Goen Dining + Bar

4.6
570 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 570 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening! Great food, libations and excellent service. Really enjoy dining at Goen.

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MarleneK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Open air tables are perfect for keeping distance between customers. I will return again.

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MaryB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goen never disappoints. The food is great and the staff is excellent. Best neighborhood restaurant in Kailua.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tiana was so kind to our table and so knowledgeable about the dishes. She was very busy with her tables yet STILL managed to smile and take good care of us. I also appreciated how the manager(s) chip in and help as the dishes were ready to be served. Kana’i even came over to check on us a few times as he recognized us from previous reservations. Goen is a great place to be!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was both healthy and yummy! Service was excellent!

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AwesomeOysters
Richmond
58 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service!! Easy parking nearby, highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience.

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FeliceB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding as usual.
Our experience was relaxed, enjoyable and SAFE. Their COVID requirement protocol goes smoothly as long as diners have their vaccination card and a photo ID available.

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krash
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service with a smile. Brussell sprouts and cauliflower was excellent

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DarinO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from our server and manager.

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lbdub
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Service was good. They were out of buratta cheese, so the dish I was looking forward to was unavailable. I’ll have to come back another time for it. The sushi is good, but get the sauces and toppings on the side. I feel like all that extra stuff takes away from the sushi. The fish is good quality, why mask it with over powering sauces? All in all a good experience.

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RosemaryB
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Perfect!! Thanks for a Superb experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great service. Relaxed atmosphere

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DianeC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, friendly staff! An outstanding restaurant in the heart of Kailua...parking is easy...not touristy and very festive! One of our favorite places to eat!

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vipLTVL
Hawaii
66 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kama’aina Fav! Delish and Consistent. Great presentation! Service by Kanehe with a smile! Love the atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always staff is so friendly and kind. All Covid protocols followed. We had great drinks endless edamame and flavorful entrees like braised beef with polenta. We ended with a fresh cup of coffee and halo halo. Love dining here!

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viphoku4658
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Very tasty & portion size was good for us. The service is amazing. Very attentive and courteous staff.

Lots of parking, since it's located in the shopping center. My only complaint is that it's HOT! Not much circulation, since the outside seating is right along side parking lot. I would prefer a seat inside, but with covid restrictions; they seat mostly outside.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service and fabulous food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
39 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
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 on September 17, 2021
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.

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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!

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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
40 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good but a little on the pricey side.

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

Delicious food awesome service!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 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.

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KailuaKween
Hawaii
10 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
47 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.

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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!!

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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
66 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.

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 570 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.