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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
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!
Big menu…food mediocre server was nice enough
A little hidden eatery with delicious food and prompt service! We were pleasantly surprised. The Red Mochiko Chicken Nanban was amazing, shrimp dynamite roll was delicious also. Hearty portions.
What a gem! Tucked on a side street and on the third floor of a building, but it is worth finding! We ate 'tapas' style as the menu had so, so many interesting appetizer options. Even the main entre of seared ahi tuna with garlic sauce is sliced to allow for sharing, which was very nice. The drink selection is also very, very good.
Great staff, great food!!
Nice rooftop spot. Good local eats and beer.
I would go back, I really liked it. Not too busy like the typical waikiki scene. Perfect intimate/ laid back spot for a casual date night.
Excellent drinks and delicious food. Really good bang for the buck.
Much smaller establishment than the pictures appeared to show. The food and staff were excellent!
We sat in the downstairs lounge area with our group of 8 and it was quiet and secluded with great atmosphere. The service was a bit slower since our waitress had to go up and down a bunch of stairs to check on us, but it was worth the trade off.
Great food and service as always 🤗
Great hideaway spot for dinner! Food was great, portions were large and the pieces were very reasonable! I honestly want to work my way through the entire menu it all looked so good! Highly recommend
Great roof top seating quick service we will be back
Such a cute hole in the wall. Dope vibe xx
Was everything I was hoping for for my friend’s surprise birthday celebration.
The food was amazing! And the service was great. It was a quiet little local place :)
Great food, good selection. Japanese good things for all.
Absolutely loved this place. Really nice server, and great food. Highly recommend the Kauai shrimp avocado roll sushi - tempura dynamite, that was absolutely delicious.
The food, drinks, and ambience was pretty good but then we didn’t get a server for about 45 minutes, had a few different servers that were not communicating and they were very stressed and overwhelmed I felt bad for them! I think it was a poor experience because they had just reopened post covid and were underprepared. Would try again, just hope they figure that out!
First time we went, we loved this place to include the food and service. Second time it was a crash and burn on all the above. Our food choices turned out horrible. Never order the overpriced steamed veg. or the dry aged short rib (leather shoe). We informed the waiter and he said he'd let management know, then delivered the full price bill and said thanks for coming. We did recommend to our friends after our first visit, however not after the second visit and experience.
Nice dinner, needed a little more environment.
First time doing Japanese BBQ, very enjoyable and tasty.
Everything we had was amazing! The ahi tuna was perfectly fresh and nicely seasoned with sesame seeds and crushed nori.
The nachos with Asian noodle chips are very good.
The red chicken was the BEST! I may go back just for that.
Great happy hour deals and entrees!
Amazing, creative food at a restaurant off the beaten path! We loved our impromptu meal here and it blew many others out of the water.
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 4.4 stars by 65 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.