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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
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.
Good Food and good ambience
Actually came to fast
Before appetizer finished
Funky nice decor
The happy hour was very good. Lots to choose from and great prices
We went around 5:30 for happy hour. They have a good selection of drinks and food for their happy hour menu!
Amazing food and friendly service. Loved the experience
Nothing fancy or great. Acceptable. Some odd food combinations.
Best food we had in Oahu! A must! Happy hour specials were amazing too. Fresh and fantastic service!
Everything was great, only issue was slow service. I ordered a drink and was never brought to me, and when the check was brought the beer had been churched but it was never taken to me til I said to them I had been waiting for the beer and hadn’t asked for my check yet. That was a bummer because we really enjoyed the food and place.
Foods are unique and delicious! Top notch service! Our favorite neighborhood place
Although restaurant posts 10% Kamaaina discount applies on the wall, they refused to offer.
Their reason was due to “pandemic “ which is totally unacceptable reason. If you said so, please take the stupid signage. This is cause trouble with locals and lose local business
The service was great, the food was AMAZING and the drinks were great too! We will definitely go back next time we are in town!
Excelent service and good food!
The food is amazing and we love the whole vibes! It’s chill and relaxing as well as expressing the whole “ Hawaii feelings”. The drink is also good. They have variety of choices. Anyways, we can’t wait to come back next time.
Great small plates, solid happy hour. Amazing service. Fun spot for getting together with friends.
I enjoyed this restaurant for some cocktails after dinner. The location is so convenient and menu was full of variety. I enjoyed superb mojito. Thank you for your service.
First time great food and service......only thing is maybe a host or someone to direct people to a table? Made a reservation so was a little confusing. Over all great place
One of our favorite neighborhood place. Foods are good! We love garlic fries, kalua pork nachos, ribeye steak on skewers... Nice place for happy hour.
Not what we were expecting but was very good. It is very casual, as is the service but it works for what they want to achieve. The food was great and priced well. Cocktails were a little expensive considering the amount of ice used.
The reviews and menu sounded good, so we decided to give this place a try. The drinks were excellent! But the food was total onion overload. Apparently the chef has an obsession with onions and puts onions in everything. The poke was wonderful fresh ahi, but was piled high with red, yellow, and green onions which were slowly removed as the poke was eaten. The salad was nice fresh greens... with tons of onions. And the loco moco was rather dry as far as the gravy goes, with onions.
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 45 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.