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“fun, healthy, modern Japanese food”
Review of YuZu

YuZu
Ranked #1,539 of 2,431 Restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Try the tamari ball sushi, the handmade noodles and the shiso/ume. Cute setting.
A little difficult to find. In Ala Moana Hotel, waaaaay in the back.

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Normally a windowless bare-concrete-wall restaurant, tucked in a basement of a mediocre hotel, would not be something to look forward to. YuZu is different. Despite its surroundings, it does a really good job with a certain Hawaiian-sushi fusion that is different from classic sushi places (though you can get sushi) and also fresh and innovative.

For example, we (on two visits) got the fried Lotus-root salad. I had never had Lotus root before, and it was lovely, not just because of the new taste, but because of the overall preparation, with a light wasabi sauce and good accompanying greens, including some kinds of seaweed that you see in Hawaiian poke.

There is also an avocado salad that is delicious, and a number of other dishes well worth trying. The green tea ice cream dessert is unlike any similarly-named dish you've ever had, most likely.

The ambience is somewhat lacking, due to the location, but this place is worth seeking out in the basement of the Ala Moana hotel.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Great Japanese food, very fresh and not greasy at all. Very reasonably priced. Good service too. Go at Happy Hour and drinks are very cheap. Have the Seafood Dynamite, it's very yummy!!

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

The Yuzu that we ate at was at the Ala Moana Hotel. It offered attractive seating, friendly staff and excellent noodles. The noodles offered were both hot and cold dishes. The presentation was beautiful too!

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

I'm a fan of sushi restaurants and found this one to be quite a surprise. Most sushi restaurants offer a standard collection of California rolls, nigiri, shashimi, etc. Not this place. The dishes are creative to say the least, typically with well thought out flavor profiles. I've now eaten here several times and have been wowed with each experience. My favorite (so far) is the vegetarian sampler, which has 7 rather spectacular takes on sushi preparations, but each with its very own delicious character. I don't know who the brain behind this place is, but it is an experience in Honolulu not to be missed. Oh, and by the way, it is not all that pricey.

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