Imari A La Carte Dining - Hilton Waikoloa Village
Imari A La Carte Dining - Hilton Waikoloa Village

Imari A La Carte Dining - Hilton Waikoloa Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com/dining/imari.cfm
  • Phone: 8088861234
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wed -Sat 5:30PM - 9:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steak, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For a more intimate dining experience, our Tea House is a private dining room surrounded by a serene koi pond. Perfect for a romantic dinners or family gatherings, this beautiful, one of a kind setting will create wonderful memories.
  • Private Party Contact: Jon Hagman 8088861234x2522

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen K Hwy & Waikoloa Beach Dr
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet or Self parking is available at the main lobby of the Resort. All parking is validated and free of charge for restaurant guests.
A word from Imari A La Carte Dining - Hilton Waikoloa Village
Aloha, thank you for your interest in dining with us at Imari Japanese Steakhouse located in the heart of the Hilton Waikoloa Village. This reservation page is for sushi and regular dining only. If you prefer Teppanyaki style of dining, then please make a reservation at Imari - Teppanyaki.

Perched above a tranquil Koi pond, Imari offers each diner a unique Japanese culinary experience.Relax and savor items on our a la carte menu, featuring artistry from our Sushi Bar, with fresh local ingredients from our bountiful ocean waters and local farms.

Whether you are seeking a fun and interactive family dining experience or a quiet romantic dinner for two, Imari awaits.

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Imari A La Carte Dining - Hilton Waikoloa Village reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (4)good for groups (4)romantic (3)scenic view (3)special occasion (3)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Lovely!
    Foodieinverness
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This was enexpectedly lovely. The setting is beautiful and serene. The bartender was very accommodating - letting me have a generous taste of the wine before ordering it. Our server was excellent. The butterfish with tempura green beans was over the top fabulous!! Everything else was also delicious - slightly disappointed that it seemed like the ahi in the sushi was seared instead of raw. I would definitely eat here again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • something for everyone
    welshcake
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Had a very good selection to choose from. Nice drinks. Wonderful breeze - very open, but still indoors. Friendly, helpful server.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Miki
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had a terrible experience checking into our hotel room at Hilton Waikoloa. We were uptight by the time we got to dinner at Imari. Due to our waitress Gail being very pleasant, she made our evening enjoyable! The Hilton Waikoloa staff should take notes from the staff at Imari on customer service! Gail was very friendly and compassionate. The food was excellent as well. The sushi was fresh. My husband had the lobster tempura & pork belly ramen. He truly enjoyed his dinner. He said he wish he could find that in Honolulu!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a fan...
    gmc1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were very dissatisified with the price, quantity and overall flavor of the food. We had Shrimp Tempure and a special order of Teryiaki Chicken Family style. The Chicken was not flavorful and 28 dollars for what I estimate to be 1/2 of a chicken breast. If there was teryiaki sauce involved, I could not tell. The Shrimp was good, but not as good as expected for this type fo restaurant. The Fried Brown Rice with Portugese Sausage was the best item that we had. My kids did enjoy that even though again it was a small quantity. I had a Wailokoa Smoothie and could not tell there was ANY alcohol in it. Overall, the most dissapponting dining experience we had the 11 days we were in Hawaii. I will say that the food presentation was fantastic.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 24 reviews are from the Imari A La Carte Dining - Hilton Waikoloa Village reviews archive.
  • I would not dine here again
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Expensive, mediocre food, nothing special. Quality of food is not worth the price.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good sushi, sashimi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    But if you dine in the al a cart area, you will be overwhelmed by teppanaki smoke. They say the fans are on, but it is clear they are not. The sushi bar area is more remote from the teappanaki area, but smoke wafts there as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful spot but noisy
    Truman12
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    This restaurant is part of the Hilton Waikoloa hotel and has amazing food, ambience, and bar. Please not though that your dining experience will include parties with small children mixed throughout the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful night out!
    Heidi
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We try to visit Hilton Waikoloa Village every time we come to Hawaii, but we had never been to eat at Imari. I was very pleased with our meal. We opted for the al la carte menu instead of teppanyaki. Our server, Mitsuko, was very attentive and explained all the different foods in the bento. The sashimi was fresh and tasty, and altogether it was a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you don't know sushi
    Mila
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    Don't believe the Imari hype. I will make this plain and simple if you eat sushi and I mean real sushi not California rolls this is not the place for you. It's not sushi. We ordered a sashimi platter The Sashimi was all martnated and literally feel apart in your mouth. It honestly was a great base for poke but not sushi. To me it was for first time sushi eaters who are on holiday and want to try it. Obviously if you are eating here you are probably staying at the hotel, but there are other sushi places close buy and they are fairer in price and actually sushi.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Japanese of the region
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Incredible Tepanyaki scene ... Outstanding sashimi .., nice service and excellent setup.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aweful place to have dinner.
    Jess
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Aweful place to have dinner. Food was horrible, service was horrible, overpriced! We made reservations for the teppanakki and didn't realize we had to specify that when making a reservation. So disappointed!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Japanese Restaurant in Hawaii
    Kodomo1st
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    This is the best Japanese restaurant in Hawaii. The Maguro Sashimi is the freshest I've seen anywhere. California Roll sushi is made with real crab meat. The Bento combination dinners are the best value. Excellent service, delicious authentic Japanese cuisine, along with the fabulous ambience makes Imari the premiere Japanese restaurant in Hawaii.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    Although this restaurant offers ala carte dining it also has chefs cooking at your table, we didn't know that until we got there and we're very pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi
    Eric
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    The sushi is great. My vegetarian wife was very pleased with her sushi wrapped in "green paper". I can recommend the MT roll, which is a combination of shrimp and spicey tuna.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tremendous authenticity
    anOpenTablecomUserVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    My wife and I were impressed by the classic offerings. Take a step out of your normal boundaries and try some of the servers recommendations. You will be pleasantly surprised!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ha a lovely meal, except that
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    Ha a lovely meal, except that the place was so crowded we ended up in one of the back corner tables which aren't quite so nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good, although nothing
    joeygartner
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    Food was good, although nothing extraordinary. Loved how the manager walked from table to table making sure everything was okay. We also got a free dessert, cause we mentioned it was our honeymoon. Thanks Imari!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so much!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    My husband and I had dinner and ordered off the menu. I believe if we had dined Hibachi style with the chef cooking at the table, we would have been happy with the food. However the menu options leave a lot to be desired. I had a chicken dish that was very bland, almost tasteless if it hadn't been for the sauce. The sushi was good. If you go, eat Hibachi style. The menu needs to be revamped!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Traditional menu was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    The Traditional menu was very good. PLease note that you can go here for both Traditional or Hibachi but you need to specify with the resturant which you are looking for and this option is not available via the OpenTable iOS app.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food & service was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    Food & service was great! One suggestion, or perhaps I missed it, was that the waitress should have offered to handle the payment of the bill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing! We have better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    Disappointing! We have better sushi in my home town.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Price point was too high.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    Price point was too high. Food was good but not priced right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really quite poor. Had many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Really quite poor. Had many better experiences at Japanese steak houses. Chefs are not impressive. Would not eat there again. Ridiculously overpriced.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK Place if you do not expect much.
    FineDinerVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    OK for an evening as a vacationer. Inexpensive and expect corresponding quality. The Bento is a good deal, but do not expect quality. Service prompt and efficient, but not a remantic place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nirav G- Ocala, Florida
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    The Service was excellent. Our two waiters, M.J and Brian, did an outstanding job of helping us with navigating the menu, serving, and recommending their favorite dishes. The Manager also came by twice. We split the Butterfish Appetizer which per previous reviews truly does melt in your mouth. We also shared Drunken Palm Heart Salad, which was also quite large, and is the perfect amount for sharing. For Entree’s, my wife had two Sushi Rolls, the M.J. roll, yes actually named after our waitress, and the BBQ Eel roll. It was good, but she didn't feel they were of any special recognition. I had the Barramundi Fish, which I enjoyed immensely. Ice Cream for Dessert, which was wonderful. I would highly recommend and will certainly retu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience!
    BRC2272VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Without a doubt the best Japanese menu we have ever experienced. We order the special menu offered for New Years Eve, and every course was beautifully prepared, served and unique. The steak melted in your mouth, the lobster tempura light, crispy and tender, all sushi/sashimi very fresh and seasoned wonderfully. Dessert was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ok, but not great
    EdnDeb
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Back for a second night because we love sushi. Service was really good, but food still just so-so. My wife had the special Surf and Turf. Scallops and Shrimp we very bland, no seasoning at all. Steak was ok, but only 1/2 a lobster tail. Expected a much better meal for the price. Again, the rolls were ok, but bland with no flare to them at all and about $6 bucks more per roll than the gourmet rolls we get back home fully dressed out. Nigiri was also double what we pay at home and the fish pieces about half the size (definately not worth the price).
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice, but not great
    EdnDeb
    Dined on 7/5/2012
    Food was ok, but much better selection, portions, and price back home. Paid double for nigiri for about half the size of the fish portion. Location at the Hilton though is quite spectacular. Food quality was good. Would go back. Not sure why not open 7 days a week since located in the resort. Was closed when we originally planned to dine there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet