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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.

1585 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 100
Honolulu, HI 96814
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
Mahukona St. / Kaheka St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 941-3701

Website:
http://www.shokudojapanese.com/

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Eiji Kato

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

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Special Occasion (21)
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Great for Lunch (21)
Good for a Date (20)
Good for Groups (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Fun (16)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tapas (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Food didnt come out at the same time. Food that was ordered was never brought out. Had to remind server and just cancelled the order. A bowl dropped and broke asked someone to help clean up area and he gave us attitude about it. One of the plates we received was dirty.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food is always spot on and delicious. Service is great and prices reasonable... can't get better than that.

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Greeted by friendly host. Seated quickly. Table service was enjoyable. Food was great. Thank
you, Shokudo.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Consistently good with lots of menu items to choose from. Service was attentive and helpful. Parking is easy, just a nice place to meet your friends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Service was great and the food was delicious. Would definitely eat there again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Not great very disappointed 😔 never going back or recommending. Overall just not good food.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We are frequent patrons but last night the food wasn’t as good as normal and the service was slow.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Still a good place for decent Japanese food,but needs updating.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Late-night Find
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was unique and very tasty. It was a little noisy but seems like s fun place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I had so much fun. Though my date couldn't make it due to health problems, we Skyped the whole time and it was wonderful! Everything tasted great. Highly recommend the strawberry sake, it was incredibly sweet and good!

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place to “catch up” with friend from Maui. Service was outstanding and food quite good. Ambience great for conversation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent service

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Menu choices and quality of food not what it used to be. Not very busy for a Saturday night.

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 (London)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Was expecting more. Their menu online was outdated. Food was ok, nothing special. I wouldn’t come back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always delicious food, you cannot go wrong. Our server, Jimmy, was so friendly and personable. He recommended a tasty sake that paired well with our food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great little place near Ala Moana centre. The food is great, but for scotch lovers I highly recommend the Tokyo Old Fashioned - my new favourite drink.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was AMAZING! Truly delicious. The dessert was very slow in coming and not really worth the wait, but the service was very good, very responsive, and the meal was wonderful. I want to come back next week.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Garlic shrimp rice was our favorite dish.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 7, 2017

prior to surgery i wanted a good pho... it was the best i ever had.... came with a big basket of basil,bean sprouts and cilantro. Soooooo onolish

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Seasonal
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Good food and prompt service. Wait help very attentive

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great: atmosphere, server (Matt) food, Happy Hour!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Awesome time as always good food. This is the 2nd time my wife had her birthday dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was perfect for a last minute dinner with friends. I appreciate that I was able to reserve a table through OpenTable since Shokudo can get crowded on a late Friday night. The food and service were awesome.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Everything was great. Thank you!

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Healthy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Everything was great except we felt it was too hot and stuffy and my husband's meal didn't come out until the rest of our party (party of 10) was done eating. They were great about it and comp'd his meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Mommy and daddy date night went awesome at Shokudo. Food was great and service was quick.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

The service was great and so was the food ! The dessert was my favorite, amazing honey toast. Our server kept coming by to fill up our water constantly and was on it when taking our dishes that were finished so our table wasn't all cluttered up.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Good Food! We had a large party of 10 people. Only thing that was bad is that we were told the next party was here and basically ask to "get going". Our bill was almost $400 w/tip! Also another scoop of ice cream on the honey toast would be great!

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

My cousins were visiting from San Francisco and they were really impressed and happy with everything!!!

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 24, 2017

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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