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Kikuya Restaurant

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46-148 Kahuhipa St, Ste C, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-3818
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Mesquite, Texas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food in a small, friendly local Japanese restaurant.The food is fresh and first rate. The staff are helpful and friendly. The restaurant is a bit out of the way and is busy and happy with the local folks having a great time!

1 Thank Jim75181
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was outstanding and the setting is straight out of an old style Japanese shoku-do. This is not a trendy, glamorous sit down Japanese restaurant, but the menu and food is authentic. I ordered the ahi tempura and it came with a generous portion of sashimi, miso soup, salad, and tempura too. Very generous portions!

1 Thank Brad M
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We love the food here. Its a small place in a hide-away spot. The service is good and the food is even better. Parking is limited but most of the locals know where to find them. Best Japanese food in the area.

1 Thank Paul H
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

If you want Japanese food with the local flair, this is the place. They still got the Japanese influence. Menu is still the same after all these years, infused with some new nuances by her sons.

1 Thank Rodney C
Honolulu, HI
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

Stumbled across the restaurant by accident as it is in a bit of an odd location. Nonetheless, we've eaten there a number of times. Huge lunch specials that my young grandson and I share and still can't finish. Shrimp and vegetable temper is the best ever plus 2 types of salad. Yes, service can be a little slow but well... More 

Thank Hnlgrama
Plymouth, Minnesota
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015

The food was great. Tempura was the best we've ever had. The menu has a great variety to choose from including meats, poultry and seafood. This is the authentic Japanese food. A nice family owned and operated restaurant.

Thank The_Coach2_2
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2015

It's a really tiny restaurant but the food is consistently delicious and of great quality. The Tempura is one of the best I ever had. Love their Teishoku selections because many of them offer sashimi as a choice. The parking lot is limited but there is usually parking on the street. Not always the fastest service, but worth waiting for!... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2015

In Hawaii to find an affordable and delicious restaurant is not a easy task. We made it based on google maps and we were so happy that we did. The restaurant is in a odd location but the food is awesome! Services was slightly slow because there was only one waitress however, she was efficient to handle everything. We enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

This little gem is hidden on a busy street with a small parking area. The staff is friendly. Lunch has only 1 waitress and it is pretty busy but she handles herself quite well. I was very impressed by the portions and quality of the food. I ordered the chicken katsu and shrimp tempura combo. Was onolicious!!! My friend ordered... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

My favorite Japanese Restaurant. Food is always consistent. Service just okay, always very busy there especially for dinner. Their tempura shrimp is lite and crispy, never disappointed.

Thank Ac0res

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46-148 Kahuhipa St, Ste C, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-3818
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kaneohe
  • Phone Number: 808-235-2613

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