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“Hidden gem”

Hayama Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #113 of 304 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 21, 2018

In a small mall away from the tourist hordes of Ali Drive, this place was a lucky find for us. We found it while visiting the excellent wine merchant, West Side Wines. On our first visit, we had Hayashi soba (cold buck wheat noodles) with a side of tempura and a tempura soba. The noodles were a perfect consistency and the broth was so delicious. We were so impressed we went there again. We had various sushi. The sushi rice was perfect and the fish was so fresh and good. It appears that the restaurant is frequented by local people and during the lunch hours most of the tables are occupied. The decor is simple exuding a home like atmosphere. Service is prompt and staff are very welcoming. On our next visit to Kona, we will be sure to visit this place many times.

Thank judystgmi
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I found Hayama online and decided to give it a try for so bet as we both love Sushi.
It is located in a small stripmall which isn't much to look at, but once I side you are made welcome by the sushi bar chef and the hostess.
The food was fresh and delicious. We had the Hayama dinner which included a variety of sashimi, sushi and tempuras.
Everything was very good and we would go back.

Thank Wabadaba
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

This is an authentic Japanese style restaurant. Little over priced for dinner but for lunch a good value. Has the typical kaiseki combination (but not as extravagant as in Japan).

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Thank Richard W
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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

This spot is not highly touted for nothing. The food is fresh, beautifully served and super delicious. The servers are amazingly friendly and helpful, and the sushi chef is energetic and aims to please. Located a block or two up from the beach in an easy-to-park strip mall, Hayama is the place to go

Thank 415Mark650
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Bought the two for dinner special. Lots to eat including different types of sushi, tempura, miso soup, teriyaki sauce chicken and BBQ. Food and service was awesome!

Thank Pam M
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