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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 39
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful Teppan Yaki

We love the Teppan Yaki at Kintaro. You must make a reservation, as this place is busy. The food is very well prepared and you will get plenty to eat. Prices are reasonable for Hawaii. As a tip, order the fried rice for an extra $5.00 instead of the white rice, it is well worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
dlevitsky
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We love the Teppan Yaki at Kintaro. You must make a reservation, as this place is busy. The food is very well prepared and you will get plenty to eat. Prices are reasonable for Hawaii. As a tip, order the fried rice for an extra $5.00 instead of the white rice, it is well worth it.

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We ate at Kintaro's a couple of time last year. We decided to try it again this year and we were not disappointed. The service was fast. The food was fresh and tasty. We were served more than we could eat!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Started at bar with Jason the bartender. Nice young man who talks very fast and has worked at Kintaro for 10 years, good cocktails. Then proceeded to table with waiter Michael and busboy Hana. Really great waitstaff! We ordered a fish appetizer, very good and then filets and shrimp which were served with soup or salad. One of the best... More 

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This restaurant was recommended in Fodor's Hawaii guidebook and it didn't disappoint. In fact, we went there twice in one week. If it's busy (as usual) and no table is available, you can sit at the bar and receive very quick service. Be sure to try the seared ahi poke! The green tea ice cream pie was also very good,... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Got seated right away because we got their right when it opened. The ginger had an awesome flavor! Sushi was pretty good. We tried four different rolls. Tasted fresh and the place was packed by the time we left!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

When people ask what food I miss from back home after moving away years ago there is always one main answer: Kintaro's. Damn you for creating a craving that is so difficult to satisfy.

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Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We sat at the 'hibachi' table... and 3 of us had hibachi.... one of us sushi. The rolls were very fresh, but unimaginative. The hibachi chef was miserable. Like he would rather be in a dentist's chair. The 'server' was also less than friendly. He seemed irritated at the thought of bringing us a beverage. In fact- the only person... More 

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Maine
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277 reviews 277 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a very busy restaurant which has a large local following. Despite all of the hype and good service, this establishment just does not compare to others on the island. Nothing special. Nice building!

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NH
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Service was very attentive. Husband had calamari for an app (amazing!!) and sushi platter with an assortment. I had soba noodles for my app and vegetarian sushi for my entree. Yummy but cut a little large. I felt like a chipmunk with stuffed cheeks. Great prices for Kauai. We got there when they opened at 5:30 so we wouldn't have... More 

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Glendale, CA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

First off, we had wonderful service and being that it was our family's Christmas eve dinner, it was busy! We were able to get seated fairly quickly with a reservation for a party of 7. We also were served on a timely manner as well. Our waiters were all very friendly and went above and beyond. As for the food,... More 

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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: Sushi, Japanese

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?