Yakitori Hachibei - Chinatown Hawaii

4.8
413 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 413 people are saying
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CraigB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Truly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!!

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vipFG808
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best robata. Nothing is dry and overcooked. The skewers all have amazing flavor. I enjoy their other dishes as well and people with all sorts of dietary restrictions can find something to eat. The staff is very helpful and friendly.

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PCatUC
London
26 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Very tough to make reservation. Recommend to make reservation at least 1 month ahead. Not in the best neighborhood. The chef that grills all the skewers is very professional and patient.

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Rose
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is totally beyond our expectation from every perspective.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience on Oahu. Everything was incredible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! There is not one dish I would complain. Must try beef tongue!! Definitely will be back again on our next trip in Hawaii.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time for us at Hachibei - we were here a couple of years ago on a previous trip to Honolulu. Expectations were high given how much we enjoyed it last time. We were not disappointed! The yakitori is spectacular. Especially the Tsukune. The A5 wagyu nearly brought me to tears. My partner thought the calamari was the best she’s ever eaten - and she’s from New England!

We’re ordered so much from the menu and it still ended up being less than $200. The service was attentive and professional ensuring that we were kept from running afoul of my partner’s soy allergy.

The only piece of feedback I have is that it would be nice if they offered Sake by the bottle.

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Howard
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try their omakase experience - chawanmushi is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Not knowing they have outdoor table, sitting outside is noisy and dusty. Food is excellent, remember to book a inside table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food. Will definitely be back.

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Alan1984
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The yakitori is as good or better than what you can get in Japan. The attentive service is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to place in Oahu. Visited Hachibei 4 times in recent two trips to Oahu in 6 months. Service is always fantastic. You might have been to ‘great’ yakitori places, however, if you want to tell the difference between those ‘great’ places and a ‘perfect’ yakitori, come to Hachibei.

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vipGraceW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Honolulu! Food is amazing, service is great.

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vipVeronica
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At Yakitori Hachibei, dinner is always an experience from food selection to 5-star highest level service. Their attention to detail is amazing when it comes to their service. These are just few reasons why we became a regular since they opened in 2017!!

If you haven’t been, this is a must restaurant in Honolulu, Hawaii!

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vipSlee
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Hachibei are always so attentive and prompt. Service was top notch and to top it off their food was excellent. Fresh and high quality ingredients prepared with care. Thank you again for another great dinner

LC
vipLeonardC
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Robert, your yakitori-ya is a great addition to the Chinatown scene. We will be back. Arigato gozaimasu!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food is perfect! Be careful, outdoor sitting can be really hot

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Travisstriker
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best in Honolulu! Have never felt a more welcoming environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing but I ended up spending $300 on dinner for me and my wife. That’s a crazy amount for some meat on a stick. Should update to say price is $$$$ not the two it says it is.
We won’t be back unless I win the lottery.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food!!! Come here if you want authentic Japanese Yakitori!

LY
vipLovesYummy
Hawaii
286 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried a dish we'd never had before, the Surume Ika Gushi, which is squid prepared a grilled way. I preferred it to the Hachibei Calamari, although both are delicious. We also tried the Sori gushi, which is a ball of chicken in the shape of an oyster, with a chicken skin layer, grilled to perfection. Yum.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

We have eaten yakitori many times throughout life, including some Michelin rated spots in Tokyo. We were looking forward to this dinner very much but unfortunately it missed the mark. Understandably the conditions due to covid are strict but I found the 3-4 calls the 48 hours before our reservation to confirm our reservation, a little excessive. Especially when I already confirmed via OpenTable.

Additionally, the portions were tiny for the price point. I appreciate the knife skills and butchery skills to get the level of uniformity but again, still doesn’t justify the price point.

Our reservation was at 7:30 and by then at least 3 items were “sold out” including the chicken wings, chicken oysters, and others. It’s a prime time dinner reservation so it was a bit odd to be sold out of so many things so early on a Friday night.

Bar bites with Michelin pricing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely from start to finish

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RobX
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glizzard and beef tougue are insanely good. No joke.

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JunM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I thought this place was so amazing! The price for 3 people and 2-3 rounds of beer was around $250-275 after tip, but definitely was worth it, even though a teeny bit more than we thought it might be.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

スタッフも親切、味もとても美味しいです。
大好きなお店。

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

サービスですが、たった1人だけ日本人スタッフでめちゃくちゃ感じ悪い方がいました
本部側の方にみえたのですが、なお残念な態度でした
他の勤めてる方達の接客は良かったです

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Skewers are cooked very well except a little bit salty to us. The chicken heart and corn tasted soooo great! A great place to have dinner with small group of friends.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super amazing food and service!

TB
vipThreeBear
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average food and customer service. Not too impressed, I had better food and service in Yakitori restaurant in New York.

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Tone
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was awesome. I recommend this trend.
Good food good mood. Asahi beer waiters always near. Everything so tasty , looks and smells amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Chicken liver (foie gras) is the best I’ve ever had!

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vipLovesYummy
Hawaii
286 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service are excellent as usual, but now that more people are out and about, it is noisier---comes with the territory, I guess.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing meal!!! It's exactly how I had hoped to end the first leg of our trip. We had the local watercress salad, a multitude of delicious skewers, a delicate but flavorful black cod and the seafood chawanmushi. We would come back just for that. The staff was so helpful and patient with us. The sake was delicious and the sochu...wow! Thanks for the memorable experience and we cannot wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is very authentic, service was excellent! We sat outside, a bit noisy and dusty with buses run by often. Next time will book early and sit inside. Will definitely come back!

JB
JB123
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. I am not sure about the neighborhood though...

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Yakitori Hachibei - Chinatown Hawaii is rated 4.8 stars by 413 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.