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Aka Sushi

65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea Center (KTA), Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-2929
808-887-2320
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Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

What a great find in a strip mall in the middle of nowhere. But if you are staying in the vicinity of ten Mauna Lani beach resort it is worth the 45 min to 1 hr round trip. The scenery on the way is wonderful. The restaurant has no atmosphere but the service and food are great! Had the sashimi... More

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Waimea, Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We crave this place. Everyone in my family has to get their own order of the shrimp tempura sushi roll served warm and drizziled with sweet soy sauce that makes it all come together. Check the time they are open before you go. They take charge cards too. Small eatery, so we usually take it to go and eat at... More

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sunnytraveler2
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The rainbow roll was a total surprise. Thick layers of the freshest fish stuffed with the highest quality of crabmeat. Not much on atmosphere but it is about the food here. The takeout business they do is non-stop. Service is attentive. The staff stretches themselves at all times.

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Waimea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have been a fan of Chef Mo for years even before he opened his restaurant Aka Sushi. I can tell you that his sushi is some of the best I have ever tasted. I travel for a living and frequent sushi places all over the world and not very many of them can compare. If your thinking about a... More

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Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I love this place. Everything I have tried is delicious. My very favorite is their fried scallop roll, best scallop role ever !!! :)

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

great service, awesome sushi. my wife and i are staying in waikaloa and we were pretty excited to try this place out after touring the north part of the island. unlike Sansai, this did not disappoint and we'll be back again.

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

The food was great, sushi very fresh and tasty. Udon come to the table very hot, a bit on the saltier side. The price is very reasonable. Very friendly service. Go check it out if you're in the area. I give 5/5 because overall the price and food is good. I tired other sushi on big island, this one is... More

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Kamuela
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Everytime I go in there the food is perfect. The walls are nearly bare and they usually don't have music playing so the atmosphere is a little weird but the food is excellent!!

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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stumbled upon AKA sushi on a recent trip to the Big Island. We're from Seattle where there are plenty of sushi restaurants but AKA was the best sushi we've ever had, anywhere. The portions were generous, too, and the service was friendly. We enjoyed it so much that we went back two more times, lunch and dinner. The second... More

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Waimea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This place got sushi right. Amazing fish and perfect ratio of rice to fish in the rolls. Great miso, too. I go here probably once every two weeks. Incredibly affordable as well.

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Address: 65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea Center (KTA), Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-2929
Phone Number: 808-887-2320
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
Cuisine: Sushi

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