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Jimbo Japanese Noodle Restaurant

1936 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96826
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  • Jimbo Japanese Noodle RestaurantPro 2014
    Gogo Dave Dubya
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    5 Apr 06, 2014

    In my opinion, the best udon on the island. The savory broth and their skinny udon noodles (cost 50 cents extra) are my staple here. I normally get the Oyakodon / udon combo (only $12.90 dinner / $11.50 lunch), and I leave stuffed. It's not a fancy place, just great noodles.

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    Sara Benson
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    5 Oct 20, 2013

    Stranded on a busy street between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki, you might not even this noodle shop if you didn't know to look for it. But step inside and slurp a bowl of handmade soba and udon noodles in a savory broth to die for. Totally worth a detour if you love authentic Japanese food.

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    Trinity
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    4 Aug 16, 2013

    A budget meal! Many of the noodle soups are just under $10. I really enjoyed the chewy, fresh, homemade udon noodles here. Menu includes a variety of options and toppings. Some days they run out of soup (it happened to me and I had to find another alternative for dinner) so maybe call in beforehand.

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    Malia Yoshioka
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    4 Jan 05, 2013

    The udon and noodle options at Jimbo are perfect for a rainy day or evening in Honolulu.limited parking available in front, or use the parking lot around the back. Lunch specials are a great deal too! I usually opt for a curry/rice combo with udon. Yum!

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    Ben
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    People rave about the noodles served here, and I have to admit I haven't tried them, but Jimbo's was the first place I enjoyed Japanese curry shortly after arriving in Hawaii. I had the curry with corn, and it was a pallet expanding experience that helped me break out of my mainland food bias and enjoy the eclectic mix of Asian and pacific cuisine so readily available in Hawaii. The establishment is very hard to spot if you don't know exactly where you are going, and thanks to the one way traffic on the street on which it is situated, passing it by requires a time consuming loop back around if you aren't over searching already. It's really worth the effort though, and, after the absolutely delicious meal I enjoyed there, I imagine everything on the menu is quality.

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    Dishcrawl Honolulu
    3 Feb 09, 2013

    Curry Udon & Tempura Combo

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    Randall Sebastian
    5 Nov 03, 2012

    Great prices for lunch!! Pic is a lunch set for $11!!

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4.5 out of 5
7 members' reviews
180 people visited Jimbo Japanese Noodle Restaurant
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    Moderate$$
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  • Open Hours:

    Lunch & Dinner daily
  • Phone:

    (808) 947-2211

Description

Locally known simply as Jimbo's, this Japanese restaurant is just about only known by locals thanks to it's rather unassuming location. Tucked just off the street on the end of a building home to a few shops, this tiny establishment churns out some great food. They have a huge selection of noodles here, with both the normal and the thicker udon varieties available. Japanese curry is also one of ... read more
their specialties, and like the noodles, there are dozens of different spins on the dish that allow for endless variety. The dining area, though small, is comfortable and the service is attentive and helpful if you are not familiar with this kind of cuisine. If you are hankering for some authentic Japanese fare, keep your eyes peeled the next time you are heading down King street for this easy-to-miss restaurant.

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