Your Ultimate Guide to Japanese Food in Honolulu

The best izakayas, sushi, ramen, okazuyas, mochi and more.


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In Honolulu, we eat a lot of Japanese food. There are more Japanese restaurants in Hawaii than any other type of restaurant, whether you’re looking at listings in Yelp or the Yellow Pages. Izakayas, ramen bars, fast food sushi joints, hole-in-the-wall okazuyas with family recipes, straight-from-Japan imports specializing in one thing … The list goes on and on. Think of this as your guide to the best in a vast and varied landscape, your insider companion to places where unfamiliar ingredients and Sushi Nazis combine to create some of our favorite, soulful, and most authentic dining.

 

Izakaya Ramen Sushi

IZAKAYA

RAMEN
 

SUSHI
 

Udon Yakitori Off the beaten path

UDON

STREET EATS
 

OFF THE BEATEN PATH
 

Shirokiya high-end restaurants Okinawan food

FOOD CRAWL
 

HIGH-END
 

OKINAWAN
 

Okazuya Mochi  

OKAZUYA

MOCHI

 

 

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