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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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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    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
Sushi and more - a local favorite

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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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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Kailua Village, Hawaii, United States
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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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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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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

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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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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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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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The staff was excellent and the food very tasty. The pricing was a little high but the quality was good.

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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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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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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, 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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