Goen Dining + Bar
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
2020 is Over, Let's ring in 2021 in style! Indulge & Enjoy with our 3 course menu featuring our House Made Lobster Ravioli & Uni Cream and a choice of 3 entrees. A slightly limited Ala Carte menu available as well! Please call 8082634636 or visit royyamaguchi.com for details. 2021 here we come.
I have been here so many times, and it is always a wonderful time! Can't wait to go back again!
I love all of Roy Yamaguchi's restaurants, and I've been to all of them on the island. I've NEVER had a bad meal at any of his places. Presentation is also always beautiful, and the staff at Goen's were soooo great!
Also, I love, love, love that Hawaii is requiring proof of vaccine for patrons, honestly it makes us feel so much safer. Also love that all food service workers also must be vaccinated or tested. It just makes sense during this time of Covid. So thank you Roy Yamaguchi and the state of Hawaii.
Goen's is so convenient too, and also love that parking is NOT a problem, so many parking spots, and it's also convenient to shopping.
Everytime we come the food is delicious and consistent, the staff is wonderful. Our favorite place to dine.
It’s our favorite place to go for superb food and superb service.
It was nice overall…food is a little bit too expensive!
One of the BEST restaurants on Oahu!! Food & service never disappoint. From drinks to appetizers to main course & then dessert - everything is delicious!!
This place is friendly, safe, and the food is pretty good. I like the appetizers better than the mains. And they have a great cocktail menu. The wait staff is some of the friendliest on the island. Great atmosphere. I like it.
Friendly, courteous waitress - attentive and pleasant. Food met expectations as depicted.
Food was good but a little on the pricey side.
Delicious food awesome service!
Great Food and Service. One of go-tos in Kailua.
A little unorganized to start but with Covid rules I guess you need to take 15 minutes to check in and stuff. They were turning people away for 1.75 hours with no reservation. Wow.
Friendly hostess had contact tracing card partially completed to save time. First round of drinks came quickly, second not so much. Top notch Brussel sprouts came in a large portion. Bread with burrata was crispy and slightly chewy at same time. Sashimi - very clean. I ODd on wasabi, but that was my fault. Didn’t have room for dessert but ordered s’mores anyway. Glad we did! Homemade marshmallow to die for.
Delicious. Everything. Service was tremendous. Love this place!
Great friendly service, best dished are vegetarian
Outside seating so it was warm
Parking was convenient in the garage
Server was friendly but the person who checked us in was not
It was excellent!
Hope more choice of lunch menu.
Awesome more casual Roy’s spot in Kailua! Sticky ribs appetizer are the stuff dreams are made off. Crispy salmon was amazing and the S’mores concept is delightfully nostalgic. Was very curious on the fusion of gnocchi but it fell a little flat and the cheesecake could have used more lemon flavoring or more of the yummy yuzu compote. Service was casual and location within a shopping district, but up to par with more formal Roy’s restaurants- no “food auction” when plates arrive. Kailua farmers market in the parking lot on Thursdays.
Just wanted to take my better half out to a nice dinner! The food and service were more than I expected. I’ll be back soon enough!!
Service was lovely but the food was average. Fish and chips should have been fresh for $28. Unfortunately it was frozen and therefore mushy. The outdoor tiki torches weren’t turned on so lacked that atmosphere. We attended for a business dinner and despite being a quite Sunday night, staff couldn’t split the bill.
It was excellent! The food was unique and the staff were friendly and attentive. The drinks were alright, but I believe that’s based on our preference. Great place for anything between fun date night to a nicer special occasion, would definitely recommend!
Local upscale spot. Great service. Food was lovely. Decent wine list.
Outside under the stars in Kailua. Living the dream.
One of the most delicious meals I've eaten in a while. Loved the outdoor seating and the menu is spectacular. We will definitely be back!
Varied-enough menu items to ensure freshness. We had excellent service by our wait-server. He was welcoming, super friendly and made dining there a pleasure. You could tell he likes his job. He even wrote a personalized "thank you" on the bottom of the receipt.
Food was horrible
One of our favorites spots in Kailua! Great experience and will be going back!
Back of the house: A good food, no complaints
Front of the house: F oh where to start. We have a 4pm reservation. The restaurant opens at 4pm. There was every single table open besides one. We were sat in the sun, and I asked to be moved because I was burnt from the day at the beach. The hostess said it was impossible to move, all tables were for reservations. Um…we had a reservation…a 4 o clock reservation. I have no sympathy for a hostess that can’t turn a table in 1-1.5 hours at a 4pm reservation. They had 30-40 other tables? And not a single one could of been used for a party of TWO? I had to sit with my legs perpendicular to the table and eat my whole meal that way. It was awful.
Don’t go if you have ANY request. It’s essentially a drive thru in terms of service standards.
We usually love a Chef Roy Yamaguchi restaurant, the food for the adults was great, but our children were automatically opted into the 3 course children's menu without any notification from our server. It was too much food for our young keiki and expensive for a children's dining option. We recommend for adults, but would not bring our children again.
Eggplant appetizer: not impressed. Spiced MaiTai: Good and strong. Braised beef ribs- good but not amazing. I don't know, I feel like this place has a pretty "standard" "Hawaiian-Japanese-fusion" (I'll call it that) That we see all around Honolulu all the time. So the food was good but not anything to write home about.
We had great service - and the food is always good like at all
Stellar service, delicious food, and a wonderful experience overall.
Great Neighborhood dinning. We are happy we have them close.
Nice indoor/outdoor dining experience. The staff was great, friendly, accommodating to all our requests. Food very tasty. We had for apps, eggplant, brussel sprouts, burrata. All good but the portion of eggplant was only 5 small slices of a Japanese eggplant for $11. Then we had to order more bread to finish off the burrata. Our entrees were all tasty, butterfish, short ribs, and sole. thanks,
We had a wonderful dinner last night. We were treated with such care and appreciation and the food was excellent. We ordered heavy pupus. Some were our regulars - the smoked salmon spreatld and the spicy ahi roll. We also tried 2 new ones. A misoyaki eggplant that was to die for and a truffle agnolotti with carmelized onions and pineapple. My new fave! Highly recommend this place. I’ve tried all of their desserts and you can’t go wrong - all ono!
Great food and service. Good to be outside yet protected by umbrellas. We wanted a quiet restaurant and it met that need as well.
Great food staff was awesome!
Would recommend and return.
Came once before the COVID opening in the spring and the food and ambience were okay. The menu has changed since then and everything we ordered exceeded our expectations! We had the pork rib appetizer, crispy skin salmon and sea bass all served to perfection. Our waiter Kana’i provided excellent service, conversation and knowledge of the menu. Another thing that struck us was whole we thought we were at the tail end of the dinner crowd, people kept coming in through the late hours. Must be good!
Women’s bathroom was FILTHY and that was disturbing. There didn’t seem to be anyone around to report that to so I told the waitress. When reservation was made it asked and I indicated that it was for a birthday celebration. There was NOTHING given for birthday, not even a candle in the Brussels sprouts. The eggplant appetizer was delicious but very small serving. All other food was great!
We came for the Misoyaki Butterfish. Mmmm! The spicy Maitais were good, too.
It was an average experience the food wasn’t all that great and it took a while for the food to come out.
Goen Dining + Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 263-4636.
Goen Dining + Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 552 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.