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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“sushi” (267 reviews)
“yaki” (27 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 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 5:30 on a Friday to find a huge line outside. We were seated but told that we have to leave in one hour due to a reservation. Service was decent. At about 6:15 we were told that we can stay because the...More

Thank iulika
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were both craving sushi and this place came pretty highly recommended by our Air B&B hostess. When we arrived they had just started to get really busy and the hostess seemed pretty perturbed that we didn't have a reservation (sorry...we never expected it to...More

Thank teruki_neko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food plenty of it staff and service was very nice They are ONLY open for 4 hours So what does that tell you 5:30 to 9:30 Make sure you get a reservation or get there very early Hibachi grill requires a reservation

Thank jayanyway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation but still waited over 30 minutes before getting seated and service began. Sushi was excellent. Be sure to get some. We sat at a grill where food is cooked in front of you. The food was cooked well but the chef...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived on a Fri. evening with no reservation. The restaurant was packed, but we were able to squeeze-in at the sushi bar. We ordered the sukiyaki dinner and nabemono, and it was absolutely delicious! The sukiyaki dinner portion was quite large, so we had...More

Thank Susitnacafe
Reviewed July 11, 2017

We really enjoyed this restaurant. We wanted sushi real bad and were not disappointed. Located down the street from our hotel in Kapaa, we waited about 15 minutes before being sitted and started off the evening with miso soup before we ordered our sushi.Everything was...More

Thank Ortiz8384
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Some of us did sushi, some the tepanyaki plates. All around good food and very attentive servers. They brought out an unsolicited appetizer on the house which was wontons. They were excellent. Really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Diveplan
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant. We had reservations for 5:30 which is when it opens. We were seated right away at a teppanyaki table. Lucky for us, we were seated with one other couple who were regulars there. Not only was the service outstanding but...More

Thank Stacey JoyEleve... J
Reviewed June 29, 2017

We had a truly terrible experience here. The service was awful. My wife's vegetarian skewers were burnt capsicum and raw onion. Her vegetable noodle entree was inedible. Ditto my chicken dish. On Nour two week holiday bin Hawaii this was the one really bad food...More

Thank NeilMyrie
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

I was concerned by a couple of reviews on TripAdvisor, but my daughter assured me this is THE place on Kaua'i for traditional sushi. She was correct. We called just a bit in advance of their opening, left our number and they called back to...More

Thank NanaLaurie55
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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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