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Ushio-tei Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ihilani.com
  • Email: andy.hope@marriotthotels.com
  • Phone: (808) 679-2166
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Friday - Monday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Bonny Valdez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Ushio Tei Restaurant offers two private Tatami Rooms, showcasing traditional Japanese-style dining. The large Tatami room accommodates up to 10 people and the smaller accommodates up to 8. Reservations are highly recommended and a 20% service charge is inclusive.
  • Private Party Contact: Dining Reservations (808) 679-0079
  • Special Events & Promotions: We will be offering a special menu for the holidays. Please call our dining reservations at 808-679-3166 for a copy of our holiday menu.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Ihilani offers self or Valet parking for $5 with validation. Validation good for 3 hours and must spend $50 at any of our restaurants.
A word from Ushio-tei
Named for the subtle tides of Hawaii, Ushio-Tei is a quiet oasis in an authentic setting adjoining a peaceful Japanese garden. Ushio-Tei serves traditional Japanese fare including sushi and sashimi.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "I chose this restaurant because my daughter (whose birthday it was) loves Japanese food. My first visit (another time) did not invole a buffet. So we were very surprised to see that there was one. Everyone except my youngest chose the buffet. We all loved the food. Drinks were great and the service was awesome. They even brought over a special desert for my eldest since it was her birthday and the staff were always checking that we were enjoying our meal and that we had everything we needed."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We made it a kid free night while in Hawaii; had a wonderful dinner here. We picked this place because I love sushi, my husband not. We did the Friday/Sat night buffet. It was wonderful. My husband filled up on steak and I hit the table with all the seafood. Miso was the best I've ever had. A seaweed salad that was fabulous. My only disappointment was there wasn't really any sushi on the sushi table. A lot of amazing and creative rolls, but I think if we were to go back, I'd just order sushi off the menu and leave the buffet for my husband. Even though we made it a kid free night, there were several children in the restaurant and they fit in fine. Wonderful Sake list and fabulous, personal service. Attentive, not too hovering."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We like Japanese food & enjoy buffets, so we thought we'd give it a try here on a Friday night. Not bad. Our server was very friendly & helpful. The wafu steak was overcooked on the buffet line so my dad asked if they could cook him a medium rare steak & they did! Awesome! I like that you can add as much daikon to your tempura sauce & the sashimi is portioned in little dishes. And a nice view of the Koolina lagoon is a bonus."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "A buffet doesn't have to mean an abundant selection of items. Ushio Tei prepares a moderately-sized buffet line of excellent tasting dishes…..the freshest sashimi, thick cuts of tender steak w/ wafu sauce, light & crispy tempura [w/ flavorful tsuyu], assorted sushi rolls, miso salmon…….and the teri-chicken (I never go back for teri-chicken at buffets, but had 2 servings at Ushio Tei). Aside from the food (which is already reason enough to eat here), they have happy hour every night until 6pm, a scenic view of the Pacific, great, friendly service, and a Kama'aina discount."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great healthy selections, great service, relaxing atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I rather have quality over quantity. This is why I love Ushio-tei's buffet, the quality is way better than someplace like makino chaya. The price is higher but you get top quality food. If you don't mind paying a little higher, the buffet is well worth it. The selection maybe limited but quality makes up for it!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Went here for Xmas dinner buffet with family and the food was great! I've been here a couple times before and the buffet has definitely improved. They added more items and the food was of great quality which is unexpected for most buffets. The service was attentive and polite. The only 2 improvements I would suggest is to 1) move the dessert section to another area as it was very cramped in the corner and it was also mixed with the rest of the main courses so it was difficult to find and you felt like you were interfering with others getting their meal, 2) the dessert selection wasn't very big and they could've offered more items for the price."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Large groups (8+) were dining there with kids, not what one would want for a romantic evening with kids screaming and shouting. Buffet was not bad but neither good, sushi was ok and the fish seemed fresh but sushi rice was overcooked and was not sticky at all. The rice on the sushi would fall apart weather or not you dipped it in soy sauce. Buffet did include appetizers and dessert which was a bonus but it was overpriced for ok food. Would not go there again there are certainly better sushi restaurants in Oahu. But if you have a group of kids go there the buffet seemed exactly what kids might want."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The food was all very tasty. The area to get your food is small but considering the size of the restaurant it fit perfectly. The Japanese ingredients were all of good quality. I like it when the sushi rolls are the authentic Japanese nori. The chicken teriyaki and wagyu beef was excellent. Everything was fresh and delicious. I would definitely go back again, make sure you have a large appetite otherwise you will not get your money's worth. We ordered drinks and it was mixed perfectly."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "I've eaten at a lot of different establishments over the years, as a huge fan of sushi i was very excited when i heard this place was attached to our hotel. Then i saw the menu... not a whole lot of anything to be excited about. The sushi that i ate was good, the rest of the menu was lack-luster at best. For the money spent I feel like i should have gotten more..."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "Tall thin husband's legs fell asleep sitting in those low child size seats. Would have been better to sit on the floor or have seating option."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "We went for the buffet. The buffet is not big but they have a nice select I onwettig a variety of rolls, no sushi or sashimi, great steak teriyaki and miso salmon, tasty seaweed salad and wonderful ahi poke. They had a nice selection of deserts and a great sake selection. Too bad they do not always offer the buffet or we would have gone back again another day."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We ate the buffet... For the only japanese restaurant in the hotel one would imagine a huge difference in service perhaps ambiance, the food was fair at best and the desserts looked bought not hand made... I have yet to find that authentic feel in any local japanese restaurant."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "I went to the buffet, which I thought was pretty good value overall. But I didn't really like the sushi that much. It wasn't bad, just not great. I find better sushi back home. I did really like the teriyaki steak. It was cooked perfectly. The service was very good--friendly and attentive. So it's a nice dinner out, but as long as you're okay spending $40-50/person."
    Dined on 10/18/2013