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94-210 Leokane St, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-2131
(808) 671-7270
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery

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  • 5
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Family Resturant

If you looking for a nice family restaurant this is it. Been around for ages and the area and decor is dated but it's always busy. Fresh pies is what i remember and the food was good. Most visitors will not venture to Waipahu to eat here but do you'll enjoy the food. Friendly manager will tell you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
Gordon Y
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Lihue, Hawaii
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Key West, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Manager was a great guy and fun to talk to. Chicken Teriyaki was not very good, and the rest of the dish was average at best.

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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135 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Small Japanese restaurant in Waipahu, see my reviews on Waipahu Cafe regarding the type of neighborhood, that's popular with the locals for food and drinks. What we call in Hawai'i as a "pau hana" place. It's where a lot of people stop by after work to have drinks and pupu. The food in the restaurant is good but not great.... More 

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Lihue, Hawaii
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you looking for a nice family restaurant this is it. Been around for ages and the area and decor is dated but it's always busy. Fresh pies is what i remember and the food was good. Most visitors will not venture to Waipahu to eat here but do you'll enjoy the food. Friendly manager will tell you what the... More 

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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

A visitor to the area may feel out of place when stepping through the doors of this restaurant and bar but do not be dissuaded. The owner/manager is exceptionally welcoming with a super sense of humor. When in doubt as to what to order due to the expanse of the menu, throw yourself onto the mercy of the wait staff... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I eat here regularly. The teishoku is great. Quick service, good tempura, priced well. Friendly manager and waitresses are helful.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

item is not on the menu. one of those things where old time customers just know about it. bring your appetite. would be great if you have four people like a foursome in golf. just sit back and enjoy. do not be surprised if they move you to take two tables. that is how much food comes out .... and... More 

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Irvine, CA
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

We drove from North Shore to have a family dinner here. Everything on the menu is great and the service is unbeatable.

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Honolulu
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Mom had sukiyaki while the rest of us had teishoku. Everything from the miso soup to the green tea was delicious. We've been coming here since I was a little girl. My favorite is the tofu steak, they bring it to you while it is still sizzling. If you are lucky enough to see the owner he may do some... More 

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Honolulu
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I have been coming here since 1991. And in all that time I have never been disappointed. The food is excellent, the quality is grade A, and they treat you like family. I never get tired of Kuni's. Parking can be a problem on a busy night, because they share the lot with other businesses. The karaoke can get a... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

We had a great, memorable dinner. We each ordered the 1 item option (chicken Katsura, chicken teriyaki, and tempera shrimp/veggies). We really enjoyed our dinners. At one point the owner turned off a all the lights as he carried a birthday cake to a table and got the whole restaurant to sing! There was also a band and karaoke next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 94-210 Leokane St, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-2131
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Waipahu
  • Phone Number: (808) 671-7270

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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