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“Sushi Surprise”
Review of Hawaiiana Cafe

Hawaiiana Cafe
Ranked #472 of 2,405 Restaurants in Honolulu
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Description: This is a new restaurant in the Waikiki area--evidently only about 4 months old. It is next to the Hard Rock Cafe. The phone number is 808-772-8879.
Medicine Hat, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Sushi Surprise”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

We came across Hawaiian Cafe by accident. The owner was fantastic, very personal-able. The food was the best we have come across on the island. Unique and excellent taste. Just a bit of a warning the restaurant is not very big so you want to be the first to get there to get a seat. If you want to sit outside, a lush atrium setting.

  • Visited April 2013
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Vancouver, BC
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“good alternative to busy popular restaraunts”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Food quality and service was good but i didn't really enjoy the small size - felt i like i was eating in somebody's private dining room. but it's hard to beat the fact that you can bring your own alcohol.

Visited April 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great 'western' style rolls and fresh fish.”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Not the prettiest place in town, but if you're looking for a great meal, this is it. Fish is fresh, and we ate loads of it. Lots of rolls to choose from. The sushi is OK, although not really perfectly made, I'd stick to the rolls - they are better. The owner is very nice. We went there on our last day in Waikiki. We'd go back again if we had more time. Definitely good sushi rolls. Don't trust the menu pricing pictures you see online - the prices have gone up. Good deal is that you get 3 pieces of sushi for what it normally costs for 2.

  • Visited April 2013
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Vancouver
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“great service!”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

We ate outside a few times during our week in Waikiki. Go early and ask for brown rice. The food was a bit on the salty side, but most food in Honolulu was like that. The house special rolls were the best!

Visited March 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Find”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Great Sushi...great value! Nice that you could bring your own adult beverages.. Owner is very nice and service was quick too!

Visited March 2013
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