Koko Marina Adds Japanese Cuisine

Koko Marina Center will add another option to its repertoire of eateries when Gokoku opens Sunday (Dec. 14) in the former Just Tacos and Miguel’z space next to Assaggio.

The restaurant will serve traditional and contemporary Japanese food, including a sushi and tempura bar. Gokoku will be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Valet parking will be offered Friday and Saturday nights.

Gokoku will be able to accommodate large groups and private parties in its 3,500-square-foot space, and can seat 106. The restaurant also plans to hire 55 full-and part-time staff.

“We are very excited to be opening in Hawaii,” stated Akiyama Takahashi, founder, president and CEO of Pierthirty Group. “I visit Hawaii often and think it’s so beautiful, and the people so friendly, and so I have always wanted to open a restaurant here.”

Gokoku is the first of 20 restaurants Pierthirty plans to open in Hawaii, joining the 180 eateries the company owns in Japan.

For more information, visit kokomarinacenter.com.