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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 good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely fresh sushi along with good staples such as Shrimp tempura and Chicken yakitori. Bustling large local stop. We had great friendly service from the hostess that greeted us to the waiter and bus service. The maguro, hamachi and tako were fantastic. Some of the...More

Thank fffjxc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for dinner without a reservation. Waited about 10 minutes for a table for 2. Once seated, waiter took along time to acknowledge us. Menu is on the small side. Started with an order of gyoza. It was super greasy and the filling tasted...More

Thank Staci T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my wife several years ago and we liked it. Went solo this time. Service was average and seems like there are a lot of regulars. My SUSHI was good but took a very long time to get it. Parking can be a little...More

Thank mcn001
Reviewed June 14, 2017

This is our second visit over the course of 12 years. Still easily recognizable from the main road coming into Kapaa. Still just as good as remembered. They have expanded which is a good thing because the parking lot is full by the time they...More

Thank MikeBooker
Reviewed May 31, 2017

Kintaro is and amazing multi faceted Japanese Steak House. Sushi, Teppanyaki, a great Liquor bar and dinning services are offered with original Japanese flair and flavor. We love everything about this restaurant, and recommend reservations due to it's popularity!

Thank Laurie V
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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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