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Sima-Ichi Sushi

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75-5742 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1777
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem this sushi restaurant is! My husband found their raw selection to be fresh and delicious each time. The rolls are also well prepared and I feel you would be hard pressed to find a more affordable meal in Kona. The service was great and they introduced us to avocado brûlée which was amazing!!!

Thank maddennurse
Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food there is good! It is close to the Holiday Inn & Express, and the materials they use there taste fresh!

Thank SYlalala
Kapaa, Hawaii
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Ok it's not fancy, the sushi isn't photogenic. But if you are hungry for sushi you'll leave happy and not broke. Beer, wine, and sake are available to complete your meal.

Thank Eric A
Bellevue, Washington
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

I actually got lost trying to find another place but found this little charming place. Not a fancy dining experience but the service was very good and the food was way above my expectations. I would highly recommend as a place to avoid the crowds and to have a relatively inexpensive meal.

Thank Tom D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Pretty cheap and pretty good quality on the sushi/nigiri/rolls that they have. Had the sampler platter and it was nice, specially the hint of wasabi underneath the choice of fish. Pretty good place if you are looking for something good to eat at Kona.

Thank Dominic L
Evergreen, CO
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We usually get the big family platter for the 2 of us and then top it off with another couple fancier rolls. We come about once every 6 weeks. Its our go-to place for sushi.

1 Thank KB80439
Edmonton, Canada
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396 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Not very fancy restaurant but the food was good enough. Again not the best sushi I have eaten but it was made fresh and the salmon did melt in our mouths. If you are interested in world travel visit our not for profit blog havecarryonwilltravel.com. There was only sushi on the menu and the price was very reasonable. Nice waitress... More 

1 Thank MurTheExplorer
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is a tiny place with one person waiting table, one doing prep and they HUSTLE. In fact, there is a small sign in the Wahine restroom saying "The Dream is Free, the Hustle is paid for separately". As we were seated, the serving guy said that there was a backup (we saw the huge box of take-out order) so... More 

1 Thank LolaStella
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This is our go to spot! Love this place. Super friendly, great pricing, and of course delicious sushi! It's a must stop if in Kona!

Thank malissa H
Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went here twice when we were on vacation. Good spot for different sushi options with sticker shock! We did the combination platter each time and we were with very pleased. We also added a couple of different rolls. Thought the rice to filling ratio was appropriate and staff was friendly.

1 Thank mkrippel30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5742 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1777
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: 8087470152

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