Shokudo - Honolulu

4.3
709 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipNone
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Host did not realize we had made reservations via Open Table. Was scolded by Open Table for not keeping the reservation. Never received an apology from the restaurant.

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DennisM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and good service. Will come back

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Occasional7diner8
Hawaii
45 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We went for Happy Hour but found it was half off so you got have portions. Not a great value. My glass of wine did not look like a got the correct portion. The 15th year anniversary Golden Honey Loaf desert you needed to purchase it($20) for more than the regular size loaf ($9)in order to get a ticket that you may win the $500 or a discount on your next dining. I thought you just order the regular loaf & get a ticket regardless.

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Foodie808
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the food at Shokudo and loved the S’mores honey toast to celebrate the restaurant’s 15th anniversary. Our favorite dishes are the cheese mochi Au gratin, the agadashi tofu, and the lobster dynamite. We will be back!

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PaulaM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best Tofu ever, wished I knew my dish the second night was eel, didn't recognize what it was on the menu, looked like beef! Probably for us 'not in the know' put that one on the menu, the photo looks like beef ribs!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great location, great atmosphere! The food was great and priced very reasonably! I had the lobster California roll (special) and it was one of the best sushi plates I have ever had! $15.00. Definitely recommend trying this place out.

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vipNicoleS
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such food! Dynamite lobster rolls are the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was good! However service was on the slow side.

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ImranA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Bad service, we ordered and order was displaced no apology asked for box for leftovers, not give.

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Hawaiifoody
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend moving away

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JC808
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We love Shokudo and now with Open Table online reservations it’s awesome to plan a family dinner with an amazing menu.
We were seated promptly and our food was delicious as always.

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vipNone
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding welcome at front desk. First time ever. Two smiling faces.

Shokudo ramen pork was too tough. Broth too garlicky. Always order the same ramen. It's usually top notch. Not today.

Tempura side order and spider roll are excellent. (However, heard sushi maker coughing. Yikes!)

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EloiseM
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall experience was average. Our seating was tight, meant for party of 6. Food was tasty but it seems kitchen and sushi chef had hard time keeping up with orders. Due to delay, cancelled stone pot and sushi orders. Waiter was very pleasant and helpful.
Loved the honey toast.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good, thank you for accommodating a large group.

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vipOHANA2002
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was great. The food was fresh and appealing. The soup stock was a little heavy, but delicious. First time ordering the Honey Toast and it was onolicious.

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vipJohnK
Vancouver
103 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find during our day in Honolulu. Loved the spicy miso ramen and selection of sushi and sashimi . our server Daniel took excellent care of us during a busy lunch time.

we will be back - thank you so much Shokudu for a memorable dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was very good, when it actually came out to table. Unfortunately the service was uncoordinated and quite slow. Was at restaurant for 2 and 1/2 hours and still had not received all dinner entrees to table. One of our party actually never received dinner at all, although restaurant tried to charge us for it even though we never received. It would be difficult to find a place as uncaring and with no concern for your experience. Waiter was polite, but unable to handle our table of 10. Manager was not aware and provided no response other than an insincere, ‘I’m sorry’ when we spoke with him. So to sum up the experience would be this: Food was good, but save your time and spend your money elsewhere in Honolulu as there are much better establishments aiming to give you both good food and a pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Loved the honey toast too!

It was New Year’s Eve, so they were busy, but it was a wonderful evening overall!

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vipBarbaraG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and fabulous service!

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vipANGE
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and had a lot of options that each guest got to choose and share . Great place to go before a Broadway show at the Blaisdell. Service was great :) and must get the Honey Toast dessart, they have small size now :)

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. Good service.

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vipPeterH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Waiter forgot our sushi order then blames the chef. Took way too long to finally get the order to us after we pointed it out. Then had to wait long time for desert and again long wait for check. As bad as service was, so was the next table who were FaceTiming someone with volume up high. Food was not special. Will not go back.

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YoVa
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family time. Great plates for sharing and sampling, also delicious cocktails. Always one of my favorite spots for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my wife’s birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food we ordered came quickly and well-presented. Over all, it was good. Not amazing, but good. A bit pricey for what was delivered- even for sushi. Would eat here again, but after trying a few more spots.

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vipRabbit
Hawaii
99 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 of us ordered family style and enjoyed all the dishes - tofu salad, mochi cheese, lobster roll, Sukiyaki bimbap and pizza. Thank you for the delicious bread pudding tempura for my birthday. I love the 20% coupon that I was able to use that I had cut out from the newspaper.

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SNaomi
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and there's enough variety on the menu for even a vegan (my brother-in-law). The Homemade Tofu salad is a "must have" whenever I go to Shokudo. One of my favorite dishes!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We used to go to Shokudo a lot and loved this place
Hadn’t been in over a year but when occasion arose we wanted to celebrate there
Very disappointed
The menus were tattered and gross
That chairs we were sitting in were worn and torn
The food portions smaller and we received raw chicken karaage
The service was pleasant but slow and the place was not too crowded
To finish the night we were waiting for the famous Honey Toast- but again disappointed. There was barely any flavor
Overall not the Shokudo we used to love. In desperate need of a makeover!

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vipLisa
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good value for what you order. The honey toast is a must!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex our server was awesome. Big thank you to Calvin for accommodating our special drink request as well, we really appreciated it. We celebrated our best friends birthday & she really enjoyed the entire dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It was busy night but services was slow. They didn’t ask if we needed water. It was about 10 minutes when we finally got water. We were here to try out the Hawaii restaurant week. The set menu was perfect but the food was coming to fast. It was hard to enjoy but overall it was delicious.

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vipGailY
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was okay, food was good but the menu's were very worn and good looking. Haven't been to this restaurant in a while but got the feeling it had gone down in appearance. The menu also looked like the amount of dishes got smaller unless it was because of being lunch.

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Maka808
Hawaii
74 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner here! When we want tempura we head for Shokudo. Does not disappoint!
If we went earlier, we could have taken advantage of your generous Early Bird offerings.
There’s always next time! Tofu salad is one of my fav too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Location was hard to locate. Greeting could’ve improved dramatically but the food was pretty good and our server was splendid.

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EM808
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food at Shokudo never disappoints! Always came here with my husband for some date nights in the past. Its the first time we brought our kids and they loved everything we ordered. Will definitely be back with my kids soon.

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808consumer
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Overall.. it was a decent experience.
The only issue, was the service. Our waitress took a very long time to come over and take our order. It was a slow night from what I remember.
However, we enjoyed the food and company of friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We arrived 10 minutes before happy hour ended and were not able to order drinks, as last call for happy hour was apparently 5:45. We ordered four rolls, and each roll had twice as much rice as you typically want in a roll, and half as much fish. For the price, this was certainly the worst sushi dinner we’ve had.

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RoyS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience2

After 6 pm background music very loud and generally with guest coming, very noisy.

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CCLU1
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious with good portions and variety to choose from.

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Shokudo - Honolulu is rated 4.3 stars by 709 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.