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Aka Sushi

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65-1158 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea Center (KTA), Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8442
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

Thank secret0225
Kent, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

Thank Lydia234
washington state
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189 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank 4oystercatcher
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5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Savvy T
Grass Valley, California
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank _derekboyes13
Waimea, Hawaii
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

After a Blizzard on Mauna Kea mountain, our little town of Waimea was freezing. We were looking for a warm, light lunch, and decided on the Udon and Shrimp Tempura. The Tempura is served on the side. The broth and udon soup was tasty and hit the spot. We were very happy and satisfied. We suggest ordering ahead of time,... More 

Thank Luisa32214
Waimea, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This little Sushi restaurant is worth popping into. He makes fresh sushi while you wait and has created a menu with options that are both simple and healthy. Try the udon, Hamachi Kama or tempura shrimp roll. He has a good variety and keeps the menu simple so it is always fresh.

2 Thank livelovexplore
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Run by a young couple, Aka offers the cheapest sushi in town at a great price. I love their udon noodle dish and usually accompany it with 2-3 sushi rolls. Salmon -avo, hamachi-avo, and ahi-avo. At about 5 bucks a roll, you can't beat the price. Plus it's the same fish you'll pay double or triple for at Sansei, Redwater,... More 

2 Thank happy_traveller6359
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

....presentation means a lot these days & Aka Sushi's got it down! Very nice portions, good rice..I love the Spider Crab Roll, but the Unagi in the Caterpillar Roll made me a fan! .... Will try the Nigiri next time!

1 Thank Sooogoodjelly
Honolulu, Hawaii
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a cute little place, not cheap but nice flavors. the neon lights made you feel you are eating in some chap salon in China Town, but unfortunately the prices are not sending the same message. However, the hardworking people who run this place do prepare delicious rolls.

Thank AGP8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1158 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea Center (KTA), Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8442
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: 808-887-2320

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?