Izakaya Pau Hana Base

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Please visit Izakaya Pau Hana Base restaurant located at 407 Seaside Avenue, #107, Honolulu in Hawaii.
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OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was well seasoned and delicious. One of our favorite joints in the neighborhood.

SG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic off-the-beaten-path gem. We ordered a bunch of dishes - gyoza, beef and veggies, sesame ramen, pork katsudon - and all were delicious. Service is on the slower side but they cook each dish to order I believe and the staff was lovely. Worth every minute and dollar (very reasonably priced!)

P
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute place. Used to be pretty divy area but the building next door is coming down. If they have to relocate I hope they can find a great place.

Ohana kine place with good food and prices. Authentic funky alley, a bit like you'd find in Tokyo.

Sake prices great too. Kitchen looks very clean. Big menu. Good Saba
Good job guys!

KD
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great place to go - no matter how many people in your party. Every dish was amazing, we just wanted to keep eating!

JK
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I really enjoyed this place. Some interesting izakaya dishes. Every was good to great! Had a great vibe and was a great evening. I would definitely recommend this place if looking for a very casual, japanese restaurant. You won't be disappointed.

OT
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

ハワイで日本の居酒屋の雰囲気が味わえる。料理も美味しく楽しめた。滞在中に一度、訪れたいお店。

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RC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great cozy Izakaya tucked down an alley right off the drag in Waikiki. Every dish is solid.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

料理は美味しいが接客は最低

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KA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

日本語で注文できるので安心でした。
どのメニューもハワイにしてはリーズナブルで、味も美味しかったです。
次もまた利用したいと思います!

ただ日本の団体のお客さんが大声を出してうるさく、気になりました。
店員さんに注意されてもうるさくしていたので、同じ日本人として恥ずかしくなりました。

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N
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

「ハワイに恋して」を見て6回目のハワイにして初めて利用させて頂きました。雰囲気も良く、また来年も行きたいと思います。

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OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

日本の味そのもので、美味しかったです。
また行きたいです。

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AM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. One of Honolulu's best kept foodie secrets. Highly recommend.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always delicious and the value is great. We come here often

L
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is always good here but when they do get busy it does take time to get your order or you'll have to flag a server for assistance. Other than a slow staff it's a cozy little hole in the wall to dine at and it has a nice charm to the izakaya spot.

OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

テレビで知って見て行きました。
場所は入り口が奥まってて、分かりにくいかも。
日本人スタッフが居るから安心です。
料理の量は少ない目かな。味は普通。牛タンのたたきは少し硬目で期待した程ではなかった。
店内が忙しかったせいか、チップのやり取りが無く、店員から18%にさせてもらいましたと告げられた。一気に残念

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NA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Great Place a little of the strip, if you want to try something other than the chains.

RP
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in an off the beaten path location. Don’t miss the chance to make your own cotton candy on the way out!

AO
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cannot express how happy we were with the food and service! Everything was perfect! We'll be back for sure!!

C
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and the ambiance here is great. It really does feel like a hidden gem. This restaurant is tucked away in Waikiki behind a couple of buildings and reminds me of an izakaya in Japan. If I lived nearby, I'd visit way more often.

For the price and what it is (an izakaya), I'd give this place a full 5 stars... The only thing keeping me from doing so is that the bathroom is located in the dive bar upstairs. Aside from that minor inconvenience, this place is fantastic.

P
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome authentic Japanese izakaya food. Small plate, inexpensive and fast.
You just can’t beat the Happy Hour drink and food menu.

TA
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheap and delicious and kindly.
Japanese people should go once.

C
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible authentic experience of Japanese (and some Korean) food. You felt as though you where transported to a family establishment in central Tokyo. The food: fresh and flavorful. The ambiance: authentic and comfortable. The value: out of this world.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So much fun. The food was spot on! Best Agedashi I’ve had in my life and the gyoza probably was too. Topping the night off with candy floss was so much fun! No instruction on it though and saw a guy at another table shot the sugar he was given.

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating New Year’s Eve. Awesome hidden jem. Great Happy Hour.

OT
Iceland
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience3

日本人として日本人なめてるんですか?
勝手に15%チャージしてんじゃねえよ。そのくせ釣りよこさんし。酷いです。ありえません。二度と行きません!!

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t
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fair value, decent food. Parked at Waikiki Trade Center. If shop at Rack (for any amount), 2 hour validation is free!

MO
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We waited a long time since we ordered. So I don’t wanna go there again.

L
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The place can be difficult to fine. It is hidden in an alley. Do not why a gratitude of 15% was automatically added to the bill. We only have 3 in the party. Not a big group by any standard.

k
San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tasty, homey comfort Japanese/Korean food. A wide variety of choices at very reasonable prices - most plates or bowls are $10 or less. Our dinner was delicious and portions were satisfying. Beer and wine also served at reasonable prices too. Highly recommend the okonomiyaki (Japanese frittata). The icing on the cake was a complementary cotton candy which you get to make yourself. It was fun!

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I love hole in the wall restaurants so this place was PERFECT! Don’t go if you’re looking for something fancy, definitely go if you’re looking for an authentic hidden gem.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely LOVED this little gem. Great food for happy hour and kind happy service. Head upstairs after to a little bar with friendly locals and strong drinks. Just the type of hole in the wall I love, then a block up a walk on the canal.

P
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time there during our vacation in Waikiki. Hidden gem just off Kuhio and Seaside, minutes walk from the Waikiki Beach. Broke da mouth food and excellent service. Happy Hour till 7pm with $3 beer and selections of pupu.

P
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very authentic izakaya with large selections of tasty small plates izakaya food with exceptional service. This place is a little hidden gem in Waikiki.

t
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and friendly service

k
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true hidden gem - this place is amazing. Incredible food and awesome ambiance. Don’t be scared by the alley entrance... you will not regret eating here.

AD
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Japanese food

CA
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service, foods and price are great. Off the beaten path. Crowd can get loud as they get drunk. Don't use restrooms.