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Takenoko sushi

578 Hinano St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6434
+1 808-933-3939
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (49 reviews)
“king crab” (3 reviews)
“the real deal” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
578 Hinano St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6434
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Takenokos is the real deal! Great service, cozy intimate ambience, and amazingly fresh seafood. I usually don't care for raw oysters, but this place converted me. So good. I recommend getting the chefs choice for the freshest, best options. The King Crab Miso is also...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Wendy W
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Outstanding sushi, outstanding service and food. You're super lucky if you can land a reservation at Takenoko Sushi. If someone invites you, you should jump at it.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank PTAMOM2017
Reviewed March 30, 2018

This small sushi place in Hilo compares favorably with the best in Tokyo or anywhere else that I have tried sushi (New York, London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Kyoto, etc.). Incredibly fresh and flavorful - blows away the other sushi places in Hilo and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank halefjord
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Stellar Edomae sushi prepared by a seasoned Sushi chef. Takenoko has the reputation of being Hilo's toughest seats - Good luck on securing a reservation. BYOB

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Igor1045
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Great place for sushi in Hilo. Lots of parking if the other places aren't too busy. Best to make reservations.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Ren J
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Nothing but Fresh here. Very traditional so if you're looking for cream cheese, go somewhere else. This Chef has paid his dues when it comes to experience according to Japaneses high standards.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank GFKWaikoloa
Reviewed September 12, 2016

I truly love Master sushi chef, Mr. Kobayashi's art of sushi creation. Once you taste his work.... you do not want to any other place. It is a long wait to get a reservation ... perhaps 1 year wait... but it is worth waiting for.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank sonoem
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Good sushi but you pay for it. Actually you can't eat here since this is tiny restaurant and reserved until next year. Well, even if you see a seat they will say No. Not a big deal Just go eat good sushi in Honolulu. You...More

Date of visit: January 2016
4  Thank emichan2016
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here many times with my wife and have even been to special in-home events catered by Takenoko and his wife. I love them and their food. It's authentic and after visiting Japan I can't really say it's different. Sure in Japan I can...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank DonnieDemuth
Reviewed May 28, 2016

Mitsuru and Pam are an awesome team. Kids are a real help too. Love the location. Love the prices. Love... love the food! Thank you for always giving us an awesome experience with you guys.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Sherry O
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Clare D
April 20, 2015|
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Response from halefjord | Reviewed this property |
Getting a reservation is the hard part. Consider walking there - a pretty walk from where you re staying - but get a ride back to the hotel if after dark.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 578 Hinano St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6434
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-933-3939
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