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“Great Experience”

Wasabi's Japanese Cuisine
Ranked #120 of 288 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
kona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

We were very pleased with this restaurant. Very Friendly, Kind, and Fun! Great little Sushi spot in town!

  • Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Poole, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Disappointing food, not worth the price.”
Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

I am no sushi expert, but I have had enough sushi in my time to know when the sushi I am eating is not fresh. We ordered the sushi volcano roll which included three types of fish. The fish in the rolls were great, the rest of it was a disappointment. I can appreciate not all food establishments make all of their dishes while you wait but this had clearly sat in a fridge all afternoon. The dish also arrived far too quickly for them to have been freshly made. We then ordered the Teriyaki and Tempura Combo dish. The Teriyaki chicken was good, along with the rice, the Tempura vegetables and prawns were disappointing. You could tell by the taste of the batter that the oil used was not 'new' oil and had maybe been used the day before for Tempura. The salad on the plate did not look too appetising.
We arrived to find two people sitting out on the front terrace of the restaurant, and as the evening went on, a few more people arrived. As we were finishing our meal, there was no more than 15 people in the entire place, however it took the staff at least 20 minutes to get us our bill which we found slightly frustrating.

Visited April 2013
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bellingham
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

The food is good, fresh and the staff is friendly enough but not great on service. We had take out one night and ate in another. I would recommend take out and eat at the beach. Like the other reviews, I would say average to a little above average.

  • Visited January 2013
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Victoria BC
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Ok Sushi but nothing special not worth the price”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

The service was quick, but we have eaten a lot of Sushi and this just didn't do anything for us. It was just ok, nothing special. The Mackerel was bland, not sure how Mackerel can be bland but it was. The portions were small. We ordered four rolls and it was probably equal to two rolls from the Sushi place down the road. Normally we would do a second order but it was not worth the cost and left feeling we had not even eaten.

BT

  • Visited December 2012
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US
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95 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A good restaurant”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

An overall good restaurant. I ate there 3 times and it was good each time (sushi 2X and Udon 1X). Not perfect but an excellent choice. The negative points: the service was uneven and once the TV was on real loud with Law and Order SVU (a good show, but not what I want to watch when I eat...).

Visited December 2012
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Thank JoeDassin1
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