Tokkuri Tei

Japanese in Waikiki

An upbeat neighborhood izakaya (Japanese pub) upstairs in a tiny open-air mall offers contemporary versions of Japanese bar-food standards. Paper lanterns hang overhead, fishing nets divide tables and bookshelves behind the bar hoard customers’ private bottles of sake and shōchū (potato liquor). Squid pancakes, crispy salmon-skin salad and grilled yellowtail cheek sell out quickly. Reserve ahead.

Get a seat at the counter overlooking the busy chefs.