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“Food again” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ushio-Tei Restaurant

Ushio-Tei Restaurant
92-1001 Olani St, JW Mariott Ihilani Resort, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
808-679-2166
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Ranked #21 of 103 Restaurants in Kapolei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Named for the subtle tides of Hawaii, Ushio-Tei is a quiet oasis in an authentic setting adjoining a peaceful Japanese garden. Ushio-Tei serves traditional Japanese fare including sushi and sashimi.
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Food again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

What can I say. If my grandaughter loved it, you're at the top of my list. The waiter, Oliver,, You're the man. Thanks for your kindness and generous service. You made us feel at home.
Food: Not too much selection which was great. Better to have less and GOOD QUALITY than more and junk quality food. The prime rib ???? Now that's prime rib. Wow !!! tender. Use a fork only as compared to Aulani Makahiki. (Bring your dog.) Worth any price I paid. (Didn't look)

Visited December 2012
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JW_Marriott_Ihilani, Manager at Ushio-Tei Restaurant, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you for your review. As our guest at Ushio-Tei, we were happy to hear that the freshly prepared cuisine and overall experience were a great value. Thank you for recognizing the staff as they take pride in serving you. We have passed down your praises to Oliver. We were thrilled to hear that we are at the top of your list, so we are looking forward to your return visit. Aloha and best regards.
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Good Japanese in the JW Marriott”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Service and food were both very good, and many options on the menu - a great option for Sushi lovers.

Visited November 2012
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JW_Marriott_Ihilani, Manager at Ushio-Tei Restaurant, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. Aloha and best regards.
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Los Angeles, California
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“Kids 5 and Under eat at the buffet for FREE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I enjoyed the Buffet (Friday-Monday). The staff is great the food is fresh and yummy. Try the Ihilani Roll, it was my favorite!!! They open for dinner at 5:30 pm. We made reservations, but it looked like walk-ins would be seated quickly.

Visited November 2012
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JW_Marriott_Ihilani, Manager at Ushio-Tei Restaurant, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for you review. We were delighted to hear that our signature Ihilani roll was amongst your favorite. Aloha and we hope to see you again soon.
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Ghost in the Machine....in a good way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Ushio is located in the JW Marriott. During the week my wife and I stayed in Ko'Olina, the JW was shut down, except the reaturant. It was creepy walking through this big complex where it's so quiet. BUT, it's worth it to go to Ushio. The best Japaneese restaurant we visited while in Hawaii during our nearly 2 weeks there. Everything on the menu is good.

Visited November 2012
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JW_Marriott_Ihilani, Manager at Ushio-Tei Restaurant, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for your review. As our guest at Ushio-Tei, we were excited to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your romantic dining experience. For your next visit, we invite you to stimulate your palate with the “Tabehodai” all you can eat buffet for a great value and freshly prepared cuisine. Aloha and kind regards.
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Franklin Park, New Jersey
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“Iced green tea was brilliant!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

i was a bit disappointed with the sushi roll selections. However, on the night we dined, they had a buffet which looked pretty good but not worth the $45+ price. For good a good sushi meal go to Waikiki instead.

Visited September 2012
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JW_Marriott_Ihilani, Manager at Ushio-Tei Restaurant, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thank you for your review. We regret that this was not your impression and offer our sincerest apologies. Our pricing is comparable to similar restaurants in the area and we feel we provide value given the quality of fresh delicacies we offer. We were excited to hear that you pleasantly surprised with the iced green tea. Thank you again for taking the time to share your feedback.
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