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Gazen Bar & Grill

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2840 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3524 (Kaimuki st.)
+1 808-737-0230
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Honolulu, HI
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Nice place to take friends, food is delicious, we stayed with the appetizers for variety. Fried chicken karaage is tops, lemon shochu cocktail in generous pint glass, tofu sampler great- we like the green one best. Lamb was perfectly done, oxtails were good, but hoped for more meat. Yaki musubi went well with everything. These Guys are constantly working and... More 

Thank HKai
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a really great place if you want to experience authentic Japanese food. Almost all the food, even French fries, are really good (It's not exactly Japanese food but they have Wasabi flavor mayonnaise which is surprisingly good). I love their food but especially recommend their "Sukui Tofu". It's truly outstanding and my friend who is visiting from Japan... More 

Thank sakurasakuharu
Hawaiian in New York City
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We tried all their famous Tofu dishes. very fresh and tasty. If you crazy about the Tofu you should try here. Their UDON are just average. You better try MARUKAME UDON丸龜製麵. The parking at the Dinner time (After 6pm) will be very hard. The triangle traffic lights crossing make the cross road parking very very dangerous. The Reservation for dinner... More 

Thank Rabbit2012
Honolulu, Hawaii
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Very reasonable for an Izakaya. Easy location to get to near Waikiki. Everyday happy hour till 6:30pm...even on special occasion. During happy hour sake for $3.00...wow! Everyone raves about the pork chops and for a good reason, delicious and inexpensive.

Thank Joanne A
Lihue, Hawaii
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

There is always a waiting line to get into the Restaurant. Best to make reservations before you go. Happy hour specials begins again at 9pm so if you go late pitchers of beer is $9. Happy hour food are nice but limited it 4-5 items. Really enjoyed the beef noodles.

Thank Gordon Y
Honolulu, Hawaii
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is our favorite izakaya. The food is tasty, there is good variety of choices and the staff are very helpful. The ambience if comfortable and casual and it isn't unbearably loud as other izakayas we've been to. The parking is a problem if you come after 6 pm. It becomes hit or miss. Friends have complained that the prices... More 

Thank E2709NUmichaell
St. Louis, MO
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Happy hour goes until 6:30pm. Good happy hour specials and food was excellent. Enjoyed fish on happy hour special a lot! The tofu sampler was also very good.

Thank Luvvaca
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

This Resturant is a very nice local place that has typically Izakaya food. Good for eating and chatting with friends. All the reviews talk about the Tufu Trio samplers and with good reason. It is very good. This would have been the highlight of a lot of good food except for one thing. They have Kinpira Gobo (Burdock Root) on... More 

Thank Duckboy831
Honolulu, Hawaii
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Can be a bit hard to locate if you're not familiar with the area. Great place to share small plates with friends. Very extensive menu with a wide variety of dishes. Definitely try their tofu sampler (3 varieties of homemade tofu) and tuna tartare wrapped in proscuitto on a shiso leaf - outstanding. Black pepper pork chop was also quite... More 

Thank Baxter451
Oakland, California, United States
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

Excellent food and nice layout to the restaurant. Staff is very accommodating and thoughtful. Like home cooking away from home.

Thank Chris F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2840 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3524
    (Kaimuki st.)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-737-0230

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?