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1436 Young St, Ste 103, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-1846
+1 808-944-6688
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
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17:00 - 22:30
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Authentic Japanese atmosphere and food. Friendly, helpful staff. Limited menu, but what one doesn't want too many choices. It is busier here at lunchtime than at dinner. They have an early bird special for dinner between five and six oclock....main dish with four sides, rice and soup for 19.99. very filling and delicious. Unfortunately, the restaurant will be closing forever... More 

Thank sharon s
Honolulu, Hawaii
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Went there yesterday w/a friend from LA and had a nice leisure lunch in Hakkei. I had the oden set and she ordered the 2 item combination of grilled sanma and oden. The entrees were good but I actually enjoyed the side dishes of pickled and cooked vegetables more. I am not a brown rice fan but their multi-grain purple... More 

Thank pickietraveler
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We went early in the evening and the service was super slow. We waited for 45 minutes and they only served one dish. I asked how much longer it takes and was asked if I wanted to cancel it all.

Thank Koge168
United States
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Halkei as treat my friends who came from LA. We ordered chef's special side dish, Oden, Miso Yaki butter fish, Sashimi, Duck roast with Japanese style sauce, Maui sweet onion salad, Niku Jaga, and so on. My friends were so excited to eat everything, because that was best in Honolulu. Please try!

Thank Ayako I
Honolulu, Hawaii
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142 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,236 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I don't know why I had never heard of Hakkei so luckily, my friend picked this kaiseki restaurant for lunch yesterday! It's an unassuming tiny restaurant on the ground floor of a building on Young Street but as soon as you enter, you can feel the warmth of the hostess/waitress Reiko and the chef from the moment from their traditional... More 

5 Thank vrite
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We did the chef menu. It was very good and reasonably priced. We had 2 children with us which was a little harder but they were very nice. They even brought out some paper and markers towards the end when the kids started to get restless. Great place.

Thank Tasha S
Coquitlam, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

We had the sukiyaki and oden sets (with chef's special appetizers) and upgraded the sukiyaki beef to wagyu beef. The appys were kaiseki style, 8+ kinds each in a beautiful small dish. All were very tasty. The oden was good and was heated with portable gas burner at the table to it stays hot. Sukiyaki was also cooked at the... More 

Thank Tracy C
Seoul, South Korea
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

We went back for two nights in a row to Hakkei. On the first night, we had the oden and udon set which was delicious. On the second night, we had the beef sukiyaki which was excellent. I highly recommend adding udon at the end to the broth with the eggs.

Thank watermelonshakes
Campbell, California
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I come to eat lunch here whenever I'm in Honolulu. I simply love the oden dishes they cook up at this small restaurant. The bowls are spread out on a counter and you then serve yourself. The food here takes me back to a time when I ate home-cooked Japanese meals. This is not a chicken teriyaki and California roll... More 

Thank Muki00
Waimea, Hawaii
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311 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

My husband and I tried this restaurants tasting menu and we were not disappointed! It is a very small restaurant but the chef takes time to prepare a meal that seems to go on forever. Each course gave us a unique opportunity to try something different. Each set came out in small taster dishes. We truly enjoyed our evening.

Thank livelovexplore

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1436 Young St, Ste 103, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-1846
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-944-6688

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