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Imari Teppanyaki - Hilton Waikoloa Village

164 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Kid-friendly

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Aloha, thank you for your interest in dining with us at Imari Japanese Steakhouse located in the heart of the Hilton Waikoloa Village. This reservation page is for Teppanyaki style of dining. If you prefer regular dining or sushi bar dining, please make a reservation at Imari - Sushi and Steaks.

Perched above a tranquil Koi pond, Imari offers each diner a unique Japanese culinary experience. Indulge in the only Teppan yaki dining on the Kohala Coast featuring fresh local ingredients from our bountiful ocean waters and local farms.

Whether you are seeking a fun and interactive family dining experience or a quiet romantic dinner for two, Imari awaits.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Open Tuesday - Saturday 5:30PM - 9:00 PM
Closed Sunday & Monday
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Phone number
(808) 886-1234
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Hans Lentz
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Private party facilities
For a more intimate dining experience, our Tea House is a private dining room surrounded by a serene koi pond. Perfect for a romantic dinners or family gatherings, this beautiful, one of a kind setting will create wonderful memories.
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Private party contact
Megan Vierra: (808) 886-1234 ext. 2522
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Cross street
Queen K Hwy & Waikoloa Beach Dr
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Parking details
Valet or Self parking is available at the main lobby of the Resort. All parking is validated and free of charge for restaurant guests.
Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Private Room, Wine
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MONMON (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

Food was good, service lackluster, understandable when I found out they had announced restaurant was closing permanently and everyone would be out of work. :(

MarkV (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2017

A little disappointing for an upscale resort restaurant. I think I see why they will be permanently closing the end of Feb. The service was friendly and competent but the food was only average. The fried rice was particularly weak compared to other teppanyaki restaurants we've visited. BTW, the tram makes more stops than the boat so pay attention to where you get off.

tetsuo (Hawaii)
1.0  Dined on January 26, 2017

Used to be very good but not anymore. The Teppan Chef should learn how to cook better at somewhere good reputation or recruit one who has a good reputation.

It is still excellent amenity. Unless you serve quality food, I am very afraid of losing popularity. I am Japanese but my American friends feel same concern.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2017

Overall was a good experience, the price was very high for what it is. We have eaten at numerous teppanyaki and this was the most expensive and least tasty.

Jane (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2017

Like other on-property restaurants, Imari was good but overpriced. the Teppanyaki service was fine and the filet was especially good. We did have trouble with the bill as one of combination dinners was charged incorrectly and we had to have a manager intervene to fix it. She was, however, very courteous, saw the problem and resolved it very graciously. The wine and drinks were also over-priced as compared to other local establishments.

RATJ (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2017

I think this is the only Teppanyaki on the big island. It was awesome and enjoyable.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 2, 2017

The food was good along with the show, but it seemed super expensive for what it was.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

This restaurant was a huge disappointment. Not only was it extremely overpriced (avg $65 per person for hibachi )with a poor decor but we were eight minutes late and were told our hibachi seats were given away. They told us to wait for the next available table. One hour later they tried to squeeze us into the corners of another table. It was very uncomfortable and our children were very upset and embarrassed by the whole experience. By then we were starving and just left. A restaurant that expensive should have a nicer ambiance and be more accommodating.

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

Very expensive restaurant with average quality teppanyaki. For the price you would expect much more.

vipKaren (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

We ate at the teppan grill while we stayed at the Hilton Waikoloa. We were seated 25 minutes after our reservation time, and we had to wait standing in the bar. I think this delay probably explains why our group was then rushed through dinner, with the busboys attempting multiple times to clear dishes from which we were still eating. That should not happen for a dinner at this price point (49$ for the chicken option).
On the plus side, the chef did an excellent job and our meal tasted delicious.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

Wonderful experience - great food, a lot of fun and an inviting atmosphere.

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2016

Food was great and so was the service. Not much of a "show". Price was very high for what you got. Sake 👍🏻

Elaine (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 24, 2016

Made a reservation only to wait for 45 mins before we were seated. not great when you have to young kids.
The chef was great, super entertaining and had very much the Aloha spirit.
I wouldn't recommend this place for families as they cater more to adults, and being at a resort the feel should be different.
They do provide a kids menu, but it felt as if kids weren't welcomed.
Overall, the wait for a table was ridiculous and they had no customer service to make it good for us.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2016

Delicious Food, Great Chef skills, Great dining experience!

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on November 17, 2016

Average food, unresponsive servers, pricey.

vipDoodle (Detroit)
1.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

Don't do it. We had a reservation for 7pm, showed up at 6.55. Shunted off to the bar - "short wait'. Half an hour later we were the first at a table for 10. "Don't worry, you can order drinks immediately". Fifteen minutes later we were the last at the table to order drinks.

Crowning glory, I ordered the rib eye steak Teppanyaki. One of the most expensive items on the menu. When the chef put it on the grill I could see from a distance a big slab of cartilage on the side of my steak (the only one). Would the chef discard it - no he just cut it up and I had to spit out three pieces.

We have been visiting Imari about the same time for eight years. This was the last. Prices way up, food quality and service way down. Go elsewhere!.

onofoodforagerHI (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on October 11, 2016

Was expecting Benihana, but it is not as entertaining. The food was great and well prepared, but there wasn't much of a show. Flaming volcano of onions was it. No flips, knife or spatula work. Wouldn't recommend to anyone expecting Benihana style show, but if just going to eat, the food was great and the location is fantastic.

TinaC (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2016

It was my daughters birthday. We had a great time! The service was outstanding. The price is worth it for a great experience!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on September 23, 2016

Restaurant needs air conditioning especially with grills being used and nice chef sweating while cooking your meal. Food needed more flavor.

Reba (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

The chef was great. The waitress was great. The restaurant was nice . The food was great
The saki was great