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Aka Sushi

65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea Center (KTA), Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8442
+1 808-887-2320
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nigiri” (4 reviews)
“salmon” (4 reviews)
“sushi rolls” (2 reviews)
All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea Center (KTA), Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8442
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Reviews (51)
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

I had take out sushi here twice. The first time the sushi was great, and esp. my favorite, which is a roll with umeboshi and shiso leaf, and a few regular pieces. The second time, the sushi was unrecognizable, even the shiso-ume, and the California...More

Thank Miriahm D
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Sushi Aka continues to be my GO-TO Sushi Restaurant in Waimea. It is always so fresh and made with absolute perfection! I usually stop in for lunch and lately the staff just nods at me as they remember what I love to order! Can't beat...More

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The best sushi on the West side of the Big Island.. I've had sushi at high end restaurants all over the island and Las Vegas. This place is better then them all..

Thank josephsH6936VP
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Every few years we stop here for a quick nigiri lunch. Aka Sushi's lunch special can't be beat anywhere on the Island. This is some of the freshest maguro and hamachi to be found anywhere! The staff is personable and unpretentious, too! We already look...More

Thank DougR
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Zero ambiance but really good sushi (the uni was top-notch). We ate here the night of the election so our stomachs weren't in the best shape. All credit to the food for overcoming our democratic indigestion... Super quick service, which seems to be a thing...More

Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The menu is not huge for sashimi and salad lovers - only three kinds of sashimi available (hamachi, salmon and tuna), one sashimi salad and one garden salad, but it's good. More extensive options for sushi. Good value. Very basic decor. Convenient parking.

Thank Granduelle
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I hate to share this hidden gem of a sushi place for fear of it becoming too popular... but then that is not what Aloha is all about. Take the time to find this gem and enjoy freshly prepared sushi and other items in an...More

Thank AnaBanana2u
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Upon entering aka sushi the restaurant seemed empty with one table occupied with only one person. The server greeted us as we entered. We looked through the menu a little disappointed that some traditional Japanese rolls were not listed on the menu nor sold. We...More

Thank secret0225
Reviewed 25 December 2015

We had really good quality sushi here and was excellent value for money! The salmon sashimi is some of the best we've had, lovely thick cuts. The sushi rolls are also very delicious too. Would highly recommend!

Thank Lydia234
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Saw the great reviews, wondered if it was open for lunch and emailed, a week later no reply. Went by today and had lunch. Very bizarre service, took forever to get water, then the waiter promised the water was "on its way" and brought the...More

1  Thank 4oystercatcher
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea Center (KTA), Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8442
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-887-2320
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