Authentic Japanese Food in Honolulu, HI
Visit Nu'uanu Okazuya for innovative takes on traditional Japanese food. Based in Honolulu, HI, we offer a delicious variety of homemade favorites, from chicken katsu to shoyu pork. Having been in business for over 40 years, we’re an eatery beloved by locals and visitors alike. We prepare our dishes daily right here at our okazuya, so visit us today for the freshest food in Honolulu County.
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Our recipes provide new twists on family favorites. Our local Japanese-style deli serves a wide variety of sides, snacks, and entrees available to take on the go or enjoy in our okazuya. We change our selection slightly every day, and we’re always adding new items to our menu, so you can return again and again to try Japanese food you haven’t tasted before.
In 2018, Nu'uanu Okazuya expanded to include a larger kitchen and spacious dining area. Customers will appreciate our newly modern atmosphere and upgraded seating options. We provide a warm, brightly lit space to enjoy your Japanese food with friends, as well as a vast display case that features all of our daily offerings.
Our owner, Mark Kitagawa, grew up enjoying Japanese food from local okazuyas. When he noticed a decrease in the number of beloved Japanese delis on the island, he decided to keep that childhood tradition alive by running his very own restaurant. As a result, here you’ll find food that recalls the comforts of home, prepared with time-honored recipes.