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Hawaiian Fresh Sake Tasting - Engawa, Waimea, HI

Engawa

4.9
4.9
173 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
For visitors who want to learn about the supreme taste of sake and its art, we have established a restaurant called Engawa. The Engawa offers Islander Sake as a meal option. In Japanese culture, Engawa is considered the most comfortable space in the house, with the purpose of separating it from the outside world. Visitors are welcome to chat casually with house guests on the Engawa, or to unwind with a cup of tea or a snack.



Spectacular ‘Omotenashi’ Dinner
5:30 PM & 7:30 PM. (Tue- Fri)

Prix fixe menu because this place is run by a small sake brewery. The philosophies of Hawaiian aloha and Japanese sensibilities are the foundations of our hospitality, ‘Omotenashi’. $75, plus tax, and includes one glass of “Daiginjo”. After receiving your initial glass of sake, you can try different flavors of sake by paying an additional fee.



Monthly updates are made to the menu.
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Brewery, Creative Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–7:15 pm Tue–Fri 7:30 pm–9:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 517-8188
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Kohala Coast
  • Cross street
    King St (between Nuuanu & Smith)
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

What 173 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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173 Reviews
  1. Fun2dine

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is an amazing place to explore sake and food. The host Tama was personal and friendly—a wonderful experience with good value.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a gem!! The food was wonderful and the sake was so delicious. Service was warm and friendly - I felt like I was at someone’s home for a special dinner.

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  3. mardi

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal. Definitely worth trying. Very authentic experience and owner was very friendly and gracious. Sake was super - as were the courses!

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  4. FriskyFoodie1

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening of dining and friendly service.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It felt like a private Michelin Star experience. We found the entire experience and interaction with Tama and the Chef/Brewmaster absolutely wonderful!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omakase at Hanale was delightful. The chef was polite and interactive. The food quality and taste was excellent. The sake pairing is a most do! The history of sake in Hawaii is very interesting and it’s best to learn about it over great sushi here at Hanale. We sat at the bar, but there’s also room for larger parties with and you get the same quality of service. We enjoyed our dinner so much that we will be back!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible!!! The best service and sake ive ever had, they give you so many courses the sushi is so fresh and the whole experience is exeptional

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  8. DavidS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything you think an omakase experience would be and more!

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  9. JoshuaJ

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Omikase experience! A friend and I did the sake pairing as well. Heavy pours and amazing quality sake. We both requested to not have any fruit sake samples so the host had other options to try, some which were made by friends back in Japan! I would recommend to any sake lover who also wants to have a great meal!

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  10. KevinL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service from the owner Tama and the sushi chef who recently moved from Japan. The fish was fresh and the sake was solid. Can't wait to come back and visit again.

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FAQs

Engawa is rated 4.9 stars by 173 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Engawa

62-100 Kaunaʻoa Dr, Waimea, HI 96743

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    King St (between Nuuanu & Smith)
  • Neighborhood
    Kohala Coast
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–7:15 pm Tue–Fri 7:30 pm–9:15 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Brewery, Creative Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access
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