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About Shokudo - Honolulu
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.
Honolulu, HI 96814
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am last seating
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am last seating
Reservation Policy: In consideration for all parties a 2 hour time limit will be strictly enforced for all reservations.
Mahukona St. / Kaheka St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Shokudo Japanese has a comfortable bar seating that is great for viewing special sporting events as well as the everyday News on 2 large flat screen televisions. Friendly & knowledgeable bartenders ready to strike up a conversation with great patrons.
Our restaurant offers off site catering for all events. We offer catering platters of all different assortments ranging from salads to sushi to entree selections.
The enterance to the building parking structure is at the rear of the building on Kona Street. Please park in stalls that are marked for patrons of Shokudo Japanese.
Private Party Facilities:
We are able to accommodate large private parties for all occasions and events. We have 1 private room that can accommodate 15 guests comfortably. We also offer pre-set menus that will better assist in the coordination of large parties. Please see private party Coordinator.
Private Party Contact:
Maria Villanueva : (808) 941-3701
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Shokudo - Honolulu Ratings and Reviews
We were staying in Ala Moana so wanted to stay pretty local. Shokudo was a 15 minute walk from our hotel. It's a big restaurant, and was pretty empty on a Tuesday night, so the noise level was very low. Our server was very helpful. We had two different tuna sashimi: maguro and a local tuna he said was very buttery. Both were good, though we preferred the less oily maguro. We also split a huge rainbow roll that was very good. I don't think the house specialty dessert, Honey Toast, is Japanese but it was sinfully good. With two beers, tax and tip, the bill came to $87, which is moderately expensive. Skip dessert (or the beers) and it's a moderately priced restaurant. It's not as traditional as some Japanese restaurants in Honolulu, but the taste is very good indeed.
The food was great; our server could've been more attentive and upfront. He knew we were celebrating my husband's birthday, so he said he'd bring a birthday dessert for him, so I said okay. I didn't know we'd be charged for it. Granted it was only $1 and delicious, he still should've told me. Most other comparable restaurants give a complimentary dessert.
Have been to Shokudo many times but it seems to get better and better.
Everything we ordered was to all of our liking, including my mother in law who is in her 90s.
Had the caterpillar and spicy ahi rolls which were delicious as usual. Tofu salad was especially good that night with just the right amount of sesame dressing that was not overpowering. also had the hamachi in ponzu sauce which was awesome.
Waitress suggested the Kikusui sake which hit the spot.
Finally had the deep fried bread pudding ala mode which was absolutely evil but delicious.
Very nice meal on a cool and rainy night.
3:55 pm. Was too late for us to order the tempura bowl. About 20 minutes later a family of four that sat two tables from us , that came in after my family had a tempura bowl brought to them. I asked my waiter Calvin about this and he went to get Maria I believe was her name and I asked why the other family could order the tempura bowl and not us. She said she’ll check , she came back and told me the other family had ordered before us , ( that was a lie) i then said whatever. She took our bill and came back with our change and I told her it’s funny how they ordered before us when they came in after us. Then she said oh that’s why we gave you 15 percent off and sorry about that. I felt as she tried to cover it up at first , instead of just trying to rectify the situation . The other family was also served before us , they’re were a white family and we’re a local Hawaiian family.
Went for Restaurant Week Hawaii. I loved that the sake pairing was REALLY good sake. Totally worth it. Great service, good food. We liked our little booth even though it was facing one of the waiters' stations. It was cozy which was nice because the restaurant can be noisy since it's so busy. I'm very sad that Shokudo got rid of the Japanese loco moco in the stone pot, & also the cinnamon honey toast. They were both my absolute faves.
The food was okay for Japanese food. Shokudo does not serve authentic Japanese, more local style preparation and taste; however, the value is good for the price and amount of food given. The server, Bob, was efficient and courteous. I recommend this restaurant for groups having lunch together.
Disappointing. After dining here over the years, our experience this time was not what we expected.
The service was outstanding but didn't make up for the food. Not sure what has changed but the sushi pizza and the garlic shrimp rice bowl were both flavorless.
The hot fudge honey toast is one reason we always visit Shokudo when in town. This year the "hot" fudge was just a clump of cold chocolate sitting to the side of the ice cream.
Hopefully they will get back to their earlier standards.
We come here a lot and for some reason the food is not consistent. Don't get me wrong, the food is good, but it's not always the same level of goodness. We ordered the red eye roll, chicken katsu, hot udon, agedashi tofu. The red eye roll didn't have the sweet soy on the ahi, it had it last time and it's supposed to have it, but it's not consistent. The katsu was ok, a little dry and tough but last time it was juicy and soft. The hot udon was good, we like the broth. The tofu was also good. It's just not consistent and I don't know why.
The restaurant was hot too. Last time we came the AC was broken so that was understandable why it was hot, but it was still hot. The last time we came was probably about a month or so ago. You'd figure they would fix it by now.
The receptionist seemed lost too, like she didn't know what tables were open or not, and she kept walking around the whole time we were there, like she had nothing better to do.
Not sure if this place is going down hill, I hope not, I enjoy eating here. Hope the next time we go it's back to the level we're used to.
I still like this restaurant, the service, ambiance and prices are all really good to great, however I gave it a 3 star rating for the food. They've changed their menu since I last visited and found that many of the favorites we enjoyed are no longer available. Most notable of the missing dishes were the ribeye steak and the wasabi mashed potatoes (it was standard with the teriyaki salmon). The mashed potatoes were replaced with a butter rice (looks like fried rice). Given the choice I'd opt for the wasabi mashed potatoes.
Another item MIA is the lychee mojito made with shochu. Perhaps not a Japanese traditional drink, but one that we enjoyed.
All in all the food was good and the service excellent. However our missing favorites may give us pause to consider another venue when looking for a good Japanese restaurant.
This place was awesome it was my daughter and I's first time there. She wanted to go for her birthday. The food tasted great and we didn't wait long at all. I recommend the honey toast for sure it was so good. The customer service was great, everyone was friendly and our empty plates didn't stay on our table long. I highly recommend this place to anyone who loves sushi!
Having been to Shokudo several times prior, we had a good idea of the food offering and ambiance. We made an early reservation on Sunday at 4:00 pm so that it would give us enough time to relax and enjoy an early dinner among friends. At 6:00 we were told by the hostess that they had a 2 hour time limit for reservations made online (Open Table) and while she wasn't rushing us to leave, the next reservation had arrived and was waiting outside. No mention of a 2 hour time limit was told to us when we sat down or throughout our meal. In fact we had just ordered another round of drinks 10 minutes before 6:00 and were now forced to either guzzle it down or leave them. This really soured our experience and now makes me think twice to book Shokudo again for a group gathering. Very disappointing. Our waiter was very nice, attentive and the food was decent. Just ruined our night being asked to leave at the 2 hour mark. Mind you, there were other tables open and the restaurant was not completely full.
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