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About Japengo - Waikiki

Beginning February 19th, check out our newest restaurant concept, The Buffet at Hyatt - now accepting reservations on OpenTable.

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.

The Buffet at Hyatt - With a focus on sustainability and delicious organic options only available in Hawaii, The Buffet at Hyatt is the perfect solution for foodies with hearty appetites. Buffet features include a made-to-order poke station, sushi, kalua pig, Kauai shrimp, prime rib, crab legs, kiawe smoked dishes, gluten free and vegetarian options as well as Ulu hummus and chia shots. Visit on weekends for an extended menu featuring seafood.

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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Spend a romantic Valentine's evening indulging in a special 4-course meal, put together specially by our Executive Chef, Jeff Szombaty along with the help of his esteemed culinary team. Vegetarian menu also available. $96 per person. Regular menu not available, see Holiday Menus - Valentine's.

Japengo - Waikiki Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

74% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Business Meals (3)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Japengo. The food it was delicious, our waitress it was fast and funny, and they surprise us with complimentary tiramisu.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Service and food were excellent! I’m now a fan of Pacific Rim cuisine!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

We went there to eat "good steak" for dinner, but actually the steak was burnt and did not taste good. We expected higher quality stake as the restaurant is named "Steak & Seafood" so were disappointed. Too bad.

Also, the room lighting is too dark to read the menu. It should be reviewed.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

NYE set menu was delicious and they adapted it to be gluten free.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve dinner, service was great. The food was average.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was ok. Wasn’t terrible. Wasn’t great either. Just wasn’t what we expected or some tables next to us. Over priced for the value

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our first visit to Japengo's was quite memorable. We have dined at several high end restaurants in town and the service we received here ranks at the top of the list. Our food selections for drinks, appetizers, main courses and desserts were all fabulous. All well prepared and creatively presented. One glitch with the doneness of one of the steaks, but that was quickly remedied without a hitch. The ambience was quite pleasant and made for easy conversation around the table. Would recommend this restaurant for any occasion. They have private rooms and screened areas for larger groups. A great find.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very good food and excellent service just wished it was not freezing as much in there as it would have made our dinner more pleasant.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Was hoping for outdoor seating but all deck furniture is gone due to remodel. We left and went to pool bar next door (same hotel, same floor) to enjoy outdoors, sunset pool, and 1/3 the price. They also don’t have sushi anymore which is why we chose the place.

Main points: No sushi & no outdoor seating.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

It so fantastic. Service, food, place was perfect for family or couple.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had Christmas dinner here, food was good but ambiance was lacking.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food, attentive staff and a romantic atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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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vip
 (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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