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

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  • 167
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  • 133
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 41
    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
Bar Service was very good

The first visit was a lot of fun. The restaurant was packed so we sat at the bar. The lady bartender was very busy, but still paid attention to us. The second visit, the restaurant was not as busy. We sat in the dining room and had a great time. My only criticism was that the older and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
easytoplease61
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Seattle, Washington
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Kapaa, Hawaii
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kintaro is one of my favorite places (I live here). It's always one of my top selections when my birthday rolls around. The sushi bar is terrific, and another favorite of mine is the tempura. They are often extremely busy (with good reason) yet the service has always been top notch - and that is for MANY visits over the... More 

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Thank KauaiResident
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The first visit was a lot of fun. The restaurant was packed so we sat at the bar. The lady bartender was very busy, but still paid attention to us. The second visit, the restaurant was not as busy. We sat in the dining room and had a great time. My only criticism was that the older and younger hostesses... More 

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Thank easytoplease61
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Call ahead to get a seat !!! This place is packed and for a very good reason the food is outstanding !!! Found out about this place through locals and its a family type place. We got there around 8pm and there were no seats !! Only 4 at the sushi bar so we took them and I am glad... More 

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Thank paul m
Salt Lake City, Utah
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154 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure if this was an attempt at Japanese Hawaii fusion. If it was it failed. The fried rice had bacon in it. Ugh, if it has been spam I would have at least laughed. The teriyaki style shrimp should have been called lemon shrimp. The sushi was nasty. The beef bowl my husband got was gristle. The Pepsi... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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144 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make a reservation. There were a lot of locals here having birthday parties & celebrations. The sushi was great and reasonably priced. Had the most delicious chocolate macadamia nut mud pie for dessert.

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Thank SaraBeth55
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was absolutely JAMMED with locals when we went. The service was good, and the food was good, but not the BEST sushi I've ever had. They do serve some delicious appetizers and palate cleansers though. According to the guidebooks teppanyaki is where it's at here - but it didn't seem like that's what people were eating. The rolls... More 

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Thank Es_bo123
Santa Clara, California
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

the place is crowded, locals come here too, the sushi is great. The price is reasonable. Only open for dinner

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Thank KathyReview2014
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The food was good and we had a good time. The highlight was to watch all the locals greeting each other and it gave us a glimpse of their community. As a tourist, it is often nice to get a sense of the local life and Kintaro was just that.

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Thank Cat_en_voyage
Pacific Grove, California
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Ate here on December 18 on a Friday night and it was loud and crazy. Seemed like a lot of small Christmas parties were going on which may explain the rowdy atmosphere. It took about 20 mins to get seated at this large restaurant. The service was good and friendly in spite of the crowd. There seemed to be mostly... More 

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Thank SMB4_1958
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a friend who had lived on the island. It did not disappoint. The food was very good. The service was good. It lacked a good child's menu but that didn't stop our kids from enjoying an entrée. There is more of a local feeling at this restaurant. We enjoyed it.

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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, Asian

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?