Tokkuri Tei

Japanese in Waikiki

An upbeat neighborhood izakaya (Japanese pub) 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 most quickly. Reserve ahead.