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3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
(808) 246-0176
Today
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm

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  • 6
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  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tip Top by day_ Sushi Katsui by night

This restaurant was rather confusing for a first timer. Here I'm looking for Tip Top Cafe, no such sign. Walked in thru the front glass doors and to the right is the old fashioned weight scale, a rack with full of Polo Shirts and t-shirts for sale, two commercial refrig with sodas, and two trays... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This restaurant was rather confusing for a first timer. Here I'm looking for Tip Top Cafe, no such sign. Walked in thru the front glass doors and to the right is the old fashioned weight scale, a rack with full of Polo Shirts and t-shirts for sale, two commercial refrig with sodas, and two trays of pastries, and one tray... More 

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Toronto
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

More fried and greasy food than good sushi Not a good place to eat. The ambience is not good The food is ho hum

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Crab in the soft shell crab roll was tough and burnt, mostly rice though. Tempura was um.... Not tempura but looked and tasted more like the broken crumbles in the bottom of the fry basket. Did not try the sashimi so maybe that's where they shine?

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Edmonton, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I really enjoyed the chef that cooked our food in front of us. The show wasn't great but the chef was very friendly and skillful. The food tasted great especially the catch of the day mahi mahi. I would do this again and definitely try the sushi, this place is a local favorite place, with people lined up before it... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The Tip Top Cafe becomes Sushi Katsu during the evening and provides a nice place to have a good variety of sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes. Not fancy but a good value

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Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My wife and I were looking for something a little less touristy and read the reviews online for this place and thought we'd give it a try. That definitely wasn't the smartest thing we did on our trip. The look of the restaurant left something to be desired. It didn't look overly dirty but did look like a mix between... More 

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Sosua, Dominican Republic
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Got sushi rolls and all the rolls were painfully tasteless-lots of rice, no flavors. The place looks and feels like a cafeteria, but seems clean.

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Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

After reading the reviews, we decided to venture here to see how the food was. Definately a local place. We did have to wait a bit for a table, but nothing unexpected. The vegetable tempura was great - huge plate and plenty for the 5 of us. We ordered the mixed sashimi platter, and while overall the quality was good,... More 

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Kauai, Hawaii
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Full Sushi Bar, with wide range of sushi, also has a small menu of other Japanese foods. Price is reasonable and food is tasty.

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Newark, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We had to wait for a table on a Monday night, so it's a popular place. All the food we ordered was good, but quantities were small and our average dinner tab was over $30 per person, we were still hungry when we left.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: (808) 246-0176

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?