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Tokoname Restaurant

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442 Uluniu St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2555
+1 808-262-8656
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kailua, Hawaii
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Went to eat here and we live in Kailua it was a Tuesday night. Not thinking it would be crowded. Went to the front and asked for a table and the hostess asked did we have a reservation. I said no and she was super rude it was actually ridiculous how rude she was. I normally like this place and... More 

Thank Dawn H
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Nice, small quaint restaurant. Definitely recommend making reservations if you plan on going. Wasn't impressed with the food, but I'd definitely go back to order the miso butterfish which was exceptionally good. The shrimp tempura was just okay relative to all the reviews that I had previously read before going. The tonkatsu really wasn't very good. In all fairness, I... More 

Thank mmaetani
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Great Japanese restaurant sushi was awesome stayed together, fresh, and didn't fall part. Service is excellent

Thank Oliver P
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Never disappoints. My daughter who now lives on the mainland makes this the first place she wants to go when she is visiting. A little bit pricey, however.

Thank 642ruthaw
Austin, Texas
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We had just been snorkeling at Hamauna Bay and had a beautiful ride along the ocean. We had worked up an appetite, but didn't want to ruin dinner. We stopped for a few bites at sushi. We had the appetizer sampler. It was delicious. They put a little wasabi under each piece.

Thank Christie G
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I've lived in Japan twice for a total of six years and Tokoname has "Nihon Aji" (Japan Taste), Everything we've tried has been superb... I would recommend the Butterfish!!

Thank Rajah G
Kailua, Hawaii
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

I started going to Tokoname Restaurant in Kailua when it first opened a few years ago, and have always enjoyed it. Cozy, pleasant ambiance, great service and great food. Some of our favorite entrees: miso butterfish, tempura (very generous portion), furikake salmon, teriyaki chicken. We always ask to "make it teishoku" with the entree (+$5.95 for miso soup, rice, salad... More 

Thank Valerie96734
Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice small place with a very laid back atmosphere. I sat at the sushi bar and the sushi chef was friendly and willing to serve up anything I asked for. The sushi was good and fresh with lots of variety. I definitely recommend the fried green tea ice cream!

Thank Nicolas C
Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

everything is great. try their rice beer, if you're a beer drinker. and ask them if they sell t-shirts. they don't, but i'm starting a petition.

Thank tom r
Kailua, Hawaii
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118 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Very high quality meals, a little smaller portions than expected but (Ono) flavor. If your in Kailua and want to try some great Japanese foods, stop at Tokoname, you won't be sorry.

Thank DougCorrea

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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
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 442 Uluniu St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2555
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-262-8656

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