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Nami Kaze, Honolulu, HI

Nami Kaze

4.8
4.8
273 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Nami Kaze Hawaii is the story of Chef Jason Peel’s culinary journey. Combining the flavors from his hometown of Kaua‘i, and the decades of experience working for some of Hawai‘i’s top culinary leaders, including Ian Ruso of Michele’s at the Colony Surf and Roy Yamaguchi, Nami Kaze Hawaii is a unique melting pot of culinary creativity. With a farmer-focused approach, guests can expect to embark on a culinary adventure, enjoying creations that reflect Peel’s appreciation for the produce and provisions found throughout the state.

Nami Kaze Hawaii is currently open for brunch and dinner, Wednesday through Sunday. Nami Kaze Hawaii's brunch menu offers a unique take on local Hawaii brunch favorites, while its dinner menu features izayaka-style share plates with plans to debut a sushi omakase-style bar in 2023. For additional information or to make a reservation, visit www.namikaze.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, Japanese Speciality

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Wed–Fri 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 888-6264

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jason Peel

  • Neighborhood

    Kalihi-Palama

  • Cross street

    Located at Pier 38 next to Nico's

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine’s Day Omakase

    $175.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Treat your Valentine to a two-hour Omakase Tasting experience curated by Chef Jason Peel. RESERVATION TIMES: We ask that you honor your reservation time and be respectful of those celebrating after you by abiding the two hour allotment for your reservation. DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions, and request that all restrictions be disclosed at booking to allow Chef sufficient time to prepare. Restrictions disclosed at time of seating may not be readily accommodated.

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What 273 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Great for brunch

  • Hawaii

    Seafood

  • Oahu

    Great for brunch

  • Oahu

    Good for business meals

  • Oahu

    Seafood

  • Oahu

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. A

    Annonymous1

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service from Jeremy at the bar was amazing. Very welcoming and attentive even though he was very busy. Made great efforts to ensure we were taken care of. Food was superb. Coming back again!
  2. PJ

    PJH1

    San Antonio

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Not too keen on smart phone ordering system tho waitstaff helped us thru it! Food is excellent—especially the Branzini! Sommelier is a fan of sake and sake selection excellent. He prefers Japanese taste toward slightly sweeter sake whereas most US restaurants aim for dry sakes that emulate white wines. Top marks for that. The slightly sweeter sakes complement Japanese food better. If you eat here please try the sakes.
  3. LT

    LeonoraT

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed
  4. E

    Eater

    San Francisco

    166 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    166 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I know that there is much hype with this restaurant. First let me start off by saying the cocktail (a spritzer with Sauvignon blanc and champagne was yummy). We ordered the following: Raw oysters - 2 orders - good Corn beignets - just ok, not enough corn in the filling to give it the corn taste Hamachi - quite disappointing as the hamachi did not taste fresh and the sauce on it made the hamachi have a sour taste Shishito peppers - totally unexciting and too spicy - could not finish as it was so spicy Lobster - this dish was excellent cooked in an egg custard French fries - ok, nothing special Lemon meringue “decomposed pie” - very good So, all in all, we ordered 7 dishes, only one was exceptional. Value wise it was expensive,given almost half the dishes were just ok. Quite disappointed.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mahalo Chef Peel! Another successful gathering. Kainoa (Server) was very sincere and attentive. Very pleased that your restaurant took my food allergy very seriously and I truly appreciate it. I will continually create more business/meal gathering at your restaurant.
  6. M

    Mango

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing small plates so we’re able to try lots of different things: ulu fries, eggplant, hamachi roll, chawanmushi, black cod, geeen beans- everything was delicious. Full bar, beer, sake- no warm sake on the menu so I stuck with a cocktail- Quick friendly service. You order through an app which isn’t my preference but that’s just the nature of business post Covid. You can pay either on the app or with the staff.
  7. JF

    JanelleF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality, taste, variety and freshness of food is excellent. Our server was very nice, friendly and knowledgeable. I like ordering on my phone rather than flagging someone down. All-in-all, our favorite place to dine.
  8. TY

    TomomiY

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    We ordered Chef’s Omakase Chirashi and Karaage. It was very fresh and good. Unfortunately servers are not enough for the number of customers. They didn’t bring Shoyu with Chirashi and we waited for a while. We asked twice but they forgot about it. Eventually we walked and poured Shoyu by ourselves. I hope their service will be better.
  9. H

    Hawaii38

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is excellent! Services were friendly. We'll come back again.
  10. KN

    KatrinaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Surprising and delicious - we tried 9-10 plates from the hot and cold menus as a group of 6 and had a ball. The food is inventive but healthy and calm, belying a lot of restraint in the planning. The service was thoughtful and attentive and came up to the quality of the food. Our server more than made up for the first impression when we sat down. The host put a piece of wood with a code on the table and said you do it all through the app. That was a bummer that, paired with strong overhead lighting at 8:15pm cast a worry this could be fast food-like. Nope. It was delicious and special.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The experience with the ordering is confusing and for the price of the entree is overprice and very small portion. The oysters are 4pcs Are very tiny. We ended going to another restaurant because we were still hungry
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service, but a bit pricey.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Fantastic find! Chef Jason and his team made some of the best dishes we’ve tasted. The Black Cod was over the top and one of our favorites along with the hamachi and the lobster stew! Wow, As James Beard candidate for 2023, look no further as this place is a Winner. Jason seemed appreciative and engaging with his guests and make you want to visit them again soon. Five Stars.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredibly delicious brunch experience! We had a 1:15 pm reservation for the counter. When we arrived, the host noticed my mom was elderly and using a cane so he got us a booth. Perfect since she’s also hard of hearing! She loved her hamachi kama and devoured every last bit. She also loved the miso soup and rice. I got the mushroom omelette, which was so good. Kind of like a chawanmushi buy with flavorful mushrooms and veggies. We also got a maki roll and hash browns. What a delightful meal. The service was attentive and helpful. Can’t say enough about this restaurant! Can’t wait to return.
  15. TH

    THayes

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service, staff. Definitely on of my top 3 go to restaurants!
  16. Y

    Yukki

    Hawaii

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good but actually had to hurry our meeting Because others were waiting
  17. KF

    KathiF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, and wonderful service. A bit loud and hard to have a conversation.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so fresh, flavorful, creative and well prepared. Our group enjoyed every single item from multiple starters, a few larger plates and a delicious deconstructed lemon meringue pie dessert. The wine list is short but we enjoyed our two different bottles of white wine. Our main server Eric was super nice and helpful, and the additional staff who brought any dishes were friendly and efficient. Delicious meal and great experience!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, fast service, great food, moderately noisy but not bad. On the pricy side, but the quality of the food is high. Highly recommend!
  20. C

    Ciaocu

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is consistently good. We have only experienced breakfast/brunch and will be experiencing dinner soon.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This hidden gem showcases tasty dishes crafted with locally grown produce. Nami Kaze harnesses the art of farm to table and sustainability. My personal favorites were the beets and ulu fries. Nami Kaze is a must try! My man and I can’t wait to have brunch here.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Interesting restaurant to try, trendy. Food was good, I don’t think it offers enough of a value that dinners will try it again.
  23. L

    Lisa

    Hawaii

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorite places to have brunch/lunch. Food is consistently delicious with friendly staff. Even when using your phone to order and pay (which is super easy and convenient), the staff does come back frequently to make sure you're enjoying your meal.
  24. A

    Aris

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time but we find the staff so friendly and accommodating. Nice place and we will try dinner tonite
  25. k

    katiemama

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service! Our party enjoyed themselves and we really appreciated the chefs and servers. Our favorites were their take on eggs benedict (shrimp toast is a must), omelette (reminded me of chawan-mushi), and the honey walnut shrimp waffles (best waffles).
  26. n

    newbie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Innovative ideas on traditional dishes. May not appeal to those who don't like "change", but a wonderful experience for the more adventuresome diner.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was DELICIOUS! Very interesting menu items to please a multitude of pallets. Decent wine list too.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Izakaya (tapa) style and high energy dining with a hands on-chef owner working the kitchen. I messed up on the reservation and booked the counter for 4. Despite being slammed they accommodated a move to a table with graciousness we probably didn’t quite deserve. Great now addition to the Honolulu dining scene. Will absolutely come back.
  29. DO

    DrakeOnian

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The food and space was very average. The staff was very good but the food was just so subpar and limited that can’t imagine going back on my own.
  30. c

    chaddo11

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and they have an interesting way of ordering your food. We prepared ourselves off the menu online and the prices but to our surprise the prices were 50 to 100% more in the restaurant. Portions were small but food was tasty. Overall we would not return.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was no question as to where mom’s birthday would be celebrated. Nami Kaze is the best restaurant all around! Thank You Chef Jason, Chef Bev and all their staff for filling hungry bellies with delicious food and sharing warm aloha spirit in the dining room.
  32. DM

    DeeM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An incredible small plate experience. Love the service but the food was the star of the show.
  33. t

    tutululu

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent in all area except parking situation especially for handicapped patrons
  34. C

    Corked

    Hawaii

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our First visit to Nami Kaze. The food was great! Ahi Tartare, Corn Beignets, Hamachi Crudo, Beets, Sautéed Shrimp with Bread, Pork Belly, Ulu, and Lemon Meringue Semi Fredo. Everything I would eat again. I did read some reviews. I cannot speak to others experience. Our experience was great! Ordering over your phone was easy and I am a technology idiot, so that’s saying a lot. We sat at the Bar with Paul and were very pleased. We will be back! Thank you!
  35. C

    Cheesey

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the old "uncles" location at pier 38 for those looking for it went for dinner sunday and it was packed. need reservations. lots of parking clean interior, modern lighting clean fresh foods. love that they use what's in season from local farmers and had some modern takes Paul who is in charge of the bar was great recs: lobster chawanmushi, corn beignets, beet salad, hamachi, green beans. sushi rolls were solid. sake on tap. will be back for brunch
  36. DP

    DeniseP

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding 🤩
  37. PE

    PickyEater

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very tasty - every bite a party in the mouth. Food came out fast and hot. Servers all pleasant and helpful.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was really flavorful. Good portions. Unique menu items. Can’t wait to go back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & great service!
  40. E

    Emmy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a fun experience! Every dish we ordered was outstanding! Can’t wait to go again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Nami Kaze offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 888-6264.

Nami Kaze is rated 4.8 stars by 273 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Nami Kaze

1135 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817-4522

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located at Pier 38 next to Nico's

  • Neighborhood

    Kalihi-Palama

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Wed–Fri 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, Japanese Speciality

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Peel

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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