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You Make The Roll

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75-5725 Alii Dr Ste D101, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1772
(808) 326-1322
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Best sushi value on the island

Traveling with a family group of eight, we stopped here for some take out as there is limited seating on the outside tables. This place is a sushi mainstay of the area. The inner store has about enough room for three or four max customers to stand and order. Run by a husband and wife, the sushi... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
West K
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Traveling with a family group of eight, we stopped here for some take out as there is limited seating on the outside tables. This place is a sushi mainstay of the area. The inner store has about enough room for three or four max customers to stand and order. Run by a husband and wife, the sushi is very good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great sushi at a great price. Google their operating hours and plan to get there an hour before closing time to make sure you get your order in. They get busy and sometimes stop taking orders well before official closing time!

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

On every trip to Kailua-Kona, we make a point of stopping at Hayashi's for sushi. They have a number of standard combos, but you can ask for whatever you want in the roll - as long as they have it. We got there just before their 6pm closing and they were out of ahi - :-( What we did get... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food was amazing and you get so much for what you pay for. I would call ahead and order before you go. They are so busy that there was always a 35 min.wait. it truly was the best sushi we had ever eaten. The tuna melted in your mouth. It is this tiny little shop, about the size of... More 

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montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We tried this place after all the good feedback yet was disappointed. Yes the woman was not too friendly who took our order but no matter she seemed like she knew what she was doing. We ordered 35$ worth of sushi and there were mistakes made,food that we did not order replaced food we did. Couldn't return since it was... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very reasonably priced and delicious Sushi !! Hard to get an order in at times because they are so busy, but worth the wait.

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Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were lucky enough to discover this locals only place during our two week stay here. Hidden in a back alley, populated with 99% locals, exquisite menu items, low prices, eccentric...these things all describe "You Make the Roll", a husband wife team of sushi excellence. Man oh man, that sushi pizza is incredible. Be sure to order the extra sauce.... More 

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kailua-kona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I love calling in and ordering for a pick up. We usually do a sushi run here at least once a month. My husband's favorite is the spicy tuna roll (8 pieces). I like a variety so we have pretty much have ordered the whole menu. They allow you the make your own so do so if you have a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Loved the sushi. Experienced sushi pizza with melted cheese along with their signature rolls. Wait was 40 min after placing the order due to high volume of customers on a Monday. Was able to walk leisurely through the shops while waiting. Definitely worth the wait for the food. This is a take out sushi so if you want to eat... More 

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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have eaten here many times when I was at school in Kona. I have never been disappointed with the food. Awesome sushi at an awesome price. The only thing I would change is longer hours.... Seriously if you're in Kona this is a must try place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75-5725 Alii Dr Ste D101, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1772
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: (808) 326-1322

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?