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Tokoname Restaurant

442 Uluniu St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2555
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Ranked #25 of 125 Restaurants in Kailua
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I love this place the sushi its made to order and high quality. I got the miso salmon and it was fabulous. I highly recommend getting reservations even for a weekday. Only complaint is that the portions are quite small for entrees but this is pretty typical for a Japanese place. Good for a light meal

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Memphis, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed in Kailua during our stay and discovered this little place on our second night. It's not on the main roads in Kailua, but it's not far off. The food was delicious, incredibly fresh. The wine and cocktail list was perfect and they had a nice little patio area that was perfect for enjoying a light breeze. Staff was... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Definitely enjoyed my plate! Great meal of fresh fish! I did get my tea but it wasn't refilled ever. The sushi was really great!

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Kailua, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I usually get the firecracker shrimp and Lanikai roll. I just tried the white dynamite roll (not always available) for the first time last night and I'm hooked. It a small restaurant with very little seating, so I highly recommend calling ahead to make a reservation.

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Kaaawa, Hawaii
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I have been to Tokoname in Kailua many times with my buddy to enjoin good Sushi and good Sake, but I would not go with my sweetheart for a romantic evening. Though the waitresses are friendly, the problem is the Sushi Chef. He makes good food, but he has the charm of a chain saw, to say it mildly. Maybe... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have visited Tokoname in Kailua many times. The atmosphere here is far superior to their Manoa location, and the service generally is as well. I had the Spicy Tuna roll, while my wife opted for the Shrimp & Vegetable Tempura. We also shared some ahi sushi. The sushi was, as usual, outstanding, as was the Tempura & my Spicy... More

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The Villages, Florida
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317 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

A friendly greeting accompanied with a steamy moist towel. Attentive service, beverage refills and check-backs. Food cooked, seasoned and presented with great care. A must try, must return when in Kailua.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We have eaten here several time, and love it! The food is "always" fresh and prepared nicely, and the taste is delicious. The wait staff is very friendly and pay just enough attention to your needs without over doing it. We drive across the island just to go here, that's how much we like it, and I'm sure you will... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a small quaint restaurant that we tried through Groupon. We enjoyed the food at Tokoname, I think the unagi was our favorite. I dont know if we'd be back. The food is pretty expensive with very small portions and although it was good there wasnt anything I found exceptional. But, maybe we need to try some different things... More

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Washington DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Just returned from a week long trip to Kailua. Had a gorgeous home on the beach so we ended up BBQ'ing a lot and eating in. We did a grown-ups night out and after careful consideration, decided upon Tokoname. Needless to say, we were not disappointed. The begin with, Jasmine, our waitress, was fantastic! She was friendly, personable and attentive.... More

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