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“Kaiwa - Fun, busy, fresh, delicious!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kaiwa

Kaiwa
2F 226 Lewers St, Waikiki Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
+1 808-924-1555
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Ranked #71 of 1,906 restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Steakhouse, Grill, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Vancouver
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Kaiwa - Fun, busy, fresh, delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We ate at Kaiwa over the busy Christmas vacation time. We booked our reservation late in the day through our concierge so we had to sit at the sushi bar. It worked out well though as we had full service from our server who treated our seating at the sushi bar like a regular table.

The service - like the food was fantastic.

We let our server choose our sake for us and even though he was super busy he took the time to find out what type of sake we would like. He was right on the money for the choice - it was perfect! The sake selection is fairly large so we found it really helpful to have him there to help us.

We ordered food non-stop until we felt as though we would burst and then of course we ordered dessert to cap off the evening.

If you enjoy good service, unique and very fresh sushi, a fun and busy restaurant then I highly recommend Kaiwa.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Hawaii
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious contemporary Japanese food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Every dish had great presentation and was very tasty. We had a family party of 20 and ordered a whole range of dishes and were not disappointed in anything that we ordered. The private seating area for our large group required that we remove our shoes, so be prepared for this if you reserve this room/area.

Visited December 2013
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Kenwood, California
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Good Japanese food, nice ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This restaurant, located on busy Lewers St where throngs of people clog the sidewalks, is out of the fray as its on the second floor. The dining room is sophisticated and there are several tables outside on a balcony overlooking Lewers St, where we sat so we could enjoy the cool night air. Prices are a bit high for entrees but in-line with other higher-end Honolulu restaurants. The fish of the day was perfectly cooked with well balanced flavors. The green salad was chock full of locally grown freshest greens and tomatoes. The sushi rolls were very good and artfully displayed. Service was reasonably attentive. As you would expect the fish was of the highest quality. It's worth a repeat visit.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“fresh is best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

A wonderful meal with great service. Hard to find a fries free zone in Honolulu but this is one to keep a note of for the future.
We will be going back for another tasty fresh meal soon

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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東京
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We enjoyed the dinner. Food was really good but little bit pricey. Maybe come back when some special occasion.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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