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Izakaya Matsuri, Honolulu, HI

Izakaya Matsuri

4.8
4.8
437 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
"Welcome to Izakaya Matsuri!"
We offer you freshest Sashimi, Sushi and various chef Specials in Japanese cuisine along with selected Sake, Shochu and wines to complete your meal. Izakaya Matsuri is located in the center of town- on Young St. with lots of free parking for our customers.
(*We do not provide highchairs, or baby seats for children since we are Japanese - Izakaya style restaurant which is mainly for adults.)
* Please, aware that your reservation may be cancelled if you do not confirm your reservation, please cancel your reservation within 12 hours prior to your reservation,
or you will be subject to charge the cancellation fee per person $30.
Do text, or call us to cancel (business cell) 808-745-5858. (The cancellation fee will be automatically charged if it happens after 12 hours prior to your reservation time)
* You will be charged the fee for NO show.($50 per person on your credit card)
* Please, be aware we may add group service charge20 % for a table of 5 or more.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 745-5858
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Akito Yoshioka, aka Chef Yoshi
  • Catering
    call for order.
  • Area
    Honolulu
  • Cross Street
    A small public park-In Ha park between South King and Young.
  • Parking Details
    *lots of private parking during Lunch & dinner time.*Street parking (Read signs before you park on the street ) also available.* You may park on the reserved sign during the dinner hours in our parking lot and on the ramp parking lot.
  • Public Transit
    A La Moana
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 437 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Japanese

  • Oahu

    Japanese

437 Reviews
  1. aeischen

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We LOVED this restaurant so much we came back for another night while on vacation. The sushi is so fresh and some of the best we have had ever had along with excellent customer service. It has the feeling of a local family run restaurant with the quality of sushi that is beyond superb. We are definitely looking forward to returning when we come back to Oahu!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place! It was absolutely amazing. The price was right and the food was delicious!!! The omakase chirashi for the price was unbelievable. Can’t wait to go back!!

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  3. Geor

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, sake, and customer service. I usually get the Matsu Nigiri Set which has a little bit of everything. Tried the Imayo Tsukasa sake this most recent visit and it was as advertised on the menu. My Wife and I love this place.

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  4. JoeL

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed our dinner date at Izakaya Matsuri. Very quaint restaurant with extremely delicious Japanese food and a wide selection of Sake.

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  5. Sunny

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Small restaurant with excellent food. Sea bass and lobster were standouts

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  6. WayneS

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to for a sushi night. Alway fresh and good sushi in a small restaurant.

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  7. jord

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The sashimi was fresh and and really good. I enjoyed the braised pork not only beacaue os the the flavor but the soft boiled egg and asparagus. I wold recommend they place.

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  8. EdieT

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall our dinner was very good. One disappointment was with the Hamachi Kama, which I will order if offered. I requested the large but the portion was small compared to many other restaurants we’ve had it at. They also slice the collar in a way that cuts through what my family and I call “the tube” where fatty goodness resides. Every other dish we ordered was yummy and portion was good. Service was little slow with the Sushi sets but probably due to only having 1 sushi chef?

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    いつもアニバーサリーがあるときはここにお伺いしています。行く経験しかさせていただくことができなくて毎回満足しております。本当においしいお料理とおもてなしを提供していただいて心から感謝しております。ありがとうございます。まつりさん

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I daydream about this restaurant sometimes, lol. Because it is a special place, I only ever want to go when I can fully enjoy it. This evening was one of those days and it did not disappoint. I love the size and atmosphere here. Our food was wonderful and service excellent. We also tried the sake crème brûlée, excellent as well.

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  11. DMK808

    Hawaii

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding dinner! The food is so beautifully prepared and presented. Call ahead and reserve the Hokkaido crab.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fresh and was quick on the food. The staff was great and kind!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ハワイは何回も来ていますが初めてIzakaya Matsuriさんに予約をして伺いました。少し奥まったところにあり分かりずらかったですが店内は大勢のお客さんで賑わっていました。色々な物を注文しましたが全て新鮮で美味しい料理でした。家族の伺いたいお店リストに入りました!大満足です!

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  14. SueT

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great , fresh and reasonable for 4 people.

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  15. MWPS

    Hawaii

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time dining here and we were impressed with food, drinks, and service. Sushi was perfect. Agedashi tofu was excellent as was crab salad. The wagyu steak was a treat. The staff was very helpful in providing recommendations, especially for sake. The Asahi draft beer poured into a unique pilsner- style glass was delicious! This Izakaya will be on our list of favs!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is SO GOOD; it’s a shame that the service is so bad. Our food came out quickly, but the servers don’t bother checking in on you. We constantly needed to get their attention and even then it felt like we were bothering them for service.

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  17. CoraJ

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I travel to Japan 8 to 10 times a year and the food at izakaya matsuri is equivalent to the quality I get at good izakaya restaurants in Tokyo. The sashimi was very fresh and the chu-toro and o-toro is definitely freshest I've had in Hawaii. The prices are on the high side but you pay for good quality. This is my new go to place when I'm craving good quality Japanese food similar to what I get in Japan.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional authentic Japanese cuisine, friendly and attentive service. Small restaurant, felt like being in Japan!

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  19. KennethB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don't want to share my experience because it's still easy to get a table. If more people know how good their sushi is it'll be packed

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  20. Andy

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    one of the best Japanese restaurants outside Japan, in my opinion.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    いつも美味しい料理を提供してくれるので、毎回行くのが楽しみです。友人などの特別なシチュエーションでたくさん利用させて頂いています。

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  22. Angelina

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with the eggplant, kabocha and oysters which were delicious. My husband ordered the braised pork as his entree and was pleasantly surprised that it was so moist and flavorful. I had the butterfish which was perfect and we shared the assorted tempura. I love their tempura since it’s not greasy and with the right crispness. I had the brûlée for dessert which was my highlight since I live for desserts.

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  23. saloonpilot

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unique dishes from a typical izakaya, seafood focused.

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  24. Maluhia

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The beef tongue and the temperature were good. The rice for the sushi was mushy. Kind of overpriced.

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  25. kealam

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for drinks and food with friends or family. Great food and friendly staff. Food is very delicious Parking can be a challenge but there is street parking.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing fresh fish and every dish we felt the soul of the chefs! We will definitely go back again for special occasion!

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  27. Tammy

    Hawaii

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered Garlic edamame, washoi natto, hamachi kama and toroneido roll. Everything was delicious! Sorry no pics this time, we will definitely be back.

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  28. Reece

    Hawaii

    81 reviews

    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time here. The food is fresh. We got to have the Horsehair Crab and it was very good. I recommend and we will definitely be back.

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  29. LiorS

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is so good, everything was fresh and well handle.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Hokkaido crab is amazing. I have never had that type of crab, so it was special and delicious. Sushi was fresh .

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  31. MarciaL

    Las Vegas

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food but they were out of the crab kamameshi dish which was the primary reason for going there! Food was great though especially the misoyaki sea bass!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    They charged incorrect number drinks. Also sashimi mori for 4 people was $240. It is Market price but they added uni and hotate without asking. So it costs more. I don’t know why they make mistake charge so much. We need to ask to fix it.

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  33. Junko

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my special friend to enjoy their Hokkaido crab, king clam and fresh oysters. They were amazingly fresh and the crab was to-die-for with kanimiso and light sauce. We didn't have to crack any shell. All we needed to do was reach with chopsticks and choose which sauce to use. I love their vegetables, too. We ordered pumpkin, eggplant and ong choy. Each was perfectly cooked and seasoned. To finish, we had spider roll. Very satisfying. I can always count on Matsuri to satisfy the people I take and myself. A piece of Japan on Young Street!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome dining experience. You won’t be disappointed.

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  35. MiltonK

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Izakaya Matsuri is our go-to izakaya. Whether is just us two or introducing friends to their top quality, great tasting food, Izakaya Matsuri, with Chef Yoshi, Julie and their staff, are No. 1 in our opinion.

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  36. NessaB

    Phoenix

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everytime we come to Hawaii, we come here for the best sushi! Fresh and delicious!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent sushi and service. Smaller and quaint atmosphere

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  38. JuanitaA

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time dining at Izakaya Matsuri and we truly enjoyed our food (great variety & options) & sake & beer, great service. We were very impressed by the men’s restroom; best one in Oahu! We will return again!

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  39. Tofucouple

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi and service on the entire island. Oboro tofu with uni and ikura is our favorite.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was craving for Omakase Chirashi and this place is my go to for the best. It’s loaded with all my favorite seafood and it looked amazing! The taste was on pointe with the freshest prime seafood, it was worth every penny. We’ll be back again…& again 😋😍

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FAQs

Izakaya Matsuri does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Izakaya Matsuri also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 745-5858.

Izakaya Matsuri is rated 4.8 stars by 437 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Izakaya Matsuri

1436 Young St. #103, Honolulu, HI 96814

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    A small public park-In Ha park between South King and Young.
  • Area
    Honolulu
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    *lots of private parking during Lunch & dinner time.*Street parking (Read signs before you park on the street ) also available.* You may park on the reserved sign during the dinner hours in our parking lot and on the ramp parking lot.
  • Public Transit
    A La Moana
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Akito Yoshioka, aka Chef Yoshi
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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