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Genius Lounge is established in November 2009, is a full service bar restaurant serving Japanese inspired dishes.
It is perfect place to enjoy a low key night out with friends or a romantic date in the heart of Waikiki.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Good food. Good cocktails. Highly recommend the Black Nanbam Chicken!
I would recommend to try the kimchee octopus, it was really good. Also the kalua pork and cabbage.
Great food and drinks with attentive service. Enjoyed it very much. Will be back.
Food was fresh, unique, and delicious. Lots of variety. Good seating and follows strict cleaning procedures! Love it!
Went for a birthday and a fun experience in Honolulu that was a little outside the tourist realm and this place was perfect. Felt like a true hidden gem and a secret that we were lucky to find out about.
We were running late and they accommodated our reservation. The food was great and the servers were both pleasant and attentive.
Drinks were so so. Had to view 19 pages online. All food selections did not interest me. Left aft appetizer.
A nice restaurant & bar tucked away. We enjoyed all the food items we purchased and the service was excellent.
A truly fantastic meal is waiting for you at the Genius Lounge. Great, friendly service, wide selection of classic dishes and more. You won't be disappointed!
Great little local spot. Extensive drink menu. We sat outside on rooftop and it was a fun evening.
Genius Lounge is a hidden gem in Waikiki. The resturant is located on the second floor, accessible by stairs. We had reservations and we're seated promptly by the hostess. The menu is extensive, 16 pages of drink and food options! We had the Kalua pork nacho appetizer, incredible flavors, hint of bbq, salsa, cheese, sweet sauce served over fried wonton chips! For our main course we had surf and turf, what a nice char on that jucie steak and melt in your mouth whole shrimp. Beef Loco moco in a hot stone bowl, beware, let it cool down before you bite into deliciousness! Lastly, avocado roll sushi tempura Kauai shrimp dynamite, heaven in my mouth. These rolls are on the larger size and I couldn't finish them, 😢. Drinks were great, mai tai, and I had the Hula sway, sort of reminded me of a "pain killer". Staff, was outstanding, super service and the chef put out star plates to all the customers. Make your reservation and go!
The fried avocado sushi roll with ahi and pick on top was to die for! Will definitely recommend to friends visiting the island!
I had a great time with my friends and I had a great birthday. Staff was absolutely wonderful! ambiance is very warm food and service is fantastic 💕🥂💋
Nice local spot, third floor outdoor patio was a nice way to spend an evening. Food was amazing, would come back in a heartbeat
Unexpected gem! The food was delicious and the service was great. Their COVID procedures were very organized and through. Dinner was very reasonably priced as well.
I consider Genius Lounge a personal favorite that factors into most of my trips to the island. It offers a great mix of indoor and outdoor seating that works for a variety of uses: dinner with friends, date night, etc. Outside of Happy Hour, prices for drinks are relatively high ($7 for well liquor or bottled beer). Portions also vary widely, from the small quantity of ahi poke to the very large kalua nachos.
Cool bar/dinner spot in Honolulu. Lots of interesting and tasty appetizers!
Service a tad on the slow side, but food was absolutely fantastic.
Atmosphere is OK, we were seated outside along a fairly busy street.
With Covid-19, make a reservation or you may be out of luck, as the place got full pretty shortly after we finished up (around 6:00).
I’m shocked that this place isn’t busier. But they said they’ve been in business for 12 years so they’re not hurting. Definitely a must when in Honolulu.
Great food- was confused by all the difference but it worked
Great food and nice service
Dinner was amazing!!
Food and service were AMAZING! There was a loud group next to us so a bit distracting until they left.
We were there to celebrate a birthday and were a bit surprised to be charged foe the birthday brownie we received. Absolutely recommend this off the beaten path place for a delicious meal!
Birthday party and family reunion!
Such a great ambience and great service. The cocktails were fantastic and the food was an excellent fusion of Japanese and traditional Hawaiian. Will definitely come back.
The mojitos are awesome! And part of the happy hour special. All the food we ordered was delicious and service was fast and the servers were cool.
The food was good, the mojitos not…
The spicy chicken appetizer was excellent. Garlic Ahi steak was good but a little overcooked and not a garlicky as I would like. Ajillo was very good. Service was great a everyone was friendly and when our server got a large party, his fellow servers did a great job of helping out.
The food was delicious and our server, Angelica, was awesome and friendly. So far, this was also the best Mai Tai we have had in Honolulu!
Cute restaurant! We sat outside on balcony, chill atmosphere. Food was good ordered the surf and turf , it was good and portion was perfect. drinks were generous. host and waiter were very helpful. it was a good night!
Great food with a Japanese/Hawaiian flavor. It’s not fancy but it has extremely tasty food and great service. I would definitely go back again.
My mom, sister and I went for our last night in Waikiki. We sat on the balcony and enjoyed every dish we shared! This is a great place to have cocktails, share plates, and enjoy good company. Service was wonderful and we would definitely go again. Highly recommend!
It definitely pays to eat during happy hour. A great bargain was that khalua nachos. The outdoor seating was very comfortable.
All of the food was excellent and service was great
We enjoyed our meal, quiet off the busy street. I had the loco moco, it was very good.
Loved the food
Off the beaten path with a unique menu. We had the shrimp and mushroom appetizer and it was very tasty. The poke bowl was a very generous portion and had good flavor, maybe a little on the bland side. The sake was superb! We got a sampler of three flavors and it was unique and delicious.
It’s an out of the way, unique and comfortable setting with delicious food and excellent, friendly service.
Genius Lounge was perfect! Great service right off the bat, excellent food and a beautiful rooftop ambiance. Would go back again!
You can order delivery directly from Genius Lounge using the Order Online button. Genius Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 626-5362.
Genius Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.