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442 Uluniu St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2555
808-262-8656
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Sushi

The food here is excellent as is the service. Their sushi game is strong and they make a plantation tea that will knock your socks off. It's a small place so it is advised to make reservations.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
Dave S
via mobile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

The food here is excellent as is the service. Their sushi game is strong and they make a plantation tea that will knock your socks off. It's a small place so it is advised to make reservations.

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Thank Dave S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin usa
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112 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Nothing exciting. Menu was small, hard for us to choose which is usually not the case in a japonese restaurant. Sake was outrageously priced! Service was just so so. The server dropped my napkin and never returned with a new one. Had to repeatly ask for one. We felt that we were an after thought because we ordered light. Was... More 

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Thank Lizbeth123
Waimanalo Beach, Hawaii, United States
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is our new go to restaurant for adult nights out. We have eaten here several times with friends and on date nights. Everything we have ordered has been delicious. We recommend the combo plates: tempura and steak is our favorite. Small restaurant; make reservations if can. Sit at the counter and watch the sushi master work; or bring a... More 

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Hawaii
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

But the place is tiny, and the prices are high. On several occasions, there were reasons why we could not order what we wanted, or they were short-staffed, or we simply had to wait a long time for food to come. They did offer us a salad appetizer one time this happened.

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Thank EastoEden
Kailua Village, Hawaii, United States
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Best Japanese food in Kailua! Fresh sashimi, great service! Good selection of Japanese beers and sakes.

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Thank Huahine1978
The Villages, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Just after opening time for dinner we arrived. Following salads and soup, we waited. We waited. Kaitlyn apologized for the long wait for our entrees explaining there was only one cook in the kitchen. There were only eight guests in the entire restaurant. After a long wait, the food arrived. Furikake chicken, kibble-sized and kibble dry, dredged in cloying over... More 

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Thank johnfjohnston
Kailua, Hawaii
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Took my family of four to Tokoname for sushi this evening and was not disappointed! We didn't have reservations but fortunately they were able to seat us immediately. That is not a common occurrence at this popular local's spot. We ate family style and ordered the Tokoname roll, Lanikai roll, and our favorite Spider roll. For appetizers we had vegetable... More 

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Thank kjh808
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Celebrated my birthday at Tokoname with family. Very cute restaurant which can seat at least 40 inside and a few small tables outside. Food was very good. The peons are just enough to keep you satisfied so you can enjoy the tempura fried ice cream for dessert. You will not be disappointed. Even the side condiments that are served with... More 

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Thank Elaine S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

On many occasions I see staff members that I supposed to be under the influence of marijuana, it really takes away from the entire experience. I've gone in the back area to the bath room and felt uncomfortable as the heavy smell of weed penetrateted my nostrils. Over all average food that's on the salty side and for the price... More 

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Thank Bigdongboy
Kapaa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We live in Kailua and frequently meet friends at Tokoname. We enjoy the friendly service, good food and pleasant atmosphere. The restaurant includes a sushi bar, indoor tables and bistro-style sidewalk dining. Reservations highly recommended. On nights we've been, the sushi chef has been fairly grumpy and I haven't thought the sashimi was that great (though maybe because my husband... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 442 Uluniu St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2555
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: 808-262-8656

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?