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Hawaiiana Cafe

#291 of 1,797 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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260 Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1993
808-772-8879
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12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the sushi so made sure we visited the cafe again. When I went to pay for the bill I was charged an extra $6.00 on top of my bill for a servers charge. When I questioned the charge I was told it was standard in Waikiki. It was then added to my credit card. I would of brought cash... More 

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Thank IngaOlaf
Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem for sushi and Japanese food!! Small private setting with great service and fresh food. Had ahi tuna special sushi roll and the tuna was rare and fresh. Beef bowl and tempura udon soup were also great! Ask for some Japanese spices for your soup- adds great flavor to the broth! I believe it is a BYOB place as... More 

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Thank AndreaK99
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Looks very unassuming, and not a place for a special date. However, the service is cordial, the food is 100% fresh and extremely tasty. Best value by far in over-priced Waikiki.

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Thank cant83
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

After reading all the positive reviews I was looking forward to trying this place. It's definitely cute and a hole in the wall. Food was ok but way way over priced. Spent $45 USD for two donburi and 2 small rolls (8 pieces of California roll and 8 pieces of ahi roll). The same meal in Vancouver would have been... More 

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Thank Samantha A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I were staying in Waikiki and were looking for a less expensive restaurant with a local feel that we could walk to. We read good reviews, so decided to try it for dinner. It was small and very quaint and obviously family owned. There were only a handful of tables, but there was also sidewalk table seating.... More 

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Thank kblp
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Food was okay but the service was terrible. It was my last day in Hawaii and this restaurant totally ruined the end of my happy vacation. If you are not good at English or not familiar with American culture just never go there.

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Thank 혜연 조
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Hiked Diamond Head then stopped for lunch while walking back to hotel. Shared a salad and the sushi was amazing. Involuntarily said yum midway through the meal! Very small dining area. Decor was very Hawaiian eclectic. Not a place for a romantic meal, but definitely a place for personalized service and delicious eats!! (Was gluten free friendly, too.)

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Thank MeIslandGirl14
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Loved the food Loved the service Five Tables inside and a few outside A real hidden jewel,in the middle of the insanity of the area

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Thank Andrew C
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We were out for a walk around Waikiki and as we are in seafood heaven, wanted sushi. We heard by word of mouth about Hawaiian Cafe and decided to give it a try. It is smaller quaint sushi cafe with great character. The service was fast, friendly and our server was great with my girls (12 & 7) on how... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

If you are in the area for vacation, i wouldnt waste a meal here. Things to note: 1/ nice owners but that doesnt excuse the slow service 2/ as noted, a hole in the wall...but that is pretty much it 3/ food was a miss, for all the reviews on "fresh" fish...isnt this hawaii...dont most ppl have access to fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1993
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-772-8879
Description
This is a new restaurant in the Waikiki area--evidently only about 4 months old. It is next to the Hard Rock Cafe. The phone number is 808-772-8879.

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