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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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Eat where the locals eat!

Wish we had discovered this place sooner! We stumbled upon it while taking a short cut but apparently it's well known by the locals. As other reviewers have said, seriously good sushi! You pick from a long list of possible ingredients and the BIG rolls are made while you wait. The place is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Tambobamba
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Monroe, Washington
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Edmonton, Alberta
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

You Make the Roll was the first place we went to after arriving at KOA. They were incredibly busy on a Saturday afternoon, and it was slow because they had so much food to prepare, but it was worth it. The rolls were fresh, delicious, and special..

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Monroe, Washington
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Wish we had discovered this place sooner! We stumbled upon it while taking a short cut but apparently it's well known by the locals. As other reviewers have said, seriously good sushi! You pick from a long list of possible ingredients and the BIG rolls are made while you wait. The place is very tiny, take out only. but they... More 

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Thank Tambobamba
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is the best sushi on the Big Island. It doesn't look like much but this place is AMAZING. The sushi is a good price and they don't skimp on the insides. One roll is just about right for a snack and if you want a meal, get two. However, sometimes you have to be patient because they are usually... More 

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Thank Melinda M
Portland, Oregon
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318 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Two years ago, on our last trip to Kona, we found this place and tried it. Man, I could eat their Sushi every day. I have not eaten Sushi since our last vacation to Kona, but dropped by Hayashi's on our latest trip a couple times and were pleased to find that nothing has changed. High quality food and friendly... More 

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Thank OregonStrider
Fort Collins, Colorado
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Great sushi at an amazing price! We paid less for our meal here than anywhere else we are in Kona and ended up with lots of leftovers. There was quite a long wait though.

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Thank Jessicannon
Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Best sushi in Kailua-Kona. So fresh so yumo. We waited 45 mins or so for our food but totally worth it. The spicy ahi was my favorite.

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Thank ashlee9price
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Walking on Alii Drive and wanted to find some lunch. Since we love seafood, we wanted to find some sushi. As I searched, we walked right by. We are glad we turned around to find this hidden gem. We guessed it had to be good judging by the many locals eating outside. As the other reviews note, only outdoor seating... More 

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Thank 4smimmers
Palm Springs, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This place is great. You cannot eat al the sushi you can buy for under $20. Wife and I spent $15 for two roll and could not finish. So good.

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Thank Ron L
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Thank West K
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?