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“Good food , small portions”

Tokoname Restaurant
Ranked #55 of 148 Restaurants in Kailua
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The food is good but the portions are very small. The smallest I ever had in a Japanese restaurant. I had sashimi and saba and both were so tiny I need to oder more food. Our server was excellent and patient. The ice cream desserts were so good. The food is pricey for the amount

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Thank Mark M
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Tokoname's has decent food and adequate service. It's not the best you can find, but it's not bad either. It's a little neighborhood place that I'd probably recommend for lunch.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

So fresh and delish! Even better with a groupon! Miso butterfish and chirashi sushi are the bomb! Added benefit are their discount specials, early bird, late night and Tuesdays!!

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Thank BronxJorge25
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Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Being a long time Kailua resident, I decided to try something different just to change it up a bit. We, a party of seven, decided to take advantage of the late night happy hour which we heard so much about. I am glad we did! A wide selection of fresh Japanese food for half the price. And, the same price cut applied to all drinks!! BINGO! To be honest, the food is delicious and well prepared. They serve a number of different items both hot and cold so you have plenty to choose from. I suggest visiting as its sure to be your first of many.

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Thank SecretBeer
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Second visit for us, Sunday just as they opened at four. Jen, our server, was eager and friendly. The teishoku sets around $ 20 include an edemame sample, pickles, salad, miso soup, shrimp and vegetable tempura, a second small entree selection and rice. Plenty of tasty well-prepared food. Tempura was light and flavorful without a greasiness. Salmon a minute or two too long on the grill. Tonkatstu good although the salt in the sauce was overwhelming.
Server's check-back, "how is everything?" was perfectly timed two bites into the meal.
The joyful surprise was the $5 discount as "early-birds" on each dinner as well as a discount on the beer.
Some additional tips for servers may help: promptly removing finished dishes and beverage bottles could add to the guests' comfort as well as maintaining water glass levels. As the main dishes are being removed the "how was everything?" could be easily followed-up with, "since you enjoyed dinner, you're really be pleased with our desserts!" Raise the check average and raise the tip. For us dessert was not even mentioned.
We will be back.

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Thank johnfjohnston
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