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Wasabi's Japanese Cuisine

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75-5803 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
8083262352
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 40
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Sushi

We love sushi! We were happy to fine Wasabi's while visiting Kona. We really enjoyed our lunch. We will return if we get the chance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
livelovexplore
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Waimea, Hawaii
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Dortmund, Germany
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

- sub-optimal quality and preparation of food (Chinese cook ?) - rather expensive - service is polite and pays attention - there are better locations nearby For better (and less expensive) Japanese Food go to Fumii's nearby

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was way overpriced for messy rolls. Hardly any choices without tempura! Tiny restaurant, very uncomfortable seating. I've had better sushi in Nevada!

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Thank BrendaBoone
Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love sushi so it's fun to find new places while on vacation. We found Wasabi's early in our trip and had a great meal. The volcano roll was a hit with everyone but everything we ordered was completely devoured. The prices were very fair, especially for a tourist town, and the staff were really nice. The meal left such... More 

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Thank Konishki
White Salmon
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for dinner. Not a spectacular setting, but wonderful food. The location is in the center of Kailua tucked back off the hustle and bustle of Alii Drive. We sat outside on a small deck and started with a veggie tempura. This was followed up with fresh tuna sashima and steamed rice for myself. My wife had the spicy... More 

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Thank Charles V
Waimea, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love sushi! We were happy to fine Wasabi's while visiting Kona. We really enjoyed our lunch. We will return if we get the chance.

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Thank livelovexplore
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Great food and fun staff! Very family friendly! The menu options were great and the waitress suggested different ideas along with explaining things that we didn't understand! A great experience. The staff waited to bring food to my friend until she was off the phone so that her food would be warm when she got to eat!

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Thank Bonster16
Elmhurst, Illinois
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We ate at this lovely Japanese restaurant twice during our recent stay, and would highly recommend them for anyone looking for a great sushi option. The sushi chef impressed with everything he prepared, from the unique sushi rolls, to the sushi and sashimi offerings. We really found some unique roll offerings (try the one with jalapeno in it), and look... More 

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Thank Gordo
Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Very friendly establishment, but sushi was not particularly inspired. Sashimi sampler was the best thing we had. We tried several other rolls & they were not distinctive.

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Thank Rick S
Zug, Switzerland
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

It's always hard to find a good sushi place but we were lucky on Kona! We ordered 5 different sushi rolls to share he made everything fresh...It was really really good sushi ! It's a small restaurant but very welcoming place ! The server was friendly ...We would definitely come back !

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Thank NiSelbrim83
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Ask what is good and just go for it! We have had different rolls everytime, abs they have all been really really good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75-5803 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: 8083262352

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Chinese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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