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Odoriko Restaurant

Known to be one of the "gems" of Waikiki, Odoriko is one of the area's longest established Japanese restaurants; a popular destination since 1972. Its chefs pride themselves of bringing you the very best cuts of ocean-fresh fish: From tender, melt-in-your-mouth sushi and sashimi to broiled Maine lobster, grilled garlic shrimp and misoyaki butterfish. Odoriko's wide menu selection also includes hot pot entrees -- shabu shabu, sukiyaki, chanko nabe or seafood nabe --, chicken karaage, tempura, homemade tofu and delicious noodle dishes. The modern lights and relaxing setting at Odoriko will be just the ticket to get the night started with some of the best hot or cold sake.

Odoriko, located in the the Kings Village behind the Hyatt Hotel, is away from the bustle of the usual Waikiki traffic. It offers outdoor dining, validated parking and space for private parties of up to 100. Come visit the premier Japanese restaurant in Waikiki soon!

50 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(50 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 50 reviews
5 stars
(13)
4 stars
(23)
3 stars
(7)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(4)
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(15)
  • good for groups(15)
  • neighborhood gem(15)
  • great for lunch(8)
  • kid-friendly(5)
  • special occasion(5)
Odoriko Restaurant Reviews List
Review 1 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice Food, Quiet Environment, Exotic Vibes

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"It is a restaurant that you would not expect to find just off the most touristy, bubbly street in Honolulu. The food was good, not really the top-notch, but authentic and well worth the price. I would say it best fits small groups or solos since the seatings are not accommodating to more than 8 people."
Dined on 6/05/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 2 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/07/2015
 2015
Dined on 4/07/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/07/2015
 2015
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Review 3 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/11/2014
 2013
Dined on 1/11/2014
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/11/2014
 2013
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Review 4 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good price

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food is not bad, service is depends on your server. There are few excellent server but there is one it's ok. Price is good for Waikiki restaurant, especially on lunch time."
Dined on 8/28/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 5 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2014
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2014
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2014
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Review 6 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/23/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 7 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Love the food. Delicious! Server (jack) is the best <3"
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2015
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Review 8 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/07/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/07/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/07/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/11/2015
 2010
Dined on 8/11/2015
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/11/2015
 2010
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Review 10 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/01/2015
 2011
Dined on 8/01/2015
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/01/2015
 2011
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Review 11 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/04/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 12 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/25/2015
 2014
Dined on 7/25/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/25/2015
 2014
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Review 13 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/24/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/24/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 14 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

1st time eating Japanese food-won't be the last

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Our waiter was very helpful with suggestions and was very knowledgable. We took his advice and were very happy. The hot pot was tasty and 3 kids (ages 20-12) were very pleased with it. The garlic shrimp roll was more than one person could eat, and the other smaller udon hot pot was a good size.
Wonderful family experience! The servers really made it an enjoyable experience!"
Dined on 7/25/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 15 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2015
 2007
Dined on 7/12/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/12/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 16 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Bas Krebbers

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"A couple of chinese trying to perform the art of Japanese cooking and failing completely!"
Dined on 7/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 17 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/26/2015
 2013
Dined on 6/26/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/26/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2014
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Review 19 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/06/2015
 2008
Dined on 6/06/2015
 2008
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/06/2015
 2008
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Review 20 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/27/2015
 2008
Dined on 5/27/2015
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/27/2015
 2008
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Review 21 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/26/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/26/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/26/2015
 2015
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Review 22 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/17/2015
 2014
Dined on 5/17/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/17/2015
 2014
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/24/2015
 2011
Dined on 5/24/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/24/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Hidden Gem in Waikiki

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food that comes out of the kitchen is simply stunning. We had a share meal and on extra entree and it was plentiful. the wait staff are knowledgeable and friendly and advise against ordering too much which is nice. The glazed butter-fish is sensational and the mixed seafood served in a shell (sorry cant remember the name) is a must have. Everything was fresh cant fault it. the decor perhaps need some updating."
Dined on 5/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 25 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good food & atmosphere but very expensive parking!

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2014
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Nice atmosphere, good for groups, but still relatively quiet. Food is good, with both traditional and unusual items on the menu. Service is good, despite occasional language barriers, the staff attempts to please. The prices are fair, considering the portion sizes. Only thing is be prepared to pay $15 cash up front for parking, and only get reimbursed for $4 by the restaurant. The parking is good for 10 hours, so worthwhile only if spending the whole day in Waikiki."
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/28/2015
 2013
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Review 27 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

A favourite every year.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Instead of picking a multitude of unknown dishes this year, we opted for one of the set meals, and were not disappointed. My wife especially enjoyed the butterfish, while my pick was the sashimi. Our server also carefully steered us to an inexpensive carafe of hot sake. Lots of food, lots of different tastes."
Dined on 3/20/2015
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food and service were amazing. The only drawback was that it was a little dark. And we were seated next to a very large chinese family. They were very loud, rude, and their kids were running around the table screaming. No one ever asked them to tone it down or keep their kids from running around. Other than that it was a great meal."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2008
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Review 29 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

A true japanese gem in Waikiki

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A true japanese restaurant in Waikiki, the food presentation is outstanding and quality superb, great selection"
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 30 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

New Years Dinner

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"It started off well, being seated promptly but things got worst. Had to ask for water three times before it came. We got our 1st dish before our water and the dish was cold. Things got better and food started coming quickly and dishes were good. Service remained slow with refilling our water and giving our check. The waiter was apologetic but kept saying we are super busy and we are trying our best. I'm sorry but if it's New Year's Day pls staff more people. We don't care about what's going on we just want good service and good food."
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2007
Special Features: late-night find
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Review 31 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Had such high hopes

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I read the reviews and was expecting so much more in terms of food quality. The ambiance was nice, but unfortunately that's the only positive I can report. The food was subpar at best and sadly, not worth the price. Our food came quickly, but our server seemed to disappear shortly after. We will not return."
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2014
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Review 32 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Very happy

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I went based on OT reviews. I have never been to Hawaii. Food was very good. My kids were happy. We were the only non Asians, which probably confirms the authentic claim. Waitress was very helpful explaining dishes. All were small and intended to be shared. 4 of us walked out all in for 150, which was great. I probably wont be back in the area for years, but I bet this place is still here."
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Pricey but delicious

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The food at Odoriko was delicious, however, it is a little pricey for standard Japanese food. That being said, we went for Christmas eve and was able to book our reservation for 9 on Open Table just a few weeks before and the restaurant was full but not overcrowded. We did not have to wait at all for our table and the wait-staff was very helpful when it came to recommendations. The wafu steak was flavorful and the tempura was crispy and light and delicious. It was also a treat to finish off our meal with two scoops of Lychee sorbet.
The only real negative is that the public parking at King's Village is $15 flat rate, but Odoriko gives you $4 back, making your total parking costs $11, which I guess is probably pretty standard for Waikiki."
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2011
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 34 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Feels like family

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The food is all wonderful, and the service could not be more welcoming and gracious. The restaurant is charming.
My only suggestion is that the food should not be brought all at once. We were served salad, soup, sushi, edamame, tempura, and teriyaki beef all at the same time!"
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 35 for Odoriko Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Find!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I had read reviews on Open Table about this restaurant and they proved to be true. Food was terrific, service was very attentive and helpful, and the cost was reasonable for Honolulu. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in town. Heard that the property where they are located sold and is to be re-developed in the near future, so would urge anyone that loves Japanese food to check this place out before it is too late."
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Odoriko Restaurant
Based on the average of (15) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
11 out of 11 recommend this product
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Noise Level
2.5 / 3
Energetic