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#100 of 1,846 Restaurants in Honolulu
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2F 226 Lewers St, Waikiki Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
+1 808-924-1555
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Victoria, Canada
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried the sushi which was excellent, the Hamachi roll in particular was great. We also stopped by for lunch and tried the set lunch. There are several choices but we tried the Saba which was very good.

Thank RS946
New Jersey
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is a really nice simple Japanese restaurant with good food and drinks selection. The staff are very polite and friendly and service is quick. It's a great spot to sit outside and relax whilst watching people go by.....and let's be honest who doesn't love a good people watch whilst on holiday

Thank Millar_in_Asia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We have been here a few times . A Japanese restaurent with extensive western food ( hamburger , steak ) on menu. Choice of sitting outside , inside , sushi table or traditional Japan seating . ( we tried all ) We come here for Japaneses food mainly. . Tonight , The wait staff friendly , but disappear during the... More 

Thank 69tiger888
Anaheim, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a winner. Meat was tender and tasty. Service was good. Ambience was wonderful and relaxing. Get a terrace table if possible.

Thank Susan M
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We dined at Kaiwa twice on our recent trip to Hawaii. The first time we visited during the happy hour where we got a great selection of high quality delicious food for an excellent price. On our second visit we couldn't make the happy hour but were more than happy to pay the standard price for truly wonderful food. It... More 

Thank aaff37
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

It seems like there are many excellent sushi restaurants in Waikiki. Consulting our TripAdvisor App, we felt that Kaiwa would be a good choice. The smell is hypnotic when you walk in. Although they were busy and we had no reservation, they accommodated the two of us with no attitude at all. We like the exotic sushi rolls and the... More 

1 Thank Mary L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Wines are great. Food is not expensive on happy hour. I had a great time with friends. Service was perfect too.

Thank Leo G
New York City, New York
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

There are a number of very good Japanese restaurants in the Wakiki area and Kaiwa is a wonderful addition. Located on Lewers St on the second floor of Wakiki Beach Walk the restaurant is a lovely space with some outdoor seating. My wife (Japanese) and I had dinner our last night before leaving. We went for the popular 5-6pm Happy... More 

Thank R C
Bloomington, Illinois
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180 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The sushi was very good, though a little pricey (but what do you expect?). We dined outside and there is some good people watching. For sushi, we had The Artist's Palette (the big pieces will seriously challenge the size of your mouth), Banzai roll, and tuna roll. My wife had a Kirin and I had the Toyonaga (shochu), which did... More 

Thank dustyzz75
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was right next to our hotel so very convenient for dinner. We were early (6.30) and able to get an outside table. James our waiter was very pleasant and deserves recognition. We chose different things from the menu based on what we had not yet tried or felt like eating. There was no pressure to order all dishes... More 

Thank Di L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Grill, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2F 226 Lewers St, Waikiki Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-924-1555

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