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Kunio Restaurant

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94-799 Lumiaina St Ste 2F, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-5046
(808) 680-9188
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mililani, Hawaii
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So the food here is always good but I think the scallop scare from genki sushi has hurt their business as well. It wasn't crowded like before so it's good for customers. I always get the butterfish...yummy. Bonus is they got Orion beer!

Thank darrenkmiyamoto
Waipahu, Hawaii
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really can't remember the meal, or the dinner conversation for that matter. Very un-memorable meal. I do remember being hungry after dinner and stopping to get a McDouble on the way home. And for being hungry the bill was a bit high.

Thank Peter D
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We came here for the first time after seeing Instagram photos and recommendations for the butterfish. We definitely weren't disappointed. While this place isn't among the cheaper restaurants we've been to, the value of what you're getting makes it all worthwhile, there's usually a wait to be seated, parking isn't usually easy (show me a place where it is on... More 

Thank MaddyBresler
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174 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant because the menu has a great variety and the food tastes great! I had the miso butterfish and shrimp tempura combo ($18) which comes with rice, salad, and miso soup. Hubby had the trio combo, should butterfish, tonkatsu, and teriyaki chicken. Yummy...gets busy after 12pm fir lunch"

Thank kdooka
Waipahu, Hawaii
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Food is great but restaurant is small and have to wait for a long time for a reservation. Parking is in a small mall and is limited.

Thank Don A
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Good local Japanese food, a little bit better than other Japanese restaurants in the area. Lived in Japan and it will get me by until I get back to Japan.

Thank stephen s
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We know the restaurant gets busy so we try to get there early for a group of 5. This time is was 6 pm and the waiting list was 8 names in front of us. Most of the other names was for 2 or 3 people however there was one for 6 and another for 8. We waited one hour... More 

Thank darlenechun
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Food is excellent. The sushi is prepared with generous portions. Entrees were delicious and well prepared. Portions were good enough to satisfy my hunger. Orion beer was a winner. Employees were friendly, knowledgeable and worked well together to handle the amount of customers. Well worth the wait.

Thank Wesley U
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We went there for lunch this week. This was our first visit. I ordered the Oyako Domburi and my mom had the Unagi Kabayaki. Everything came at a timely pace. The staff was efficient, but not especially friendly. My mom enjoyed her Unagi, but I was quite disappointed with my Oyako. It was tasty, but many of the chicken pieces... More 

Thank betkk
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151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Hereʻs a quote from the guest who I introduced to Kunio: "why did I have to find this place 3 days before I move?" To me, this restaurant represents all that is good about Japanese food and they do it extraordinarily well. Located in a strip mall area of Waikele, one might skip it for some of the other near... More 

Thank Cheryl B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94-799 Lumiaina St Ste 2F, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-5046
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Waipahu
  • Phone Number: (808) 680-9188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?