Miyabi - Modern Kappo
Miyabi - Modern Kappo
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Miyabi - Modern Kappo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.miyabi-hawaii.com/
  • Phone: (808) 737-2828
  • Hours of Operation:

    Closed as of Jan. 9, 2013. thank you!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We are able to accommodate large private parties for all occasions and events. We also have one private room that accommodate up to 8people. It is great for celebrating any special occasion or business meeting.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 8087372828

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Winam Ave
  • Public Transit: less than 10 minutes from Waikiki Area by Taxi
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking at Go Bananas (Across the street)
A word from Miyabi - Modern Kappo
The Authentic Japanese Dining Experience at Modern Kappo Miyabi. Desperately seeking sushi? Or maybe authentic Japanese dishes? We have everything you need to satisfy your craving for a delectable Japanese meal. Enjoy the simple form of genuine Japanese style dishes by not only sushi aficionados, but also by folks from the Japanese community, including friends and visitors from Japan. The secret of our popularity come from the seasoned head chef who ensures the ultimate in authenticity at an affordable price. Whether you're a true lover of sushi, or just a novice, Modern Kappo Miyabi has what you're looking for. Come in and enjoy a variety of soups, teriyakis, yakitori, and of course the freshest sushi and sashimi available. In addition we feature a wide selection of drinks including Beer, Japanese sake, shochu and wine.
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Miyabi - Modern Kappo reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Ambiance was nice. A small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Ambiance was nice. A small neighborhood restaurant. Fairly clean. We had 6 different items and not once did they change our share plates. Izakaya restaurants frequently offer new clean dishes. No explanation of what dishes were served. Although we did the ordering, we didn't know what they were until we bit into them. No offering of second round of cocktails. No call backs on how things were going. Crispy karate flounder was the best dish ordered. Everything else was basic and nothing to rave about. I probably will not patronize this restaurant for a while. This was my 5 visit dining there within the past few years
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The restaurant has nice anbiance.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2012
    The restaurant has nice anbiance. Food was OK. AC was not working.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful local Japanese food
    IH07VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Wonderful local Japanese food with an extensive menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I always liked Miyabi for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    I always liked Miyabi for its service and food. So even with the parking issue, I would venture out to that restaurant. But this time, the restaurant was PACKED, PACKED. and it's a tiny restaurant so I felt quite cramped in. Overall the service was one notch below the usual excellence.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Traditional and authentic
    SwingDaddy
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Traditional and authentic food, but with a modern twist. Dishes are prepared superbly, and flovors are authentically delicious. Dishes are a bit pricy, great for those special occassions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My friend wanted to go to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    My friend wanted to go to real Japanese restaurant with us(I am Japanese) and other fiends, and I brought them to the restaurant. Everything ok, except sushi rice. The rice was very soft like as rice porridge, and I couldn't taste vinegar. Sashimi is good, but the sushi rice made bad sushi. I have never eaten the kind sushi rice. Store bought sushi is better than the restaurant sushi. Sushi chef was looks like Japanese middle age guy, I couldn't believe he served that kind of sushi for customers. I don't know I go there again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time to this restaurant.
    Linx
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    First time to this restaurant. Had the Miyabi Nabe which was very tasty and filled with veggies, seafood! And chicken.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    Huge dinner menu, kind of to huge. If you want to try interesting menu items this is a great place
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great dinner with hamachi
    oahufoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2012
    Had a great dinner with hamachi carpaccio, crunch roll, hotate sashimi, and king crab sushi. Pleasant atmosphere. Friendly servers. Perfect place to unwind after work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A nice new little place, very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/15/2012
    A nice new little place, very clean feel and look, food is fresh and tasty and the service is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pork/kim chee tofu nabe was
    MKG96816
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    Pork/kim chee tofu nabe was fantastic. I continually return to Miyabi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had some interesting foods.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    We had some interesting foods. But overall, everything was delicious. It's a small place, a little hard to find. But based on yelp reviews we looked for Go Bananas, parked our car there, and found Miyabi quite easily. Parking wasn't a problem for us. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed this place. The dishes are on the small side, japanese style. Sometimes it leaves you with wanting to order a second plate. But it allows you to eat a variety of different things. Service was good. The food came out realtively one after the other. Didn't have to wait too long in between dishes. Would I return? YES, when I have a fatter wallet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Huge menu with a long list
    MJC808VIP
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    Huge menu with a long list of daily specials. Unfortunately they were out of uni but the hamachi and hotate sushi was high quality and excellent. The hamachi kama was the smallest sized order I've ever seen but I liked that we could order kushiyaki, sushi and other items. They have so much to choose from and even the onigiri rice ball was excellent. Good quality rice and very good quality nori that didn't get chewy after sitting for awhile. Maybe the best tsukune I've had too. Nice texture and the secret sauce was delicious without being overpowering. Have to love the chicken skin kushiyaki too, especially with that special sauce! Even the next morning, I kept thinking about how I can't wait to get back to this restaurant soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • To be honest It was a bit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    To be honest It was a bit pricey for the amount of food you get but the waiter was really friendly & the ambiance was relaxing. I just wish the seating arrangements were a little more private, like if you looked to the left of you you'd see other guests staring at you. It's small but we liked that and overall the food was gooooOooOoodd. Quality over quantity is always the best. :) it's a great place for a date!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is delicious. Prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    The food is delicious. Prices are reasonable. Ambiance is great. Just an excellent all around restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There's always something new
    MKG96816
    Dined on 2/13/2012
    There's always something new to try on the menu. Teriyaki chicken bowl meal was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food, gracious service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    Wonderful food, gracious service! Though located on a busy street and not easy to find, it is well worth searching for! The grilled scallops were among the best I have ever tasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The chicken dishes and shrimp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    The chicken dishes and shrimp tempura roll were delicious!! The other sushi selections such as maguro were very fresh and were very generous in portion. The atmosphere is very cozy. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have written before and
    Choi1
    Dined on 2/2/2012
    I have written before and wanted to supplement my recommendation of this restaurant as the best casual Japanese restaurant, by saying that it has become a favorite "go to" restaurant to take guests. It seems that we go to Miyabi about once a month and keep finding things on the menu that we want to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always awesome!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/16/2012
    Always awesome!! That's why I'm here maybe 2-3 times a month... Maybe more...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always yummy... LOVE that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    Always yummy... LOVE that they are now on opentable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Miyabi was packed on Christmas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    Miyabi was packed on Christmas Eve. Great food, good service, prices reasonable considering. Parking could be better but we were lucky. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Japanese food in Hawaii!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/14/2011
    This must be the best Japanese restaurant in Hawaii!! So glad a friend introduced me to this place. I frequent the top Japanese places on yelp but the food and service here beats them all! Try the namero and hamachi kama! Sushi is awesome too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food excellent, otherwise meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/12/2011
    Before you go here, take a look at Google Streetview ahead of time because the the storefront is plain and unmarked. The service was slow. There were two servers for, perhaps, 8 tables and a few seats at the sushi bar. It took a long time to be served and, at the end of the meal, we struggled for ten minutes to get the check. The background music was a selection of over-played classical hits that (luckily) was drowned out once the place filled up. However! The food was very good. We had a sashimi plate with hamachi and maguro that was excellent. Little neck clam soup with garlic - very nice. omelet with crab was very well prepared. Roll of spicy tuna with onion - exceptional. Unagi roll - very good if slightly oversauced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favorite Japanese Restaurant
    Choi1
    Dined on 11/14/2011
    Miyabi is a tapas style Japanese restaurant. It is our favorite Japanese restaurant, in a city filled with Japanese restaurants. It is small (only about 10 tables) and has high quality food with friendly personal service. Parking is accross the street at Go Bananas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet