Kaiwa - Waikiki
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Dinner daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$6 up to 4 hours with validation when you have lunch or dinner at KAIWA.
Parking at Embassy Suites: Enter the Embassy Suites garage from Beachwalk street. Beachwalk street is one way going south (ma kai). Valet parking only, no self-parking.
Parking at Wyndam: Enter the Wyndham garage from Helumoa street. Travel south (ma kai) on Lewers street and turn left on to Helumoa Street. Enter parking on the left. Valet parking only.
Took outside table. Great service.
We liked fish &chips, temaki-sushi and karakara.
Celebrated my birthday and the unfortunate soon to be closing of Kaiwa. I will miss the wonderful staff who always gave great service. Waikiki is losing a Japanese cuisine staple when they close this month. Thanks for the wonderful memories and good food.
Too bad they are closing....their food was great as always. The service was outstanding as well!!
I heard Kaiwa gonna close end of this month so me& my son went to eat last time. Service was very good but food was ok. Wafuu humberger was disappointing . Taste was not good, also so small more vege than meat. Spicy tuna sushi& spicy hamachi sushi we’re not spicy not at all. But service was very good. Every waiter, waitress gave us very good service. Well hopefully they open different place near future.
Definitely I will recommend this place.
It's our favorite place to eat in waikiki.
Food is so good.Staffs are kind,and they can speak Japanese,so I could tell them my requests perfectly.it’s helpful to me.
We were about 10 mins late for a 9:30 reservations. The server who greed us almost didn't seat us. I told him that I had made a reservation and was sorry that we were late. He looked irritated and told us that the kitchen was about to close and we had to order fast and everything including drinks was last call. We rushed to order and hurried through dinner and still were not the last customers to leave. It was not an enjoyable experience. The restaurants website States that they are open until 10:30. When I mentioned that's to the server he said " we are open until 10:30 but the final seating is at 9:45'. I pointed out that it was only 9:40 when he seated us so there was still plenty of time according to there own website and policy. I would not recommend this place as the food,drink and tired looking decor, not to mention terrible attitude of the server did not warrant the high prices
Absolutely awesome! Great food, great service...thanks to Joe and outstanding waiter. Unfortunately they close on 30 JUN. Go before its too late, you'll regret it if you don't.
Happy hour menu is great deal! Everything was good!! So sad they are closing for good soon.. :(
Sushi was not what it had been made out to be. Not impressed. Many other great places to eat in Honolulu
Great to dine with your pooch outside! Just make sure that it is not too hot, grateful that they have outdoor umbrellas for shade! Parking at Embassy Suites is best, but need to have your car valet. Note - the entrance to the parking is ON Beachwalk! Food was delicious!
Valet parking is $6 w/validation. May seem pricey, but reasonable since it is good for 4 hours!
Food was great, good serving.
My husband and I come here every year for our anniversary and we are always pleased with the service and the food . We came for lunch on a Sunday and it wasn’t as crowded as when we came for dinner in the past. We had two servers help us throughout our meal. The food was delicious as always and the drinks were great too. Both servers seemed very knowledgeable about the menu. The food looked amazing and tasted even better. The fish used in the sashimi platter and sushi rolls we got was fresh and buttery. The overall ambiance is romantic and we felt like we got the best service there.
We have friends who come from the mainland twice a year and they always insist on Kaiwa's happy hour because of the value and the wonderful service. We never feel rushed to eat quickly during happy hour and they even come and give us a "last call" notice.
Excellent food fot the price!!
Food was great. Be ready to spend some money to fill up
Great service and food. Awesome kids meals as well
Beautiful and delicious sushi. Good service. I would definitely recommend.
Sashimi all dried up and the rice was too sour from the vinegar. Everything was from the freezer with freezer burn taste to it.
We tried a couple appetizers and a roll, they are all excellent. The main courses include grill filet steak and catch-of-day. they are seasoned lightly and taste great.
Wonderful location away from the Hotel crowds and yet how can you go wrong with shopping galore all around. The abalone was delectable so go for broke and have it - it was the right choice so I ordered seconds instead of desert. Only issue is it is a bit noisy.
Friendly attentive service with excellent food. Bustling but not too noisy.
The food was good; the portion is not generous. Happy hour deals are good.
Again, 5 star service! Food cooked to perfection as always!
Good food and good service. Nice place to have party or invite friends over for dinner.
We had a reservation confirmation by email but we were told by the host at the door that there was no reservation. We showed our reservation confirmation on our phone but the host kept repeating “no reservation, it is not our fault. It is open table”. The way he was handling the situation was not helpful or accommodating at all. He made us feel so bad for using open table, we will never use open table again for Kaiwa or even go back there.
Food is excellent!! Very traditional and creative Japanese food. Try Happy hour. The value is so satisfied. We truly enjoyed our dinner at Kaiwa so much. We will be there again if we have chance to come back to Hawaii.
Took my mom there for her birthday and had a fantastic meal. Food, service, everything was amazing. They made the night perfect by bringing her dessert and singing Happy birthday. An perfect night!