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Restaurant 2978 - CLOSED

2978 Umi Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Jun 7, 2013
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16 reviews from our community

62% Recommend
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This restaurant is sort of tucked away off a main road. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside was nice. Service was very attentive and the sushi was excellent. On top of that, we got a huge bowl of delicious edamame (more than we could eat) to munch on before our meal.

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Los Angeles
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115 reviews 115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The food was wonderful...creative rolls...great edamame. The service was friendly. Parking was convenient.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

You must be kidding. Greasy soup. Awful sushi. We were too scared to eat the yellowtail, which was kind of gray. At least they took it off the check. If this place was ever even just mediocre--forget good--it must have changed hands.

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Sacramento, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Simple & tasty local food for a reasonable price. Nothing fancy but service good & staff is very friendly.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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172 reviews 172 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We were a group of eight. Three of us had sushi, that was great. The other five had ribs, chicken and the fish special. All said it was just ok. After trying their food I had to agree. The service was very good.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Ono! We were in a big hurry the get to the airport, and the staff was great in getting us fed and out. Great edamame appetizer, tasty and well priced entrees. Interesting decor, location, good rolls.

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san francisco
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Very dark, but I liked it. Not cheap, but not too pricey. It's Kauai standard I guess. Complimentary edamame. Sushi rolls were good. Waiter got our order wrong, once when recalling it back to us and again when he brought the rolls. We ate it anyways. He was very nice.

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cincinnati ohio
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70 reviews 70 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We sat at the sushi bar, and split the fried saimin. Oh my gosh! So delicious! That is some real goodness there. The noodles are full of flavor, with vegetables, small bits of ham and bacon. Yum! Some other excellent stand outs are the UH roll and the Eternal Sunshine roll. The Eternal was my fave. Excellent roll with thin... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Our reason for coming to this restaurant was that we heard that they made the same pancakes that we used to get from the old Oki Diner. I'm not sure about the exact heritage, but it seems that someone previously connected with the Oki Diner was now running this place. We are always looking for a good place with local... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012 via mobile

We waited 30 minutes to get the rolls although there were only three other parties at the restaurant; only one chef, perhaps making stuff for deliveries. The waitress couldn't tell one roll from another. The crab-stuffed mushrooms were hot but had almost zero taste. The rolls were good.

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