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Yakitori Hachibei - Chinatown Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Yakitori Hachibei - Chinatown Hawaii

4.8
4.8
552 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
LIMITED MONDAY OPENING: December 5, 2022!!!

We directly contact all diners in advance to confirm reservations. Please be sure your OpenTable Profile telephone number and e-mail are up-to-date. Failure to confirm can result in the cancellation of your reservation. Our dining time window is 2 hours per reservation. The 2 hour limit begins at the time of the reservation and not the time of arrival

Open 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (last seating at 8:15 p.m.)

Grilling up the delicious Hakata Yakitori you know so well. Using traditional Japanese techniques passed down through generations, our chefs grill Hawaii's natural ingredients to perfection. To support the community we serve, we are committed to sourcing the very finest ingredients from Hawaii's many talented farmers, fisherman, and purveyors.

A wide range of beer, wine, nihonshu (sake), shochu, chuhai and highballs are available to complement our Yakitori.
Kick back, relax and have a great time at Yakitori Hachibei!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Yakitori, Creative Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 369-0088

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kaori Endo

  • Private party facilities

    WE WELCOME PRIVATE EVENTS! Please call our restaurant to discuss details of your upcoming event.

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Cross street

    Nu'uanu Avenue

  • Parking details

    Multiple parking options. 4 municipal parking lots within a 5 minute walk to our restaurant as well as various street parking options: metered parking is available all day; parking in loading zones is usually allowed after 4:00 p.m. and metered parking is usually free after 6:00 p.m. (please check signs carefully).

  • Public transit

    North Hotel St. is an exclusive busway for The Bus (operated by the City and County of Honolulu). There are several bus stops located within a 1 minute walk to our restaurant.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 552 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hawaii

    Japanese

  • Oahu

    Japanese

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! So wonderful. The place was recommended by the bartender at Fete which is two doors down. Couldn’t have been happier with the service team, the ambience and the incredible food. We did the Chef’s Special Omakase Course, which was a great way to try many different things. Definitely recommend.
  2. a

    alextang619

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating honeymoon in Hawaii and was looking for great places to eat. Came across this place and wow did it look good. My full review will be on yelp, but all I can say is if you’re a fan of Yakitori, this is a MUST try.
  3. B

    Baumer

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place...best yakitori on the island and they deliver every time. Try the Tofu Cream Cheese....amazing. If you want the feel of an authentic Japanese style meal, this is worth it.
  4. HW

    HeatherW

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Love the vegetable dishes. Great service!
  5. v

    vivi

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love hachibei. It is one of my must go restaurants when I visit Oahu every time. Staff are very attentive and friendly! They will offer the best suggestions. Pretty much everything on the menu is a must try. I personally love the sukiyaki skewer and definitely ask about their off menu items when you’re there
  6. R

    Raven

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite, hospitable, deliciousness!!!
  7. M

    Makaboy

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always the best! Never a bad experience at Yakitori Hachibei.
  8. p

    pinky

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the best yakitori i've had in Waikiki but it's on the pricy side
  9. S

    Sashia

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with 5 people. Food came out as it was done so there wasn’t a moment where we didn’t have any food on the table. Some of the dishes that were our highlights: Appetizers: tofu cream cheese with crackers, shishito peppers, Eggplant miso dengaku. Yakitori: tsukune, sukiyaki. Drink: mint lemon honey chuhai. Overall it was great to be able to take friends to a new Japanese experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had been looking forward to dining and Hachibei didn’t disappoint. 2 members of our party had diet restrictions and the staff was VERY accommodating. Will definitely return 👍🏻
  11. SE

    SarahE

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic an absolute must when visiting Honolulu. The ribs, noodles and skewers were a hit with my kids.
  12. HM

    HiroM

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good was good except some items are missing that night
  13. BW

    BobW

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better than the one in Tokyo!! Sit at the counter and watch your food cook!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food and service were great. our server made excellent recommendations. looking forward to coming back.
  15. RH

    RoseH

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful first time experience! Food, service, ambience totally worth the price. We suggest putting in most of your order first as skewers are prepared in batches so they are served gradually as they are grilled. Enjoy Ed every dish ordered. Look forward to trying other dishes next time. Our favorites were foie gras and GyuuTan.
  16. GV

    GabrielV

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Not the place to stop for a quick bit or for a solid meal. While the flavor was delicious on the food, the size was not was not expected. But if you are looking for a place to chill and chat with friends and just munch on something, this might be the place for you
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have some yakitori and skewers! The atmosphere was wonderful and so was the experience.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish is perfect!!
  19. d

    drod555

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our go to spots in town. Robert and company are the best.
  20. E

    Ellen

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, the BEST yakitori I’ve ever had! We’ve been to many places in CA and Japan, and this was surprisingly sooo amazing!! Meats were very tender and so juicy. Service as usual in Hawaii is phenomenal, everyone is always so nice. Highly recommend coming here!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hachibei never disappoints! Always consistently great.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner!
  23. M

    Mentaiko

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We really enjoyed their food. Everything was fresh and tasty.
  24. JL

    JuihsinL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Japanese food ever. Would come back again with friends and family
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Macau

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is definitely worth going to! They use Japanese binchotan to grill the skewers and the taste is nothing like the other places. Had a lovey night and the service was great too!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh food and handsome chelf
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Great vibe, great food, excellent service.
  28. GH

    GraceH

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Unless you're familiar with the cuisine, do a little research on the menu beforehand. The menu has a lot of organ meat which is fine - you can see that on the menu - but not understanding preparation led to some interesting surprises. You can see food on menu and then food is in case in front of you, but you still have no idea what's what. For example, I'm good with beef tongue which I've always had sliced; this was served in large chunks that were somewhat off putting. It's a texture thing which is certainly personal. Flavors were nice, but I had no idea on half of what I was eating and the server, while very nice and friendly, wasn't very helpful. I'll take credit here for not being familiar with the cuisine, so I would try it again and order differently because others had food that looked really good!
  29. C

    Carrie

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was awesome! So yummy!! We left stuffed!! Service was great! Tables were close together so unfortunate you could hear the conversation of the table next to you. But overall one of the best new restaurants I’ve tried in the past few years! We will definitely be back and maybe will bring some friends with us 😊
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting food!
  31. s

    samchan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was Excellent! Thank you so much for a wonderful dining experience for our family!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal. The staff is very attentive. The food is superb!
  33. HI

    HIfoodie

    Hawaii

    242 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    242 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the old Honolulu Chinatown vibe of the restaurant. We prefer sitting at the counter to watch the grilling - so appreciate the ability to book preference. We loved all of the traditional yakitori - great grilled flavor. Fun dining for a different cultural experience!
  34. RL

    RobynL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service was exceptional and all of the foods we tried were good. It was definitely an experience we're glad we tried. Our only warning would be that portions - though lovely - are extremely small. We enjoyed the experience, then we paid our large tab and stopped for cheeseburgers on the way home.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. Traditional Yakitori and plenty of small plates. Staff and managers were very friendly. Will be a repeat customer!
  36. C

    Corked

    Hawaii

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Robert and the team took great care of us! Spicy Ahi Crispy Rice, Foie Gras, A5 wagu, Uni Shooter, grilled Avocado and Shishitos. All great. Ramen to finish. Love this place!
  37. h

    hanada81

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the omakase course dinner. Everything was amazing. Service/Food/Quality/Atmosphere has not changed since 5 years ago when we came here. My go-to-spot everytime I come back to Oahu.
  38. JG

    JulianG

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Japanese Yakitori I've ever had in US. Highly recommend chicken gizzard, chicken heart, and sukiyaki.
  39. JL

    JunL

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for Yakitori! Service was great and the food was delicious! The manager Robert was such a nice person. Came and talked story with us about the restaurant and the food. The dishes looked small, but by the end of our dinner we were full! If you want to try a little of everything, go with the Omekase dinner, you won’t be disappointed!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Yakitori Hachibei - Chinatown Hawaii is rated 4.8 stars by 552 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Yakitori Hachibei - Chinatown Hawaii

20 N Hotel St, Honolulu, HI 96817-5102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Nu'uanu Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Yakitori, Creative Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Multiple parking options. 4 municipal parking lots within a 5 minute walk to our restaurant as well as various street parking options: metered parking is available all day; parking in loading zones is usually allowed after 4:00 p.m. and metered parking is usually free after 6:00 p.m. (please check signs carefully).

  • Public transit

    North Hotel St. is an exclusive busway for The Bus (operated by the City and County of Honolulu). There are several bus stops located within a 1 minute walk to our restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kaori Endo

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 369-0088

  • Private party facilities

    WE WELCOME PRIVATE EVENTS! Please call our restaurant to discuss details of your upcoming event.

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