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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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Ranked #5 of 63 Restaurants in Waimea
Cuisines: Sushi
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sunnytraveler2
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Turner Valley, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We have only been in the area for two days and have already visited twice! with plans for a third shortly. We went on the recommendation of our B&B owner and were amazed at the quality. By far the best sushi we have ever had, at a very reasonable price. We have been to sushi restaurants and paid much much... More

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Once I asked where is the best sushi in Waimea. The reply was just one word. Aka. I had never eaten at Aka Sushi prior to last night. I came in once before just to have a look see. But last night I actually tried some of their sushi and was instantly sold! The sashimi melted in my mouth! Sayonara... More

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