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4-370 Kuhio Highway (Route 56), Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
808-822-3341
Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 150
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 37
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food, Mediocre Service

Food was great. We got about 10 different types of food. Soft Shell Crab was my favorite and the Ginger Creme Brulee hit the spot! They give out these free fried won ton which are tasty. Service could be a little better. Waiters do work extremely hard and you see their sweat but they could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Jastine D
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Haiku, Hawaii
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to Kauai for years. We decided to eat at Kintaro. We have eaten here before. The tempura was not good. The tempura was soggy. I would suggest to use smother tempura recipe. The service was nice and friendly. The restaurant was nice and cool with a quiet a/c. The restaurant was crowdy.

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Food was great. We got about 10 different types of food. Soft Shell Crab was my favorite and the Ginger Creme Brulee hit the spot! They give out these free fried won ton which are tasty. Service could be a little better. Waiters do work extremely hard and you see their sweat but they could smile a little more and... More 

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Ocean Grove, Australia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went to eat at Kintaro's one night but had to wait over half an hour for a table so we booked to come back another night. I'm glad we did because the food is so delicious! The service isn't great, our waiter seemed annoyed with us when we weren't quick to order and wasn't very helpful explaining menu items.... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It's hard to get a table at Kintaro's: reservations are a must! But, even a reservation does not ensure that you'll be seated at a table within 10 minutes. So arrive early (to be first in line for your timeslot), and be prepared to wait. If you choose the teppan yaki service, you may notice that the chefs have less... More 

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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Sushi, rolls and chirashi was excellent. Great service from our waitress. Made reservation one day in advance thus no wait. Yesterday's wait time was one hour.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had dinner here w/ a large group. Restaurant was able to accommodate us and the food was very tasty and delicious! Parking could be an issue when it's crowded. However, they have an overflow parking lot directly across the street.

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Hilo
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This place is always packed because it's so good - mostly with locals too, which says a lot. The sushi is always good, always fresh, very consistent. They also offer teppan yaki and other such cooked things for people who like that, which is useful if anyone in your party is not as into sushi as you are. The selection... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Hands down this was the best Japanese restaurant I've ever been to. We heard about it from a local bartender and he didn't steal us wrong! The place was packed with locals. I recommend reservations. I don't do sushi but I could've had a plate full of it here. My husband ordered it and then ordered seconds. You can tell... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This restaurant came highly recommended therefore we had great expectations. The food was good but not as amazing as we thought it would be, the service was below average. The fish was very fresh and nicely cooked.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

It took 45 minutes to be seated. They made us close out our drink tab before they would take us back. Our server was nice. But the overall experience sucked. We won't be back.

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Additional Information about Kintaro

Address: 4-370 Kuhio Highway (Route 56), Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Phone Number: 808-822-3341
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-370 Kuhio Highway (Route 56), Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 808-822-3341

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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