Giovanni Pastrami

4.1
345 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Giovanni Pastrami, Waikiki"s original New York-style Deli, Pizzeria and Sports Bar. Just steps from Waikiki Beach, find your sports haven with 20 HD flat screen TVs and just about every major professional and college sports packages. Please inquire about specific games and schedules. Specializing in half pound New York-style Deli sandwiches and salads, and serving Waikiki's largest breakfast selection from open until 12:00 midnight daily. Also enjoy our half pound burgers, delicious pastas, and Round Table Pizza, made fresh in-house. Stop by for Happy Hour Monday through Friday 3:00-6:00pm and also nightly 10:00-12:00 midnight. Happy Hour includes discounted draft beer and cocktails as well as discounted personal pizzas pupus and some breakfast favorites.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 345 people are saying
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MarquitaJ
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was awesome. Awesome server!! Mix drinks were nasty 🤮 though. Either to strong or not sweet enough!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waiter was great and place was clean not too noisy but there was not many people there at 9am. Food unfortunately was overbooked but tasted good for the most part , the haupia bread pudding was amazing.

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Zackery
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and yummy food and the love music was an added bonus!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I had salads and pizza with strawberry cheese cake for dessert. Salads and cake were great the pizza was good. Thin crust but not New York style. This was our second time eating here and I will definitely go back. Great waitress. It was Thursday night football so noisy but fun

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JimmyM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were seated quickly. We enjoyed the musician but thought the volume was set a bit too high for conversation. The server was friendly and efficient. The pizza was between good and excellent. I would return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had a very good pastrami Reuben and my wife had the garlic shrimp. Both dishes were good. Great waitress, overall a nice place. I will go back

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vipDeborahG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter, Alfred, was wonderful! Food was good. Music was loud.

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vipBgChief
Toledo
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was very good. Had not been to restaurant before Expected a little quieter place. But enjoyed the music and food.

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Lihue1k
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really hit the spot, a short walk from our Waikiki hotel, made for a nice not fancy meal one night. Hannah, our server, was a superstar so attentive always there when you needed her, she made the visit. Good Covid protocol, everything they were supposed to do with no fuss. The food (pastrami) was very good but it should be with this name over the door. Would go back.

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vipTimr
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is very good. Since our stay we have been back another two times!!

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Peter
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

About 70% of the menu items listed online weren't available, which was quite disappointing because the things that we wanted to order (omelette's) were no longer available at all.
The service was poor: they were not attentive at all to us even though they were not busy. We had to flag them down and ask for everything that we needed as the meal went on.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff was our waiter and he did a fabulous job! He made sure we always had refills and was just overall outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Onion rings which cost extra cold and old. Very friendly waitress but she seemed really tired (630pm) pastrami utself was tasty but the sandwich was very oily. Pizza was awesome!. Probably due to Civid tue menu was way smaller then usually. Overall wasnt a good experience so i would rather take out

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We loved the food and the wait staff was friendly but they had the music up, it was so LOUD we couldn’t hear the person talking across the table. We ended up leaving before finishing our food and taking it to go somewhere quieter.

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FamRod
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was superb! I couldn’t believe how fast our food came out, AND IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!!

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BobbiC
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good we had make your own pizza. The server was great. Came out really fast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pastrami sandwich and great eggplant bites

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vipRRios
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Live music, sports on lots of tv’s & pretty darn good food

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TracyC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, sports bar atmosphere with live music.

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vipCecilia
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have visited a couple of times within the years. This visit would be our best visit. The bartender Jamie (I hope I got her name correct) was Busy but she handled the bar fantastically.
We came for Happy Hour. We enjoyed the Fried Rice, Chicken wings and the Ultimate pizza. We sent back the chicken fingers (we believe they were frozen out of the box/bag) that’s how it tasted. They handled the return with true hospitality. Thank you. We will be back.

Causal dining
Musician daily
Happy hour prices
Kind service

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JonM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the food was great. I definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, quick service, dessert was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to watch sports. Only thing is there is no volume on TVs and you hear customers instead of the game.

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vipNewz
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything we ate was delicious! They accommodated our party of 7 for a better table with more space. It was a good night!

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vipLynn
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

So noisy it was awful. Bar crowd was so loud and the live musician did not need speakers.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We met friends visiting the island and it was so LOUD that we had to practically shout across the table. Our kids sat at a separate table, but it was fine (party of 6). Our waiter disappeared and we had to flag someone else down to bring us our check. We were there for 2.5 hours!

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LarryM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. We were very thirsty and hungry. Terrance was great. He kept our drinks full and was very polite and personable. The food was also very good. We especially liked the bacon wrapped stuffed mushrooms. Another plus, was live music by a very talented singer.

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Bruins
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Being that it was Spring Break in Waikiki, we were happy to get a table without having to wait more than 30 min to an hour. Hostess was very friendly and quick to help. Waitress was nice but communication with customers could use improvement. Responding to our ordering with "K" seems a bit unprofessional. Food was good but limited menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took picky eater friends of ours and they loved it!! Good good place. Enjoy folks!

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vipfoodiesabouttown
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We went for brunch. Horrible Service. Food lacked flavor or creativity. The “potatoes” in the breakfast burrito were French fries. No such thing as hot tea, only have luke warm water. Our waitress was unfriendly and unapologetic of anything. Just terrible. You would be better off at Subway across the street.

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vipleighD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

We wanted to eat here but the manager refused to change the channel so we could watch golf. The restaurant was at 25% capacity so this should not have been an issue. Our server said he was on a run and then later too busy to change the channel on one tv. We finished our drinks thanked our server and welcomed at a neighboring pub.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great food and good for families! We are there 3 times I. A 10 day trip. Easily accessible in Waikiki. The only downfall was wait staff was slow and at times inattentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun and great service!

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DebL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal at Giovanni Pastrami. Our server Jacoby suggested the deep fried cauliflower and everyone loved it as an appetizer. I had the Hawaiian Pizza with BBQ sauce and it was delicious. Then shared the huge brownie dessert with ice cream, whip cream and chocolate sauce. Fabulous!!!

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TBearEats
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty and we enjoyed the relaxed sports bar atmosphere. The staff were all very friendly and took great covid precautions. We were spaced very far away from others. We would have liked more pastrami options, however we understand that the menu was limited due to covid right now.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food.

JM
vipJoeMc
Birmingham
69 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The menu has been drastically reduced due to covid. The food that is offered is still good, but the selection is very limited for a deli/bar.

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foodiesinparadise
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice experience. Open Table reservations work great! Food was very good and service excellent.

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EmilyL
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat with great service!! The pasta was amazing.

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vipNadiaP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Had reservations but still needed to wait for a table - then we were seated outside next to the speaker. Food was mediocre. Server was friendly.

FAQs

Giovanni Pastrami offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 923-2100.

Giovanni Pastrami is rated 4.1 stars by 345 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.