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“Awesome local place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of KUNI Restaurant

KUNI Restaurant
94-210 Leokane St, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-2131
(808) 671-7270
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Ranked #11 of 137 restaurants in Waipahu
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
Irvine, CA
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156 reviews 156 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Awesome local place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

We drove from North Shore to have a family dinner here. Everything on the menu is great and the service is unbeatable.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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Honolulu
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Father's Day dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Mom had sukiyaki while the rest of us had teishoku. Everything from the miso soup to the green tea was delicious. We've been coming here since I was a little girl. My favorite is the tofu steak, they bring it to you while it is still sizzling. If you are lucky enough to see the owner he may do some of his magic tricks for you.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Honolulu
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Efficient service with Aloha”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I have been coming here since 1991. And in all that time I have never been disappointed. The food is excellent, the quality is grade A, and they treat you like family. I never get tired of Kuni's. Parking can be a problem on a busy night, because they share the lot with other businesses. The karaoke can get a bit loud during the dinner hours. But that is just local style and it is what it is. I am getting hungry just writting about Kuni's. It is that good!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Locals Hot Spot For Japanese”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011 via mobile

We had a great, memorable dinner. We each ordered the 1 item option (chicken Katsura, chicken teriyaki, and tempera shrimp/veggies). We really enjoyed our dinners. At one point the owner turned off a
all the lights as he carried a birthday cake to a table and got the whole restaurant to sing! There was also a band and karaoke next door which was great! If you are looking for a great place to eat, don't pass on Kuni!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“My favorite place to eat in the U.S....ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011 via mobile

My family and I have been coming to Hawaii about every year for the past 31 years to visit family. Kuni's is my favorite place to eat anywhere! They have great Japanese family-style food and a very large selection. With your order you'll get all the yummy sides--salted cabbage, salad w/ginger dressing, miso, bean sprouts & a huge pot of rice for everyone. We come for a few weeks at a time and we probably eat here at least 5 times during our stay.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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