Shokudo - Honolulu

4.2
586 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Presenting "the new wave in Japanese dining," Shokudo Japanese Restaurant & Bar offers an affordable dining experience with a dramatic architectural and design details. Much like the familiar, casual dining of Tokyo's center city, Shokudo Japanese offers an elaborate menu selection that encompasses both traditional Japanese dishes and the many ethnic and foreign influences that now infuse the popular dining culture of the country. A sleek floating bar placed at the center of the restaurant that hosts specialty cocktails and martinis, including the traditional and contemporary preparations of sake and shochu. Shokudo Japanese transports diners to an exciting revolution in popular Japanese dining, the perfect spot for celebrations and the gathering of friends and family.
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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pono, our server was amazing with wonderful service, patient explanations, and great sense of humor! Food was fantastic and it was not too crowded so it felt relaxed with a very positive ambiance.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Nous avons trouvé l’endroit bruyant. L’attente était longue... on a même cru qu’on nous avait oublié! Et la cuisine n’a rien d’exceptionnel!

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LI
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

The Lunch Box Special is The Best!!

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EM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a must to get a reservation. Once we checked in we were seated right away. Wait staff were very helpful and attentive. Food was soooo good! The food at shokudo never disappoints! Will definitely be back sooner than later.

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Server was excellent
Personable and fun very attentive
Food was good
We ordered honey toast and was excellent

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NR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food presented warmly. Some dishes were more flavorful than others. Decor was starting to wear down a bit. It appeared to have been hit too hard by parties.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour!!

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RN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always. I like to bring my mainland friends over.

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1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome birthday lunch here for my sister. It was her boyfriend's first time dining here and they did not dissapoint!

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GS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal with a cool atmosphere.
A little too loud..but varies depending on other diners. Prices could line up better with portions and quality...bit too expensive...but not bad. Service is almost always great and attentive. If you've never been there...you need to make it a point to.

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Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Not good for special occasion. I was told the day before that we would have the table for 2 hours. Our reservation was at 6 but got there a little early to take advantage of the happy hour and they told us it’s 2 hours from the time we sit. Meanwhile, the place was empty when we first arrived.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went on google to do a reservation and it was very helpful same day reservation. By the time I got there for a party of 7 at 7:30p, one of the stalk saw me sitting and waiting outside and came up to me if I’m waiting for more of my party and I said yes and asked for my name if I made reservations and he said we already have your table set up and offered me to come in and wait because it was windy outside. So from the start, customer service was great. My party was all here and our waitress was very patient with us because we needed to do separate checks and helped us with that. We ordered a bunch of different food and the staff really was on it, they checked up on us and refilled our drinks and over all great service. We will definitely be coming back, thank you for making our little reunion memorable for us because we had a great time there!

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LL
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was pretty good. Service a little lacking Prices ok

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O
Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went for happy hour but was not too impressed. Ordered the famous toast desert but it took too long to get so we cancelled order payed our check & left.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service!!!

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1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Teri was a great server! Everything tasted amazing as well!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was very AWESOME!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The entrance to the restaurant had chairs all with ripped upholstery available for patrons waiting to enter. Although wait seating is appreciated, the initial impression is not pleasant. Prior to the restaurant opening, an employee came to set down an entrance welcome mat which was also tattered with the corners turning upward. Some floor tiles around the bar area were chipped.
Upon being seated, the laminated menus presented were 'dog-eared' and extremely worn. The food values are fair and presentation was fine.
When the reservation was made, it was noted that we were celebrating a friend's birthday. Years ago, Shokudo offered a small complimentary portion of their honey toast for birthdays but not this time.
Based on the overall ambiance, I would NOT recommend coming here for a special occasion.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The menu selection is fantastic. They have so many options for any kind of sushi eater. I was pleased to be sat immediately when I checked in for my reservation for a party of two. A table of three sat right after us. It was a little disappointing for the amount of time it took the food to reach our table (30 minutes after we ordered). By then, the table of three that was sat after us had already gotten all of their food and drinks. I was also not the greatest fan of the service. Food was just dropped and the server walked away without presenting what we ordered and/or asking how everything was. Perhaps he was busy. I do however, appreciate the diligence and friendly attitudes of the host staff. They acknowledged us when we came in and when we left.

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Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very tasty and prices were reasonable, even the sushi. Seems like the last few times the service was slow but friendly. Don't know if it's the kitchen prep that takes long, and everyone's food came at different times so it was awkward waiting to eat. Even dessert took a long time in coming - recommend the bread pudding over the honey toast but you can't share as much.

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1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was delicious but too late serve

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a nice experience with all our favorites!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and reasonable prices!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

First ones to sit.. not the first one to get food? Said it was under cooked and has to be redone. Funny because when it came out, it was still under cooked!

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1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Last minute Valentines dinner. Thanks to Open Table was easy to find a restaurant with open reservations. Haven’t been to Shokudo in a couple years place looked the same which was good. But the menu was smaller and they got rid of their signature drinks which was a bummer. But the staff went out of their way to make the dining experience a great one

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1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worse ever, never again.

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Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went there to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Our waiter was awesome took our order promptly. Food was delicious especially the desert. Great place to go for dinner or drinks and pupus. Forgot to take a pic of the Agedashi Tofu, Chicken Katsu, and Spicy tuna roll

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SM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Happy hour, good deals. Unfortunately, char siu dish not included on Happy hour menu.

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J
Grand Rapids
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Even though we showed up with an hour and a 1/2 of time, we still ended up being 15 minutes late leaving. My husband had a conference to go to and it cost him time because they didn't seem to be able to prepare Even though we used open table for our reservation. The food was delicious and our server was friendly, just don't plan to go here when you have any time constraint.

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HM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service by Rao and delicious food! We traveled from Kahuku to grind here for our date night. Well worth it!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food. Chill vibe. Just 👌🏻

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

It was overall good food great waiter great just felt though uneasy as management I guess or the people in the front kept coming to our table I felt like they didn’t want us there idk can’t really explain it I felt like they thought we were gonna done and dash or something

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MW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good happy hour both drinks/food. The staff is always so friendly and attentive!

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CH
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

I really liked the food and the server was great! The building and ambience had a lot of character. It was charming, but some area could maybe use some updating

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AI
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I really enjoyed my food and our waiter was very friendly, only downside is I told them we were coming in for a birthday, and I asked if they could write happy birthday on our plate with either chocolate sauce or caramel, and nothing... even the hostess told the man who showed us to our seats to let our waiter know we were here for a birthday. I didn’t expect anything free of course but I at least hoped for our waiter to say happy birthday... it’s not that big of a deal but being our first time to this restaurant and hearing all the hype from friends and yelp, I had higher expectations.

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D
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Go food and service. Some dishes are unique to Shokudo.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was okay, food was good service was good. It is a great place to eat and we didn't feel rushed as it was fairly busy for a week night. Great to be able to make a reservation online..will use this service more often if available.

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HW
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Took out of town family to Shokudo. The restaurant is run-down since last time I was there last year. My guest was complained about the rest room was dirty and smelly and need major update. The food was Ok and small portion for the price. The service was slow even not busy at 5:30 pm.

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ME
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy having lunch at Shokudo; love the bento lunches and the agedashi tofu. Generous portions. Our server yesterday was very solicitous to my 90-year old mom.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Went during happy hour for our anniversary. Ambience was terrible with no music or lighting. Waiter was not aware of any specials or the “shared drinks” and the hand rolls were pricey for what you get. Honey toast on the happy hour menu was the same price as regular menu. We usually love shokudo but this visit was not good at all.

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