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About Yakitori Hachibei - Chinatown Hawaii

Bringing the spirit of Hakata Yakitori to Hawaii. Using traditional Japanese techniques passed down through generations, our chefs grill Hawaii's natural ingredients to perfection. Supporting the community we serve, we are committed to sourcing the very finest ingredients from Hawaii's many talented farmers, fisherman, purveyors and suppliers. All of our yakitori is skewered fresh daily and our broths and soups are taken naturally from katsuobushi (dry shaved bonito), konbu (dried kelp) and iiriko (dried sardine).

A wide range of beer, wine, nihonshu (sake), shochu, chuhai and highballs are available to complement our Yakitori.

Housed in a 1902 brick building in Chinatown, Yakitori Hachibei, with a retro-sleek ambiance, brings a new dining destination to the heart of Old Honolulu.

20 N Hotel St
Honolulu, HI 96817-5102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Yakitori, Creative Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday thru Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (last seating)

Happy Hour 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday and Monday and Some Holidays

*Reservations can be made online or by telephone. If you are unable to book online, please call the restaurant as we may still be able to accommodate your reservation.

Please note: We plan our evening around a 2 hour dining period for each reservation. If you feel you will need more than 2 hours to dine because of a special occasion or a celebration, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request. We look forward to serving you.

Cross Street:
Nuuanu Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 369-0088

Website:
http://hachibei.com/en/

Parking Details:
Multiple parking options. 4 municipal parking lots within a 5 minute walk to our restaurant as well as various street parking options: metered parking is available all day; parking in loading zones is usually allowed after 4:00 p.m. and metered parking is usually free after 6:00 p.m. (please check signs carefully as times could be different in some areas).

Public Transit:
North Hotel St. is an exclusive busway for The Bus (operated by the City and County of Honolulu). There are several bus stops located within a 1 minute walk to our restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Kaori Endo

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Yakitori Hachibei - Chinatown Hawaii Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (20)
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Creative Cuisine (10)
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Tasting Menu (10)
Happy Hour (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Fun (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Tapas (7)
Business Meals (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a fantastic meal here, the happy hour is such a great deal also. Highly recommend and the owner and staff are passionate about the food and experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Liked the atmosphere. Food was delicious and very artistic in appearance. Service was cordial and friendly. We liked eating at the counter and watching the hibachi chef.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and ambiance were stellar. Best to make a reservation on Open Table and to specify if you prefer a table or counter seating.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Brilliant, memorable. An outstanding addition to the Oahu restaurant scene, and definitely worth the trouble to reserve and go over to the Chinatown area. Excellent interior. Yakitori and other menu items are authentic, perfectly prepared and correctly presented. Many choices possible from a varied menu; excellent choices of wines and sakes.
Absolutely nothing like it in the USA, it is worth a special detour. When and if Michelin comes to Hawaii, its sure to get a Star!

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Yakitori Hachibei was overall an okay experience being that the service was what knocked it down. My party and I were at the restaurant for a total of three hours; some of us had to wait half an hour to an hour for our dish and our server had forgot to put in some of our orders. The food was pretty good and they had the some unique dish! I would recommend the Mint Honey Lemon Chuhai; it was a sweet drink and you would have never guessed there was alcohol in it! Along with the delicious food, the decor was nice as well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Authentic
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very disappointed. It’s not worth the visit at all.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Awesome as always. Robert and his team does a fantastic job.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent dinner. Enjoyed the happy hour specials from 5-6pm. Owner is friendly and makes you feel very welcomed.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful! Great tastes and a superlative Yakitori-ya experience in Honolulu. Robert and entire staff were warm and welcoming. We will be back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Mozzarella Maki was the best . I love that the building is from 1902 but they did a great job modernizing what needed to be modernized

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was our first time here and we will definitely be back. All of the dishes were excellent and priced right. They also have a good Happy Hour from 5-6 PM with most dishes at $5. Reservations are a must, especially on weekends as walk-ins were told it was a two hour wait. The owner, Robert came around and introduced himself. After talking to him for 2-3 minutes, he makes you feel like an old friend and you can feel the true Aloha spirit.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (山梨・長野・岐阜・静岡)·Dined on January 12, 2018

大将も優しくて最高です!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This is one of Hawaii’s truly exceptional restaurants - world class by every measurement.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Tried to walk-n before but they are busy so needed to make reservation. Husband was interested in one of the Special Course meals but we were told that both of us would have to order a Special Course meal. I felt it was too much food for me. Also, we were going to a concert after so didn't want to take leftovers. Also a little pricey for the least expensive Course at $45.00.
The shrimp yakitori consisted of one shrimp for $6.90. The farm salad was very good and enough for the two of us to share with delicious mango dressing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Yakitori Hachibei offers the best authentic grilled chicken dishes in Honolulu. When you enter the restaurant you are immediately greeted by Diana and/or Robert and made to feel like a welcomed guest. The charcoal grill used to cook most of the chicken dishes uses a special charcoal brought in from Japan. The result is delicious mouthwatering chicken. In addition to the grilled chicken dishes there are many other delicious dishes created in the Kitchen that you will also enjoy. Everyone at Hachibei works hard to provide great service to every guest. I highly recommend Yakitori Hachibei to anyone in search of authentic Japanese grill chicken dishes.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We needed to wait our order too long. And the server was not good attitude to particularly for the daughters. This is not worth to pay expensive price.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Location is somewhat funky, old Chinatown neighborhood with new/fresh food and drink places sprinkled throughout. Yakitori Hachibei is not your traditional yakitori restaurant, but the food was very good and selection of alcohol was also very good. The decor was clean, simple, and comforting. Feels better once you are inside and I will definitely return to sample more of the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The best dinner place for Yakitoria in Hawaii. Highly recommend people to try this place!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The service was worst. They do not look customers.
I storongly do not recommend to go the place especially Japneses people.
Japanese people will disappoint their service and to much high price.

The foods are good.
But, the price is too expencive aginst the quality of foods.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 2, 2017

If you are looking for a great Yakitori restaurant, Yakitori Hachibei does chicken many delicious ways. Yakitori is cooked over a charcoal grill with special charcoal from Japan. The result is delicious chicken that will have you ordering more. In addition to various chicken dishes, the grilled pork belly (butabara) and grilled vegetables are equally delicious. Many of the dishes are served tapas style so you can enjoy several dishes at once. There is also a good selection of cocktails to enjoy with the food. The service is great and the everyone works hard to make your visit enjoyable. Check them out the next time you're hungry for a great meal.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The otherwise wonderful dinner was ruined when the hostess asked us to give up our table for customers waiting for a table. This was while I was still eating my dessert . If we were occupying the table after we were done with our meal, it might have been understandable even though we were not told of any time limit in advance. This was a special occasion celebrating a friend's birthday and it ended abruptly and unpleasantly. Patrons should be told in advance of time limits!
I would like to mention that the food was delicious and our server was terrific!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I must say, from the moment that I booked my reservations I was excited and Yakitori Hachibei - Chinatown did not disappoint. EVERY SINGLE THING that I ate that day was exceptional. I couldn't say enough good things about the food that would do this establishment justice.

So you're just going to have to take my word for it and try it yourself.

This place just isn't about the food, but the ENTIRE experience. The atmosphere was simply awesome; it was a packed house, however, it didn't feel cramped and wasn't too loud.

In observing the staff, everything seemed to be going off without any hiccups. Our server was everything I look for in a server... she was bright, charming, knowledgeable, attentive, knew how and when to joke, and made amazing recommendations. It certainly was all hands on deck; I mean, not only was the owner checking in with the guests on their experience, he was even wiping down tables in order to prepare for the next set of guests.

WHO EVEN DOES THAT ANYMORE?!

I will definitely be returning and will continue to do so for as long as they are around.

Thank you Yakitori Hachibei for a such a wonderful experience. I look forward to the next one!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Will not be returning! Quite possibly the worst dinner party service we ever experienced in Honolulu. We pre-planned this dinner weeks in advance and even went so far as to meet with the kitchen to pre-select the starter items per the restaurants request to help speed up the food orders. It was all for nothing as some of the starters came out and some did not. After ordering the main course and waiting for the food we were told some items were sold out and had to order different items! The server had poor English communication and could not remember who ordered what items. The party was a birthday dinner party of 10 local people which is not that large but clearly a 2nd server was needed as it took over 3 hours to complete this dinner. Lastly, after all the food dishes were gone we were not offered a desert menu and the birthday girl had to ask for a desert in which they charged us for. On a bill over $600 it's pretty standard to comp the birthday person's desert. I can say the food tasted good but the portion size is very small for the price and the kitchen took too long to make each dish. The ambiance was nice but that we're it ends for us. This is not a place for dinning parties over the size of 5 or if you have big appetites.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Closest to Japanese food from Japan that I’ve had in a long time. Yakitori, sashimi, rice, beer all Japanese. Service was outstanding. Parking is a challenge, walking my be scary at time due to the homeless. Pricey.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Casual, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Awesome place!! Highly recommend

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This place is fantastic! The whole staff was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The yakitori is as good as it gets, and I thought it might be better than ones I had in Japan. Highly recommended. We had the $44 set menu, and it was a lot of food. Great value.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

One of the best yakitori spots in Honolulu. The staff is friendly and attentive. Their new tasting menu is the perfect choice if it’s your first time. Come for the happy hour - $5 food and drinks menu from 5-6pm.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food was good but a little saltier than what we had here during out previous visit.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Five star! Five star! Amazing food! Good service! Great restaurant!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food, service, and ambience at Hachibei were very good. For yakitori, it's a little pricey: at almost $6 per stick, it is possible to rapidly build up a tab. However, the staff was very attentive, and the proprietor of the restaurant personally thanked us on the way out. I would definitely recommend Hachibei for special occasions and business meals.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It's not a yakitori restaurant. It's kushiyaki.
Actual yakitori menu is limited.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Innovative and authentic in every way - cuisine, decor, ambiance.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

By far the best yakitori in Honolulu! From the friendly greeting when we entered to the excellent table service, the staff couldn't have been better. Everything we ordered was delicious, especially the super ono dessert. We'll be back very soon.

Tags: People Watching, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great food and ambience. Robert was very friendly and welcoming. We had a great time.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food, staff and ambiance was excellent! Will be going back soon!

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