We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wasabi's Japanese Cuisine

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
75-5803 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
8083262352
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 88 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 9
    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 food terrible service

Food was delicious for the most part.The fried tofu was uneatable it looked blanched not fried still raw and totally bland.Sushi was great the appetizer arrived at the end of our meal. The NY steak was good but didn't expect it to be cut into tiny chunks. No kids menu although one is on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Kim G
,
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Lodi
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gig Harbor, Washington
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Food was delicious for the most part.The fried tofu was uneatable it looked blanched not fried still raw and totally bland.Sushi was great the appetizer arrived at the end of our meal. The NY steak was good but didn't expect it to be cut into tiny chunks. No kids menu although one is on the website. Unfortunately the waitress was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boise ID
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The food is excellent and made fresh daily. The service is great and they are very helpful. I have never had a bad meal here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Concord ma
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We enjoyed a late lunch on a Monday afternoon. Sat outside, has the place to ourselves. Overpriced premium rolls: agreed. However: I would come back here for their spicy salmon roll in a heartbeat! The Hawaiian roll also very good!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The propietress said "We're closed" even though their sign said OPEN and it was only 10:45PM - 15 minutes before their posted closing time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We ate here yesterday.Service was good. Hotter than a restaurant should be. We moved to be under a fan. We should have left then. But we stayed. Big mistake. My boyfriend has been violently ill. since he ate the Crazy roll. Had raw fish On it.I had tempura style. SO I am okay. Stay away. Asked for refund today. Waiting... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palo Alto, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This place serves solid sushi and has a few good signature roles. My favorite roles were the red dragon and aloha role. The volcano is also unique. Definitely worth the money and is tasty.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Livonia, Michigan
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I am not a sushi person but the people I was with tried and liked it. Other dishes seemed a little expensive. Pretty good service here and locals have said it is one of the better sushi spots in Kona.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Wasabi's Japanese Cuisine also viewed

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
 
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Wasabi's Japanese Cuisine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Wasabi's Japanese Cuisine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?