They typically host buffets on weekends so check first. We have never eaten a la carte and enjoy their buffet immensely. They have three primary sections - sushi/sashimi, Japanese warm/cold cuisine and desserts.
The sushi selection is impressive and very tasty. They do not present "basic" sushi selections like mainland California rolls, but many from their specialty list. I particularly enjoyed some of their creations, that fuse local ingredients like fresh mango and papaya, with sushi staples like spicy tuna etc. The sashimi selection is good and fresh. The hot/cold food selection is impressive. There is a nice salad section with local toppings like fresh seaweed.
The warm food includes items like NY steam with Japanese ponzu sauce, tempura featuring local vegetables and shrimp, miso glazed salmon, green soba noodles shrimp scampi etc. For a buffet, they managed the ensure that the NY Steak was cooked perfectly - you can select cuts from rare to well done, and dress with various sauces include a ponzu creation. The salmon was amazing - the glaze lends a tasty crunch to the fish. I was pleasantly surprised by the green soba noodles shrimp scampi. The noodles were not al dente but the sauce and preparation saved it from being a soggy disappointment.
Finally, SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT. Don't make a rookie mistake here. The section included shortbread (OMG), pineapple upside down cake, lillikoi cream cake, mini shot glasses of sake gelee with fruit, homemade mochi, fresh haupia and the best creme caramel I've ever had.
The restaurant is a short walk (barely 20 feet) from the beach. If you have an early meal, take a stroll along the nice walkway along the lagoons, enjoy the sunsets as you digest your tasty meal. Kids and adults will enjoy this place. Ono!
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