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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 - 4:00 pm
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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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  • 9
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  • 1
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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
Invent the sushi roll you want

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
rationalbluebird
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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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
5 restaurant reviews
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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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 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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Additional Information about You Make The Roll

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?