ZIGU

4.6
586 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 586 people are saying
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vipJoshU
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Second time at Zigu, better than our first meal (which was quite good) - they have made some good changes to the menu. Very impressed with all they had to offer and excited to see where they take their menu to next.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ワイキキで日本よりも美味しい日本食が食べられると思っていませんでした。お店の雰囲気もステキで、スタッフの方々も非常に丁寧で優しく接客してくださいました。「日本からわざわざ日本食を食べに行きたい」と思えるほど最高なお店です。

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GailT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sake flight added to very knowledgeable wait staff keeps the outdoor dining a very big plus.

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vipPalapala
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food! Please bring back the Moringa dish!

ZIGU
Responded 4 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
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great price and awesome customer service

ZIGU
Responded 4 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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WailupeKP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good and I loved foods. I will go back soon.

ZIGU
Responded 4 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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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible. The staff know the menu well and make fantastic recommendations. The food was full of flavor. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

ZIGU
Responded on October 13, 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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Cindy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got seated right away, great ambience and fresh delicious food! I highly recommend if you love Japanese food.

ZIGU
Responded on October 13, 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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AtsukoN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ever dish is so delicious. Want to come back again.

ZIGU
Responded on October 13, 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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vipkurichan
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Zigu is a great example of the "farm to table" movement in Hawaii! They utilize fresh, locally grown produce as much as possible for all of their dishes. The restaurant itself is in a cute, historic building in the middle of Waikiki on Seaside Avenue which has both indoor and outdoor seating. I prefer the seating outside which is in the courtyard where is is more lively and they have stringlights running above the tables for a cute atmosphere. All of their food and drinks are delicious and so fresh tasting. I would even say a lot of their menu items are on the healthier side, incorporating lots of vegetables. Zigu is great choice for a casual night out!

ZIGU
Responded on October 13, 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
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went out for a date night while on vacation in Honolulu, and ZIGU was perfect! The food was amazing, the service was great, and we loved the ambiance - hope we get a chance to come back!

ZIGU
Responded on October 13, 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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MelindaN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food at ZIGU. In general we support the farm to table concept preferring to support local whenever possible. The food here was tasty and fresh. Service was very good and the ambiance of the vintage buildings architecture made it all perfect.

ZIGU
Responded on October 13, 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
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered arrived in minutes, all at once. It was so fast, I was in shock the entire time. It was all we could talk about. Food is great; service is great; speed is scary.

ZIGU
Responded on October 5, 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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vipDeniseH
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David made our experience even more fun. The fried chicken’s smoked radish sauce was amazing. We loved the spicy salmon roll, the edamame, miso salmon, tempura, and fish cake too. Your patio made it feel like such a fun place to be.
Thanks.

ZIGU
Responded on October 5, 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
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Food was sooo good & our server was super knowledgeable.

ZIGU
Responded on October 5, 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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vipSamurai6
San Francisco
381 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Japanese joint in Waikiki. Fantastic drink and food deals during Happy Hour 4-6pm. Like to sit at the bar manned by Brandon, the surfer dude. Open late too.

ZIGU
Responded on October 5, 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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Frozen
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and tasted beautifully. The poke was flavorful and the soba was deep. But the sweet potato salad was surprisingly the best dish. Must get.

ZIGU
Responded on October 5, 2021

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

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natleung
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! It's a Waikiki gem, the food is so exceptional we went twice during our stay in Waikiki, definitely recommend you to go and try everything, my boyfriend and I loved their Tuna Cutlet and their Sweetened Miso Salmon, we also tried the Spicy Chilled Soba, Fresh Cucumber, Pickled Maui Onion, Red Skin Potato Salad, Salmon Sashimi Poke, and all were fantastic!

As for the cocktails, during our first visit, we had their Moscow Mule version and it was a bit too gingery for our taste (on the sweeter side as well), then on our second visit we had the Mai Tai and it was excellent.

For dessert, we only tried their Burdock Cream Brulee, and again, amazing!

ZIGU
Responded on October 5, 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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vipLauHalaLana
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
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.

ZIGU
Responded on September 28, 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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AliceN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Affordable and very tasty meal. Service was excellent.

ZIGU
Responded on September 28, 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
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ZIGU
Responded on September 28, 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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vipJamesC
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
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.

ZIGU
Responded on September 28, 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
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ZIGU
Responded on September 28, 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
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

ZIGU
Responded on September 28, 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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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!!!

ZIGU
Responded on September 28, 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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ManaMana
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Yummy food . Nice outdoor atmosphere. All around Delish !

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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 on September 21, 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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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 on September 21, 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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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 on September 21, 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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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.

ZIGU
Responded on September 28, 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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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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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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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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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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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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FAQs

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

ZIGU is rated 4.6 stars by 586 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.