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About Japengo - Waikiki

Japengo – Located just steps from Waikiki Beach, Japengo Steak and Seafood delivers quality rib eye, porterhouse and grass-fed beef along with fresh island seafood in a contemporary setting.

2424 Kalakaua Ave.
Third Floor
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dining Room

Cross Street:
Uluniu

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(808) 923-1234

Website:
http://hyatthotels.com/corporate/restaurants/japengo/en/waikiki.html

Entertainment:
Please join us for Happy Hour Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Parking Details:
Free Valet for diners up to 4 hours of a $20 purchase or more. Self parking also available at an hourly rate.

Executive Chef:
Jem Seacrest

Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining rooms available for up to 12 guests. Semi Private seating for up to 30 guests. Large party menus available starting at $50 and up. Wine and Sake available to pair with your dinner.
Enjoy the privacy of our Singapore room for your private event.

Private Party Contact:
Quinn Farah: (808) 923-1234

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Christmas Dinner (available Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

Make your Christmas memorable with the Japengo four-course prix fixe menu for $85 per person. Includes a glass of house red, white or sparkling wine. Hours: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Christmas Dinner (available Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

Make your Christmas memorable with the Japengo four-course prix fixe menu for $85 per person. Includes a glass of house red, white or sparkling wine. Hours: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Japengo - Waikiki Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (4)
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Romantic (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had an excellent meal and the service was also excellent.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Date night with my wife. Couldn’t have asked for anything better. Food perfect. Everything perfect.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

感謝祭の日はビュッフェのみとのことで、そこが残念でした。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Outstanding all around - Food & service was exceptional. We live in Oahu & will definitely go back!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

One of the best meals we've had at Waikiki. But quite pricey so save this place for a special occasion.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Bone in tenderloin was excellent. Service was nicely paced.

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 (東京)·Dined on November 12, 2017

日本人にはボリューム満点でお得感あり。店の雰囲気よし。ステーキだけでなく海鮮料理のバリエーションも多く、現地の料理に飽きた頃に食べると胃安めになって良い。

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was great. We were there for a birthday dinner and were sat in a private room in the front. Our waiter was very attentive. We had someone with a food allergy and he took the time to bring out the chef to ensure that she was able to eat what she wanted. I had the filet mignon and it was tender and melted in your mouth.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Pricey resort restaurant, good for special occasions. Portions are good.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Appetito is still in their soft opening. They do not yet have their pizza oven operational, so we ordered from the rest of the menu. We had the bacon-wrapped dates appetizer, the hanger steak, and the half chicken. The food was good, but my partner needed salt and pepper for his chicken. Service was attentive. The staff seem to have established a good routine - their were no issues with speed of service, getting the order right, or other issues we've seen in new restaurants.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service was amazing and the food was impeccable. We ordered a tasting menu and a bunch of appetizers so we can taste all the creative options, we had a great time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We all loved our food. Portion sizes were great...we had a couple people have to take a doggie bag out because they were full. The waitstaff could have kept the drinks coming a little faster, but overall they were very polite and helpful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

コース料理は美味しそうでした。

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was excellent, service was okay could have been better

Tags: Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Was alone so ate at the bar. Food was outstanding!

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Just got engaged. The food was amazing, The drinks could be a little larger. Ordered a couple martinis and they were about two drinks. Being a newly engaged couple thought mabe a bottle of champagne would be on the house... there were alot of open tables and a couple was sat right next to us. Kinda wanted a little privacy. The food was amazing

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Was at restaurant 1.5 years ago and very very pleased
Hoped for same quality but quite disappointed

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

The best food at Waikiki beach front! Enjoyed the many meals.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

My boyfriend and I visited Japengo 3 out of 5 nights we were in waikiki. The food and atmosphere was amazing. All our waiters were great too, especially Arnold, who knew a lot about the food and made our experience even better!! :)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We're loyal customers of Japengo for many years now. We loved the lobster with the sweet chili sauce, truly unique and none like it on the island. The New York strip was very tender coupled with small potatoes. The staff was very attentive and treated us like royalty. Can't wait for the next Japengo experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

現地のレストランかと思いきや、名前からも分かるように日本人旅行者を多く対象にしていましたね。案内が日本語を話すおばちゃんだったので少し驚きました。でも給仕の人は中国系で親切でした。肝心の料理ですが、シーフードプラターを頼んだのですが、絶品でした。量も大人二人で丁度いい感じです。ステーキも美味しかったです。

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Food was very good - excellent taste/preparation. Shirley was a super waitress - very attentive to our needs.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Sorry first post was wrong restaurant the stars here should be no more than 4 but i cant changr it. Japengo has changed since it first opened. We suspect new owners as menu much more limited. Food was still very tasty and fresh but the.choice compared to a few years ago was limited. Service good but not great. Wines etc good but not great. Ambience changed too but similar. Good.but.not great. We might go back but to walk all that way there are better options cost and quality wise

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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Service was good waiter was very attentive. Foood was good, oysters could have been fresher!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Perfecto en todo!!!

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

リーズナブルで落ち着いた雰囲気のレストラン。今回のハワイでの最後の晩餐に利用しました。いわゆる観光客相手の、高くて不味いお店ばかりのワイキキでは貴重な存在と言えるでしょう。

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I've dined year many times over the years, when in town on business. Always a wonderful and unique experience. Love the tasting menu options. Dishes always have wonderful presentation. Very nice wine selection. Above all, the staff are top-notch: They take time to get to know you, they're knowledgeable of and candid about the full menu, very attentive and accommodating, and I can tell they work well as a team to ensure all customers are well-served.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food and great service from our server Arnold. Our second dinner at Japengo and it didn't disappoint!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Called World of Hyatt a month before to confirm if I could use Hyatt gold passport points towards dining at Japengo, even if not staying overnight and was told it was ok. Just so I can be 100% certain, I sent an email to the Assistant Food and Beverage Manager who confirmed that this was ok too. Unfortunately the staff was not able to redeem my points and I had to pay the $300+ bill using my credit card. Felt misled and disappointed as I did my due diligence to ensure that I can use points so that there are no surprises. Not a good way to end a night where we were celebrating a special occasion

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great service, very knowledgeable and good happy hour. Our mains nothing special for the price but kids items were good. Will try again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Shirley, our waitress, was awesome! Food was excellent. It's pricey, but, nice for a very special occasion

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 18, 2017

It was our first time there and we booked on a whim. Always listed for steaks and good reviews so we decided to try this place. We loved our time there from beginning to end. Surprisingly not too busy for typical off food served. It is like a hidden gem that has yet to be discovered. The food was great. We had the tomahawk ribeye for two and it was delicious. Perfectly cooked. The service was great and staff were friendly. We will be back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Beautiful ad airy. Waiter top notch and friendly. Coconut Creme Brûlée superb. None in Filet: good portion, cooked perfectly, delicious.

Japengo salad wonderful.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We chose Japengo Waikiki as we had so enjoyed Japengo Maui. Unfortunately the menu was completely different and very much an over priced affair. The restaurant is dowdy and there are so many superior restaurants close by that we were disappointed all round.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

A bit pricey in my thought..... But what we ordered was very tasty

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great food and a wonderful wait staff. I had the Opah in a wonderful sauce and my husband had the ribeye, which was also very good. The coconut shrimp was outstanding.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The service was great, ambiance wonderful, but quality of food, mediocre. The ahi poke did not taste fresh and was incredibly small. The salmon entree was generous in size but mundane. The filet of beef and lobster was not flavorful nor worth $75 for the dish. Our server was great and manager table-touched and was very pleasant, but will not be back nor will direct friends to go there.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The meal was excellent , although my daughter thought the steak was too charred on the outside.. Other than that everything was good .. We weren't informed of the happy hour which I think was still going on.. But our waiter Bob was excellent

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Bad cocktail, food was stale, stir fried vegetables were simple and not worth the 30$. Also, they dint look fresh or local.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

We started with a salad that was big enough to share and made with very fresh produce. I loved the Miso Salmon dish I ordered - the salmon was cooked perfectly and the flavor was delicious. My husband thought his red snapper was bland but when I tasted it, I thought it was very flavorful. The service was very attentive. The dining area has low light for ambiance but not so low you couldn't see your menu or food. I recommend trying this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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