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You Make The Roll

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75-5725 Alii Dr Ste D101, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1772
+1 808-326-1322
11:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Key West, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

As a vegetarian, I ordered Inari, an avocado roll, and a vegetable roll. The pieces were HUGE and the rice was cooked perfectly. The avocado roll melted in my mouth. Tough to find, but there is no better value on the island.

Thank Swati G
Casper, Wyoming
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Worth the wait! Fresh and delicious local sushi treasure. Little hard to find but worth all the effort. Huge rolls. Wonderful prices. Make an order, wander the area, go back and pick it up! Yumm! About $7.00 a roll!

Thank Erin S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Always fresh. Sometimes they run out or get so busy that they close the doors. They could have expanded long ago but chose to keep it just right. One of my favorite places to eat on any of the islands.

Thank Akstier
Mesa, Arizona
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

You need to find this little sushi place tucked behind Alii Dr. Only 3 people allowed inside, because it is tiny. Before I placed my order, I was told it would be 45 minutes to an hour wait, but that was fine. Went for a walk along Alii and the water. Came back, and it was closed until 12:15, but... More 

Thank HTLuv2cruz
St. John's, Canada
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Larger than expected. I had heard so much about this place. Everyone said it was the place to go. I spent $20 on three rolls and ate for at least two meals. It was delicious!

Thank P A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Waited about 30 minutes, but it was worth it. The salmon and the tuna rolls are both amazing, and the Miso was the best I've ever had. $20 for two for dinner!!!

Thank Stacia F
Bellingham, Washington
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

I found out about this great little sushi place on tripadvisor and was so glad I did. yes it is a little hard to find, but worth looking for. We happened to be shopping in Kona on a Wednesday when a cruise shop had docked. While the rest of the area was a little crowded with cruise passengers, however You... More 

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North Bend, Oregon
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Notice a line of people waiting for the doors to open, always a good sign. Queued up, ordered my custom rolls, and waited 40 minutes. Those minutes seem long, but when you get your food, the wait is forgotten. The freshest, best crafted rolls I've ever eaten. Get there at opening and follow the courtesy protocol. Can't figure out what... More 

Thank Loloofthewoods
Yakima, WA
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Wonderful sushi. Will take 45 minutes at least to get your food. Order and then do some shopping and come back and enjoy! Oishii desu

Thank italiandiver
Edmonton, Alberta
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

You Make the Roll was the first place we went to after arriving at KOA. They were incredibly busy on a Saturday afternoon, and it was slow because they had so much food to prepare, but it was worth it. The rolls were fresh, delicious, and special..

Thank YEG_Kayaker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5725 Alii Dr Ste D101, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1772
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-1322

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?