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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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based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Late-night Find (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Authentic (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Healthy (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Cozy (4)
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Local Ingredients (4)
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Notable Wine List (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 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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 (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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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Been going here for years but as of late the food quality has dropped significantly, everything from taste to preparation have declined.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 20, 2017

It was good but a bit pricey just be prepared but the food was great

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 17, 2017

It was a celebrated for passing a big exam!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Food was great! Parking easy to find! Awesome service!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Took my daughter there for her birthday. Service was great! Food was yummy. The did away with a lot of menu selections which was disappointing.. but overall, it was great

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great food, excellent service. Chairs at the tables looked a little tired (rips & dirty looking).

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Service was slow

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Great service. Good food. Went on 4th of July. Wasn't too busy so got seated early. Waitress was very attentive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 4, 2017

I wish they didn't change the menu. The menu was perfect before. It wasn't as busy as the last time we went, we go every 4th of July and I think it's because they changed the menu!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Good for late night dining. The price is pretty reasonable too.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Delicious as expected. Sushi was amazing, honey toast was soooooo good!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

LOUD, LOUD, LOUD but good food and service. There is an eclectic mix of Japanese fusion and everything we tried we enjoyed. We were told the best approach is to try a variety of dishes and to share. The recommendation is spot-on. It is the only way to try everything that the restaurant has to offer. We ordered in waves (ordered a couple of dishes and ate them and then ordered a couple more, etc.). This keeps things manageable (avoiding overconsumption and overspending). The prices were quite reasonable but the restaurant is so loud that it is difficult to carry on a conversation.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The food was delicious! The tofu was rich and creamy. The shrimp tempura was perfectly seasoned and the shrimp fresh and flavorful. The sake list, though priced a bit high, is notable.
Sadly, we were seated at Table 32, which ruined our dining experience. It was as if we were an afterthought, although we'd made the reservation well in advance. The table was situated so that one person was across from a cash register (that was the entire view) and the other person faced down the walkway so we saw people being seated (in better tables) and food plates being cleared and walked toward us. The table was so tiny that we had to put one of our plates of food on the bench between us. It was unforgettable and a very unhappy experience. We'd like to go back but will definitely not go if we have to sit there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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