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Aka Sushi

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65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea Center (KTA), Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-2929
+1 808-887-2320
Today
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Kamuela, hawaii
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best sushi on the West side of the Big Island.. I've had sushi at high end restaurants all over the island and Las Vegas. This place is better then them all..

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Thank josephsH6936VP
Colorado
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every few years we stop here for a quick nigiri lunch. Aka Sushi's lunch special can't be beat anywhere on the Island. This is some of the freshest maguro and hamachi to be found anywhere! The staff is personable and unpretentious, too! We already look forward to our next visit.

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Thank DougR
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Zero ambiance but really good sushi (the uni was top-notch). We ate here the night of the election so our stomachs weren't in the best shape. All credit to the food for overcoming our democratic indigestion... Super quick service, which seems to be a thing with this row of restaurants.

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Thank Lawrence S
London, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

The menu is not huge for sashimi and salad lovers - only three kinds of sashimi available (hamachi, salmon and tuna), one sashimi salad and one garden salad, but it's good. More extensive options for sushi. Good value. Very basic decor. Convenient parking.

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Thank Granduelle
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I hate to share this hidden gem of a sushi place for fear of it becoming too popular... but then that is not what Aloha is all about. Take the time to find this gem and enjoy freshly prepared sushi and other items in an unassuming environment.

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Thank AnaBanana2u
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Upon entering aka sushi the restaurant seemed empty with one table occupied with only one person. The server greeted us as we entered. We looked through the menu a little disappointed that some traditional Japanese rolls were not listed on the menu nor sold. We ordered our food along with some hot green tea which took the same amount of... More 

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Thank secret0225
Kent, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2015

We had really good quality sushi here and was excellent value for money! The salmon sashimi is some of the best we've had, lovely thick cuts. The sushi rolls are also very delicious too. Would highly recommend!

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Thank Lydia234
washington state
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195 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

Saw the great reviews, wondered if it was open for lunch and emailed, a week later no reply. Went by today and had lunch. Very bizarre service, took forever to get water, then the waiter promised the water was "on its way" and brought the spoon in a special trip before the miso soup. The food was surprisingly good the... More 

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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Fresh food and prepared very well. Great value (for island prices anyway). Ordered the terriaki chicken, salmon, eel and crab hand rolls and brought in a bottle of red from the supermarket next door. Was the perfect end to a day trip to Polulu.

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Thank Savvy T
Grass Valley, California
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141 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

We found this place in Waimea based on some pretty positive reviews and it only took us three tries to finally get in. We kept calling to see about reservations and never got an answer. Finally figured out that they are only open 4 days a week. As far as the food goes.....the fish was very good. You expect that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea Center (KTA), Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-2929
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-887-2320

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