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

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  • 140
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  • 118
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 36
    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
Excellent sushi, good service

I am extremely picky about sushi, in that I will basically only eat it if I can see the pacific ocean, so I don't eat it very often. So, I don't know if this is authentic or the best or any other comparative; I just know the Sushi at Kintaro stands as good food and I really liked it. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
John S
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I am extremely picky about sushi, in that I will basically only eat it if I can see the pacific ocean, so I don't eat it very often. So, I don't know if this is authentic or the best or any other comparative; I just know the Sushi at Kintaro stands as good food and I really liked it. I... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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179 reviews 179 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The sushi wasn't bad, not amazing. The garlic mushrooms were lovely, the seafood stew was also really good. Service was fast, and things come out in the order they are ready, just like in Japan.

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Went at exactly 5:30. Was a line up outside but we were sat immediately. Service was EXCELLENT. Our water glasses never reached half empty. Our sushi came out in minutes- Amazing. Staff was very very friendly and accommodating. Sushi was delicious and fresh. Would definitely recommend.

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Calgary, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I sat outside 20 mins waiting for the restaurant to open and were so glad we did! Opens preciously at 530. We started off with the ever popular fried rice which was outstanding then ordered fish and teppanikai beef. Took a while for the fish so our server brought us more fried rice and sake to apologize.... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Find this place driven by. Amazing Japanese super fresh food! Visitors where mostly locals and it was perfect sign. Prices are very comfortable! Chef made all sushi and other food stuff by himself from the knife. This is must place to visit in Kuaii island.

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Wailua, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is an awesome restaurant. One of my favorite things is the infamous Purple Haze Sake. Wonderfully warm to the palet! This place is always busy, reservations are important. Great service and great staff. Unlike many places on the island, the staff has very low turn over. You will actually see and get many of the same servers, visit after... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Awesome sushi, good miso soup, chirashi Sushi veeeery good. All fresh and very taste. The restaurant is beautifull, the staff is good. Everything is very good. If we could, we come back again and again and again. The price is very ok. We recomend!!!

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Valley Center, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

When locals in widespread different areas of Kauai recommend the same sushi restaurant, you have to pay attention. And I'm so glad we made it. Gwen, our waitress, was so attentive and extremely helpful, giving all kinds of suggestions, which we were smart enough to heed. The Hanalei and Kamakazi rolls were divine, and the mixed tempura was light, crunchy... More 

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Grover Beach, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Fresh, fresh, fresh fish! Super fast sushi chef. Delicious rolls and nigiri sushi. There is a teppan area, but as my husband and I are sushi lovers, we always sit at the bar so we can check out the fish and watch the chef at work. Everyone there was friendly and helpful. Can't say enough about how delicious the fish... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had a couple of local rolls and one sushi bowl. The fish quality was very good. The selection was excellent and the service was very good though not overly friendly. It gets busy so go early or make reservations.

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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?