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Hawaiiana Cafe

#244 of 1,787 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looks very unassuming, and not a place for a special date. However, the service is cordial, the food is 100% fresh and extremely tasty. Best value by far in over-priced Waikiki.

Thank cant83
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading all the positive reviews I was looking forward to trying this place. It's definitely cute and a hole in the wall. Food was ok but way way over priced. Spent $45 USD for two donburi and 2 small rolls (8 pieces of California roll and 8 pieces of ahi roll). The same meal in Vancouver would have been... More 

Thank Samantha A
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were staying in Waikiki and were looking for a less expensive restaurant with a local feel that we could walk to. We read good reviews, so decided to try it for dinner. It was small and very quaint and obviously family owned. There were only a handful of tables, but there was also sidewalk table seating.... More 

Thank kblp
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Food was okay but the service was terrible. It was my last day in Hawaii and this restaurant totally ruined the end of my happy vacation. If you are not good at English or not familiar with American culture just never go there.

Thank 혜연 조
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

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 bubbles 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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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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?