This gem of a restaurant was well-recommended by other travelers and guidebooks and it did not disappoint. I did not travel to the North Kohala area of the Big Island for the purpose of eating at this restaurant, but I'm glad that I did.
The restaurant is located in Hawi, a neat town reminescent of the Old West.
The town has several nice antique and stores featuring works of local artists. It is located on Highway 17 (Akoni Pule Hwy) which terminates at the fabulous Pololu Valey Lookout.
The menu is not the purist's idea of sushi, but it works.
Lots of Hawaiian influence at work here including macadamia nuts, papaya, Maui onions.
Not a bad place for vegetarians too; The Islands can be a difficult place at times to find good dining options for vegetarians, due to the abundance reestaurants featuring beef and fish/seafood.
The restaurant service was friendly and low-key.
It was a unhurried and lovely afternoon meal in paradise for our crew.
Also, they had a charming cat who ended up sleeping near my chair while I ate. (Seems to be a lot of cats roaming around the island!)
There were a lot of fabulous-looking desserts and other sushi items that looked like a reason to return again and again.....but that will have to wait until the next time i go to the Big Island.
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