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KINTARO Japanese Restaurant

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4-370 Kuhio Hwy, This is in Kapa`a, NOT Kapa`au. Two different islands., Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96746
+1 808-822-3341
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“sushi” (271 reviews)
“yaki” (27 reviews)
“fried wonton” (11 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4-370 Kuhio Hwy, This is in Kapa`a, NOT Kapa`au. Two different islands., Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96746
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was out third visit; always get there early and wait for them to open. Usually take a "traveler" and walk over. We always sit at the sushi bar so we can watch and have conversation with expert sushi maker. They use only the freshest...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by my tour guide as one of the best Japanese Restaurants on the Island. So I decided to pop over. No booking required. You can sit at the front bar, back bar or a table and it’s the same menu. The...More

Thank PenelopeMelbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was great, as usual and as expected. This place is always crowded, so reservations are recommended. Only open for dinner. Very popular with local residents and within walking distance of Coconut Marketplace. We had a variety of foods, from sushi to tempura. All were...More

Thank 741lolo
Reviewed November 3, 2017

Absolutely wonderful! The place gets filled up rather quickly, so reservations are strongly suggested, especially if you have a party gathering. Service was great. It seems, the 'regulars' get a little bit more! Once you get 'the ins', with them, it's nice! This is, really,...More

Thank Dennis Y
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

This was one of the places that was referred to us by a local who lives in Kappa. I like sushi rolls but I get a little intimidated by the menus. We sat at the sushi bar and asked the couple sitting next to us...More

Thank Consitter
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

It was average sushi and very overpriced. I was surprised to hear they didn't know how to make a cucumber wrapped roll since I couldn't have rice. Drove thirty minutes for this place and was disappointed. Staff was rushed as well. Not terrible but not...More

Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed September 9, 2017

I have celebrated another birthday at Kintaro's - and as always, the food was simply great. BUT this time we were not given any table cloth, the waiter was overworked and the service not as perfect as normally. This is a super dinner location, but...More

Thank FancyTravelling
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Awesome California rolls and delicious sashimi with fresh local fishes! Busy place, be prepared to queue but it worth it !

Thank Grizz64
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

It is a very sought after restaurant and reservations should be made just in case. The price could be salty depending on what you ask (market price stuff). The tempura vegetables were delicious. The ice cream cake is awesome. The escargot was overcooked. The dinner...More

Thank andremoysescardoso
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Definitely take the time to eat here! The food was so incredible (Bali Hai Bomb Roll!!!), but the restaurant did not have enough staff. The bartender did a phenomenal job serving 6 groups of two and fulfilling all the drink requests. Would highly recommend, but...More

Thank AudLou91
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-370 Kuhio Hwy, This is in Kapa`a, NOT Kapa`au. Two different islands., Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96746
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kapaau
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-3341
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