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Ushio-Tei Restaurant

92-1001 Olani St, JW Mariott Ihilani Resort, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
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Ranked #15 of 98 Restaurants in Kapolei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $60
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Named for the subtle tides of Hawaii, Ushio-Tei is a quiet oasis in an authentic setting adjoining a peaceful Japanese garden. Ushio-Tei serves traditional Japanese fare including sushi and sashimi.
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British Columbia
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This restaurant is located in the Ihilani - a JW Marriott Hawaii resort hotel and spa located in Kapolei. According to google maps it’s normally a 37 minute drive (28 miles) from our accommodations at the Waikiki Banyan at the corner of Ohua and Kuhio. It took our Hawaiian friend a little over an hour to get there due to... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Decided to have New Years eve dinner at this restaurant since we always enjoy their japaness buffet. Our waitress very attentive & very friendly. My husband just loves the sushi bar & prime rib. I enjoyed the varietys that the buffet has to offer. This time jw marriot had a New Years eve party with live music. Enjoyed the entertainment... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Ushio-tei was one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had in all of my travels. The first hint that it was going to be bad was when the web link to the location through the map shown on the OpenTable reservation directed us to a location in a gated residential community. Checking with a security guard in the Ko... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Although a large group checked in before we did, the staff took our order quickly before the group ordered. I always love finding fresh Uni and was not disappointed!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The food was alright, the decor very dated. We chose to pass on the buffet that was offered and instead did a la carte sushi. The service was acceptable.

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Stockton, California, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Ok...the Ihilani roll is my favorite but sometimes you got to get the buffet...bring your appetite! Great service and ask to sit outside.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had one guest having a oa carte - the other the buffet. Flavor of the calms, sashimi and main course roasted fish were great, possibly a need for some rice. The finesse with the fish could have been matched with the tomato and cucumber, but overall - no complaints. Partner ha the buffet, and they stayed with the entrees.... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We are staying at the JW Marriott and have been for about 5 days now. We tried this place on Friday night. It was my husbands favorite meal since we've been here. He really like the sushi. I am not a sushi or seafood person. I ate the chicken and steak - they were very good. I don't understand the... More 

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Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

OK to have the buffet or a small bite but not the evening out as expected. We had a la carte menu with cold sake. Starters were good. Tempura shrimps and tuna. Main course was a bit dissapointing. The sushi and sashimi platter was just average and the softshell crab was just OK. The chef definately need more classes as... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

They typically host buffets on weekends so check first. We have never eaten a la carte and enjoy their buffet immensely. They have three primary sections - sushi/sashimi, Japanese warm/cold cuisine and desserts. The sushi selection is impressive and very tasty. They do not present "basic" sushi selections like mainland California rolls, but many from their specialty list. I particularly... More 

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Additional Information about Ushio-Tei Restaurant

Address: 92-1001 Olani St, JW Mariott Ihilani Resort, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
Phone Number: 808-679-2166
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kapolei
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 60
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood

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