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Genius Lounge

346 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #148 of 1,911 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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25 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Me and my wife were walking down the street looking for something not-so-mainstream for our first night in Waikiki, when we saw this place, above a clothing store with the same name. It wasn't on our Fodor's guide, but it looked good from the street. It's on the third floor, and it has two balconies, one facing the street and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We come to this restaurant lounge every time we visit Honolulu. The food is good and unique. Service staff and the local clientele is always friendly. Great $3.99 menu of food and drinks.

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New York, New York
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Upon hearing that this restaurant (if you want to call it that) offers everything on their menu for $3.99 during happy hour, my friends and I were curious to try it out. Upon arriving the restaurant and climbing the stairs to the back of the building we had to practically ask a server to help us. We chose to eat... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

RIGHT NOW they are having a celebration of sorts and have installed a 3.99 menu, I'm not sure for how long but you get these tapas style plates with truly quality food. The drinks could be stronger but c'mon..I paid 3.99. Besides, all your sweating from the humidity will destroy your tolerance. My sister lived on the island for a... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Most drinks & all food (tapas style) $3.99 . Bar area , indoor & outside seating areas, friendly staff , plenty to choose from on the menu. The food was very tasty & there was a good chilled background vibe. Definitely worth at least one visit , if not more .

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St. John's, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Food (mostly Japanese) is served in small portions ($3,99) and we use to spend 2-3 hrs sitting on the beautiful terrace trying different dishes. Food is served in nice porcelain plates, unlike in some other places. If you know how to enjoy the food, this is the place to go. If you just want to get stuffed, do not go... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

First night the service was outstanding, was not Friday. On friday the serbviose was dreadful. No tip given to waiter on Friday, he forgot several of our orders. Careful about your cocktails , all are not at $3.95 price.

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Top Contributor
314 reviews 314 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We sat on the lanai & had a lovely time with our friends. The cocktails were fabulous. They have a full bar & a lot of sake choices. We also shared some appetizers- all of which were great! This place is quiet and laid back. Definitely one of my new favorite spots in Waikiki.

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

So, the bad news is, the waiter says the place is soon to become a sports bar. I figured I'd review it while it was still an awesome place to get some great food. A friend and I were trying to go to one of our favorite hangouts for his last night before moving overseas, but with the holidays they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I found this place through the Trip Advisor app. My boyfriend and I were impressed with the service, price, and quality of food. I loved the kobucha bacon dish so much I wish I could get the recipe! I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for an intimate little place for a drink and tapas!

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