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Imanas TEI Restaurant

2626 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3248
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Ranked #76 of 1,889 restaurants in Honolulu
Dining options: Reservations
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96% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

4th time here and it deserved a review. Food is excellent with a substantial amount given for the price. I was pleasantly surprised on the staff and their knowledge of sake pairing. Not to be a sushi snob, but they did impress me on the quality of their ohtoro nigiri. The only thing that sucks is the parking. You either... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My favorite was the nabe. Sushi was good too. Reasonable price. Parking is tight. Need to make reservation.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Go and experience the style of food, the delightful and helpful staff. We had the house special which is various meats, seafood and lots of veges cooked in front of you in a broth. I noticed the locals put red meats to one side to cook individually as they can tend to stew. Fun and new for us. Wait staff... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

It is a good restaurant. The high rating does it injustice since we have high expectation. The sushi was good but not outstanding. The prices are high but may be the norm for Honolulu. The atmosphere is very good, and the service also good. The manager remembers us. Parking however is an issue since there are very few spots. Walk-in... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This was an absolutely amazing meal. Incredibly fresh fish, great presentation and friendly service. Some of the best sushi I have ever eaten. Would go again and again, if only I lived in Honolulu. You won't regret this.

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This restaurant is simply a must try for Japanese izakaya style cuisine. Great selection of sushi and sashimi. You must get a reservation in advance as this is a local favourite. Smooth and efficient service, the food is fresh and well presented. The uni sushi is stunning, as well as the other izakaya dishes such as grilled ox tongue and... More

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New York City, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This place is fantastic. Basically, not that expensive but food quality is not less than the over-priced "fancy" Japanese restaurants in Waikiki. I also like the Interior design and service. We ordered a bunch of dishes and we liked most of them. For dinner, they accept reservation from 5 to 7 p.m. So, make a reservation early or go and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is the gold standard for Japanese cuisine in the United States. Fresh food, amazing service, best sake selection I've seen outside of Japan.

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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Yeah I like Izakaya style Japanese food and this is top 2 or 3 in Honolulu. Did not want to write this because it is already hard to get a reservation and the locals like to have a place they can go that has amazing atmosphere and is not filled with Japanese tourists or people who read things like Trip... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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103 reviews 103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Always great quality fish and great service and the izakaya food is excellent too....You can't go wrong with an evening here...many great tables good for a quiet, romantic date..

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