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Hawaiiana Cafe

#177 of 1,773 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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260 Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1993
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hiked Diamond Head then stopped for lunch while walking back to hotel. Shared a salad and the sushi was amazing. Involuntarily said yum midway through the meal! Very small dining area. Decor was very Hawaiian eclectic. Not a place for a romantic meal, but definitely a place for personalized service and delicious eats!! (Was gluten free friendly, too.)

Thank MeIslandGirl14
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Loved the food Loved the service Five Tables inside and a few outside A real hidden jewel,in the middle of the insanity of the area

Thank Andrew C
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We were out for a walk around Waikiki and as we are in seafood heaven, wanted sushi. We heard by word of mouth about Hawaiian Cafe and decided to give it a try. It is smaller quaint sushi cafe with great character. The service was fast, friendly and our server was great with my girls (12 & 7) on how... More 

Thank Jaderbugs
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

If you are in the area for vacation, i wouldnt waste a meal here. Things to note: 1/ nice owners but that doesnt excuse the slow service 2/ as noted, a hole in the wall...but that is pretty much it 3/ food was a miss, for all the reviews on "fresh" fish...isnt this hawaii...dont most ppl have access to fresh... More 

Thank pat r
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this tiny place, which has a beautiful, little courtyard that was quiet. Inside was small with a lot of older decor from around the island. Family owned and operated. Food was fresh and delicious. Don't let the old-look & tiny space fool you!

Thank Kioka
Renton, Washington
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509 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

My husband and I ate dinner here last night. The seaweed salad was delicious. The nigiri was fresh and wonderful. And we had the best toasted rice tea. A sweet woman was our waitress and she was attentive without being intrusive and so nice. We are so glad we came here. They do not service alcohol but that was fine.... More 

Papillion, NE, United States
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

I had the spicy Ahi poke bowl ($14) and it was awesome! Generous amount of Ahi tuna and just the right amount of spice (they can make it spicier if you want too). This is a "no frills" place with only a few tables and overall is pretty small - I would guess the majority of their business is takeout.... More 

Thank Christopher D
San Jose, California
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

I went here because I was craving poke. I ordered my poke bowl to go and when the lady came to give me my order she told me to make sure that I leave since I order it to go. That was very humiliating, these people don't know the definition of customer service. The poke was not fresh and tasted... More 

Thank Marleneescobar
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We've passed by this afternoon for a quick lunch and found out this place. It's quite hidden and the café is small. Inside it's quite dated and the services wasn't bad but we've found it kind of awkward that the bill was $25.25 and we left $30 and expected changes back and then we will leave tips. Server just assumed... More 

Thank princess_melody_77
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Do yourself a favour, when you're ready for some of the best sushi and sashimi in Oahu get down here. Everything we had was great, but the sushi was outstanding.

Thank John I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1993
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-772-8879
This is a new restaurant in the Waikiki area--evidently only about 4 months old. It is next to the Hard Rock Cafe. The phone number is 808-772-8879.

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