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Feb 11, 2012 03:55 PM

Honolulu Izakaya

Which is the best? I haven't been out much in several years. Used to like Nonbei back in the day.
Sushi Izakaya Gaku gets lots of good reviews. If you had to pick one, where would it be and why?

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  1. Sushi Izakaya Gaku is the best probably, Bistro A Un would be my second choice.

    1. After having tried almost all of them, I have to say that Sushi Izakaya Gaku is the best of the bunch. Also probably the priciest of the bunch as well.

      1. Gaku, Imanas Tei and Tokkuri-Tei are my favorites in Oahu. Don't think you can go wrong at any of them.

        1. Went to Sushi Izakaya Gaku for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and have to say that I walked away pretty impressed. Fresh, Clean, Cozy, Interesting menu. Hell, I even enjoyed taking a leak in the bathroom. I will warn that is isn't difficult to wrack up a bill. Get there early, the wait gets out of hand starting around 8pm. You can make a reservation if you're willing to eat before 8.

          1. just went to Nonbei with a group of 9 on sunday (after coming home from an amazing maui > lanai camping adventure)....and the folks at Nonbei were on fire. Everything that came out of the kitchen and sushi bar was executed wonderfully. There was so much ordered!!! the quality of the fish was superb (one highlight being the generous servings of uni from hokkaido that were unbelievably unctuous with that perfect briny depth of ocean custard gusto ) and that sushi chef is consistently quite the artist...aji tataki, ankimo, moriawase platters and sashimi platters, rainbow rolls (a bit unusual and beautiful here), whole flounder, lucious sweet kakuni, agedashi tofu. tako sunomonu, crab-avo salad, on and on...nothing remotely disappointed. fantastic service for over 2 hours.
            just wanted to give a little shout out to those guys....