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65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea Center (KTA), Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-2929
808-887-2320
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Soup on a Cold Day

After a Blizzard on Mauna Kea mountain, our little town of Waimea was freezing. We were looking for a warm, light lunch, and decided on the Udon and Shrimp Tempura. The Tempura is served on the side. The broth and udon soup was tasty and hit the spot. We were very happy and satisfied. We suggest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Luisa32214
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Waimea, Hawaii
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Waimea, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

After a Blizzard on Mauna Kea mountain, our little town of Waimea was freezing. We were looking for a warm, light lunch, and decided on the Udon and Shrimp Tempura. The Tempura is served on the side. The broth and udon soup was tasty and hit the spot. We were very happy and satisfied. We suggest ordering ahead of time,... More 

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Waimea, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This little Sushi restaurant is worth popping into. He makes fresh sushi while you wait and has created a menu with options that are both simple and healthy. Try the udon, Hamachi Kama or tempura shrimp roll. He has a good variety and keeps the menu simple so it is always fresh.

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Run by a young couple, Aka offers the cheapest sushi in town at a great price. I love their udon noodle dish and usually accompany it with 2-3 sushi rolls. Salmon -avo, hamachi-avo, and ahi-avo. At about 5 bucks a roll, you can't beat the price. Plus it's the same fish you'll pay double or triple for at Sansei, Redwater,... More 

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Kamuela
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

....presentation means a lot these days & Aka Sushi's got it down! Very nice portions, good rice..I love the Spider Crab Roll, but the Unagi in the Caterpillar Roll made me a fan! .... Will try the Nigiri next time!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a cute little place, not cheap but nice flavors. the neon lights made you feel you are eating in some chap salon in China Town, but unfortunately the prices are not sending the same message. However, the hardworking people who run this place do prepare delicious rolls.

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Pully, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

We waited for our food for 40 min, the waitress did not inform us of the waiting time and we did not even get a glass of water while waiting. When the food finally arrived, we were somewhat disappointed with the portions. California rolls were small, hand rolls were half empty.For 2 people, we had only the tip of a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
29 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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  • Cuisine: Sushi

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