About Us

Healthy and fresh with locally grown ingredients - Pearl City, HI

Rokaru translates to “local” in Japanese, and that’s exactly what we want to be. What sets us apart from all those eateries that are a dime a dozen, is that we use island-sourced meats and vegetables to create each dish. We source ingredients from Kulana Farm, Kahumana Farms, Two Ladies Pig Farm, Aloun Farms and Makaweli Ranch, among others. So when you eat here, you’re not only getting a delicious meal – you’ll also know you’re supporting the local community!

Locally Owned and Operated

Our founders Reid Watanabe, Mark Ishii, Ken Matsuoka and Gary Nakata are actively involved in everything that goes on at Rokaru, including designing and experimenting with new creations for you to enjoy. 

They welcome your input on what you would like to see at their restaurant and hope to serve you for years to come! 

Great Staff, Great Food

“Great staff, great food. Loved the experience. Went in there on whim, and had a great time. The people were extremely friendly and the food was amazing.”  -reviewer on our Facebook page

These kinds of reviews make us extremely happy and proud, because we have served someone something unexpectedly good. We want to win the hearts of Hawaii’s locals by offering the best shabu shabu and other dishes and topping them off with the most heavenly desserts, served by our professional and welcoming staff. Come in and try it out! 


When and Where to Find Us

Located in the Pearl City Gateway Shopping Center, we’re there when you need a delicious meal! 

We’re open daily from 11am to 10pm, so you’ll never go hungry. Holidays may affect our regular hours, so check with us before you head our way. Reservations are available for parties of 5 or more. 

News Worthy Articles

Check out some of our Dining Out articles below!
Dining Out Rokaru Shabu Shabu
Shabu is Not Too Shabby
Maximing Local Ingredients
Call us today: (808) 455-3000
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