Yakitori Hachibei - Chinatown Hawaii

4.8
449 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Aloha! We directly contact all diners in advance to confirm reservations. Please be sure your OpenTable contact information is up-to-date so that we can reach out to you. Failure to reply and confirm your reservation at least 6 hours in advance of your reservation will result in cancellation.

The safety of our guests and our staff is our top priority so we have implemented special COVID-19 Protocols.

Getting back to grilling up the delicious Hakata Yakitori you know so well. Using traditional Japanese techniques passed down through generations, our chefs grill Hawaii's natural ingredients to perfection. To support the community we serve, we are committed to sourcing the very finest ingredients from Hawaii's many talented farmers, fisherman, and purveyors.
A wide range of beer, wine, nihonshu (sake), shochu, chuhai and highballs are available to complement our Yakitori.
Kick back, relax and have a great time at Yakitori Hachibei once again!

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 449 people are saying
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vipRene
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of my favorites!

JB
JessicaB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. One of our favorite spots in Honolulu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Thoa
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was good!

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Jamricangrl
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our absolute favorite restaurants on island! The food is always amazing, and we love to watch the chefs grill it over the coals they import from Japan. Everything is always cooked to perfection and seasoned amazingly. Service is always amazing, and one of the owners, Robert, is very hands on and always available to explain the menu or check that guests are having a good experience. Whenever friends come from the mainland, we always bring them here to show them on of Oahu's best restaurants

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Nikki
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Yakitori - tasty, high quality, authentic yakitori. Plenty of creative, delicious dishes as well. Great ambience & service.

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kaydenz
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

definitely over expected, food quality is not consistent; some of them are over salty while others can't taste any flavor.

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HisaoT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No doubt they are the best Yakitori restaurant in Hawaii.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Waiter did not allow u

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MikoJ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best yakitori I ever had in my life! It was hard to get a table, but definitely worth waiting and I’m so glad I dined here!

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imnd
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for the first time and it did not disappoint !

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Bellevuite
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went for a dinner and loved the ambience and friendly staff. They also had covid vaccine or negative test requirement, which made us feel safer taking our masks off while eating.

A few things that would've made our experience better:
- Seafood chawanmushi: has truffle in it, which wasn't mentioned in the menu. Maybe an unpopular opinion, but I don't like truffle- so I think it would be great to list "truffle" as an ingredient in the menu itself.
- Service: really friendly staff, but we had to flag them down to make our first order. They're probably short-staffed, so I totally understand and think it's a small improvement they can slowly make
- King crab leg: a bit on the salty side, and came with a side of salt(!)

With that said, we fell in love with:
- the goma (sesame) pudding dessert
- the softness & flavor (minus the truffle) of the chawanmushi
- watercress salad with goma dressing (so refreshing)
- how friendly and fun the staff were

Thanks for having us!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert and his staff are amazing. They have followed covid protocols and we feel good about that especially with the growing numbers.

2nd time dining here -gotta say having open table app to set alerts is genius and I must say this is how I got our reservations today

Top skewer selections
Pork Belly with the Ponzu is the best
Wagyu 5 is the 2nd best
Tsukune and Sukiyaki go hand and hand because of the egg yolk. (My sons favorite)

We can go on and on about every single item that we tried but to be honest with you everything is amazing

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jennyb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Owner was very unwelcoming with his comment about Hawaii loosening restrictions too soon and implying tourists are the cause of Hawaii’s covid numbers.

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Laozi
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time but very nice experience. going to come back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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SaraB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

An amazing experience. The food was incredible. Service was extremely attentive. The owner came by to each table to check in which I really appreciate. The only con was that last call for food was at 9pm on a Saturday night. We had an 8:15pm reservation so we felt pretty rushed and were sorry we could not take our time and enjoy our experience a bit more.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! Will definitely come back!

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Hawaii38
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was wonderful in terms of appearance, tastes and quality. We are sitting outside so it was hard not to hear the noises of the buses, cars and pedestrians or smelled the exhausts of the cars. They tried hard to enclosed the outdoor sitting area but we hope we can be seated inside without those disturbances and truly enjoy the tastes of gourmet food.

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KateH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service and outdoor setting. Enjoyed it

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vipDavidW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem. Food is elegantly presented, seasoned perfectly and of the highest quality. The whole experience of dining there is very memorable. The management, owner and the restaurant staff are of high caliber and as a customer I feel very much appreciated and cared for.
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Japan ambiance. Authentic flavors from Japan. Attentive service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Thanks so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 41st anniversary! My husband loved the quail eggs because it reminded him of our trip to Japan..

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert the managing partner was so amazing :)

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Will definitely come back!!

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Lore
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly unique and wonderful dining experience in Honolulu. You are welcomed into an open space restaurant, with a long firepit on the right and the chef working the charcoal. Drinks menu was good and they have draft beer on hand. We settled in with drinks and looked forward to a night of “food on a stick”.

The menu has many choices, which may seem overwhelming. Instead of thinking too hard on what to eat, I just chose two of every kind (we were a larger party and the server assured us most folks eat 5-6 yakitori). The morsels come out perfectly cooked, bursting with flavor. Some were more adventurous, like the chicken liver. The chicken heart was hearty (ha!), but everyone’s favorite were the chicken thighs — juicy and flavorful. We kept ordering up more of those we liked better. We also ordered a few items from the specials sheet, including the wagyu beef. Be warned, though, that it was pricier than the other items (but oh so good). We rounded out the meal with a few chicken ramens (served in a special container!) and side dishes.

Chatted a bit with a gentleman, who turned out to be Robert, the managing partner. Told us about the origin of the chicken (local to Hawaii, so really fresh) and why the wagyu they used was more tender (it’s from Japan, not a simile from the mainland). Even sent to the table some seasoned cabbages as an in-between course palate cleanser. Exceptionally friendly gentleman.

Overall, even though each yakitori is not expensive (wagyu beef being the exception), because of the flavor and portion size, you may end up eating quite a lot. Dinner can add up to quite a bit, but given the experience, worth it to me. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great dining experience (or just an upscale yakitori dinner).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is very unique and special. The staff were wonderful and the food was delicious! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food & service! Parking was very easy as wel

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vipGraceW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing as always and the service is outstanding. Our favorite restaurant in Oahu.

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vipLovesYummy
Hawaii
294 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New item we tried, the King Crab Summer Roll was absolutely delicious. Hope they continue to bring out new dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a good experience, got to meet the owner. He was so nice and hospitable. I would recommend this to anyone coming to Honolulu.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing we ate was delicious and the service there was amazing! We had so much fun!

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cubis
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique. Fantastic flavors especially on the seafood. Not enough seafood on the menu.

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CraigB
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic dinner! The wagyu was buttery and oiishi and great sake recommendations. Uni shooters stole the show. Had to reorder. Cannnot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Truly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was amazing. The service was outstanding, and the owner even came out periodically to check in on us and make sure everything was ok. The food was also some of the best I’ve ever had, with great variety ranging from an assorted seafood bisque to beef short rib (although the chicken was my favorite). I also felt like the pricing was very good and I would definitely recommend the Hachibei’s Special Course. If you are in Honolulu and looking for an exquisite dining experience you should definitely check out Yakitori Hachibei.

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vipMellissaC
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, one of the best restaurants we’ve been to in a while.

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Yakitori Hachibei - Chinatown Hawaii is rated 4.8 stars by 449 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.