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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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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Great food reasonable price

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Irvine, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Concord ma
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Muppet Miss Piggy once said, "never eat anything bigger than your head." The sushi rolls here are almost big enough to trigger the Miss Piggy rule. They are 2x to 3x wider than the standard sushi size we are used to. Made fresh, we waited about 25 minutes for ours and they were WORTH IT! A lot of fish, flavor,... More 

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Kona-Hawaii
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115 reviews 115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I live here so we go there for to go sushi. Yes, you can make what you want to order, but expect long lines cause all the locals go here. Owners also local too, but don't expect them to be friendly cause they are not there to socialize so don't take it personally. Plastic tables outside if you want to... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The rolls are large. Two is easily enough for a dinner for one person; maybe even just one. You place your order and when it is done they come out and give it to you in containers. We did not know that the rolls are all heavily covered in sesame seeds and would have asked them not to use sesame... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Make your own rolls. Choose all the fresh ingredients. Also get the Austin roll - spicy ahi, shrimp tempura, avocado and cucumber. Huge rolls. It was a struggle to finish two Austins.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

As locals my whole family has been going here for years!!!! We just wish that we didnt have to wait soo long to get our order. :( Maybe an expansion is in the works?? :) Must haves: Ninja star Jenna Roll with Cheese (ask for cheese) Make sure to ask for extra spicy sauce Great family oriented business, always great... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This little hidden gem was recommended by a local. We arrived Friday at 1:30. A line had formed. They said it would take 35 minutes for our order. We sat at an outdoor table, drank a bottle of water and waited. Right on time, yummy rolls worth the wait.

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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?