Gyotaku Hawaii – Hawaii’s Favorite Japanese Restaurant

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Takeout Hours: MON-THU 11am to 8pm, FRI-SUN 11am to 9pm
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Please allow ample time from order to pickup during peak meal times.

If you have paid online, please call upon arriving in the parking lot and provide us with your car make and model, plus your plate number. We will bring your food right to your car.

When paying at the register, we ask that you wear a mask and practice social distancing both in and outside the restaurant. Hand sanitizer, sanitized pens, self swipe credit card processing is available at the counter for your personal safety.

Thank you for supporting Gyotaku during these difficult times! We look forward to serving you in our dining rooms now that it is safe to invite you back. Mahalo!

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Gyotaku Japanese Restaurants will be closed on

Monday October 3rd

for our 20th Anniversary Employee Picnic

Thank you for your continued support and understanding

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Now serving fresh air at all Gyotaku restaurants!
At Gyotaku, we consider the air you breathe a notable part of your dining experience.
To ensure your comfort and safety, we’ve installed GPS Air Cleaning Technology at all of our locations.
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We truly appreciate your cooperation and consideration of your fellow patrons in completing your dining experience within a 90 minute time frame. We’ll do our best to make sure your food & drinks are served quickly and there will be plenty of time to enjoy your entire meal.

In order to ensure dine in seating, reservations are recommended and will receive priority treatment.
Gyotaku only accepts reservations for parties of 10 or Less.
All guests are required to wear masks unless eating or drinking.

We maintain safety measures beyond those required by the CDC and State of Hawai’i Dept of Health Foodservice Guidelines.
Online payment is available for take out, and we deliver your order to the parking lot when you arrive.
Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed in our lobbies, and near all restrooms.
We have adjusted job duties
to reduce the possibility of cross contamination.
Our staff are required to wash & sanitize their hands several times an hour,
whenever they leave/return to the kitchen, use the restroom, and change types of preparation.

We have increased the level & frequency of sanitizing surfaces that staff often touch throughout the facility;including all public areas & restroom door handles, light switches, menus, check folios, counters, etc.
Our employees are advised daily to remain at home and contact their physician if they feel sick, or if they feel they may be at risk for transmitting the virus. We encourage our guests to do the same

We appreciate you for doing your part by remaining vigilant and following best practices to keep Hawai’i a safe and healthy community.


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CDC Safety Guidelines
Pandemic Dining Etiquette LINK

Wear Your Mask • Bring Sanitizer & Wipes • Don’t Bring Your Own Utensils • Check Restaurant Rules Ahead of Time • Stay Outdoors & Call • Keep It Small – No Big Parties • Avoid Peak Times • Make A Reservation • Welcome Temperature Checks • Share Your Contact Info • Order Once, Bus Less • Help Optimize Table Bussing • It’s OK To Be Selfish • Cover Your Mouth • Be Patient With The Staff • Use Restrooms Safely • Keep Your Visit Short & Sweet • Go Cashless • Tip Generously

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Beverage & Dessert
Sushi Rolls
Wazen & Bentos


Noodles & Nabe
Senior Menus
Keiki Menu
Lunch Specials
Early Bird Specials
Late Night Specials


Party Menu
Pack Menu
Catering Menu
Menu & Reservations
Gyotaku Dressings


Pearl City – 808-487-0091
King Street – 808-949-4584
Niu Valley – 808-373-2731

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Gyotaku Japanese Restaurants accepts a limited number of reservations everyday, including holidays, based on reserved seating availability. The balance of the dining room seating is open to walk-in parties on a first come, first serve basis.

Reservations are limited to a 2-hour stay, from the time of the reservation. Special arrangements can be made to extend seating time based on availability, additional charges may be required. Guests need to arrive 10 minutes prior to their reservation. If no one is present by the reservation time, Gyotaku reserves the right to place those parties on the walk-in wait list. Reservations will not be seated until at least half of the party is present.



Party Room

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Due to increased demand, guests wishing to reserve a private room must guarantee a guest count for at least 80% of the room seating capacity, and order from the Party Bento Menu in order to secure a guaranteed private room reservation.

Some rooms that have multimedia capability can be made available to guests at no charge, provided they meet the Private Room requirements for that room.

Special parking requirements or valet parking fee may be necessary, depending on location and size of party.

At management’s discretion, regular reservations may be seated in private rooms, provided the rooms are not previously guaranteed.

*Gyotaku – King Street also offers several breakfast menus for early morning meetings, provided the reservation guarantees a minimum check of $350 + tax + gratuity.

A cake or present table may be provided upon request, based on availability and space.



Pearl City
Front Room – 32 (requires 24 guarantee)
Banquet Room – 80 (requires 64 guarantee)

King Street 2nd Floor
The following adjacent rooms can be combined to accommodate 28 (25g),
24 (20g), and 40 (36g)
Yuki Room – 16 (requires 13 guarantee)
Aiki Room – 12 (requires 10 guarantee)
Haru Room – 12 (requires 10 guarantee)



Our Story

East meets West in the kitchen,
and the result is delicious!

The GORO-AWASE of Gyotaku: Japanese wordplay
If you do not speak or read Japanese, you might assume that the name, ‘GYOTAKU,’ might be a place or a family name. Instead, co-owner, Tony Sato cleverly combined two Japanese words and kanjis (the symbols) to create a unique identity for the business. Since the meaning of a Japanese word or phrase can be altered or distorted due to nuances of pronunciation and written kanjis (which may change the meaning), the culture embraces this innate quality in the art of wordplay.

“When I started thinking of a name for our restaurant, I pored over a Japanese dictionary for over a week. I made a list of about 20 words and phrases that I liked. The word for fish print jumped out at me—‘GYOTAKU’.”

“First of all, I liked the way this word sounded very similar to the name of ‘KYOTARU’. Tom and I met while working there, and Kyotaru is a very well established name. People recognize ‘KYOTARU’ and they think of sushi.”

“I also knew we would need a lot of artwork to fill the many empty walls in the Pearl City restaurant. I have a friend, Naoki, who creates beautiful gyotaku art in Hawaii, and he had already offered to help. Gyotaku (gyo “fish” + taku “rubbing”) is a traditional form of Japanese fish printing, in which an actual fish is placed on a surface and then painted on one side with sumi ink. Next the artist places a piece of paper over the ink-covered fish, and rubs the material until the image of the fish is transferred to it.”

“Third, I liked the fact that ‘GYO’ means fish which is a main ingredient in Japanese cooking. However, the original kanji character for ‘TAKU’ means ‘PRESS,’ and that didn’t suggest anything about food. It also wasn’t original. The traditional “GYOTAKU” kanji conjures up the image of fishing supplies or deep sea fishing tours to the people of Japan.”

“I swapped the ‘TAKU’ kanji to a different one, that happens to be pronounced the same, but means, ‘TABLE’. This new combination of kanji characters translates as ‘FISH ON THE TABLE’, but still has the second meaning of “FISH ART.’ Perfect for a Japanese restaurant!”