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Piko Kitchen & Bar, Honolulu, HI

Piko Kitchen & Bar

4.6
4.6
55 Reviews
$30 and under
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Piko is a local style hangout where you can sit back, relax and enjoy pau hana. In reference to its meaning, “the center where life begins,” Piko brings to life the food, lifestyle and aloha we know and love in Hawaii. Think shared plates of garlic noodles, mochiko chicken, dynamite fries and bao buns in a place you won’t want to leave.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 923-2032
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Adam Kamahele

What 55 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Hawaii

    Lively

  • Oahu

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Oahu

    Lively

55 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clif was so nice and the rest of the staff! Really enjoyed the food 😊

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  2. Meemee

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitstaff were lovely, the setting offered diverse seating opinions, and the food was excellent! I don't often venture downtown for food if h can help it, but I'm so glad I did!

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  3. Bill

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great new place in Waikiki to enjoy some local fusion. Definitely get a banh bao and a bunch of pupus.

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  4. AshleyA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great experience. Loved the live music. Service was prompt and the food was great. Definitely want to come back and enjoy more tasty bites.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to relax and have a nice lunch. Food was really good and the staff was very friendly. Would come again

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  6. Sarah

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dinner with the best service! Kaya provided amazing customer service, Freddie and the team cooked amazing food (highly reccomend the garlic noodles) and Christian provided great music and chat. The bar staff were super friendly also and made excellent cocktails. Highly reccomend!

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  7. AliB

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local flavors - tourists, don’t be scared of unfamiliar menu items!! A great place to eat local food, just the names might be exotic. Staff are super friendly and everything is yummy. Outside they have live music daily, inside has great AC but we (unfortunately) couldn’t hear the music at all. Great cocktails!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food was AMAZING! Tried all of the Bao buns and the dynamite fried rice. The drinks were also really good

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place with a good food. Very recomendable

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  10. CharlieM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great staff. Food was great. Had garlic noodles. And pork belly.

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  11. sarah

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef was the best, Robby. Don’t let him go, he’s the highlight there, amazing energy!

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  12. MarkG

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to meet up with friends. Lots of unique and tasty food items. the drinks are great too!

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  13. StephHorna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service outstanding, great food and Freddy is an excellent chef!!! We absolutely loved this, best restaurant we have found during our trip to Hawaii. mahalo!

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  14. JudyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My family enjoyed the food, loved the waiter, James, whom my youngest daughter refers to as mustache guy. The food was tasty and overall ,the staff was friendly. For a family of five, that included 2 young teenagers and one 7 year old, the bill was a little pricy as our meal was composed of 1 entry, 1 kids meal, and mostly appetizers along with drinks (all non-alcoholic), with tip, came out to $177. We would dine here again, as it's mostly the experience and we did have a lovely time.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, excellent value. The staff are incredibly nice and hospitable!

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  16. MattW

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Dishes contained mushrooms but were not identified as such on the menu. For someone w allergic reaction - this is a problem.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG! The food was so amazing. We got several different dishes and shared them all. Let me say, they were ALL delicious. We even got the mango soft serve and drinks. Such a great experience and I will definitely be going back. 💜 Kaya was our server and she was awesome.

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  18. LillyC

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and SERVICE!!! Will definitely come back with the team!!😻

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food looked and tasted amazing! My personal favorite was the garlic pasta. The staff were friendly and courteous. There is nothing to complain. Highly recommended place!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had a reservation at opening time so it wasn’t very busy. The staff were all extremely friendly and attentive. The vibe was great but the restaurant has a bus stop right in front which makes outside seating a bit noisy. Aside from that, the food was delicious. Highly recommend the garlic noodles and braised beef bao buns! We’ll definitely be going back!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would definitely recommend this place. the garlic pasta and the buns were delicious. The fact that there was a live band in was a great surprise.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service all around, star of the place was definitely Chef Freddie, a NY transplant with a huge heart and a bigger smile. Go check him out. Food was on point confit chicken, kapakahi fries, and the garlic noodles. Hojicha old fashioned was one of the best twists on an old classic I’ve ever tasted, so much so that I considered buying the $90 bottle of Kaiyo whiskey upstairs. They opened in January but it’s still pretty much a secret and the prices are really fair for the food there. Do yourself a favor and go check them out before it gets to crowded. They validate parking if you park in the same building.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience! The food was amazing with fantastic service. We got the poke, bao buns and burgers and all were fantastic. If you’re a big eater prepare to order 2 things on the menu. Would highly recommend!

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  24. janie

    Hawaii

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Overall was ok. Foods were a bit salty. Waiter, Clif, was excellent. He made up for anything lacking.

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  25. DarronL

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and unique local. Higher level of street noise, but that cannot be helped. Cliff was a great server. Food was a bit spicy for my daughter's taste, but still a great place.

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  26. RobertE

    Hawaii

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice lunch! Good food and great service. We ate outside and it was a little noisy, but not surprising since we were in the heart of Waikiki. The Market upstairs is a great addition to the neighborhood.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Possibly a hidden gem; if you can get past a busy street right in front of you, this place shines. Great food and service highlighted a fun night.

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  28. JoyP

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Mango Soft Serve-was good, but it was WAY-T00 Sugar. Sweet need to lighten up so we can taste the Mango fruit. It can do with-OUT the Li Hing power because not everyone can take aspartame in the food group. Americano Coffee -was very good. we ask for milk/creamer and was brought to us quickly. Bao Bun warm Ginger Chicken - was Excellent. Tempura Cauliflower- was excellent. Food Truck Garlic Shrimp-was Excellent. Happy Hour's ChickenWings-was Excellent, the flavor taste salt/vinegar was just right. Short Rib Slider- was OK, it was way-TOO Salty, I could not tasted the flavor after too much glaze mixed in. Presentation of everything- was excellent. Bathroom- need to be clean more often, location of paper towel and sink was a little difficult to reach.

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  29. gtkyl72

    Hawaii

    181 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The world food tour duo visited Piko Kitchen & Bar. It’s an outside / inside venue … Live music and the bar outside, kitchen and tables inside. We sat inside (for the AC) at a table for 4 adjacent to one of the bathrooms. Jasmine started us with an amuse Calpico Spritz with a mint leaf; refreshing but it would have been better chilled. We perused the drink menu and decided to forego wine; there were only 2 reds and neither appealed to me. We tried the Shiso Smash and the Mixed Plate Margarita; both were fine but I switched to a Hendricks gin & tonic later. We ordered the AweSsam Tempura Cauliflower, Fried Confit Chicken, Brussels Sprout Kim Chee and Izakaya Wasabi Potato Salad. The cauliflower came with a Saikyo miso, ssamjang sauce, spicy perfection for the florets of cauliflower. The Brussels Sprouts Kimchi was okay; IMO, the sprouts didn’t ferment long enough. The menu said the potato salad used Best Foods mayo, a personal favorite … imagine a wasabi-tinged potato salad you would get at a Japanese restaurant. For $3, I liked it. The star was the fried chicken … crisp on the outside, moist on the inside; served with Sichuan salt and a Kaffir lime/Nuoc cham sauce. Use it or not, the chicken was great! Pork Belly Bao Buns and Pipikaula were next; the latter recommended by Jasmine. The bao were huge with large slabs of Hoisin-flavored pork belly and pickled mustard cabbage. I would have preferred smaller pieces of pork because I had to cut mine in half in order to eat it. Make them more petite and charge less and you’ll have a winner! The sole disappointment of the evening was the pipikaula. It was overcooked and lacked the chewiness I look for. Service was fine but I wished the food came out at a slower pace. The food is interesting and there are gems to be found on the eclectic menu. I want a few more options in wines by the bottle. However, the prices are surprisingly low for Waikiki … this is the value play; even with a 22% tip, the tab didn’t reach $150.

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  30. SatGuy

    Hawaii

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Good menu for pupus and light meals. Drinks good to try. Convenience is the best thing as we are in the same block a lot. Problem they have is with parking. Please learn how to get back to the parking garage after our parking ticket is validated. Nobody knew how to get back there. Even foodland upstairs did not know, but customer service took me to a delivery room that had a door to the garage. Should be a better way to get to the parking area

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  31. RRrrrr

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best kept secret in Waikiki!!! Bao Buns were a hit, and the poke… wow fresh!

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  32. RyanK

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delishhhh! Our waiter Adam was so energetic and knowledgeable about the menu. He had great recs and even better service. All of food was really good, but we loved the garlic noodles the best!

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  33. UESider

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best meals you will get in Waikiki. Amazing!! Shared the chicken confit, garlic noodles, cauliflower and pork belly bons. Can’t say enough about the quality of food. And server, Sergio was so helpful and wonderful. If you want a true local experience with amazing food come to Piko. We’ll be back!!

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  34. 1preferchairs

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service Our server told us about the fireworks at 8:30pm Awesome 🤩

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were well taken care of. The menu did not seem very extensive but we had good food. The sauce for the confit chicken was a bit spicy for my dad. We had wanted to hear the live music but it was too windy so we sat inside but could not hear the music.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Innovative menu. Excellent and attentive service. Great indoor outdoor casual vibe. Live music.

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  37. Cynthia

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My friend recommended this new restaurant to me. I really like their menu so I dined in there on a weekday for early dinner. Love everything and the live music. If you don’t like the street noise and live music then you can ask to be seated inside.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. kaimukimom

    Hawaii

    132 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wanted to share this restaurant with my husband - those garlic noodles are winners!

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  39. Captain

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Second time to eat at Pico and it was as good as the first. Don’t let the small menu keep you from trying. Good food and great value n Waikiki.

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  40. SFRobert

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Our server was great and the food was good. The frozen rose was awesome and the buns were great - beef was the star. Try the wasabi potato salad too!

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FAQs

Piko Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Google Map for Piko Kitchen & Bar

2380 Kūhiō Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815-2965

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Waikiki
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Executive chef
    Adam Kamahele
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Wine
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