ZIGU

4.6
567 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creative Japanese
Here at ZIGU, we believe the key to running a successful restaurant is to serve fresh local ingredients. We cook in a Japanese style using only ingredients found here in Hawaii. We will soon be opening our doors to customers. You'll enjoy authentic Japanese cooking and sake either inside our cozy interior or outside our spacious courtyard terrace.

~Important notice for our OHANA ~
We are asking customers to limit their dining experience to 2 hours when we have high volume booking.
Thank you for your understanding.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 567 people are saying
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vipLauHalaLana
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Started with the assorted sashimi: Ahi, Hamachi, Salmon served with fresh wasabi. Absolutely gorgeous fish!
Agedashi Tofu was beautifully smooth and delicious.
Sweet Potato salad was innovative and also delicious.
Soba Noodles with Mixed Tempura: magnificent hand-cut soba noodles with awesome dashi, shrimp and vegetable tempura served on the side were beautifully cooked. Not a big fan of kabocha, but with their locally sourced kabocha they were really delicious.
Really good selection of sakes.

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AliceN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Affordable and very tasty meal. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The miso salmon was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten!

JC
vipJamesC
Houston
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Cute semi-outdoors atmosphere Japanese inspired cuisine. The food was excellent, the service was good. We had the fried chicken and agedashi tofu small plates and the ginger pork an sashimi combo main dishes. The fish was outstanding. Great selection of sake as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden gem in Waikiki. Loved the courtyard, great food, happy hour prices a plus, and David is an awesome server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Top stop if you’re looking for not your every day food, also have good vegetarian options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a party of six and we had the best experience. The staff was so professional, so kind, and so quick. They said they were short staffed but you’d never know that!! The food was outstanding!!!

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vipKLRProduct
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly servers warmly welcomed me from the moment I arrived. They offered well considered recommendations from the menu. Food was fresh, locally sourced, and tasty. The setting in a converted Art Deco courtyard apartment complex was unique.

ZIGU
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and service:) Hope you will come back again!! ALOHA

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Kahikina
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels like having an old friend back. The atmosphere is very welcoming, food is great and service is attentive with out being overbearing. The tuna poke was very fresh with good seasoning that complimented the fish. Tofu and watercress salad was refreshing and flavorful. David was our server and he was very good. Looking forward to my next visit.

ZIGU
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so happy you liked our food:) Looking forward to seeing you again!! MAHALO

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service was excellent, price was ok.

Spicy chilled soba noodles - super unique! Delicious and recommend, different textures and flavors that I've never had before.

Rib eye steak - the sauce was bomb, this was the most expensive dish and we asked for medium rare, but there were some that were medium, so being  $36 we were a little disappointed. But we loved the sauce and grilled onions lol.

Hawaiian seared tuna - it was a little over cooked as well, but still good and thought the kale dressing was delicious!

In my opinion, the spicy chilled soba noodles was the must order, the other 2 could be skipped. I really wanted to try the kale udon that everyone raved about but unfortunately they were out when we came.

I was happy the moved us from the outdoor patio to inside, because it was must more quiet and you can see the chefs cook. If you make reservations, would recommend inside seating.

Will have to try the kale udon next time!

ZIGU
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your visit. However, we are sorry that you were not fully satisfied with us. We will take your feedback seriously. Thank you for your valuable feedback.

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DSheffi15
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly what we were looking for. Great food. Excellent service, and speedy kitchen. Loved it. You won’t be disappointed. Go to Zigu! Book it now!

ZIGU
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so glad you enjoyed the ZIGU experience:) Please come back next time when you are in Hawaii. MAHALO

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vipRonaldP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was recently in Honolulu for 5 nights and ate at ZIGU twice. If you like Japanese food, this restaurant is outstanding. All ingredients are locally sourced. Some unusual, creative dishes. The abalone was a particular favorite of mine, but everything was delicious. Also a good sake list.

The restaurant itself is kind of funky. Don't expect plush. However, the outdoor seating very pleasant. An easy walk from Kalakaua Ave.

As someone who has visited Hawaii many times over the years for business and pleasure, this is the kind of authentic local ambiance that I love. The next time that I am in Honolulu, I'll eat at ZIGU more than twice. Maybe every night.

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vipJason
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, fresh food served in a variety of dishes for every sushi loving palate.

ZIGU
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so happy you liked our food:) Looking forward to seeing you again!! MAHALO

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LarryT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very unfriendly waiter, and extremely unusual for a Japanese restaurant not to offer rice with a main course, and waiter of course never asked if we wanted to order any sides.
Cocktails were blah and food was ok but took forever and was not even hot.

ZIGU
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you for your visit. However, we are sorry that you were not fully satisfied with our food. We will take your comment seriously and improve it. Thank you for your valuable feedback.

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OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing, best food and drink. Superb fish, great atmosphere.

ZIGU
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and service:) Hope you will come back again!! ALOHA

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OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Happy Hour!!

ZIGU
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit and the rating!! We hope you will come back again. MAHALO

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MrMottsHaleweis
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

First time was amazing, second time wasn’t great. Feels like they forget you when your a solo diner.

ZIGU
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you for your visit. However, we are sorry that you were not fully satisfied with us. We will take your feedback seriously. Thank you for your valuable feedback.

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vipSATMAT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Usually this restaurant is in very good atmosphere but it was not at all yesterday.
There was a group of about 10 young people. They had a pleasant chat in very loud voice , and sometimes had a hearty rough. Their table was about 4 meters far from my seat table, but I was scared, because their splash could be reached to my area if they roughed in a loud voice.
Maybe they didn't know or ignored the current rule to eat in restaurant in quiet manner.

ZIGU
Responded on September 15, 2021

We are sorry that the restaurant was too noisy. We look forward to serving you again.

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OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good 😊💕 とても美味しかったです

ZIGU
Responded on September 7, 2021

ご来店ありがとうございました。 料理を気に入って頂けて良かったです!! またのご利用お待ちしております!! MAHALO

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so fresh! Everything was amazing.

ZIGU
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so happy you liked our food:) Looking forward to seeing you again!! MAHALO

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H
Hoku
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was delicious! Our server was upbeat and fun. We had a wonderful date night. Will be back again!

ZIGU
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and service:) Hope you will come back again!! ALOHA

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JenniferM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoy our meals, the spicy chili soba was so good that we had to go back again tonight to eat it again. Their mochico chicken was so tender, loved it. Totally worth the visit, we actually ate here 2 nights in a row!!

ZIGU
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so happy you liked our food:) Looking forward to seeing you again!! MAHALO

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OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food!

ZIGU
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and service:) Hope you will come back again!! ALOHA

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JB
vipJoanneB
San Francisco
143 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious. Outdoor dining available.

ZIGU
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so happy you liked our food:) Looking forward to seeing you again!! MAHALO

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vipKristinA
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food in a convenient location. Good selection of vegetarian options, too, which is difficult to find in Hawaii. Nice outdoor patio and attentive service.

ZIGU
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and service:) Hope you will come back again!! ALOHA

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vipRacerMan
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a cool place! Patio seating in an old historic Waikiki building. Food was excellent! Poke outstanding! Soba noodles excellent! Miso salmon very good! Service and overall vibe is definitely worth more visits to Zigu!

ZIGU
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and service:) Hope you will come back again!! ALOHA

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vipDavidA
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Wonderful ambience. Very welcoming staff and very attentive. Enjoyed the happy hour plus then dinner. Highly recommend.

ZIGU
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and service:) Hope you will come back again!! ALOHA

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our server was clueless about the dishes and couldn’t explain anything. We felt he wasn’t interested in serving us. We had one cocktail and a small plate and decided to leave after tremendous arrogance by him. The food is not good (we had the octopus balls and fried chicken). Go somewhere else (:

ZIGU
Responded on August 31, 2021

We apologize for the lack of service. We will take your comments seriously and make improvements. Thank you for your valuable feedback.

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KC
KatieC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we had on Oahu! Delicious poke and cocktails! Definitely recommend

ZIGU
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so happy you liked our food:) Looking forward to seeing you again!! MAHALO

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RichardA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Can be a bit loud and rushed these days but definitely worth it

ZIGU
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so happy you liked our food:) Looking forward to seeing you again!! MAHALO

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JacquelineP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Family friendly restaurant. Food was good. The sashmi platter was fresh and awesome. We didn't try any soba dishes but it seems to be popular there. We'll try it next time.

ZIGU
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so happy you liked our food:) Looking forward to seeing you again!! MAHALO

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AnnaM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. On time for Happy Hour and the things we wanted to try we’re on it! Sweet, unpretentious place

ZIGU
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so happy you liked our food:) Looking forward to seeing you again!! MAHALO

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Bellevuite
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a family dinner here and enjoyed the food, ambience and service all equally. Would definitely go again 10/10!

ZIGU
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and service:) Hope you will come back again!! ALOHA

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SharkeyK
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Appreciated Happy Hour prices. Highlight was sparkler show for our two birthday guests of honor.

ZIGU
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so happy you liked our HAPPY HOUR:) Looking forward to seeing you again!! MAHALO

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vipLeeD
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good happy hour specials.

ZIGU
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so happy you liked our Happy hour :) Looking forward to seeing you again!! MAHALO

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OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

リーズナブルに美味しくいただきました。特に、スモークポテトサラダが美味しかったです。
オリジナルの紫蘇焼酎モヒートも美味しかった。

ZIGU
Responded on August 24, 2021

ご利用ありがとうございました!! 是非また私達の料理を食べに来て下さい!! MAHALO

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OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint restaurant that has everything you were hoping for. Would definitely recommend

ZIGU
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so glad you enjoyed the ZIGU experience:) Please come back next time when you are in Hawaii. MAHALO

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OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Absolutely a great find. Fresh ingredients. Soba noodles and poke are a must!

ZIGU
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so happy you liked our food:) Looking forward to seeing you again!! MAHALO

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OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place and good food for a great proce

ZIGU
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so glad you enjoyed the ZIGU experience:) Please come back next time when you are in Hawaii. MAHALO

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and amazing service!! I’ll definitely be back.

ZIGU
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and service:) Hope you will come back again!! BIG MAHALO

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FAQs

ZIGU offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 212-9252.

ZIGU is rated 4.6 stars by 567 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.