Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant – Honolulu, HI

It has been years since I’ve dined at Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant. Nothing against their food, I actually enjoy their food, it’s just that I don’t think the prices match what you get. Okay, not a great start to the post but the food is actually good. Let’s review…

Hamachi Carpaccio • $16.25

Delicious! Good flavor, I guess the price is about right for Hamachi?

Salad served with Teishoku Sets, yummy wafu dressing

Miso soup served with teishoku sets

Combination Bento (three choice) • $24.95

Chicken Karaage, Nishime, and Misoyaki Salmon. Not my entree but where can you go wrong? I do enjoy the karaage chicken from Gyotaku a lot so thumbs up from me.

Assorted Poke Don & Tenpura • $24.95

My dish! I love their poke don, do I think it’s worth $25? Umm..no. But they season their poke very well and I enjoy it a lot. It’s nice to enjoy this dish once in a while. Their tempura? Nicely battered and fried, always gotta add it on!

Okinawan Sweet Potato Pie • $5.50

One of my favorite desserts of all time! This thing is soooo good. Everything works, looks dense but it is so light…not too sweet. I shared this with my dining companion but I’m sure I could have scarfed it down myself.

They’ve done a great job with their renovations and the food is delicious. To me, it’s just a bit pricey especially for a family-type restaurant but I know I will get ono food when I do go.

8 comments

  1. Izsmom says:

    I totally agree. I think their food is delicious but for the price you pay the amount of food is very small. Try going with two teenage sons who love Japanese food and you need to get a loan to pay the bill because the serving size of the meal is like appetizers to them. LOL

    • Jenny says:

      Oh my…two teenage boys, I can only imagine that bill! Have you considered buy small entrees and promising McD dollar menu after? LOL…that may be what I do with kids…hehe

  2. Arlene says:

    I like Gyotaku’s food, but, uh-uh, I don’t think their price point matches what they offer…so I prefer to go during their early bird special.Their ginger iced tea is really tasty and refreshing when it’s hot!

    • Jenny says:

      Hey Arlene! I haven’t tried their early bird specials but like when they send out those 2nd entree for 50% coupons. I haven’t tried their ginger iced tea but would love to try it next time!

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