ZIGU

4.6
482 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 482 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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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was GREAT!!!!!

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DanG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to Zigu every time I’m in Waikiki. Never disappoints!

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mattheB
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden find in Waikiki. Asian seafood that is well prepared. David did a great job directing us to the pork and the fryer chicken. Lots of little plates and the noodles can be hit or cold . Cocktails are also awesome..great all the way around!

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FrederickP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Would definitely go again.

ZIGU
Responded 4 days ago

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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MakiC
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was awesome. Busy place but the it didn’t take long to order and get our food. Definitely recommend to dine here.

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
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food we have had on Oahu. We loved this place!

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
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tried some of the happy hour menu that I had not tried from my last visit.
Flat bread pizza and just can’t get enough of the sweet potato salad.
Also tried a flight of sake with insight from the server. Wish I had saved the receipt to name him. Very bad with names. Enlightening.
Seated on patio this time.
Nice setting.
Love this place

ZIGU
Responded 4 days ago

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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vipAKX71
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nothing special at this Japanese restaurant. Food is good.

ZIGU
Responded 4 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty food, good drinks! Overall really nice experience!

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
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So thankful the staff was accommodating to us and served us outside at a larger table. If we’d stayed inside it would’ve been a bit too chaotic by the kitchen but outside was lovely. We started with the tofu watercress salad and shrimp stuffed fried lotus root, then had fried chicken with pickled radish sauce, sashimi (tuna, salmon, Amber Jack), spicy soba noodles (wow!!), and finished with gobo (burdock root) creme brûlée and green tea ice cream. Our waiter was new but super attentive and knowledgeable, staff was all friendly and seemed to work well together. We’re recommending this place to our family and friends!

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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vipNickels
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a good experience here, quick service as isual, and food quality and freshness is consistently great.

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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vipMarylin
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is extensive enough and unique. The edamame appetizer is perfectly done! Medium spicy, crispy, and generous in size. Also, one of the best grilled miso salmons I ever had! Crunchy outside, soft and moist inside. The cream brûlée is paired with a scoop of ice cream in the side- a delicious, layered in texture and heat. The cocktails are very nice, not watered up, not too sweet, and the mule probably has the most alcohol (my opinion as well as the waitress’). The ambient is very nice, you can sit at a bar and eat, or at a table inside or outside with a covered area. Lots of greenery, romantic, not noisy, very attentive (not overly) and knowledgeable staff. A gem!

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
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service!

ZIGU
Responded on July 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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KatieJ
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Excellent food. Farm to table. Family style. Great courtyard seating. Wonderful and friendly service.

ZIGU
Responded on July 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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Rain
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted and seated promptly. The food choices were great. The dishes we ate were amazing. The fresh soba was perfection. Can’t wait to get back.

ZIGU
Responded on July 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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vipSATMAT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The staffs are very friendly. I want to visit ZIGU again.

ZIGU
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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GnVn3
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated outside for late dining on a nice night but the rain fell from the awning and accidentally dropped partially on my husband. Wait staff was attentive and able to move us. Food was both reminiscent of our time in Japan w/ modern update. Deliciously unique. And the servers on 7/5 10p were on point and friendly. Definitely going back to Zigu.

ZIGU
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for visiting. We appreciate your cooperation in moving the table. Service. Glad you were satisfied with our service and food. Hope you will come back again soon. Mahalo!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, excellent service!! It has traditional izakaya taste but also have innovative and creative elements in each and every dish. Very enjoyable dinning experience.

ZIGU
Responded on July 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!! MAHOLO!!

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Anna
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for the first time with my family and thjs place was excellent. Really interesting flavor combinations, fair prices, excellent service. I would definitely go back!

ZIGU
Responded on July 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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PeterM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious very flavorful food. A little crowded and noisy but fun overall!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bon voyage dinner

ZIGU
Responded on July 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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808XXX
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Unique menu using local ingredients.

ZIGU
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

ZIGU
Responded on July 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and great service! Had the poke, salmon, rib eye and tempura and everything was wonderful. Our server was really friendly too!

ZIGU
Responded on July 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
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty, the atmosphere was excellent and our waiter was phenomenal I recommended this place… I will come back again

ZIGU
Responded on July 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
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for happy hour.
Select pupu menu items.
Homemade fish cake had a good wasabi
Spread. Reasonable beer prices.
Flight of sake an unique option.

ZIGU
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are so happy you liked our happy hour and food:)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Small but very cute and not too crowded, unlike everywhere else in Waikiki. Everything we ordered was delicious, but especially recommend the veggie tempura and the miso grilled salmon. Would definitely add this to your list while in Honolulu!

ZIGU
Responded on July 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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AnonK
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant!

ZIGU
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are looking forward to seeing you again. ALOHA

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Zigu! The food, service, and overall experience was amazing. Highly recommend! Our next trip we will definitely be coming back.

ZIGU
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was very good, but the food was bland. Needs to have more flavor and the tuna was not very fresh and was over cooked.

ZIGU
Responded 4 days ago

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
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Food had zero effort put into it. I still would have felt ripped off if it cost 1/2 as much. They were great before Covid. Obviously went WAY down hill from there. Definitely won’t return anytime soon and informed other friends coming in a few weeks to change their reservations to some place else. Beyond disappointed.

ZIGU
Responded 4 days ago

We apologize for our food. We will take your comments seriously and make improvements. Thank you for your valuable feedback.

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JamesP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Casual atmosphere with outdoor seating. Emphasis on *creative* Japanese, not so traditional. Small menu. No Katsu, limited sashimi/nigiri (ahi, salmon, amberjack). Good soba. Reasonable prices. Quick turn.

ZIGU
Responded on July 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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Eater1
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great

ZIGU
Responded on July 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
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thanks

ZIGU
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit!! We are looking forward to seeing you again. ALOHA

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, staff, and atmosphere were all phenomenal. We had an excellent time!

ZIGU
Responded on July 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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Scotty
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. Nice atmosphere. Would go back.

ZIGU
Responded on July 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
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
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.

ZIGU
Responded on July 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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HNLfoodie
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ZIGU
Responded on July 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!! BIG MAHLO

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vipizzi
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good was good and venues stylist and hip!

ZIGU
Responded 4 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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yongm
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

ZIGU
Responded 4 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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FAQs

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

ZIGU is rated 4.6 stars by 482 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.