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Imanas TEI Restaurant

#223 of 1,797 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2626 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3248
+1 808-941-2626
Today
17:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything from appetizer to dessert were soooo delicious!!! Grilled butterfish is a must try item! Seafood and Gobo chips, you can only eat it in Imanas, no where else. Parking lot is small though.

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Thank Keib T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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407 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

You know a Japanese restaurant is good when there are only Japanese speaking patrons eating there. The freshest homemade soba in a small room setting. Intimate and unique I love eating there.

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Thank angelina1813
Honolulu, Hawaii
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We tried Imanas TEI since we heard it was ranked #5 in the nation for Japanese food and it did not disappoint. Lots of selections on the menu, and our server was very helpful in giving advice as to some of the most popular dishes. We thoroughly enjoyed everything. They have several a la cart items, and we started with... More 

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Thank Alice S
Honolulu
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Imanas has been one of my favorite Japanese restaurants anywhere . Great ambiance and attentive staff. Superb sushi, chanko nabe and shabu shabu. Try the butterfish, deep fried soft shell crabs and gobo. Outstanding lineup of sakes too. Never had a bad meal here. Only downside is you may have to wait in line or share a huge beautiful table... More 

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Thank Jon0008
Saratoga, California
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76 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. Some of the best sashimi I've had on earth. Parking is brutal. The staff is very friendly and the pricing is responsible. Restaurant is clean and excellent green tea. We will be back.

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Thank mdh95070
North Bergen, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Their sushi was ok. Average sushi. Not as good as Sushi ii. Their nabe used to be better, but it was just ok...broth/soup wasn't as good. Service: slightly below average. Very slow. Overall average experience Interior: 4 stars Service: 2 stars Food: 3 stars Price: 3 stars

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

One of our favorites for Japanese food. Food, service and value are top notch. We return with our family as often as we can. Yum yum yum!

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Thank Sharon T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Went there for our wedding anniversary. The food was very good as well as the service. We ordered some sushi and various other things. The toro was some of the best I've had and the oysters vinegarette was delicious. If you are looking for good Japanese food for a good price this is the place. It's not cheap but worth... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Really have always liked this place, great Sushi and the every inspiring "Chanko Nabe" which is a meal for 3 but a great sharing dish with presentation and cooked at the table. Sake is served in glass to the rim and bowl tradition and it is probably one of my favorites in Honolulu for Japanese food. Try to get a... More 

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Thank Douglas R
Mililani, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

I'm going to tell you right now, if you are looking for amazing Sushi and Japanese Fare, Imana's Tei is our go to place every time. We have been coming here religiously since they have opened and the food here never disappoints and the taste is consistently delicious each and every time we come here. My wife is a Japanese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
17:00 - 23:30
Saturday
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2626 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3248
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-941-2626

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