I visited Hawaii after years absence. I was surprised at some changes of Waikiki. Especially, I saw much “JAPANESE” at Waikiki this time.
There’re many Japanese, and I met many people who speak Japanese.
And there’s a food court that is named “Waikiki Yokocho” and I saw the advertisement in the airport shuttle bus from the airport. Waikiki Yokocho is, as its name, a Japanese-centric food court.
Waikiki Yokocho is on the underground of Waikik Shopping Plaza that is located along Kalakaua avenue. So, I walked through in front of the building at several times at this trip. But I never felt like eating Japanese food because my staying in Hawaii was short. I wanted to eat steak, poke, pancake, acai bowl ! So, I just walked in the food court when I visited the building for getting BIRKENSTOCK. We can get straight to Waikiki Yokocho from the escalator outside.
It’s located just close to DFS and Royal Hawaiian Center. Everyone who visit Waikiki must be around there at least one time during staying in Waikiki.
16 Japanese foods shops
Waikiki Yokocho is, contrary to its name, stylish food court.
There’re 16 restaurants in Waikiki Yokocho. Ramen, seafood, curry, okonomiyaki, tendon and so on. You can enjoy most of major Japanese foods there.
Ninja welcome you at this curry shop, “NIN-NIN”.
Yakiniku restaurant “SIZZLE”. Not only SHIZURU but also many restaurants serve lunch menu at affordable price.
“NOMU” that is a bar at the center of Waikiki Yokocho. Of course, they have Japanese sake, but they have much whiskey, bourbon.
“TANAKA”. I know Kushikatsu Tanaka is kushikatsu restaurant that is Osaka local foods in Japan.
But somehow in Waikiki, they highly recommend beef cutlet on the menu.
Not Kushikatsu Tanaka. They are Beef-katsu Tanaka in Waikiki 🙁
Nana’s Green Tea serve a variety of matcha drinks.
There are some seafood restaurants. At lunchtime, they serve sashimi bowl. 47.95 USD ! Wow ! Expensive ! And also I was surprised because all sashimi bowl have udon ! Americans eat so much ! :O
And another, Kaneko Hannosuke and Baiko-ken is there.
I didn’t have the chance to visit because of my short trip, but it’s good place for long stay. I also wanted to use the restaurants if I stayed there for more 5 nights. I wanted to try Beef-katsu Tanaka :p