Goen Dining + Bar

4.6
552 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Chef driven and crave-worthy, the GOEN Dining + Bar menu is a combination of creative Pan-Asian/American dishes showcasing Hawaii's vibrant local flavors in a hip & refreshing atmosphere. Local meats and fish grilled over kiawe wood, fresh salads & creative sushi bring guests a time-honored dining experience that only Roy Yamaguchi & his team can.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

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.

What 552 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here so many times, and it is always a wonderful time! Can't wait to go back again!

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Kahelelani
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Stef
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime we come the food is delicious and consistent, the staff is wonderful. Our favorite place to dine.

AT
ATho
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite place to go for superb food and superb service.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was nice overall…food is a little bit too expensive!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the BEST restaurants on Oahu!! Food & service never disappoint. From drinks to appetizers to main course & then dessert - everything is delicious!!

KK
vipKatKan
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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LeroyP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly, courteous waitress - attentive and pleasant. Food met expectations as depicted.

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Pony
Hawaii
37 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good but a little on the pricey side.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food awesome service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Service. One of go-tos in Kailua.

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LarryN
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

KK
KailuaKween
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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TracyB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Everything. Service was tremendous. Love this place!

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viprgbeall1365
Hawaii
45 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great friendly service, best dished are vegetarian

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outside seating so it was warm
Parking was convenient in the garage
Server was friendly but the person who checked us in was not

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Koele
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent!
Hope more choice of lunch menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipLTVL
Hawaii
64 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Local upscale spot. Great service. Food was lovely. Decent wine list.
Outside under the stars in Kailua. Living the dream.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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bekaboo
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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LaurieG
Brazil
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was horrible

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites spots in Kailua! Great experience and will be going back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

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.

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SugarFreeHawaii
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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.

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JesseK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

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.

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LynM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had great service - and the food is always good like at all
Roy’s franchises!

JR
JamieR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar service, delicious food, and a wonderful experience overall.

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vipHappy
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Neighborhood dinning. We are happy we have them close.

JK
JodieK
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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,

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Maem
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good to be outside yet protected by umbrellas. We wanted a quiet restaurant and it met that need as well.

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andyc
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food staff was awesome!
Would recommend and return.

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Kila
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Marko
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

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!

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michelleroo
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We came for the Misoyaki Butterfish. Mmmm! The spicy Maitais were good, too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

It was an average experience the food wasn’t all that great and it took a while for the food to come out.

FAQs

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.