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Wasabi's Japanese Cuisine

75-5803 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
8083262352
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Ranked #127 of 232 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The chef is just amazing, sushi are fresh and very tasty! Not too expensive, but bear in mind that the food is not cheap in Hawaii... Loved it!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

At first we ordered a sweet potato tempura and instead of 5pcs we got 3pcs and cost 5 bucks, really thin slices of it too. Waiter was really fast talking and would just skip a little away from our table making it look like he had to do something much more important (apparently they only had 1 more table aside... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The sushi chef is excellent. The sign says Japanese and Chinese but I felt is was a Japanese restaurant. I would recommend what the other couple eating at the same time did which was treat it as a high end sushi bar. Excellent food but pricey and my companion who did not have sushi was disappointed.

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

90 pound tuna caught fresh this morning so all the specials were tuna. We ordered 911 Roll and Red Dragon Roll. Good service and an excellent meal. We will certainly visit again.

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Johnston, Rhode Island, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My wife & I enjoy a Hibachi dinner at Wasabi's with her brother & his wife. We had a great dinner and an excellent chef. There was just the four of us but they lit up the hibachi (some places wait for 6-8). The wait staff was always polite and checked in on us frequently enough (the hibachi room is... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Visiting from maui...thought it would be nice to try a sushi restaurant close to our hotel. One of our kids didn't eat sushi so we brought some food to appease her. We understand certain places do not allow outside food but they didn't have a sign on their door so we politely asked if it was ok. The waitress was... More

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In the soft green seas of the Pacific Ocean
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had been told to try this place for several months by friends who live in the area. When we arrived we waited while the owner argued with a customer (in Mandarin), cluing us into the fact that this wasn't really a Japanese restaurant. When the lackadaisical waitress arrived, the service was indifferent. The food was meh and the atmosphere... More

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Chilliwack, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I really prefer writing good reviews.. All I can say, is you may be pretty disappointed with this one. Went for lunch. $80 for way less than we normally get at any of the 30 sushi restaurants in our home town. 2 adults, 2 (young) kids, no drinks. 80 bucks. I understand that this is tourist-central and everything is hyper-price-jacked.... More

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I have access to better sushi in Chicago. It was a little on the expensive site but conveniently located in a small downtown area. I would recommend this place for lunch but don't expect a romantic dinner.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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139 reviews 139 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had trouble finding a place to eat one night due to crowds and the requirements of the group. We stopped here and they had room, outside. That was fine until the sky opened up and we found the outside area was not a lot of protection from the rain. They moved us inside and we had a fine meal.... More

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