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AU$31 - AU$77
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Reviewed 2 March 2024

I’m hesitant to say this but we just found this place to be average at best. The Bistro ambiance (separate from the bustle of downtown Waikiki) was nice and service is quick. The tempura was just ok and the veggie offerings that came with it...were odd…pumpkin, pepper, some kind of root. It’s an up charge for anything like broccoli or mushrooms. The udon was just alright. It was expensive for what you got-even by Hawaii standards. Liked that it is a smaller family run business.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Manabe Manager, Owner at Tempura Kiki, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We apologize for your disappointing tempura experience. We take your feedback seriously and will work to improve the quality of our tempura dishes to meet your expectations in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Reviewed 23 February 2024

One of the best tempura I have ever had (I grew up eating tempura regularly)! Unlimited pickled vegetables (Add some matcha salt to it). We got the shrimp set, the Kiki set, and the Premium Kiki Set. Everything was so fresh. They don’t bring out...all the tempura all at once to make sure you get the freshest tempura. Super friendly staff. Wish we lived closer to this place!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Manabe Manager, Owner at Tempura Kiki, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2024

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our tempura! We strive to consistently deliver delicious and satisfying meals to our customers. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 25 January 2024

It was average food. Also, it is listed as a Japanese, Asian restaurant. I am not sure how to interpret that. I was always taught that Japan was in Asia. Seems a little redundant. Could they have meant Japanese, Thai? Japanese, Korean? Japanese,??????

Date of visit: January 2024
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Manabe Manager, Owner at Tempura Kiki, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2024

We apologize for your disappointing tempura experience. We take your feedback seriously and will work to improve the quality of our tempura dishes to meet your expectations in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Reviewed 24 December 2023 via mobile

Really nice little restaurant with very kind employees and great food. We really love tempura, and this was very well done, nice and crisp and light.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Manabe Manager, Owner at Tempura Kiki, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2023

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our tempura! We strive to consistently deliver delicious and satisfying meals to our customers. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 1 October 2023

Large portions of tempura meat and vegetables. Friendly service but Dodd was rather greasy and mundane

Date of visit: September 2023
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Manabe Manager, Owner at Tempura Kiki, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2023

We apologize for your disappointing tempura experience. We take your feedback seriously and will work to improve the quality of our tempura dishes to meet your expectations in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

We decided to try Tempura Kiki since we learned it’s a sister restaurant to Ginza Bairin, which we make sure to visit every time we’re in Waikiki. The staff at Kiki was super friendly and accommodating, very reminiscent of our trip to Japan. Such generous...and warm-hearted people. Traveling with a 9-month-old can result in a crying baby whose ready to do down for her nap, and that’s exactly what she did…cry! The staff was super understanding and even gave us thumbs up when she finally fell asleep, so my wife and I could enjoy our lunch. As far as the food, again, super darn close to the tempura we had in Japan. The batter was super light, flavorful, and not greasy at all. The sets we ordered (Kiki and Shrimp) were satisfying and delicious. Our meals came with pickled veggies, miso soup, delicious tempura sauce, and rice. The staff even gave our little girl a plate and cup just in case she wanted to enjoy lunch with us. The Snoopy set reminded me of my childhood. Super nostalgic! I would recommend this place 100-times over! Come check it out!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Manabe Manager, Owner at Tempura Kiki, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2023

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our tempura! We strive to consistently deliver delicious and satisfying meals to our customers. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 25 September 2023

Casual place with good tempura. Kinda pricey but good quality. We still ate it all, felt like Japan.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Manabe Manager, Owner at Tempura Kiki, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Thank you for your positive review of our tempura! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and appreciate your support. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

This is the most incredible tempura I have ever eaten. Believe the reviews and the hype. This place deserves all of the praise.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Manabe Manager, Owner at Tempura Kiki, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Thank you so much for your positive review of our tempura! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed it and appreciate your support. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 24 September 2023

The service and the food were excellent. Each tempura, from the fish to the various vegetables, was delicious and served nice and hot. The miso soup was also flavorful. The pork tempura needed more flavor, but it was good nonetheless. Overall, it was a great...experience, and I plan to return next time.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Manabe Manager, Owner at Tempura Kiki, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Thank you so much for your positive review of our tempura! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed it and appreciate your support. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 24 September 2023

Great for a hangout with friends after a long working day. The food was great and the service was good.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Manabe Manager, Owner at Tempura Kiki, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Thank you so much for your positive review of our tempura! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed it and appreciate your support. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 24 September 2023

The food is really authentic and reasonable price!the staff is friendly and nice. would definitely recommend everyone to go :)

Date of visit: September 2023
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Manabe Manager, Owner at Tempura Kiki, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Thank you for your positive review of our tempura! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and appreciate your support. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 23 September 2023

great food and great service. like to come here and bring family and friends to enjoy the yummy food

Date of visit: September 2023
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Manabe Manager, Owner at Tempura Kiki, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Thank you for your kind words about our tempura! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and appreciate your support. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 23 September 2023

Freshly fried right in front of you! Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful in explaining the menu. There was no wait, we got seated right away for dinner around 6pm on a Friday.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Manabe Manager, Owner at Tempura Kiki, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Thank you for your kind words about our tempura! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and appreciate your support. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 21 September 2023 via mobile

Great service and great food. Meal was very filling, which I was not expecting. Enjoyed the experience of the sets coming out in halves. Would visit again!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Manabe Manager, Owner at Tempura Kiki, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Thank you so much for your positive review of our tempura! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and found it to your liking. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed 18 September 2023

I had an incredible dining experience at this tempura restaurant! The perfect crisp on every piece of tempura left me in awe. Each bite was a delightful explosion of flavor and texture. It's clear that the chefs here have mastered the art of tempura frying....I can't recommend this place enough. If you're a tempura enthusiast like me, you won't be disappointed. The combination of perfect crispiness, fast and friendly service, and delicious food makes this restaurant a must-visit. I can't wait to return for another unforgettable meal!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Manabe Manager, Owner at Tempura Kiki, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Thank you for your positive review of our tempura! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and appreciate your support. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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Tempura Kiki is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5