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Goen Dining + Bar, Kailua, HI

Goen Dining + Bar

4.6
4.6
807 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 263-4636

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Yoichi Saito

  • Private party facilities

    Thank you for thinking of Roy's for your special function. We are ready to create a special menu and dining experience you and your guests will rave about! Our exceptional banquet and kitchen staff are experienced, knowledgeable and ready to help you plan your family gatherings, celebrations, cocktail receptions and business meetings.

  • Neighborhood

    Kailua

  • Parking details

    Right in Front of the restaurant, at the Lau Hala Shops.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 807 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Outdoor Dining

  • Oahu

    Outdoor Dining

  • Oahu

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

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  1. B

    Becka

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    we had the mushroom fry basket and the bbq ribs for starters. truffled gnocchi and pesto shrimp. martini was good, as was bourbon old-fashioned. yuzu cheeshcake for desert. one glass of pinot grigio. service was slow, but got better as night got on.
  2. R

    Raine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and service was very good! Would return for another meal when I am in the area.
  3. HT

    HeleneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The entrees could have a greater variety. One member of our party wanted beef, but there was only a hamburger on the menu.
  4. MJ

    MattJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was rushed, food wasn’t impressive, tourist trap.
  5. MW

    MichaelW

    Hawaii

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular on every level.
  6. h

    hhhh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food was wonderful but the service was subpar and didn't leave me excited to return. The service certainly did not match the food quality or price. I've heard takeout is the way to go.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Goen is our favorite restaurant on the Windward side. Menu variety is great and the food is always tasty. Staff is always attentive to our needs.
  8. F

    Frank

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We tried Goen again after a while since we had a mediocre experience in the past. It hasn't changed much - mediocre. The food was good but the menu is very limited and, surprisingly for a Hawaii restaurant, there wasn't much local fish on the menu (featured fish was Sea Bass) and the only meat dish was Short Ribs. Service was lackadaisical. There were periods when there were no servers on the floor so there wasn't even anyone to flag down if you wanted something. Asked for drink orders, my wife knew what she wanted and placed an order. The menu is on a QR code so I said I need a second to order - the server said "be right back" and disappeared. She came back a while later with my wife's drink and then asked for my order. She disappeared again for a while and finally came back with my drink - while my wife was left to nurse her drink on her own while she waited. Not exactly synchronous service.
  9. H

    Hokulani

    Hawaii

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service always exceptional.
  10. NO

    NOEANDNEENZ

    Hawaii

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Christine + Kana’i provided the excellent level of service the “Roy’s Way”. Smoked Salmon Bruschetta (ate it and forgot the photo!) + BYOB: Garlic Shrimp + Polenta + Soy Lemon sauce + Halo Halo are only a few of the highlights of our palates and ‘ōpu!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mahalo to the team at Goen for making our sons Birthday dinner so special. Loving the sushi at the place !
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was ok. Crispy skin salmon with squid ink pasta was decent overall, but the salmon skin was soggy right when it came out, nothing crispy about it. Fish and chips, the batter was very soggy inside almost like they didn’t pat the fish dry first. I thought food would be better for a Roy Yamaguchi restaurant, but they must have had the amateur line cook on our order.
  13. MW

    MichaelW

    Hawaii

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an eventful evening. Staff is personable. Food is excellent. Management is always available. Great casual dining option on Oahu, not just Kailua.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything I ate was so good. Highly recommend
  15. MS

    MargoS

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating staff and delicious unique food!
  16. B

    Brittany

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GOEN is amazing. We are big fans of Roy’s, so we had high expectations for this subsidiary - and we were not disappointed! Definitely a must-go when in Kailua.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Misoyaki butterfish was wonderful! Halo halo dessert was a winner!
  18. JM

    JeanMW12

    Hawaii

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, service superb, iced tea was especially tasty. I would love to return. My first time and I took my college roommate out for our birthday's, we are both August and the server comped us both your cheesecake. Thanks for an enjoyable birthday lunch!
  19. MW

    MichaelW

    Hawaii

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always quietly spectacular. Good friends serving amazing dishes.
  20. LD

    LyndaD

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Visiting family
  21. AR

    AnnR

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food good and ambiance was nice - but service was a little slow due to lack of enough staff.
  22. TF

    TheFlyingFork

    Hawaii

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Tasty but small portions, be sure to have at least 2 or more courses
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we invited another couple to celebrate 2 birthdays and it was fun. The drinks were good, the food was very tasty and the little bday cheesecake was a nice touch!
  24. B

    Bristolnick

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family lunch including one vegetarian. Fantastic food and service. Gazpacho was brilliant, cauliflower and sprouts also surprisingly delicious. Main courses great too. Burger very filling but we had other lighter dishes (sushi). Great desserts too. Definitely recommend. And great atmosphere despite being on the edge of the car park.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Farewell dinner
  26. MW

    MichaelW

    Hawaii

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always comfortable and friendly team treats us like royalty, each and every time. The food is spectacular and the service is impeccable. Chris leads his team to excellence. Goen stands head and shoulders over other restaurants. Roy has done it again.
  27. CT

    CraigT

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always good!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Seating was only available inside and it was chilly. Seating outside was reserved for larger parties. Menu was limited. Sushi was excellent. Butterfish was very good, but very expensive and served with cold soba noodles and pickles. They did not go well together. It would have been better with simple rice and vegetable, like asparagus.
  29. H

    Hokulani

    Hawaii

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was excellent!!!
  30. JO

    JOANNEP

    Las Vegas

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always feel welcome, staff can answer questions about everything. On top of all that, everything we've tried is delicious. Today, we had the Truffle Gnocchi & the Dover Sole Fish and Chips, yum yum.
  31. a

    ally

    Hawaii

    124 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Peaceful spot to eat, drink, relax in the middle of the day. Nice selection of food and beverage items to choose from. Friendly wait help.
  32. R

    Recommend

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary dinner and had a wonderful time. The service was outstanding! Extremely friendly and professional staff. The food was delicious! Ordered based on the recommendations of the servers and loved everything! They even gave us a special complimentary dessert for our anniversary! Highly recommend!
  33. S

    Skin

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Outstanding service especially Christina. Great atmosphere and really good wine. Neat kids menu also
  34. SD

    StephanieD

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    This was the first time that I was disappointed with my dining experience at a Roy’s restaurant since the original Roy’s opened in 1978! The appetizer of portabello mushrooms and the beet salad were very good; however, my main entree with Duck & vegetables was difficult to eat and not tasty. The duck was not tender and had an unappetizing layer of fat on it. Our server did not charge us for the duck, a nice gesture but disappointing nonetheless. The ambiance was cold and sterile and the staff started clearing tables and preparing to close the restaurant while we were in the middle of our meal. We will not be Goen here again.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Hospitality was lacking. There was a gentleman there who want even a waiter…(not at the receiving line). He really made people feel welcome. The rest of the experience was a lot of short interactions. We had to find someone to take our order. The food was pretty good. The braised short ribs a little salty; the fried mushrooms just right. We expected a little more. We just came from the Herringbone restaurant at the International market in town. The Herringbone was phenomenal.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I went to Goen wanting to like the restaurant, but I was very much underwhelmed. I had gotten an email for the sushi tasting menu only to be told they were sold out. It felt like it was a bait-and-switch gimmick. Then the food we ordered was just like the food served at Roy’s - with a lesser quality of service and still the Roy’s prices. The outside tables were nice and Anna, the hostess, did spectacular. Other than that, it wasn’t worth the value. If I were Roy Yamaguchi, I would reassess Goen, before putting his name on it. This place was a solid 3 stars. It was worth going once, but not again.
  37. P

    Peekay

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The Salmon and the eggplant appetizers were very delicious. The overall menu offerings were very good. On the day I dined there, ordered the sushi with crab and salmon, but the next day experience some stomach discomfort. Since my sister and I were the only ones to share the sushi roll, we determined something went wrong with the sushi. All the other dishes were shared by others at the table, no one reported any ill effects the next day. Although the sushi roll was delicious, be cautious when preparing. We will be back...
  38. m

    mikeg

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent food, and service. Our table sat in the open, buffeted by all the action of a popular restaurant. That was a drawback from our perspective because we were into celebrating a special moment for us. Otherwise, it deserves a big thumbs up.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was a little slow without apparent explanation, food was solid.
  40. f

    foodaddict

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting friends for dinner, love the menu, good variety and great for sharing. Nice wine selection as well as interesting cocktails. We like eating here because it caters to small and bigger appetites at one meal and no problems about splitting the bill. My favorites are the mushroom fries and the Gazpacho……. Best I’ve eaten anywhere!

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 807 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


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Goen Dining + Bar

573 Kailua Rd, Kailua, HI 96734-2814

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kailua

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Right in Front of the restaurant, at the Lau Hala Shops.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yoichi Saito

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 263-4636

  • Private party facilities

    Thank you for thinking of Roy's for your special function. We are ready to create a special menu and dining experience you and your guests will rave about! Our exceptional banquet and kitchen staff are experienced, knowledgeable and ready to help you plan your family gatherings, celebrations, cocktail receptions and business meetings.

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