Gyotaku Japanese Restaurants accepts a limited number of reservations everyday, including holidays,
based on reserved seating availability. The balance of the dining room seating is
open to walk-in parties on a first come, first serve basis.
Reservations are limited to a 2-hour stay, from the time of the reservation.
Special arrangements can be made to extend seating time based on availability, additional charges
may be required. Guests need to arrive 10 minutes prior to their reservation.
If no one is present by the reservation time, Gyotaku reserves the right to place those parties on the
walk-in wait list. Reservations will not be seated until at least half of the party is present.
May guests bring outside food into the restaurant?
No. Outside food is not allowed with the exception of a cake which is subject to a charge of $1 per guest to cover the cost of plates and flatware. Cake fee is waived on parties ordering from the Party Menu.
Can we bring our own alcoholic beverages?
Provided that it is not offered on our menu, guests may bring their own wine and sake, which is subject to a $20 per 750ml & $40 per 1.8 liter bottle Corkage Fee. Beer and spirits are not permitted to be brought by guests.
Is the Party Bento Menu required?
The Party Bento Menu, or guarantee to meet the minimum meal period check requirement, is necessary in order to reserve exclusive use of our party rooms. The Party Bento Menu is highly recommended for all parties of 20 or more, when quick service time is important to the host and/or guests. It can be very time consuming to take individual orders for large parties, and even more difficult to serve all meals at the same time.
May we bring decorations or party favors?
Yes, decorations and party favors are allowed; provided they do not require tape, staples, thumbtacks, or anything that may mar, mark, or damage the restaurant. Easily removable ties, clips, and strings are recommended to hold signs, balloons, etc. Cake and gift tables are available for reservations that order from the Party Bento Menu upon request, and subject to space and availability.
What if our party count increases or decreases; may we keep our reservation?
Please inform us if there are any changes to your party size. Our staff will do their best to accommodate parties with additional guests. We reserve the right to relocate a party with exclusive use of a party room if the reservation guarantee increases or decreases significantly.
Are down payments, credit cards holds, or deposits needed?
No, we do not require deposits, but do appreciate notice of any changes to better accommodate reservations.
Can we stay passed the 2-hour time allotment?
Guests with earlier reservations will be required to comply with the 2-hour time allotment in order to accommodate guests with later reservations. Any changes will be at the discrection of the manager. A rate of $3 per hour (50 cents per 10 minutes) is suggested to compensate for lack of ability to seat additional guests.
What time do you stop seating? (...does the restaurant close?)
Guests will be seated until 9pm Sunday through Thursday, and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday. Once seated, guests are welcome to stay until they complete their meals and beverages; 10:15pm and 11:15pm, respectively.
Can reservations with exclusive party room use come early to set up?
Guests may arrive early to set up and decorate at the discretion of the manager/host(ess).
Do you charge a room fee?
A minimum room fee of $350 will apply to groups that make breakfast party reservations at our King Street restaurant. The fee can be applied to food and beverage service. The same fee will be applied to private room reservations approved by the manager during off peak hours.
Are your restaurants wheel chair accessible?
Yes, all restaurants are handicap accessible with the exception of King Street's 2nd floor dining area and party rooms. Every effort will be made to accommodate parties with limited mobility guests on the King Street 1st floor dining room.
If we have a little less than 20 people, can we still get the Party Bento Menu?
Yes, the Party Bento Menu is available for parties of 8 or more.
When do Parking Arrangements or Valet Parking Fees apply?
Due to limited parking, for very large parties at our Pearl City and King Street restaurants, guests may be required to double park in designated stalls (30 or more) and/or pay a nominal fee for a valet lot attendant (50 or more).