Izakaya Matsuri

4.5
188 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
"Welcome to Izakaya Matsuri!"
We offer you freshest Sashimi, Sushi and various chef Specials in Japanese cuisine along with selected Sake, Shochu and wines to complete your meal. Izakaya Matsuri is located in the center of town- on Young St. with lots of free parking for our customers.
(*We do not provide highchairs, or baby seats for children since we are Japanese - Izakaya style restaurant which is mainly for adults.)
* Please, aware that your reservation will be automatically
cancelled if you did not get the confirmation through the phone calls prior to your dine-in date. (within 24 hrs)
* If you do not show without any notice, we will cancel your reservation after grace minutes (15 min. max.)
* You may be charged for NO show. (on-line reservations)
* Delivery service available with
Ubereats, Doordashi, Grubhub, Bitesquad for your convenience.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 188 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time great food great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic sushi!

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vipAngel
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh seafood. Love the Hokkaido Uni, Kumamoto oysters and sashimi!

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TomP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food freshly prepared. Friendly staff. Clean.

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PedroV
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Vale la pena cómoda si realmente te gusta la comida Japonesa. El lugar es muy pequeno, es necesario llegar con reservación.

Diferente cortes de pesado, lo disfruten mucho

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Your basic strip mall restaurant ambiance. Sushi was top quality but price didn’t match the overall experience. Timing was off on courses. Our main sushi course took over an hour to get. It was nearly 40 minutes after our appetizer course. The long delay sort of ruined the experience and excitement of our delicious sushi omakase. The waitress told us several times our course would be right out only to wait longer. I probably wouldn’t return based on the overall value. To charge $100 for a sushi omakase, the service and ambiance should of matched the quality of food. Still a solid restaurant but failed to deliver the whole experience. Could of just been an off night.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food with true Japanese attention to detail in presentation. Lovely service. A special and memorable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went once, loved it so much, went a second time. Generous, helpful and out of this world sashimi!! All killer no filler!

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Yankfan
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best and freshest sushi in Honolulu!

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Lina
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place! Good food! Friendly service! Must wait for a while for food coming.

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vipMellissaC
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food Excellent
Be prepared to wait for the Wafu Steak, over 1 hour

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vipLocalohana5
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent! Fresh and authentic. The blue fin tuna maguro was superb. A hidden gem.

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SarahM
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very authentic Japanese - high quality. Enjoyed eating at the bar. Small and intimate.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing small sushi spot. Five star service the waitress was amazing and the sushi was some of the best on the island. Thanks!!!

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vipJbend
Hawaii
68 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent quality sushi with attentive service. Love that it’s near Waikiki but mainly serves locals and residents.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great gem. Definitely want to go back.

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RaviM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good place, small, 90 min max stay can be tight for more than two people

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. Incredible, artful food, abd delightful service.

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EriV
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food if you want authentic Japanese food and sushi. Sushi rolls are not Authentic Japanese since it's more popular in U.S., but it was very delicious. Other things all reminded me all the Japanese food we had in Japan. We really enjoyed everything. If people didn't like this restaurant, they don't understand sometimes we have to wait to get seated, they have 90min limit for the reservation time, or they don't really know real Japanese food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely the best Japanese/Sushi place on Oahu; from the quaint ambiance (with John Coltrane playing in the background), to the best prepared sushi! A memorable experience that my family will always remember…

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vipLocalAl
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

owner poor service
Unprofessional
Rude and very condicending

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Suzuki
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has the best chirashi. Will definitely be going back for more. Pricey but worth it! Mahalo Matsuri.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is good

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vipOpenTableDiner1
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It might be the most “rules” I’ve ever experienced at a sushi restaurant, but it’s worth it. Food and service was outstanding.

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vipFoodies
Sacramento
39 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the freshness of the fish and the authenticity of the food. By far, one of the best Japanese food we have had in Oahu.

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DiamondPhil19
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved it! Food and drinks were authentic Japanese Izakaya style. Loved the sushi, tempura, edamame and agedashi dofu. Kara age was tasty but didnt really remind me of deep fried chicken from Japanese Izakaya. Portions were very big, American size, which was fine. We will know next time not to order as much. Loved the atmosphere, but wished it was just a little bigger. I'd love to bring a group of friends there to eat some time, but its a bit small. They do have one booth table that will fit 6 people though. Really reminded us of the typical Japanese Izakaya we are used to. We will definitely go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi we have ever had! It’s a small operation so be patient and it is so worth it. Everything we had, from drinks to appetizers to entrees, was the highest quality, and the service was polite and genuine. Atmosphere felt very cozy and authentic. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best sushi restaurants!!! This was the only place that we ever had Toro Omakase. Absolutely delicious! And every staff was so nice and kind. They all explain about each dish we ordered and very friendly. Other dishes that we ordered were all very fresh and so tasty.

We all had a great time! We wish we can go back in the near future. We do not mind spending money when we enjoy really good meal and nice service. We hope we have more restaurants like Izakaya Matsuri around us.

Thank you for the really positive experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

One of the wait staff was friendly the other was very short and frankly rude or our table. There’s better izakaya in town.

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Taosushi
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting Matsuri. The staff, food, and service were all excellent.

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BrookeN
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall it was a great experience. Wish they would’ve told/reminded us about the time limit. The service was a little slower than expected. Maybe a little short staffed. Probably would’ve ordered more food and definitely more alcohol.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was fast and the workers were friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the variety of food. Didn’t go for sushi cuz we had sushi for lunch so we went for massive amount of cooked Japanese food. Delicious, creative, the seasonal Sakura crab tasted superb. Chef steamed the meat and pulled them and fill them all into the crab body. So no need to break or peel by yourself. Very satisfying Izakaya experience with Hawaii only seasonal sale bottle. Highly recommended.

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vipCat8
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful! And there is great parking for this small neighborhood gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner Julie was amazing! This restaurant is the best sushi restaurant in Hawaii and even the best restaurant I’ve tried in the world. I highly recommend the sashimi and the matsuri plate, both incredible.

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kLkL
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

My main complaint was the wait time. We waited an hour for my sushi dish.

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Paddy1221
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was good quality of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi and service

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StephenM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. Chef is the real deal. Staff is kind and we're welcoming. Helpful in choosing items from an incredible menu. This will be our go to sushi place in Honolulu. Can't wait to go back! Mahola for the warm welcome and great food.

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vipIanA
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good fish quality for the price. Not much of a selection of other dishes. Would definitely come back if I'm in the mood for sushi.

FAQs

Izakaya Matsuri does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Izakaya Matsuri also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 745-5858.

Izakaya Matsuri is rated 4.5 stars by 188 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.