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Kinokawa Japanese Restaurant

1611 E Wardlow Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807-4927
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Ranked #445 of 971 Restaurants in Long Beach
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Dec 28, 2012
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English first
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

After reading reviews my fiancé and I were craving some sushi and decided to stop here. We arrived here at 1:35pm only to find that the door was locked and had closed sign. I then call and a lady picks up. I ask if their open and she said yes and informed her that the door was locked. She then... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Had lunch here the other day, which is the time I usually come here. Everything was good and fresh as it usually is. These guys do a nice job so I will definately be back soon.

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Huntington Beach, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Kinokawas is a great traditional Japanese restaurant and as soon as you walk in, you'll know why. The decor is very old school and they even have traditional eating rooms with tatami mats if you're so inclined--but don't be weary, there are plenty of tables and a huge sushi bar as well. The prices are reasonable, but not cheap. The... More

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Long Beach, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Very Japanese; from everyone working there wearing kimonos; to table seating on pillows on the floor; no shoes please. Sushi and Japanese food.

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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

Just ate dinner here tonight after not having been back for about 5 years... just a little out of my way... but after having tried othere Japanese restaurants in my area of Long Beach and beyond, Kinokawa is just the best! The perfect ginger salad dressing, the miso soup...both with just the right textures, consistancy and flavors... the bean sprouts... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
470 helpful votes 470 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2010

Kinokawa is a place that goes WAY back. Luckily, they have kept it updated and clean but traditionally Japanese in decor. There are several rooms so it feels fairly private no matter where you sit. They are in the California Heights neighborhood at Wardlow and Walnut and have a lot for parking. They have traditional dishes like teriyaki, udon, katsu... More

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Los Angeles
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2010

I have eaten here over 100 times and love it. I brought some business contacts here after they landed their Gulfstream at Long Beach Airport and they loved it. The cedric roll and NEW kinokawa rolls are fantastic. The yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno in ponzu sauce is great. The C combo special is a lot of food and includes chicken... More

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