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4-370 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1424
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We are in Kuaui and have been striking out with restaurants. Finally we came to Kintaro and had a great meal. If you like Japanese food, you'll love this place. Highly recommended.

Thank Steve S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this place near our hotel, knew we'd picked a winner when we saw how busy it was, and how many of the people waiting were locals. We had to wait about half an hour during peak Friday night dinner rush, but the wait was worth it, especially since they have a spacious waiting area with tables and cocktail service.... More 

Thank Ellen S
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We met some friends there from the islands for dinner. It is a busy place. The food was great. The tempura was light and crisp and not greasy. We had a variety of fish, beef, and chicken and it was all good. Be sure to park on the correct side of the building.

Thank Allen H
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting family on Kauai and always try to include a meal at Kintaro during our stay. The restaurant is usually very busy with locals as well as visitors so it's a good idea to make reservations. Soon after being seated, a plate of crispy won tons with dipping sauce was provided as a complimentary appetizer. Yummy! My husband... More 

Thank D-KfromMAUI
Temecula, California
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had eaten here on a previous trip and couldn't wait to go back to share one of our favorite restaurants in Kauai with our extended family! We didn't have reservations, so the wait was over an hour. When we finally got seated, we were given a won-ton appetizer and we should have stopped there! We were ordering off the... More 

Thank ReaHappyCamper
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Consistently excellent Japanese restaurant. Sushi and great grill a local favorite for fun time and special occasions. Like the private rooms good for parties small group

Thank Seatour
Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant while on vacation every time I go to Kauai. This time the sushi, sashimi, cooked fish all really sucked. We waited an hour and the food for a family of nine was well below average. I noticed a lot of customers were locals and I was amazed they were so crowded. I went to... More 

Thank David S
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

My family and I go to this place several times a year. We like it a lot the food and service is usually really good. One time my sister and I went for dinner and everything was going great until my sister found a few strands of long black hair in her udon. We alerted the server and they ended... More 

Thank Erica C
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The sushi here is great! While it is not on the menu, make sure you order the salmon skin roll with eel. It is delicious. The hostess recommended it to us. The Bali Hi Bomb roll is also excellent. The cajun roll is ok. We arrived at 5:45 and were seated immediately. We did not have a reservation.

Thank BKC2003
Carteret, New Jersey
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The place itself needs to be revamped but the food is just amazing. I have been there a few times and order the hibachi service over and over...They are closed on Sundays and only open at 530pm in the evening. Worth every penny

Thank msmecheche

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, 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, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1424
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 808-822-3341

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?