Excellent sushi and sides like daikon salad and agedashi dofu. And a nice authentic variety of drinks like shochu, sake, Japanese beer. The atmosphere is informal and friendly and pretty much all about the food.
Baked oyster, Gindara, rolls, Nigiri are all very fresh and tasty.
We took our 12-year old son here for his first taste of "fancy" sushi. He loved it. We got the omakase for all three of us and he gave the meal a 10 until the oysters. The oysters were actually great, but certainly an acquired taste. Maybe next year:)
Great as always. I think the fish is best in town. The dishes are all spot on.
Everything was really great except for the ginger - it tasted really disgusting.
Excellent food and service, will definitely return.
Great food and service!
This restaurant is a real gem. My wife and I ordered omakase (chef's choice) and the food was superb! I highly recommend the restaurant.
Always great. Super fresh fish. Friendly atmosphere.
Try omakase !
The wagyu steak is delicious and a decent size (8oz). Seafood dishes are on the small side.
Alway a good time here.
Amazingly fresh fish, friendly service...... just love this place!!
Always great food & friendly staff. First time tried Wagu nigiri & it was excellent & have to order second one.
The sushi was super fresh and the best I've ever had. Staff and service was exceptional. Had a wonderful experience and would absolutely go again.
Good, like, legit like, really good, like you would like it... I mean I dont know what your into but this place is like good man
I made the reservation on OpenTable so when we arrived we were led to seats at the sushi bar.
As there were three empty tables I asked if we could sit at a table. We were told by the "manager" that since we made our reservation on OpenTable we would have to sit at the bar. I don't mind sitting at the bar when it is my choice to do so or when I am asked if I wouldn't mind.
However, I do object to being seated there when there are empty tables available. We declined and left the restaurant. About halfway down the walkway to the parking lot the "manager" came outside and said there was a table for us if we wanted it. Once we were seated the meal and service were quite good. The empty tables never did get occupied while we were there.
We had been here previously and this visit did not disappoint. The food is good. It is sort of an adventure tasting the many appetizers that we have never tried before: Natto,radishes, stuffed calimari, mushrooms. All good, some delicious. The staff are excellent in suggesting items and also explaining the different selection of sakes. And they are all so young and courteous. The nigiri sushi was very good. It is not inexpensive but worth it. Recommended.
Top notch. Absolutely the best sushi on Oahu. The hotate with Yuzu... order it. Uni is always fresh.
Sushi was very good, some of the fish was not as high quality as I expected.however service was excellent. My nephew di the omakase which was fun to watch all the different nigiri,
Everything's great ❤️
I love this place. I have never been into raw fish but now I am. The fish is super fresh, need I say more.
Perfect as always :) great service, amazing variety of nigiri sushi and great birthday present :) arigato gozaimas
I have been to Kona Kai Sushi about 4 times. Every experience gets better and better. Everyone who works here is so nice! The food is amazing! The fish is really fresh and unlike some places I have been to they really respect the fish here!!! I have eaten at a lot of sushi restaurants over the years and this is by far my FAVORITE.
Fantastic sushi, always super fresh. The toro and ikura, in particular, were melt in your mouth fresh. Shrimp tempura was spot on, the tempura batter was very light and the shrimp was perfectly cooked, so tender. We ordered ika prepared two ways, steamed (cooked perfectly) and deep fried (overcooked and tough, unfortunately), served with 3 sauces. There was one sauce prepared with ika innards that was AMAZING. The dish was worth ordering for that sauce alone. The one dish I didn't care for was the spider roll. It was more like a rainbow roll with soft shell crab, and was served swimming in a very sweet sauce. I like my spider rolls crispy and savory, not sweet. Spider roll and overcooked ika led to downgraded 4 stars. But generally we love this place and will be back for sure!
Kona Kai Sushie was very delicious! It's one of the best sushi places that I have ever been to. I suggest going for the Omakase dinner. The chefs just keep making you assorted food items until you tell them to stop. You don't get to pick what dishes that they make, but you can give them guidelines of what you don't like or can't eat before they begin. You only pay for what you eat, but be warned.... The bill does add up! Be prepared to spend about $125 to $175 per person depending on how much you eat as well as how much alcohol you drink
Quality Sushi here always incredible Amazing.... beautiful art of sushi , Tresty super Yummy food here, with Friendly Fantastic Service Team 😊✨
exceptional fish quality.....always a go to place when I am in town.
All around outstanding! Staff is wonderful and food is most impressive. A great neighborhood gem in Kaimuki ❤
Kona Kai sushi is our go to sushi spot. The sushi and all their dishes are excellent. The staff is always friendly and service is great.
Excellent for a special night out or dinner with your friends and a toddler. We've gone for omakase and ordering from the menu with friends.
Service from Jimmy was exceptional.
Chef Jason Manibog offered us the best of everything.
Omacase is great! Dont miss out on some great sake like Dasai 23 at reasonable price. Fish was very fresh and great cuts. Enjoy
This was my first visit here, and I can at least say I tried this restaurant. The food was tasty, but very pricey, and portions were very small. Normally, sushi has little rice and a large piece of raw fish or whatever topping that hangs over the rice. Here, sushi toppings are meager, just covering the rice. Considering the price, too much for my budget. Five of us spent $350, some of us barely eating, and we all walked out still hungry.
omakase is really good!! excellent choice
Great food n super value
Great food for authentic sushi
Didn't get sufficient attention from table-waiting crew considering there weren't too many customers. Had to get their attention several times to order something. Food was excellent.
My husband and I come here almost every week for our date night, and we are both huge sushi fans! We could probably go somewhere a little more budget friendly, but we work hard and we've earned it! =)
The food is fresh, delicious and presented very well.
The atmosphere is casual and friendly, and the service is always on point!
Definitely one of our favorite spots on this island!
Great, as always. Some of the best sushi in Honolulu, and more comfortable.