A man whose life was a legend.

A restaurant that began a movement.

Rocky Aoki lived a life of unmatched adventure. Hot air balloonist, cigarette boat racer, Cannonball Run winner, world backgammon champion and Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee, he lived many lifetimes in one.

Accomplished, experienced, sophisticated, Rocky was ahead of his time. An iconic restaurateur, Rocky introduced the concept of “eatertainment” to America fifty-five years ago, blending Japanese-style teppan cooking with showmanship and grandeur to rival the century’s most prolific performances.

His pursuit of life’s finest inspires us to this day.

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You may experience bright and flashing lights that may not be suitable and may cause discomfort for guests with epilepsy and/or other light/photo sensitive conditions. Please contact us at 808-955-5955 or info@rockyhawaii.com prior to arriving and we will try our best to accommodate seating.

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Now, a new concept from the Father of Teppanyaki.


Rocky Teppanyaki is Rocky Aoki’s vision realized. Immerse yourself in the tastes, colors, sounds and experiences you love about traditional teppanyaki while enjoying its evolution into all the modern palate desires.


Honolulu, long recognized as the world’s most exciting confluence of the East and West, is the ideal home for Rocky Teppanyaki. Our menu takes its cues from the global cosmopolitan city around it, offering dishes that blend cultures and cooking styles from Asia to the Americas and beyond, for true international teppanyaki cuisine. Rocky Teppanyaki offers new dishes, such as hamburgers, Japanese burritos, okonomiyaki and teppan sushi; as well as traditional favorites like steak, fish and chicken. Vegetarian options, a keiki menu and craft cocktails round out a culinary experience that is both familiar and exciting.


Since Rocky introduced open-grill cooking by trained Japanese chefs and entertainers, one thing has remained constant – our passion for satisfying your appetite for exquisite food in a high-energy environment that brings people together for a dining experience you’ll never forget.


Why just have a meal when you can make a memory?

Aloha For Rocky Teppanyaki