ZIGU

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$31 to $50
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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.
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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

サービス、味、価格、雰囲気すべて期待値以上でした。また行きます。

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Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The servers were all very nice, and the food was good. Our favorites were the kale udon and ahi katsu. The mochiko chicken seemed more like chicken karaage, which we like, and it paired well with the pickled Maui onion.

JS
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always one of my favorite restaurants to go to!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

料理も美味しくてスタッフの方も手際がよく周りに気を配ることができ

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AN
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had reservation because expected very busy on Saturday evening. We could seared at the outside by the door at corner right next the big group so it was noisy and our space was very tight.
There are no other table available for us, it was ok.
Our server was very pleasant, busy but keep her eyes on us! Starting Beer(tap) was not ice-cold but it’s okay. Then ordered a bottle of Red Wine which we enjoyed! We ordered 5 dishes to shared, all are very tasty and served in timely manner.
At the last, the Manager came to our table and greeted which we felt appreciated!
We’ll be back and recommed to our friends.
Mahalo!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

スタッフの気遣いが非常に良かった。
和食のお店ではあるが、ハワイの食材を利用していて、それも良い。 テラス席がオススメ。

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JS
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real treat. A truly authentic experience.
Interesting food and great service.
Fiddlehead fern tempura!

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Loved the food but service was super slow. Inattentive servers. Would still go back bc food is great.

m
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything looks great So many things to try and everything looks Abbas smells good

CG
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Zigu a year ago, we ate a lot of different things. The potato salad was notable. The shrimp tempura was very memorable. One of the things we really wanted to do was come back to Zigu. We sat at the counter. The folks cooking were very friendly. The whole staff was very warm. We had a wonderful time. This year, we went twice.

JC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

ALWAYS a great experience at Zigu!

d
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our time here. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was awesome and creative. We sat outside in the early evening and really enjoyed ourselves!

SF
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wonderful hidden gem in Waikiki - ask to sit in server David's section. Varied menu for all in your party. Validated parking at the Hyatt Centric Waikiki a few blocks away.

HT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall very good experience. Food dishes not quite as described in menu. However the family enjoyed the slight uniqueness to the dishes. Service efficient but very perfunctory with little personality.

OR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tell everyone about Zigu! It's my fav Waikiki restaurant!

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Tokyo
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

中山シェフの対応や料理、とても素晴らしいです!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

日本語を話せるスタッフもいて、英語が苦手でも安心してお食事できると思います。
あわびの味噌焼き、生姜焼きが美味しかったです。
値段はやはりハワイ価格。20ドル前後〜の価格設定です。
チップは18パーセントで既に加算されていました。

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GM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience2

Yummy food, great service and very knowledgeable wait staff too- would definitely go back!

EM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing salmon roll and ginger pork 👌 service was top notch too

c
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and quite reasonably priced considering we were in Waikiki. We had the pork with ginger, the kale udon noodles with sesame sauce, and the abalone appetizer. Our server Corey provided excellent guidance on what to order and was terrific. We finished with the banana and red bean rolls which were terrific as well. Would go back any day!

D
Hawaii
64 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s a Japanese fusion restaurant. I don’t think there’s anything gluten on that menu. We enjoyed the spicy tuna roll- it was unique and good. The miso soup was OK not great. We had a pork main dish that was quite delicious and tender and juicy. We also tried their famous potato salad and I highly recommend that. It’s a different experience -we sat outside and the atmosphere was quite nice. We recommend you give it a try- you might really like it.

D
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at this restaurant. It’s very good: service and food.

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fish and service!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

娘の二十歳誕生日の記念旅行で、以前から気になっていたZIGUさんを予約しました。ネット予約の時に利用目的を誕生日を選んだだけなのに、サプライズでお祝いしていただき、感動しました。
混んでいてお忙しいのに歌も歌って頂き、嬉しかったです。
とても良い記念になりました。
ありがとうございました。

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London
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

接客もテキパキしていて、料理の味も美味しかった❗️
ハワイの食材を使い、特に生姜を使った料理は、
生姜が利いていて美味しかったです‼️

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BT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They were short staffed in the kitchen this evening so we were warned ahead of time. We loved their kale udon and the tempura Hamakua mushrooms. The watercress with tofu was nicely seasoned. The steak cane on a sizzling hot plate so it is better to order them rarer than normal since they continue to cook at the table. The ahi poke sushi was excellent.

OM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

ハワイ在住日本人及び、外国人向けですね。値段の割に量は少ないし、味も・・・いまいちです。
ワイキキでも美味しいお店が増えてるので、ちょっと口コミにがっかりしました。
また、詰め込むだけ詰め込むような席ですごく狭かったです。居酒屋みたいな雰囲気なので仕方ないですが。
二度は無いかな。

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

予約して行ったのに、席は用意されていなくて、少し待った…
混みすぎてて、料理提供までに、かなり時間があった。

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

カンパチの胡麻和え、サイコロステーキおろしポン酢、玉ねぎスライスとアボカドのサラダを注文しました。
お味の方はいたって普通でしたが、ハワイということを考えると日本の居酒屋にいる感じがしていいのかもしれませんね。
ハワイ滞在ラストの食事で選んだお店でしたが、普通の味のお店に行ってしまい娘はを少しガッカリさせてしまいました。
ただ、かなり混雑している店内でしたがお料理も早く提供されましたしお会計も早く持ってきていただきましたのでその点は良かったかなと思います。

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AS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

ハワイに来て、日本を感じられるお店。
豚の生姜焼きと出し巻き卵が美味しかった。
ホノルルに来たら一度は行ってほしいお店です。

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Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is excellent yet unassuming. It is in a historic building and the food tastes great. We were greeted by all the chefs upon entering and our food was excellent. The waiter explained the dishes clearly and even brought us some Japanese soda to try, them we bought 5 of them! Every aspect of this experience was positive.

AO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! Really enjoyed the tuna cutlets. Great service and atmosphere

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

場所は、ワイキキから歩いてすぐにある。食事は普通の味である。但し、サービスは悪く注文したものを忘れられたり、簡単な食事が出るまでに時間がかかった。二度目の予約は無い。

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a quaint, cozy place for a Japanese izakaya in a historic house! Once seated, I felt I was not in Waikiki at all but in someone's house in old Hawaii especially since the house was built in 1936!
Overall the service and food is excellent! I liked the fact they use ingredients from Hawaii in the dishes they serve.
I would recommend this place! I will be back!

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Osaka
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

とにかくサービスが悪かった。

新年の お客様がたくさんの時に訪れたからかもしれないが、
お料理が美味しいだけに 残念極まりない。

頼んだものは、
ケールとヤシの実の胡麻和え、コナあわび、ピリ辛アロハ冷奴、ハマクアマッシュルームの天ぷら、ケールうどん(あとはお酒を4杯)

このうち 冷奴から後 全てが なかなかサーブされない事態。
こちらが痺れを切らして まだですか?と聞くも、全然来ない。
料理は来ないのに お酒はどんどん『いかがですか?』と進めてくる始末。

19時半に入店し、全てが終わって退店が23時
あまりにも おかしすぎます。

予約時、カウンター希望を伝えるも
トイレ横の席だったことも いかがなものかなと思います。

とにかく 二度と行かないです。
お会計が98ドルだったか?ですが、もちろんチップも 1ドルしか付けなかったです(お釣りを返されるのも わずらわしく思うぐらい気分が悪かった)。このチップの値段、どんな意味を表しているかお分かりですかね。

少し人気のお店だからと 鼻高々になると
ハワイの飲食店の入れ替わりの速さは すごいだけに
えらい目に逢うと思いますよ

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Tokyo
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

とにかく、料理、ドリンクが出てくるのが遅かった。
繁盛してるから仕方ないと思う反面、さすがにストレスに感じる部分があった。

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

料理の味はよい。海外の和食としてはレベルが高い。
ただし、一品目の料理が出てくるまで35分かかるなどオペレーションに問題あり。

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DM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Food was decent , but it came in pieces, one dish was forgotten, and then brought after all other foods were consumed. They were not that busy. The sashimi not fresh, and over priced. Service was short. Girls were sweet but I believe they were botched up by the kitchen.

YS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hip and relaxing vibe and great service! Food was creative !

J
Adelaide / SA
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lot of fun sitting at the prep bar. Service was comfortable and friendly. Loved the kale udon noodles, abalone, and miso salmon. Would love to come back and try even more dishes.