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Imanas TEI Restaurant

#270 of 1,786 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2626 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3248
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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407 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You know a Japanese restaurant is good when there are only Japanese speaking patrons eating there. The freshest homemade soba in a small room setting. Intimate and unique I love eating there.

Thank angelina1813
Honolulu, Hawaii
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

We tried Imanas TEI since we heard it was ranked #5 in the nation for Japanese food and it did not disappoint. Lots of selections on the menu, and our server was very helpful in giving advice as to some of the most popular dishes. We thoroughly enjoyed everything. They have several a la cart items, and we started with... More 

Thank Alice S
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Imanas has been one of my favorite Japanese restaurants anywhere . Great ambiance and attentive staff. Superb sushi, chanko nabe and shabu shabu. Try the butterfish, deep fried soft shell crabs and gobo. Outstanding lineup of sakes too. Never had a bad meal here. Only downside is you may have to wait in line or share a huge beautiful table... More 

Thank Jon0008
Saratoga, California
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130 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. Some of the best sashimi I've had on earth. Parking is brutal. The staff is very friendly and the pricing is responsible. Restaurant is clean and excellent green tea. We will be back.

Thank mdh95070
North Bergen, New Jersey
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Their sushi was ok. Average sushi. Not as good as Sushi ii. Their nabe used to be better, but it was just ok...broth/soup wasn't as good. Service: slightly below average. Very slow. Overall average experience Interior: 4 stars Service: 2 stars Food: 3 stars Price: 3 stars

1 Thank Ji J
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2015

One of our favorites for Japanese food. Food, service and value are top notch. We return with our family as often as we can. Yum yum yum!

Thank Sharon T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015

Went there for our wedding anniversary. The food was very good as well as the service. We ordered some sushi and various other things. The toro was some of the best I've had and the oysters vinegarette was delicious. If you are looking for good Japanese food for a good price this is the place. It's not cheap but worth... More 

Thank Robert T
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Really have always liked this place, great Sushi and the every inspiring "Chanko Nabe" which is a meal for 3 but a great sharing dish with presentation and cooked at the table. Sake is served in glass to the rim and bowl tradition and it is probably one of my favorites in Honolulu for Japanese food. Try to get a... More 

Thank Douglas R
Mililani, Hawaii
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

I'm going to tell you right now, if you are looking for amazing Sushi and Japanese Fare, Imana's Tei is our go to place every time. We have been coming here religiously since they have opened and the food here never disappoints and the taste is consistently delicious each and every time we come here. My wife is a Japanese... More 

1 Thank Ramfis B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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229 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

Love this place but you have to eat slow as they are popular and are good at getting you eating and out. Sashimi divine - anything is good. Place smelt a little too fishy this time. Nice environment to enjoy lovely food.

1 Thank astropig

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2626 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3248
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-941-2626

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