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68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive, KOHALA COAST, Shops at Mauna Lani, Upper Level No. 111, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9704 (Kaniku Drive)
+1 808-887-2711
17:30 - 21:00
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Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Some great sushi here, in this upstairs mall restaurant, and friendly service too. A table or two outside as well. We went back a second time.

Thank Sally C
Guam, Mariana Islands
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284 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for the second time. Just like before, we left very happy. Even if the waitstaff acts like she does not care, it was offset by the quality of food when we finally got it.

Thank Anna M
Columbia, Missouri
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We last ate here Christmas night with our family of 4. The sushi is excellent (we travel each year to Japan so we have a good point of reference). It is somewhat casual and can get very busy.

1 Thank Christopher H
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here a number of times. It's great and I recommend it! My husband is half Japanese and can be picky about Japanese food quality. I am just plain picky, especially about fish. We've enjoyed every meal every time. It also feels like one of the restaurants with better value in the Mauna Lani/Fairmont Orchid resort area.

Thank LJBrad
Menlo Park, CA
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Finally a decent meal in Hawaii for the price! It's really hard not to sound jaded, but we've come to Hawaii a number of times and we often resign ourselves to the fact that we'll be enjoying mediocre food at ridiculous prices (like eating at Disneyland every day). This place was a nice surprise - though we kind of knew... More 

1 Thank ParadiseAdvice
Guam, Mariana Islands
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176 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

On a recent business trip to the Kohala Coast area of the Big Island, I thought I should find a good Japanese restaurant - away from the hotels. I expect to be here more often in the upcoming year. This spot seems to fit the bill. While neither of the sushi chefs are Japanese, they've had good training and seem... More 

Thank JimmyMc
San Francisco, California
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180 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very busy joint during the night time Food is average at its best but services need to be improved The server will not attend you unless you grab them

Thank Eric J
San Francisco, California
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We always come here for Thanksgiving. I know it sounds weird, but we don't want to eat at a GIANT BUFFET at one of the hotels. (The person who poured our water told us it was weird, too.). Usually we find the atmosphere warm and the food delicious. This time we were seated outside (it was beautiful weather) and it... More 

Thank kbs2001
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We went for a casual business dinner and certainly enjoyed the food. The service was friendly if a bit disorganized. Just a little more attention to the dinner experience would make a big difference

Thank Tony C
Camarillo, CA
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Dined here as a party of 4 on a Friday night, our arrival night for a 5 day visit on the Big Island. Walked up without a reservation (knew we were rolling dice with that). Had about a 30 minute wait for a table (highly recommend reservations). Once seated service was superb. 3 in our party are vegetarians, and we... More 

Thank Randyhol

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive, KOHALA COAST, Shops at Mauna Lani, Upper Level No. 111, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9704
    (Kaniku Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-887-2711

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