Honolulu Restaurant Guide

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2020 Hawai‘i Restaurant Guide


Map413 Seaside Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 212-9252
  • Dinner
  • Izakaya
  • Japanese
  • Lunch
  • Noodles
  • Private Rooms
  • Sushi
  • Vegetarian
  • Waikiki


Hidden inside an unassuming 1939 walk-up, Zigu Japanese restaurant and sake bar charms with a lively setting and simple yet remarkable dishes. String lights and bistro seating beckon guests to its courtyard terrace. But it’s the inside that seduces me: Large, colorful liquor bottles parked on the bar. Sake boxes stacked high. Bartenders and chefs abuzz in the joint bar and kitchen. And is that “Jailhouse” by Sublime I hear?

Additional Information:

Cost Scale: $$
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Awards & Festivals: Hale ‘Aina Award Winner
Parking: Validated parking available at Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach with a purchase of $30 or more.