokkaku Ala Moana was absolutely fantastic in every way. One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The food and service were exceptional. Mike P
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Questionable
    MikeP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food was great. The service was absolutely some of the worst I have ever had. And because of that I would not return. The restaurant was basically empty so overcrowding was not the problem.
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    fit for foodies
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  • guaranteed enjoyable meal
    MJC808VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    guaranteed enjoyable meal if you order what we had: tofu salad (toasted sesame seeds on 3 generous mounds of tofu with a sweet, light, not too vinegary dressing), shrimp tempura (always perfectly fried, sweet and tender) jidori chicken with yuzu kosho, miso soup (best flavor, always seasoned well). Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner!
    JapaneseFoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We've been here several times and have yet to experience a bad meal. Every dish is excellently prepared and tasty. Portions are good size, even the small $5 dishes offer a wonderful option. You can literally eat very well for $30. Don't let the mall location fool you. We look forward to returning again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Japanese Food!
    AnneToinetteVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Their quality of rice is very good. This is what I want to eat everyday. Service is very attentive. We normally go to lunch, but I recommend you to go there for dinner. Menu has more variety to choose from very authentic Japanese dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food! in Ala Moana
    Steak45VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We ate here last minute, the food is always good, and reasonable, Rokkaku is becoming a favorite of ours, the radish salad was yummy, and the curry tongue was super tender, you should try this dish, the mashed potato under the tongue just loved it. Anyhow always pleased!
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    hot spot
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  • Not a bad restaurant for being
    rollstonVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    Not a bad restaurant for being located in a shopping mall. Unfortunately the food quality was better a few years back when they had the head chef from Japan running the place. Still not a bad choice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food! in Ala Moana
    Steak45VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    I was surprised, I decided to try this Restaurant recommended by OpenTable. It turned out to be very good. Their sesame salad is very tasty and their butter-fish was cooked perfectly. Anyways this unexpected great Japanese with pleasant dining experience that's not super expensive. I definitely will go again.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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  • tasteful morsels
    Alice
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Each item from appetizer and salad to main dish and desert was excellent. The homemade ice-cream, we ordered caramel, was a surprise hit. The accompanying azuki bean lumpia was crisp and balanced the bite of the lightly sweetened ice cream.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Gem!
    JapaneseFoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    We've passed by this place tons of times while shopping at Ala Moana, always thought about stopping to eat, but never did. Now, we are scratching our heads asking "why?" It's hard to tell from the outside, but this is a very comfortable, well-appointed restaurant with world class food and service. We tried several appetizers and a few main dishes (grilled tako, tempura sweet potato, katsu, butter fish, spicy seafood salad... to name some) and all were extremely delicious. The Manager/Chef and servers were attentive, friendly and gracious and did not overwhelm you as some restaurants do. Can't wait to return and try other items on the menu. Very nice place with fresh, high quality food and less expensive then we anticipated. What a gem!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great authentic Japanese food.
    MBHawaiiVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    Great authentic Japanese food. Excellent price for the quality. Nice quiet place to dine. Highly recommended!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tofu salad, shrimp tempura,
    MJC808VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    tofu salad, shrimp tempura, miso soup, jidori chicken with yuzu kosho, rice = satisfying meal, all high quality ingredients, one of the best places to dine at Ala Moana Shopping Center
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It had a great ambience, waiter/wai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    It had a great ambience, waiter/waitree were very friendly and helpful, food was small portion but quality wast delicious. I would definitely recommend this to Guest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
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  • Very expensive, smallish portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Very expensive, smallish portions and not very tasty
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  • Food outstanding, especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Food outstanding, especially the tongue in curry sauce. Tongue just melts in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rokkaku is a Japanese restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Rokkaku is a Japanese restaurant with two types of cuisine, both excellent. Traditional Japanese foods is served at lunch and dinner. But at dinner, the chef adds foodie items like foie gras sushi (delicious). Yes, it can be expensive but everything here is fresh and top quality. It's hidden in the mall so look for it. If you like Japanese food, you'll be glad you did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was fantastic,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    Everything was fantastic, especially the unagi kamameshi.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Ono Oxtail Nabe
    lovefood
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    This is a small and quiet Japanese restaurant. The dinner menu does not serve teishoku and the items are ala carte. There's no sushi too. Kind of pricey but tasty. I love the oxtail nabe....it's the best. Lots of veggie, tofu, mushrooms and oxtail. The broth is clear and not fatty.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Nice lunch. The food is a
    ChoduVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    Nice lunch. The food is a great value. Had heard a lot of nice things about this restaurant and the food did not disappoint.
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    great for lunch
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  • order the jidori chicken with
    MJC808VIP
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    order the jidori chicken with yuzu kosho or the shrimp tempura or the tofu salad and you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Serene setting with excellent,
    Murie
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Serene setting with excellent, authentic Japanese food hidden in the hubub of Ala Moana.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Rokkaku is a pleasant change
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    Rokkaku is a pleasant change from the typical mall eatery. We do not frequent this establishment, but enjoy it from time to time as a special treat. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, as usual. However, service was slightly lacking this time. There is a language barrier with the staff that is usually workable, but there were a few thing lost in translation this time. They mixed up a few of our orders, but nothing extreme. All in all, polite and accommodating.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They have recently changed
    IH07VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    They have recently changed chefs but the food is still good.
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    fit for foodies
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  • The food and service was outstandin
    SmokeyVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    The food and service was outstanding. Since it's a Japanese restaurant, I expected great presentation and taste but small portions. That's what we got. But even with that, the pricing was fair for the size of the portions. I also looked over the wine list: the selection looked pretty broad and the mark-ups were not as much as I sometimes see. This place is definitely worth trying out!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • This is my new favorite place
    MJC808VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    This is my new favorite place to go to when I'm shopping at the mall and want to get away from the busy foot traffic and just relax with some good food. I dined here solo this visit and enjoyed my favorite dish - the jidori chicken with yuzu kosho. Along with a bowl of rice and a bowl of miso soup it was so satisfying, I can't wait to go back and have the same meal all over again. Also I'm glad that my server noted that the chicken would be about a half hour wait. I had time to spare and I was craving it so I was willing to wait for it. If I had a dining companion I would have also ordered a serving of shrimp tempura, another tried and true dish from this restaurant, it would have been too much food to order it for myself.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Absolutely the best, authentic,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    Absolutely the best, authentic, Japanese food using premium ingredients. If you want authentic upscale Japanese food, this is it.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Japanese cuisine,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2012
    Excellent Japanese cuisine, but not ideal for children! I will visit again without the kiddies.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was here for dinner twice
    MJC808VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    I was here for dinner twice this week. Great location next to Sephora at Ala Moana shopping center. Love their shrimp tempura and tofu salad.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have never been disappointed
    MJC808VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2012
    I have never been disappointed here. Unfortunately they were out of uni and when we ordered the salmon sashimi they only had enough for a half order (3 slices) but it was of a very high quality. The tofu salad wth three giant mounds of soft tofu in a light dessing and bubu arare is a dish I will return to again and again and the shrimp tempura is also done exceptionally well - nice and crisp, so sweet and tender cooked to perfection, better than most restaurants offering this item. Thevrestaurant is a nice quiet space away from the ustle and bustle of the traffic at the mall.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Delicious authentic Japanese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    Delicious authentic Japanese cuisine, but small portions for the amount paid. Highly recommend the butterfish and udon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate