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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 5
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  • 10
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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 food

Quite good food. It's worth a visit for the food despite the very expensive Japanese beer being served barely tepid. The service is satisfactory but nothing spectacular. Be prepared as the "gratuity - ahem" is pre-calculated for your convenience. Oh America!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Quite good food. It's worth a visit for the food despite the very expensive Japanese beer being served barely tepid. The service is satisfactory but nothing spectacular. Be prepared as the "gratuity - ahem" is pre-calculated for your convenience. Oh America!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Restaurant was small stuffy and hot. Wish I would have gotten up and left at that point. Food was average and over priced not to mention big surprise on bill. They would not show me itemized bill. I don't recommend going there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This place is really great. I have eaten here several times but the last trip was really amazing! The Tepanyaki room here is only one cooktop in a private room off to the side. You generally have to make a reservation ahead of time. My girlfriend decided the day of her birthday she wanted to go. I walked over &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We ordered volcano roll , salmon roll, and sashimi & everything is fresh & yummy! We added two rolls after we ordered... It is that awesome! Come here

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We went Happy Hour and sushi rolls were half price and yummy! How can you beat that? We have two little guys who love sushi and it passed their standards!

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

We loved this restaurant so much that we came here three times. Everything prepared once ordered. Sushimi, sushi, fresh and presented beautifully. Service excellent. Very reasonably priced. Wish I had a restaurant like this back home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Very kind people. The food was plenty and fresh and enjoyable. First time having sushi. It was fresh and carefully crafted and very flavorful.

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Lodi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Stumbled in to Wasabi's while shopping and getting tattoos. I wish I had been more hungry or we had found this place sooner, because it is exceptional. I had a bowl of pumpkin soup and I have never tasted any soup as good as this. I also had some Jerk Chicken with Rice. It was better then any I have... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

You have to stray off the main walkway to find Wasabi's, but you won't be disappointed. I was looking for sushi take-out and was fortunate to find Wasabi's. The service was friendly and helpful, and the food was perfect. This is a small, quaint restaurant where you can enjoy a meal without the constant foot traffic at your table.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Love this places. Been going there for years. Great food, nice people. It's a must for me each year.

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Additional Information about Wasabi's Japanese Cuisine

Address: 75-5803 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 8083262352
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian

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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: Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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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