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“Good rolls at a good price from a locals spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of You Make The Roll

You Make The Roll
75-5725 Alii Dr Ste D101, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1772
(808) 326-1322
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Ranked #51 of 234 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
San Diego, California
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“Good rolls at a good price from a locals spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This place was a little hard to find but worth the price for inexpensive BIG sushi rolls under six bucks. We ordered veggie rolls, teriyaki chicken, and spice tuna not realizing that one roll is enough for a person. The japanese lady kept trying to convince us to order less but our eyes were way bigger than our stomaches. The roll were more than enough to fill us up and keep us going on the ride back to the hotel.

If you stop in during a busy time be prepared to wait. With our big order we had to wait 30 minutes, so we went over to the farmers market and stocked up on pineapple and mangos. By the time we got back the order was ready.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good sushi for the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This really is a difficult to find little "hole in the wall" with pretty good sushi. Our favorite is the ninja star.....spicy tuna with avocado wrapped in nori and then wrapped again in sesame seed studded rice. It's good and consistent and reasonably priced. If I have anything negative to say it would be that they are very, very slow....always slow, and slower yet during the lunch time. Last week at 2:30 we waited for 45 minutes for two rolls. It might be worth it if there was a relaxing place to wait but it's outside on the hot cement, in the sun with a few metal tables with umbrellas. Each time I go I say I'm not coming back....but I do, consistently just like the food.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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nanikailua
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best sushi ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We love this place! Can't beat the sushi, and they'll do any combination! Definitely a hole-in-the-wall, and wait times are high, but we just plan other things to do while waiting, and it is always worth the wait. The spicy ahi is amazing, and the portions are great for the price!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canada
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Worth searching out.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Unbelievably large rolls for next to nothing.
Really good ahi, fresh-tasting avocado, and good smoked salmon.
Take-out stand, slow, not very easy to find. But tasty.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria BC
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Sushi & Price, long wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The Sushi was excellent and a very good price. We left full and I would highly recommend it if you have the time.
Down side was a very long wait, told 40 minutes but took an hour. We should have gone for a walk and come back at the specified time,
Interesting set up. They take so many orders then post a sign temporarily closed until whatever hour it is that they get caught up. Service is with a frown and you eat outside.
It is located down a one way alley off to the right as you go up the slight incline.
Closed all major holidays and Sunday and when they run out of food (which we did not experience).

BT

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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