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Tokoname Restaurant

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442 Uluniu St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2555
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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34 reviews
21 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 7 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
8 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 35 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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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

The food here is excellent as is the service. Their sushi game is strong and they make a plantation tea that will knock your socks off. It's a small place so it is advised to make reservations.

Thank Dave S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin usa
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119 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Nothing exciting. Menu was small, hard for us to choose which is usually not the case in a japonese restaurant. Sake was outrageously priced! Service was just so so. The server dropped my napkin and never returned with a new one. Had to repeatly ask for one. We felt that we were an after thought because we ordered light. Was... More 

Thank Lizbeth123
Waimanalo Beach, Hawaii, United States
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is our new go to restaurant for adult nights out. We have eaten here several times with friends and on date nights. Everything we have ordered has been delicious. We recommend the combo plates: tempura and steak is our favorite. Small restaurant; make reservations if can. Sit at the counter and watch the sushi master work; or bring a... More 

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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: 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?