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Ginza Bairin Hawaii Tonkatsu and Yoshoku Bistro, Honolulu, HI

Ginza Bairin Hawaii Tonkatsu and Yoshoku Bistro

4.7
4.7
152 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Ginza Bairin is located on 255 Beach walk at Waikiki and serving authentic Japanese Tonkatsu and Yoshoku ( Bistro) dishes that were inspired by Western ingredients.

Ginza Bairin offers (2) separate dining experiences,The Tonkatsu Room and The Yoshoku Room.
Each Room offers different menu items, with 10 Signature Tonkatsu items available on both.

In the Tonkatsu room : We serve all range of Tonkatsu dishes.
We serve high-quality Berkshire pork (Kurobuta) that forms the basis for the cutlet dishes, along with the low-sugar bread crumb batter and premium salad oil used to create a perfectly crispy outside and juicy inside in every bite. Ginza Bairin’s signature Tonkatsu Sauce, a blend of spices, fruits, and vegetables, brings out the natural sweetness and robust flavor of the Tonkatsu.

In the Yoshoku & Bistro room : Japanese dishes that were inspired by Western ingredients like Omrice and Hamburger steak, Napolitan spaghetti, Beef stew, Seafood Gratin and so on.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 926-8082

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Tonkatsu Room

    Multiple dates available
    Established in 1927, Ginza Bairin was the first Tonkatsu restaurant in Ginza, as well as the first to offer the now popular "Bite-Size Katsu (Hitokuchi Katsu)", "Tonkatsu Sauce" and the "Katsu Sandwich" (Katsu Sando). At Ginza Bairin, the main ingredient "pork" is carefully selected from the choisest loin, coated in our traditional bread crumb seasoning and masterfully deep fried in premium salad oil to retain and highlight its award-winning texture, aroma and flavor. Coupled with Tonkatsu, we offer our signature "Tonkatsu Sauce" a blend of spices fresh fruits and vegetables bringing out the natural sweetness and robust flavor.
  • Yoshoku room

    Multiple dates available
    We offers a variety of exciting plates for those who love the Western-influenced dishes like Omirice and Original Hamburger steak, Napolitan spaghettis, Beef stew, Macaroni gratin and so on. that emerged during Japan’s Meiji Restoration Period, illustrating a truly fascinating history in every bite.

Popular dishes

What 152 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Japanese

  • Oahu

    Japanese

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  1. W

    Woody

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, free refills with miso soup and vegetables, great service
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Servers were friendly and food was fresh and hot.
  3. c

    creativekristy

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We booked at the bistro and it is very casual. Food was incredible and very filling. Both of us had tonkatsu combos. Pork was tender and I had a side of curry sauce which was delicious. We would like to try the main restaurant next time but will need to book months in advance! The bistro has more on the menu and offers really nice kids plates. Service was impeccable.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  5. AL

    AlanL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was very good. Not that many choices however. The service was good and the atmosphere was ok. The onion soup and salad were adequate but there’s no cheese or bread in the onion soup. It was only $2.00 for the soup and salad so not complaining. The Ginza bairin was good and looked impressive.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tonkatsu heaven! Absolutely amazing food and experience. We would recommend to all our friends.
  7. R

    Robert

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The tonkatsu was spectacular. I tired the sampler and was not disappointed. The servings were so generous that I could not finish my dinner. I suggest you order the “set” to make things simpler. The pork loin was very moist and tender. The crispy outer covering was crunchy and not greasy. The restaurant is very unassuming, but the food is wonderful.
  8. DT

    DonT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Tasty pork Tonkatsu! High quality meats and ingredients. Well worth it!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is wonderful
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The flour was too thick. And the katsu was a little over cooked. The pork was not as soft as it suppose to be
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tonkatsu was amazing and it was totally worth the hype. Everyone was very kind and helpful whenever we needed something. I definitely want to go back!
  12. RT

    RoxanneT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Specialty kurobuta pork loin was just ok, most of the pieces were fatty which was not what we were expecting. Paying a hefty $43 for mostly fat left us feeling disappointed and sadly, a waste of money. Service was friendly nonetheless, but this will be the first and last time.
  13. MI

    MINYOUNGA

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very good very good !!!! delicious! thank you so much ㅎㅎ
  14. A

    Andree

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant in honolulu. Excellent service with awesome food, beer from Japan and sake. Service staff always very friendly!
  15. SL

    ShirleyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server is very nice and the food is very tasty.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was great! Very delicious food and big portion with unlimited cabbage and miso soup!
  17. CL

    CoreyL

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food
  18. PG

    PreyankaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a reservation about 2 months ago when I booked my trip. Was seated right away and waitress was attentive and service was fast. The waitress recommend the pork tenderloin katsu which tasted great. The oolong highball was a little bland, I may have liked the sweeter ones that was recommended more. Overall great food, fantastic service, did not disappoint
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They had our table ready as soon as we got there …everyone helpful & friendly, especially our server Hiroki…food was absolutely delicious—moist, tender crispy tonkatsu the best!! Wonderful experience & hope to go back the next time we’re in town!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  21. NC

    NickC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was remarkable and the food is good and authentic.
  22. JW

    JudyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it! Visiting from California and we came 6 years ago. Quality is still good. My 5 yr old daughter enjoyed the kids meal which was always goood. Portion for the kids meal was really big, could have probably fed an adult. We made reservations and our table was all ready for us when we arrived. A very nice treat in Oahu!
  23. SC

    ShirleyC

    Isle of Wight

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service. Will be back again and highly recommend.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience being that I’ve come here throughout the years and the food and service is still consistently good!
  25. MM

    MaMa

    Vancouver

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good service!
  26. MT

    MichaelT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There's a reason why you must make reservations well in advance. This place is excellent! Service was fast and great. The food is excellent. One of the best restaurants to eat at in Waikiki!!!
  27. DS

    DennisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food, best service. Don't forget to make the reservation.
  28. P

    Philip

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Server was very helpful on suggestions. We ended up eating at the Yoshoku bistro since we arrived early. We liked Yoshoku because of the variety of the menu. Spaghetti was great as well the Katsu Donburi.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food as good as in Japan.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent and so delicious. Our server was very friendly and courteous. It was our first time dining here and she explained to us the menu. I would highly recommend this place. Best Katsu I’ve ever had.
  31. HI

    HiromiI

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Service were very good and attentive. They gave us “ Kamaaina discount “ Food quality are very very good. Price are reasonable. Next time I am going to try Hamburger steak !
  32. MN

    MNbear

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Tasty food. Wish you had more GF options but overall it was a very pleasant dining experience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We visit every year when we are in Waikiki. The food has changed for the worse. It is no longer worth the wait nor the price.
  34. CY

    CatherineY

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at Ginza was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. And with reservations we got seated right away. Would definitely recommend here for their signature tonkatsu.
  35. LD

    LD123

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We were in Yoshoku room. A downgrade room from Tonkatsu room. It’s almost like the room is designed for tourists who never been there. We went to Tonkatsu room when that’s the only room available and it was great. We tried Yoshoku room this time since we never been and we were disappointed. Food was still good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely what you’d expect from a high quality tonkatsu restaurant in Japan. Super authentic and nice staff.
  37. SL

    SerenaL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Just a little disappointed with the receptionist. Maybe the store is struggling with staff shortage or other reasons because the receptionist had to pack food, host guests, answer phone calls…etc. So you still had to wait to be seated even though you made a reservation. But overall experience was awesome, esp the food!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Not that great of a tonkatsu place and it’s super pricey. Wasn’t worth my calories.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chūbu

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    ランチで利用しました。キャベツやライスのおかわり可で、雰囲気は日本で外食してる感じです。本店のソースでいただくカツは美味しかったです。少しお値段高いのですが、カツや揚げ物などボリュームがあり夕食でも満足です。
  40. AP

    AndyP

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was wonderful! Our favorite meal in Oahu! Great food and service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Ginza Bairin Hawaii Tonkatsu and Yoshoku Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 926-8082.

Ginza Bairin Hawaii Tonkatsu and Yoshoku Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ginza Bairin Hawaii Tonkatsu and Yoshoku Bistro

255 Beach Walk, Honolulu, HI 96815

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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