Kona Kai Sushi

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196 reviews
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Here at Kona Kai Sushi we strive to give you, our guest, the best sushi experience we can provide. We offer a diverse variety of seafood from around the world as well as an impressive Japanese beer and sake selection

Specials

Special Offer from Sushi Bar

Enjoy 30-50% off Daily Special Sushi and 50% off Sapporo Premium Beer

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 25, 2019

Ends: January 26, 2118

Availability: Sun 8:30PM-10:30PM
Tue-Sat 8:30PM-10:30PM

What 196 People Are Saying
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Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came back to Kona Kai after a break of several months and found that they had made huge changes. The service was excellent and the food was great. Good job. We will be back.

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JA
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They redid their menu again. Loved the new sushi options. Will definitely be back.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service were outstanding !!! The special dessert, tempura ice cream with whip cream and strawberries, was a nice finish !!!

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San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent fish quality and flavor combinations. Everything from the fresh wasabe to the sake selection tells you that you are eating at a place that cares about the details. The only downside was that there was only one server while we were there, which slowed down an otherwise perfect meal. The service was very friendly though, so just plan to spend a little extra time with the experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Portions were smaller than expected but still very delicious

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Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We’re foodies, but we hate getting dressed up or going to overcrowded spots.
Kona Kai was the perfect spot for us, we could dress casually, bring our kids and eat yummy food!!
The service was excellent!
I loved that we could easily make a reservation via open table and our table was waiting for us!
Food was yummy, and fresh!
Parking is simple!
Restaurant is clean, not a big place but comfortable.
Highly recommend for a casual spot to eat Japanese food and sushi!

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the hamachi and salmon sashimi, all the gunkan, oyster and uni shooters (I topped it with a little of our sake!) . Also, the fresh oysters were one of my favorites I've had in quite a while. I wished the order came with MORE than two! I love that they have happy hour pricing for food after 8:30pm.
Can't wait to come back!

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Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our meal at the newly renovated Kona Kai Sushi. The sushi selection was very fresh. Loved their version of a sundae with green tea ice cream. Will definitely go back again.

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MV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Incredibly fresh sushi and sashimi. Friendly service. We sat in their private dining room with our larger group. We’re visitors and we’re delighted to have found it!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Waitor left. Never received half the meal after 2 hours.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Came for our anniversary; We were here around 8:15pm and the place seemed very busy. It was obvious that there was only 1-2 waiters for the whole restaurant. It took approximately 20 min to have water and sake served to us. We then ordered not too long after and it took close to an hour for food to be served to us. Within that hour we had no service, no one to check on us, and overheard waiters saying they had run rice. WHAT SUSHI REATAURANT RUNS OUT OF RICE? (We gave it the benefit that they were such a good restaurant for them to close early due to this) My boyfriend and I used to be restaurant servers and did not want to seem like annoying guests. But for and expensive place this was a dispappoinent. We ended up walking down the street and going to the smal Korean joint and had a great time!

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Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is always pleasureable eating at Kona Kai.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Waiters were great and very helpful. We had a delicious dinner and enjoyed the pyrite room with friends. Thank you Aaron for the great service.

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JA
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

So glad they’re back open!! Love the food. Little smaller menu than before!! Will definitely go back again for sure!!!

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Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Place was closed when we got there! Why did they allow us to make a reservation when they had closed for kitchen renovations! We had to search for another place, last minute on a Friday night!

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JA
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was surprised with the new menu and how much more variety of sushi and other Japanes cuisine options. 👍🏽👍🏽

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my brother here to celebrate his birthday. It was a first for both of us. Walked in and greeted by servers, not friendly just a perfunctory greeting.
Gave the chefs five stars for their willingness to create a salmon skin sushi roll not on the menu. The roll was excellent. Really enjoyed the spicy tuna chips, unique and tasty. The seared salmon, Hokkaido scallops roll was another delight. The mixed tempura was done to perfection. Not so good was the wagyu steak. It was too bland for my taste, though the Bro thought it was ok. The stuffed calamari was tender and tasty. I also enjoyed the Kona Kai roll. My overall is a thumbs up!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, kind staff and very high quality sushi! Other kitchen items are also yummy! Would recommend the miso salmon scallop roll and the three wisemen sushi.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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SC
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

It's not the same. We miss the sushi bar, the former staff and sushi chefs.

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KS
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Returned for the second time after the reopening. The nigiri sushi is still excellent and reasonably priced. The salmon skin salad is great to round out the meal.

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KS
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Welcome back Kona Kai Sushi! We really missed this restaurant as a midweek dining destination. The food is the same high quality.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were very very disappointed...never come back again!!
We were excited to go there after renovations.
But it was totally different everything! Servers are horrible!!!! We sat the table,20minutes no taking order,no water! Servers never come! We asked owner(Japanese lady) to take order and bring waters,she took our order and 1hour no foods... it took 1hour half after we entered.
No food,no water!! Servers were served foods to different table they don’t know which table ordered!
We waited for our food for 1hour45min just got Edamame!!!
We decided to cancel our orders,and server brought bill we were very surprised! It was all wrong,we didn’t order all and it didn’t show which we ordered!!! Ridiculous!!!
We told them “it’s not our bill” but they didn’t remember our orders... Most disappointed thing is “NO APOLOGIZE from servers and owner!!!”
They just looked at us very bad mood! I just recommended DON’T GO there!!its very different from kona Kai before...

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I’d love to tell you about the food but after waiting for 1.5 hours, not a single morsel of food was brought to our table. Thankfully we BYOB otherwise we would have been waiting for that too. The wait staff seemed as though they’d never waited tables before. When we said we were leaving after 1.5 hours of nothing, there was no offer of redemption and no attempt to do something to win our future business. Too bad. This place was really good before the ‘closed for renovation’.

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Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new look of KONA Kai. They kept my favorites. We loved everything and the server was great. Food came out a little slow for the restaurant being empty, still working out their soft opening. The only Miss was we ordered the steak medium rare and it came out well done.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent sushi and sides like daikon salad and agedashi dofu. And a nice authentic variety of drinks like shochu, sake, Japanese beer. The atmosphere is informal and friendly and pretty much all about the food.

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Tokyo
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Baked oyster, Gindara, rolls, Nigiri are all very fresh and tasty.

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Hawaii
42 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We took our 12-year old son here for his first taste of "fancy" sushi. He loved it. We got the omakase for all three of us and he gave the meal a 10 until the oysters. The oysters were actually great, but certainly an acquired taste. Maybe next year:)

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. I think the fish is best in town. The dishes are all spot on.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was really great except for the ginger - it tasted really disgusting.

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EK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, will definitely return.

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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MS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is a real gem. My wife and I ordered omakase (chef's choice) and the food was superb! I highly recommend the restaurant.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always great. Super fresh fish. Friendly atmosphere.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing.
Try omakase !

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K
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The wagyu steak is delicious and a decent size (8oz). Seafood dishes are on the small side.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway a good time here.

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Hawaii
34 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly fresh fish, friendly service...... just love this place!!

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Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food & friendly staff. First time tried Wagu nigiri & it was excellent & have to order second one.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi was super fresh and the best I've ever had. Staff and service was exceptional. Had a wonderful experience and would absolutely go again.

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