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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 96746-1424
+1 808-822-3341
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“sushi” (282 reviews)
“yaki” (27 reviews)
“hand rolls” (12 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 96746-1424
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent a week in Kauai, and Kintaro was our best dining experience of the trip. The service wasn't great... but, from our experience, bad service is the only kind of service you get in Kauai, so I'm not counting it against Kintaro here. Best...More

Thank Jared R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful restaurant with great service and great sushi! The sushi chef, Jason, is fascinating to watch.

Thank Sheryl34347
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was packed and there is a reason why. Locals and tourists flock to Kintaro for the great food. The sushi is some of the best we have ever had, and the prices are very reasonable. Service is top notch, making the customer experience...More

Thank 125dthomas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have come to this sushi restaurant for 25 years and sadly concluded that it needs an infusion of new cooking/sushi making talent. In the past we always yearned for the fresh tasting delicately seasoned marinated scallop hand rolls only to find this time that...More

Thank cary263
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had eaten at Kintaro twenty years ago and couldn't remember the name. We started asking the usual people, concierge, hotel clerks etc and they gave us the usual flashy and expensive places nearby. Pretty predictable and we did visit a couple of those, which...More

Thank Brixy1
Reviewed February 16, 2018

Our family ate here in February of 2018. It was the best meal we had of several on the island. The service was top notch and there was food for all palates. This was our second time here and if we are back in Kauai,...More

Thank Matt G
Reviewed February 12, 2018

The two that love sushi were disappointed. My wife loved her fish. I have the iron pot fish stew. There was no fish flavor to any of it. The crab, fish balls, fish, shrimp, calamari tasted like mushrooms and chewed like rubber. We love to...More

Thank frankwyman
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

By far the best Japanese restaurant on Kauai. Bento boxes, sushi, sashimi, Tappan, and full bar are all top notch . It is a "Gotta Go" kinda place. IHG, Rube

Thank TrippingAmerican
Reviewed January 30, 2018

This was our Aloha dinner on Kauai for the 6 of us, as we were leaving that night. My in-laws had never done teppanyaki, so we called the day before to reserve a table (which I think is a good idea). We were seated quickly...More

1  Thank Derek M
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Had the teppanyaki, two meals chicken and beef for $75. Presentation was good service was good. You need a reservation very popular with the locals.

Thank Brian R
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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 96746-1424
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kapaau
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-3341
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