I have read the mixed reviews on the Imari restaurant at Hilton Waikoloa. I need several questions answered before I make a decision. How "Japanese" is the whole experience? I mean, do you take your shoes off? is there seating at low tables or regular tables? I would be OK with the tepanyaki style although I think my wife would like a more private venue.
Price is not an object, although I want to try to get what I want for what I am going to spend. My wife and I will be travelling alone. I want a more traditional Japanese experience, with private dining with subtle service. Is this the place to go? We will be at the Hilton for 2 days at the end of Jan, but will be on the Big Island for several days before. Our schedule within a couple of days is flexible.