While usually featuring sushi, not all Honolulu Japanese restaurants will have raw foods. Teriyaki, noodles, soba, tofu, stirfrys and tempura are other types of delicious cuisine. Whether you are looking for shabu-shabu, sunomono or soups, use our list of Honolulu Japanese restaurants for business descriptions, map locations and Honolulu Japanese restaurant reviews.
Nuuanu Okazu Ya has been a fixture of the Chinatown area of Honolulu since the 1970s. Dining delights on offer include okazu like kabocha, pumpkin slices, kobumaki, fish cakes, vegetable tempura, potato hash, shoyu chicken and teriyaki hamburger patty.
This causal dining restaurant offers a combination of American and Japanese food from its location across from Kaimuki High School. Dining options include sandwiches, noodles and fountain desserts.
This family dining restaurant in the Chinatown area of Honolulu brings American and Japanese dining together. The breakfast menu includes western omelette with onion, bell pepper, tomato and ham as well as grilled miso butterfish with miso soup, tsukemono, tossed salad and rice.
Honolulu has a couple of locations for Ninja Sushi and both brings the delights of the Japanese cuisine in the form of maki rolls. Several different kinds as well as salad, Ninja nigiri and donbui.
This restaurant feature macrobiotic and fusion cuisine from Japan. It includes tempeh scalopinni, grilled tofu and pan-seared ahi. It offers eat-in and take-out and is located on the upper level of the East West building.
Chibo restaurants were first opened in Osaka, Japan in 1967 and now serve traditional cuisine in Honolulu. As well as the Okonomiyaki signature dish the chef here serves yakisoba and teppanyaki dishes like sirloin steak with garlic, lobster tail and Mahi Mahi.
This traditional Japanese restaurant, located in the University district of Honolulu, serves some authentic dishes from the Island country. These include rice cooked in a traditional ceramic kamado with a crispy layer called okoge, homemade tsukemono (pickled vegetables), miso soup and nimono (simmered vegetables).
Odoriko is a Japanese restaurant located in the Kings Village area of Honolulu on Koa Avenue. the menu features lobster tail, steak with a Japanese sauce, miso soup and tempura.
Sugoi is a Japanese place that was established in 2000 and specializes in bento boxes and lunchtime delights. Menu options include chicken katsu, yakisoba with teriyaki beef and crispy chicken rinds.
Yanagi Sushi shows off the delights of Japanese cuisine at this Kapiolani Boulevard location. It serves dishes like sashimi salad with green vegetables, vinegar, mustard, shoyu and house dressing).
This is a small but perfectly formed Japanese sushi restaurant that is named after the home town, in Japan, of the owner and head-chef. The menu includes deep fried spicy chicken wings, firecracker roll and kampachi.
This causal Japanese restaurant has its dining areas divided by bamboo walls and traditional blue hanging drapes and its has a sushi bar. Much of the menu is Japanese and it features noodles, pupu and sushi.
Located near the Ala Moana Shopping Center is Hanaki, a Japanese dining option. Its specialty is buffet and dishes features in this include shrimp and vegetable tempura, sushi bar, sashimi, miso soup and soba noodles, yakisoba, fried rice, teriyaki chicken, nishime and chicken kara age.
Minato serves Japanese meals with an island twist. An 8-course "Kaiseki" dinner is available every Monday's, while the main menu changes every week. Online ordering of the restaurants popular Pineapple dressing and Maui Onion Ponzu dressing is also available. Reservations are recommended.
This little restaurant is all about local and traditional Hawaiian cuisine. It offers tapas style dining including plates with crispy shrimp and lobster potstickers, garlic or salted edamame and grilled rib-eye steak.
Featuring authentic Japanese cuisines, this restaurant also provides catering services that include sushi and pupu platters, as well as buffet and pan selections. A kid's and seniors menu is also available.
This elegant Japanese restaurant offers a traditional experience in sushi. The dinner menu includes red snapper baked and topped with sweet miso sauce and sushi roll topped with Maine lobster, sweet shrimp, scallop and tuna.
This Japanese eatery is in the Isakaya style and located in the Manoa-Makiki and University District of Honolulu. Japanese dishes like bacon wrapped enoki mushrooms, yakisoba, salmon skin rolls and teriyaki chicken are on offer.
Enjoy a wide variety of authentic Japanese cuisines including harami miso, shrimp garlic, bibimba, gyu-kaku salad, prime kalbi kare and more. Soups, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, seafood, beef, pork dishes, a kid's meal and desserts are also offered.
This Japanese restaurant is located in the Manoa-Makiki and University District of Honolulu. The place specializes in vegetable and seafood tempura and soba noodles.
This restaurant hails from the Asian Island country of Japan and brings all that its famous for to the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. The upscale place serves teppanyaki and sushi as well as set meals and dinners with six to eight dishes.
This traditional Japanese-style restaurant prepares and serves meals right at the customer's table. A wide selection of foods are provided from sushi, soups and salads to steak, seafood and chicken. Green tea is served with all items.
Kiwami Ramen is a noodle house that is dedicated to a quality product and experience. The menu features miso ramen, shoyu thick noodles and curry with rice.
This restaurant has a couple of locations in New york and this one in the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu. It brings traditional Japanese dining style to Hawaii with a sushi and sashimi bar and menu items like sushi deluxe with a feast of variety presented by the chef.
This Modern Japanese restaurant has a long sushi bar and a clean, minimal but comfortable look to it. It offers upscale traditional dining options that include Uni lobster jelly gake and fukahire chewan Mushuni.
This Honolulu restaurant combines the flavors of Japan and Italy in a unique dining experience. The menu features wild mushroom triangoli, stewed pork with roasted peppers pasta and natto and bacon.
Located near the Ala Moana Shopping Center, Shokudo Japanese offers an extensive menu filled with over 60 dishes including Hamachi Sashimi, Song's Korean Hot Soup, Beef Shabu-Shabu Salad andSeafood Dynamite Pizza. A bar stocked with soft drinks, beer, wine, Shochu, Sake and specialty drinks is also available. Reservations are not required, but recommended.
Guests of Tanaka of Tokyo can watch master teppanyaki chefs prepare steak, chicken, lobster, Pacific salmon and island fish on table-top grills. This restaurant is located in The Ilikai Hotel in Honolulu and is open for lunch and dinner daily.
Traditional cuisine from Nagoya in Japan is the forte of this restaurant in the Manoa and Makiki district of Honolulu. In an elegant setting the menu features tsukune, kiawe boiled rabata yaki and chicken miso kushikatsu.
Learning what macrobiotic cuisine is might seem daunting enough in itself but it is simply a diet that requires no refined sugars or oils, minimal meat and dairy products and significant whole grain consumption. This restaurant features dishes like bean and vegetable curry on the cashew nuts rice or grilled island fish lunch plate.
This small eatery specializes in Japanese noodle dishes. Try the homemade udon topped with a choice of shrimp tempura, chicken, eggs, vegetables, seaweed and roasted mochi. Cold noodles, stir-fried noodles, donburi rice dishes and combination dinners are also on the menu. Jimbo's is open daily for lunch and dinner. Reservations are not accepted.
Indulge in popular Japanese cuisine at Sushi Masa. The sushi is beautifully presented and bursts with flavor.
Kyoya Japanese Cuisine
Eat classic Japanese meals at one of the two dining rooms available at Kyoya's. The menu includes items such as wafu steak, noodles, soba, udon and sashimi.
Curry House Coco Ichibanya
Curry House Coco Ichibanya specializes in Japanese curry. Order curry that ranges from mild to hot.
Akasaka has a wide selection of sushi that is artfully prepared. They also have other Japanese cuisine, like yakitori and butter yaki scallops.
Ninniku-Ya Garlic Restaurant
As the name suggests, all of the food at this Japanese restaurant has a touch of garlic included in it. The menu features mainly American meals with Japanese accents. Try the selection of pastas, steaks and traditional dishes such as ama ebi with enoki salad and seared ahi on crab wasabi-guacamole.
Open daily for dinner, Momoyama Restaurant offers an authentic selection of sushi, appetizers, complete dinner and combination dinner meals. Try one of their lobster, steak or seafood dishes. The restaurant is also available for private parties for groups or organizations.
Musashi Restaurant provides traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine with an emphasis on seafood, chicken and steak entrées. Fresh sushi, table-side cooking and a selection of appetizers, salads and soups are also offered.
Kahala Sushi offers a wide selection of sushi for customers to choose from. The menu also has shrimp and vegetable tempura, udon, fish and other Japanese dishes.
L'Uraku Restaurant serves creative contemporary cuisines that fuse the traditional flavors of Japan with the preparation techniques of Europe. Try the papio, tataki ahi, scallops or miso-yaki butterfish, an island favorite.
The menu at Wasabi Bistro features both traditional and innovative items including steak, ribs, seafood, noodles, tempura, sashimi and sushi rolls, with the option of ordering a la carte. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner. Patio dining, take-out and valet parking is also available.