ZIGU

4.6
446 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. 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 446 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

incredible all around. very interesting flavor combos especially tempura chicken sauce, edamame, and chilled tofu app. the steak and sauce cooked perfectly. service fantastic thank you Brandon at the bar. Will definitely return and recommend to everyone.

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HNLfoodie
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor ambiance, reasonable prices for excellent presentation and quality of food, great service...love, love, love!

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vipizzi
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good was good and venues stylist and hip!

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yongm
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good place for grouping and drinking etc. it’s not a place for families with kids. The food is decent but nothing extraordinary.

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KRead
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, classic Japanese with a modern twist. The sushi was good, pork dish also good though too much onions. Loved the cold soba noodles for end of meal. Came with family of 5 and kids enjoyed the fish and chips and chicken mochiko (nice smoky sauce)

ZIGU
Responded 5 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, the food was fantastic. We were there for happy hour which was great! The outside seating is really pretty, and the vintage courtyard had great vibes. The sushi and sashimi was excellent and at a fair price point.

ZIGU
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so happy you enjoyed our foods and service:) Looking forward to seeing you soon!! MAHALO

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Brybeast
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife is Japanese and she loved how delicious and authentic the food was with fresh local ingredients.

ZIGU
Responded 5 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried 8 different dishes, and all were very good to excellent. Two dishes had an aromatic smoked daikon mayonnaise that was off the charts, and might be described as their signature flavor. (The potato salad and fried chicken). Daughter had two vegan dishes, pizza and Moriga noodles, both very good. Ahi cutlet was a great textural take on Tuna. Son had assorted Sashimi, all top-shelf. Tempura was skillfully made, as if from a tempura bar. Pickled Maui onion, garlic edamame were solid accompaniments. We will return for another visit before we leave, to try the rest of the menu. :)

ZIGU
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your visit! We are so glad you liked our foods. Looking forward to seeing you soon again:) MAHALO

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JeffE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

was perfect, off the crowded ave, food was awesome, great selection of sake. service was excellent, definitely will be back

ZIGU
Responded 5 days ago

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

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Cheryl
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for our anniversary! Food and drinks were amazing!! Service and ambiance made it even better!!

ZIGU
Responded on June 12, 2021

Thank you so much for yor visit!! We are so glad you enjoyed ZIGU. Looking forward to seeing you again. MAHALO

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TCKGSK
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went based on a recommendation from our son. Due to Covid tables are well
Spread out. We had a reservation and requested outdoor but ended up at the bar.
Bar tender took good care of us. Food was hot and delicious and reasonably priced

ZIGU
Responded on June 12, 2021

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

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Ice300
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great creative and delicious Japanese cuisine
Love the vibe and great for any occasiona

ZIGU
Responded on June 12, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit! We are s glad you enjoyed ZIGU!! Hope you will come back again. ALOHA

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff and food. Would recommend to anyone!

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ThomasH
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Love the poke and the Ribeye

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vipLorenzoC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was extremely helpful with his suggestions. Everything that he suggested was delicious especially the fried chicken appetizer. The abalone was perfectly cooked and delicious. Will definitely come back next time I’m in Hawaii.

ZIGU
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting!! We are so glad you enjoyed our service and foods. Looking forward to seeing you soon again. ALOHA

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KRMA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!!!

ZIGU
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting!! We are looking forward to serving you again:) Hope see you soon!! MAHALO

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in Waikiki, hands down. Also, waitstaff seem to fully enjoy their jobs, which is also a great sign.

ZIGU
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting and the great review. We are very proud to be able to welcome our guests with joy at ZIGU. Hope you will come back soon again. ALOHA

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service, we will be back!

ZIGU
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting ZIGU. We are so happy you enjoyed our food and service. Looking forward to seeing you soon again. MAHALO

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for sharing, social, amazing authentic and locally sourced food

ZIGU
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting ZIGU!! We are so glad you liked our Food. Hope you will come back soon again. ALOHA

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JessicaC
London
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything we tried. Everything was fresh and delicious. Cocktails were really, really delicious!

ZIGU
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting!! We are so glad you enjoyed our menu. Hope you will come back soon again!! ALOHA

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bschelin
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot, with a great story. So happy that we found this spot!

ZIGU
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting!! We are so glad you liked our story. Hope you will come back soon again:) MAHALO

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too notch all around. Great drinks. Great food. Highly recommended.

ZIGU
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting!! We are so glad you enjoyed our menu. Looking forward to seeing you soon again!! ALOHA

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DavidR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Every dish was Super interesting. Their fried chicken was truly the best that I have ever had!

ZIGU
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting!! We are so glad you liked our food. Hope you will come back soon again:) MAHALO

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vipLuna2017
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was our first time eating there. We were curious because it had great rating. The staff is friendly, food is good, but we had to wait on one of the order, which may have been forgotten. By the time the order was ready, we already finished eating the rest of the meal and ended up taking that forgotten order home. Other than the forgotten order, everything else was good.

ZIGU
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you very much for visiting ZIGU. However, we apologize for making you wait for your food. We will do our best to prevent the same thing from happening again. Thank you for your valuable feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! We appreciate the waiter asking if we wanted our picture taken.

ZIGU
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting!! We are so glad you liked our food and service. Looking forward to seeing you soon again. MAHALO

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, original, delicious and well-priced. Highly recommended!

ZIGU
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting and the great review!! We are so happy you enjoyed ZIGU. Looking forward to seeing you soon again. ALOHA

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a perfect getaway from the tourist land of Waikiki. Incredible attention to detail for the drinks (sake flight) and dishes. We enjoyed our happy hour date swimmingly. Bar seating was our preferred :)

Thank you for the experience!

ZIGU
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting!! We are so glad you enjoyed ZIGU experience. Hope you will come back soon again:) ALOHA

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djhein
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are very happy that Zigu has opened up again and we were delighted to have a celebratory dinner. As always, the meal was excellent.

ZIGU
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you so much for coming back to ZIGU!! We are so happy you enjoyed our food. Hope see you soon again:) ALOHA

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vipSamurai6
San Francisco
349 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at the bar for the second time in three nights!! Brandon, the dude who surfs with Laird Hamilton, kept my draft Kirin full all night. Izakaya Zigu is now go to place in Waikiki. Their dishes are truly that good and delicious and their happy hour deals totally insane! This time, I ordered the assorted sashimi,
sauteed baby abalone, dashimaki tamago, Dynamite Gratin, fries, and ended with cold soba mixed with natto and veggies. Can’t ask for anything better than this.....I was so full, I could barely crawl to my room but I left Hawaii knowing that next time I visit the Aloha state, there’s a great Japanese joint waiting for me!

ZIGU
Responded on May 22, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting!! We are so glad you enjoyed ZIGU!! Looking forward to seeing you soon again:) ALOHA

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JenekaK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and casual atmosphere. Food is tasty! Hawaiian Tuna Cutlet is a favorite.

ZIGU
Responded on May 22, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting ZIGU!! We are so happy you like our Hawaiian Tuna Cutlet. Looking forward t seeing you soon again!! ALOHA

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vipSamurai6
San Francisco
349 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ZIGU is a hip and funky Japanese-style Izakaya located off of Kuhio on Seaside in the heart of Waikiki. It is a bright and badly needed hang out spot that thankfully survived the pandemic. I sat solo at the bar and Brandon, the young blonde dude with the man bun served me very professionally. After a day at the beach, the cool breeze and relaxing Hawaiian reggae certainly enhanced ZIGU’s ambiance and chill.....since it was still Happy Hour, I ordered an ice cold Kirin draft, homemade fishcake (Kamaboko), deep fried chicken Kaarage, and local sweet potato salad. Followed by pickled Maui sweet onion and Ahi/Natto (fermented soybean) Poki. All these dishes are traditional Japanese small plates each with its own unique ZIGU twist. On my fourth Kirin, I closed my stomach with the cold soba (buckwheat) noodles with dipping sauce and a side of tempura shrimp/veggies. Very traditional and both the soba and tempura were deliciously refreshing .....ZIGU may be the only Waikiki joint still serving soba by the way.....and prices are very, very reasonable. I’m definitely coming back......ZIGU is definitely my choice for Japanese fare in Waikiki!

ZIGU
Responded on May 22, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting and your great review!! We are so glad you enjoyed ZIGU. Hope you will come back soon:) ALOHA

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a treat!

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MangiaMaestro
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

ZIGU is one of the best bistros in Waikiki if not Honolulu! It has consistently wonderful dishes, well-prepared, interesting Japanese + Western influences, and well-coming staff. For local residents, it is worth the parking hassles. For visitors, you need to dine here. Drop the Mic.

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GenS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

May be not "authentic" Japanese food, but good Japanese food using local ingredients, without "local"-zing the taste.

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ChanelE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zigu a tasty restaurant, filled with energetic vibes and quaint, intimate atmospheres.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was an awesome server!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Haven’t changed the online menu from pre Covid so was disappointed in the selection and lack of sushi options (which were on the online menu)

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BaronG
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the energy and efficiency of our server, David, as well as the teamwork of the Zigu staff to bring and clear dishes at our table. It really enhanced our dining experience. As we were leaving after our meal, David came up and asked if we wanted to take a picture in front of the Zigu sign outside of the restaurant and he even brought his own light to give it a glow in the early evening. Beyond 5 stars!

ZIGU
Responded on May 2, 2021

Thank you for coming to ZIGU and giving us such a wonderful comment. We are really glad to hear that from you. Looking forward to see you next time maybe soon!!

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AnnaTai
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and services is great. Love the ambience where you can hang out with your friends and have a wonderful time. Parking is convenient for being in Waikiki.

FAQs

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

ZIGU is rated 4.6 stars by 446 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.