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68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive, KOHALA COAST, Shops at Mauna Lani, Upper Level No. 111, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9704 (Kaniku Drive)
+1 808-887-2711
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great meal here. Casual place and great food. The waiter was extremely helpful. Their signature appetizer or small plate tuna was unbelievably good. Noodles and sushi were great. We also had tofu steak and that was tasty as well.

Thank Sharon L
Vancouver, Canada
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a great surprise!! Was recommended it by someone at our hotel as our first choice that evening was booked. Thoroughly enjoyed their original role, and their sashimi. Would definitely go back!!

Thank kari l
Alton, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You know a place is good when it's packed! We couldn't get a reservation till 8 pm which was late for us to eat but we really wanted good sushi. We still didn't get seated till 8:20, although the staff was very apologetic. Two other couples we seated at the same time as us and got their food rather quickly...I... More 

Thank Lori R
San Francisco, California, United States
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner here. We ordered high-end Saki (a bottle of Kamotsuru) to accompany our dinner of avocado shrimp salad, and 3 rolls: Rainbow, Volcano, and Spider. All were very tasty. I would definitely ear here again.

Thank Seth A
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for sushi and we were delightfully pleased. Everything we ordered, from salad, tofu steak, to sushi was well made and flavorful. The waiter was polite and accommodating and kept our water glasses full. The price was a bit steep, but we are in Hawaii, so that's expected.

Thank Flipafink
Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a large group of 8. We enjoyed the sushi and other food choices. Drinks were very good. The red wine we ordered was served too cold. It must have been stored in the regular refrigerator. Most of the dishes were served familiar style and were passed around the table. Tuna tataki was stand out dish. Ribs were also... More 

Thank stetler4
Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Some great sushi here, in this upstairs mall restaurant, and friendly service too. A table or two outside as well. We went back a second time.

Thank Sally C
Guam, Mariana Islands
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284 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We ate here for the second time. Just like before, we left very happy. Even if the waitstaff acts like she does not care, it was offset by the quality of food when we finally got it.

Thank Anna M
Columbia, Missouri
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We last ate here Christmas night with our family of 4. The sushi is excellent (we travel each year to Japan so we have a good point of reference). It is somewhat casual and can get very busy.

1 Thank Christopher H
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Been here a number of times. It's great and I recommend it! My husband is half Japanese and can be picky about Japanese food quality. I am just plain picky, especially about fish. We've enjoyed every meal every time. It also feels like one of the restaurants with better value in the Mauna Lani/Fairmont Orchid resort area.

Thank LJBrad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive, KOHALA COAST, Shops at Mauna Lani, Upper Level No. 111, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9704
    (Kaniku Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-887-2711

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?