About Giovanni Pastrami

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 17 HD flat screen TVs and every major television professional and college sports package. 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 Sunday through Thursday 10:00-12:00 midnight. Happy Hour includes discounted draft beer and cocktails as well as discounted personal pizzas, and pupus.

227 Lewers St.
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Pizzeria, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:


Daily: 7am-12am

Cross Street:
Helumoa

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 923-2100

Website:
http://giovannipastrami.com/

Parking Details:
Parking at the Wyndham Hotel, adjacent to the restaurant on Lewers Street. Lunch parking 11:00am-3:00pm free with validation. 6:00am-6:00pm flat rate $3 with validation. After 6:00pm, $6 for four hours with validation.

Public Transit:
Parking at the Wyndham Hotel, adjacent to the restaurant on Lewers Street. Lunch parking 11:00am-3:00pm free with validation. 6:00am-6:00pm flat rate $3 with validation. After 6:00pm, $6 for four hours with validation.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Giovanni Pastrami Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
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Live Sports (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had a company vacation in Hawaii and took the group to dinner one night here.
Amazing food and wonderful service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great family place. Food was reasonable and good. Seating is awkward but we made do

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We have been dining here since they opened. We love their pastrami reubins. They are big enough to share.
This visit the fries were not up to their normal standards. They were overcooked and had lots of small end pieces.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Giovanni’s is great for breakfast and dinner.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

the Hot Pastrami was barely warm and lacked flavor

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Hiu was super attentive!

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food. Very generous portions.

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Wonderful party with fellow Ohio State Football fans. HIghly recommend it if your from Ohio during Collage Football season.

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 28, 2017

I found this restaurant to be disappointing. I had read the menu ahead and was excited to order the macadamia nut/coconut pancakes. The server informed me they had no sugar-free syrup which I find odd for a restaurant. I was offered honey or fruit, but both contain high amounts of sugar. I had a side of eggs instead. My family ordered an omelet which was mediocre in taste and bacon and eggs. My daughter did not receive hash browns and the server did not ensure she completed her order by asking for all the side orders. We were heading off on a tour and did not want to wait for additional food to be cooked. Our server did not come around often, and the offer of coffee was not made although I finally asked for it. The restaurant was not busy. Even with a 10% discount, we will not be back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The waitress was outstanding, very friendly and accommodating. Food is always good. The only thing that was no up to par was the wait when we first got there. I had made an Open Table reservation and we were there on time. Still had to wait a while because the hostess was on the phone the whole time. A waiter came to assist us, but when I told him I made the reservation on Open Table, he said we had to wait for the hostess. We waited a few minutes longer, then finally someone else seated us. Hostess was still on the phone.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Overall a solid stand-by restaurant for Waikiki; relatively easy to get in on a week night and prices are reasonable. I had the Pastrami Hamburger. Unfortunately, like most places in Honolulu, the burger wasn't cooked to my order (medium rare). Last time I order a burger! Even the Loco Moco burger (previous trip) was over cooked. Next time, no burger!

Tags: Live Sports, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

家族でのランチで行きました。日本語のメニューがあり、わかりやすかったです。ピザを注文しましたが、2人でも一番小さなサイズでよかった。
ボリュームがあるので、品数は、少なめにオーダーしてシェアするのが、日本人には良さそうです。

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

The pastrami reubens are to die for, the serving sizes are generous and we have always liked the relaxed friendly atmosphere. The pizza and pasta are delicious too. In this pocket of Waikiki, the food here is much better than Yardhouse or PF Changs.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Appreciated wait staff's recommendations regarding drinks and food.
Offered to replace repeat of side dish, although was not done. Once brought to staff's attention, immediately replaced. Overall experience was great, regardless!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Quick service, very good food. Pastrami sandwich was a bit fatty.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was great, hence the 4 for that. Service; however, was non-existent. Saturday night in Waikiki. I get it. Nearly 24 hours later I'm still not sure who our server really was. Had to send up a flare to get served and order. No offer for refills entire meal. No offer for condiments during meal. Had to ask for check or might still be there. Overall, a 2 because the food was good and some of the staff tried to save the night. But it came off more like butt covering than an explanation.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Garlic shrimp over cooked. Nothing stood out to me as a great experience here.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 3, 2017

My wife and I visit here at least twice during our vacation mainly for the variety on the menu and the excellent service. You can't go wrong by having dinner here. Highly recommended!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Casual, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 23, 2017

数日前にもかかわらず多人数での対応をしていただきました。
たまたまだったのかもしれませんが、助かりました。

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Cozy, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The restaurant was nice and a great temperature (cool). The area was wonderful! We found the food to be quite bland but edible. The cheesecake was amazing!!! We thought it was very overpriced as well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

we enjoyed the garlic italian pizza with the Stella and the waiter made sure we had it at the perfect time

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Our waitress was very good and professional. First time at your restarant and we were very happy with the food and drinks.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 6, 2017

My guest had been to this location before so he knew what to order (he said the double decker sandwich was great!!) I ordered the BBQ and Roast Beef Dip to share with my other guest and the RB Dip won. The french fries were good, the sweet potato not so much. And as a fan of onion rings - I don't care for the tempura style kind so I would not get them again (I like mine crunchy which these were not).

The waitress was very sweet and attentive. Next time I go - I'll get a double decker sandwich :)

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 3, 2017

My server was awesome n very local I live it Giovanni always great r sandwich was cold n r dessert was very hard r brownie but it always is a great experience n service is great

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 30, 2017

We ordered pasta and the portion sizes were huge. One plate can be shared between two people.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Spicy
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Delicious food and great service!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fun, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Fantastic menu, food and service

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 23, 2017

They did not have our reservation from Open Table but were able to accommodate after waiting 10 minutes

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Good food, great service friendly folks. Noise level typical of sports bar atmosphere but comfortable.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Good beer, great food, super service& mounds of tasty food! Better' n all local competitors😃

Tags: Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 20, 2017

The thin crust of our king author was not crisp. Kailua Round table is better

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 26, 2017

We were there on a Sunday evening and the noise level was extremely loud. It was so loud that it was uncomfortable.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 24, 2017

The food was great and we had a nice dinner.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Great spot, good food. Not the best place if your trying to save some dimes.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Over priced mediocre quality Pastrami Ruben sandwich served by a wait staff that 1) forgot what sides we ordered and came back to find out -twice. And then they forgot to enter the order for the fourth member of our group and had to rush cook it after the rest of us were served, leaving him sitting there for quite a while watching us eat. They offered no compensation or even an apology for messing things up so badly.

They claim to specialize in pastrami but in all likelihood they never tried it cooked properly.

Huge disappointment. Avoid.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Good food. However, the noise level was excessive and annoying. We could not enjoy our meal due to an irritating noise level.

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 (Naples)·Dined on March 5, 2017

On a recent trip to Waikiki Beach we were looking for something different after some nice dinners out. Giovanni Pastrami had left a flyer in our hotel mentioned that they would deliver but we decided to go out to the restaurant which is located on Lewers St. we ordered the gourmet veggie pizza and it was very good. We had a mimosa and draft longboard lager as drinks. Overall good dining experience would recommend. Before we left we stopped again for lunch and had the Turkey Rueben with a Bloody Mary and draft beer. Good service, food and drinks.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 28, 2017

The music was VERY loud.....had to shout to be heard. Commented to the waitress about the loudness and she appologized......but the music was not turned down. Could understand that the bar was loud because there was a game on ....but the restaurant music made it almost unbearable. Had we not had a reservation and were meeting friends there we would have walked out. Will NEVER go there again.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Another visit to this goody on Lewers Street, had Hawaiian pizza and enjoyed it, good quick service and sporty atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 20, 2017

The pastrami Reuben was outstanding the cheese garlic fries not so much. Service was excellent

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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