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Sushi Katsu

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3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
(808) 246-0176
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Is good. Locals seem to like this place. I think it's kinda dirty, but the food tastes fairly good. Smile

Thank Tamale730
Moreno Valley, California
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2015

First stop when we arrival on Kauai for lunch. A hole in the wall with excellent sushi and just good old fashion food. Highly recommend.

Thank Robert R
Lihue, Hawaii
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2015

Large portions and a local hangout for dinner. Japanese food is main menu but something for everyone from fish, beef, chicken and noodles. Nice combo choices. Casual atmosphere

Thank Ruthie03
Honolulu, Hawaii
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2015

This restaurant was rather confusing for a first timer. Here I'm looking for Tip Top Cafe, no such sign. Walked in thru the front glass doors and to the right is the old fashioned weight scale, a rack with full of Polo Shirts and t-shirts for sale, two commercial refrig with sodas, and two trays of pastries, and one tray... More 

Thank BBM M
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2014

More fried and greasy food than good sushi Not a good place to eat. The ambience is not good The food is ho hum

Thank Oliverkatz
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Crab in the soft shell crab roll was tough and burnt, mostly rice though. Tempura was um.... Not tempura but looked and tasted more like the broken crumbles in the bottom of the fry basket. Did not try the sashimi so maybe that's where they shine?

1 Thank Stephen R
Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

I really enjoyed the chef that cooked our food in front of us. The show wasn't great but the chef was very friendly and skillful. The food tasted great especially the catch of the day mahi mahi. I would do this again and definitely try the sushi, this place is a local favorite place, with people lined up before it... More 

Thank Mark S
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

The Tip Top Cafe becomes Sushi Katsu during the evening and provides a nice place to have a good variety of sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes. Not fancy but a good value

Thank jjtak1
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

My wife and I were looking for something a little less touristy and read the reviews online for this place and thought we'd give it a try. That definitely wasn't the smartest thing we did on our trip. The look of the restaurant left something to be desired. It didn't look overly dirty but did look like a mix between... More 

Thank joshjoe1026
Sosua, Dominican Republic
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Got sushi rolls and all the rolls were painfully tasteless-lots of rice, no flavors. The place looks and feels like a cafeteria, but seems clean.

1 Thank onago

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: (808) 246-0176

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?