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Sushi Katsu

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3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
+1 808-246-0176
17:30 - 20:45
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Los Angeles, California
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333 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent spot that caters to local in Lihue for great value. $40 for 2 dinners, sushi roll, an appetizer and sodas. It's a 1970-80s style diner, clean but basic. Very casual. Parking lot is always full with locals. If you're looking for ambience, that go somewhere else. Dinner portions are huge and prepared fresh. We had Fried fresh whole Aji... More 

Thank Luvtosafari
Jacksonville, Florida
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

By day, the facility is the Tip Top Cafe. For the evening, it becomes the Sushi Katsu Restaurant. Great sushi!!!

Thank SJYamane
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Is good. Locals seem to like this place. I think it's kinda dirty, but the food tastes fairly good. Smile

Thank Tamale730
Moreno Valley, California
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

First stop when we arrival on Kauai for lunch. A hole in the wall with excellent sushi and just good old fashion food. Highly recommend.

Thank Robert R
Lihue, Hawaii
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Large portions and a local hangout for dinner. Japanese food is main menu but something for everyone from fish, beef, chicken and noodles. Nice combo choices. Casual atmosphere

Thank Ruthie03
Honolulu, Hawaii
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

This restaurant was rather confusing for a first timer. Here I'm looking for Tip Top Cafe, no such sign. Walked in thru the front glass doors and to the right is the old fashioned weight scale, a rack with full of Polo Shirts and t-shirts for sale, two commercial refrig with sodas, and two trays of pastries, and one tray... More 

Thank BBM M
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2015

More fried and greasy food than good sushi Not a good place to eat. The ambience is not good The food is ho hum

Thank Oliverkatz
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

Crab in the soft shell crab roll was tough and burnt, mostly rice though. Tempura was um.... Not tempura but looked and tasted more like the broken crumbles in the bottom of the fry basket. Did not try the sashimi so maybe that's where they shine?

1 Thank Stephen R
Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

I really enjoyed the chef that cooked our food in front of us. The show wasn't great but the chef was very friendly and skillful. The food tasted great especially the catch of the day mahi mahi. I would do this again and definitely try the sushi, this place is a local favorite place, with people lined up before it... More 

Thank Mark S
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

The Tip Top Cafe becomes Sushi Katsu during the evening and provides a nice place to have a good variety of sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes. Not fancy but a good value

Thank jjtak1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:45
17:30 - 20:45
17:30 - 20:45
17:30 - 20:45
17:30 - 20:45
17:30 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-246-0176

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?