Imanas Tei

Japanese in Honolulu

Look for the orange sign well off the street at this long-standing izakaya (a casual pub), where staff shout their welcome (‘Irrashaimase!’) as you make your way to a tatami-mat booth. Sake fans come here to quench their thirst, then graze their way through a seemingly endless menu of sushi and epicurean and country-style Japanese fare.

Reserve ahead or stand in line for open seating after 7pm.