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

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  • Food
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Local sushi spot

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank paul m
Salt Lake City, Utah
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154 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

Thank Carol L
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 3 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.

Thank SaraBeth55
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

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

Thank KathyReview2014
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank Cat_en_voyage
Pacific Grove, California
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank SMB4_1958
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank smlkennedy
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135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is the second Christmas party at Kintaro's that I have attended. I was a little nervous, as all raw fish to me is squishy (?) and I do not like. However. I was able to have a great dinner just the same. I started off with the sauteed mushrooms and skewered vegetables for appetizers, then finished with Salmon in... More 

Thank capncusp
Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is an extraordinarily good, fairly priced, local spot. They served up some lovely complimentary fried wontons as a starter. We stuck with sushi and maki. All of the rolls we tried - king crab, shrimp tempura, Hanalei and spicy tuna hand roll were beyond reproach. The hamachi sushi was as good as good be. Terrific service and a very... 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: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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?