My Point of Heu
When I hear words like Teppanyaki and Okonomiyaki I think... plain Japanese food. I don't know why. I am guessing in my lifetime I haven't really experienced phenomenal teppan-style cooking here in Hawaii. There are a couple of places that cook-up some tasty, fresh, simply seasoned dishes of steak, scallop, chicken or fish on the teppan and it's ok. But now I can say I was really impressed with a spot I have seen time and time again while visiting Royal Hawaiian Center. Chibo Hawaii is part of a family of 60 other Chibos around the world and the one here in Hawaii is the largest and it's only U.S. location. My first time to the 25 year-old restaurant proved to be an eye-opener. They serve Happy Hour daily (even on weekends) from 3pm-6pm, offer Japanese delicacies, traditional dishes, unique creations only found at this location and a variety of appetizers, innovative salads, sides, combos and complete meals too. Here's a look at some of the tasty dishes I sampled.
Last but not least, they also have a great selection of cocktails, wines and spirits. They even offer a honeymooner special meal which is a meal for 2 with champagne for $150. But what I wanted to point out was the colorful and delightful cocktails they offer. A great treat from the hot sun and sand of Waikiki.
Open for lunch, dinner and happy hour - check it out sometime. It's a great experience with friendly staff, amazing chefs and free 1 hour parking with validation, $2 an hour thereafter.
Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Royal Hawaiian Center
2201 Kalakaua Avenue,
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Tel: (808) 922-9722
10/20/2017 03:40:51 am
A lot of people would tell you that their favorite japanese dishes would either be sushi or ramen. But for me? It’s always been okonomiyaki and chilled soba. I’ve only been to Chibo once while I was in Japan and just like you, I wasn’t disappointed. Their okonomiyaki is to die for, and the marbling of the wagyu is just superb. Although the bill was a little heavy, it was worth every penny. I’ll definitely be visiting their restaurant in Waikiki soon!
12/20/2020 02:07:02 pm
I recently came across your blog post highlighting an authentic teppanyaki spot in Waikiki, and I wanted to express my appreciation for sharing this valuable information. As a lover of Japanese cuisine, finding genuine teppanyaki experiences outside of Japan can be quite challenging.
5/18/2023 08:21:38 am
Thanks for the info on the authentic Teppanyaki spot in Waikiki! We are planning a trip there and I'm sure this will be a great place for us to try out. Do they offer any special menus or discounts? Any advice on what to order would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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