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Genius Lounge, Honolulu, HI
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Genius Lounge

4.4
4.4
295 Reviews
$30 and under
Hawaiian
Let's grab a cool beer and new food menu items, have an Aloha experience with us!!
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Hawaiian, Dining Bar, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (808) 626-5362

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Daisuke Kano

  • Private party facilities

    It's a hidden gem in heart of Waikiki. You'll find the perfect venue for your next special party at Genius Lounge. We can accommodate a variety of dinner parties for up to 70 guests. You and your guests will love our Japanese inspired Hawaiian fusion menu made with Special Aloha!

  • Private party contact

    Daisuke Kano: (808) 626-5362

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Cross street

    Lewers St. and Kuhio St.

  • Parking details

    Municipal Parking at Ritz Carlton Tower. Behind of our building.Open 24 hours$1.50 per hour (Coin operated parking only)Time Limit 5 hours.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 295 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Hawaiian

  • Oahu

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Thanks for the kind birthday surprise. My friend was seem to be very happy.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff. Food came out quickly. Had a really good time!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    The waitress did not listen to anyone’s orders so we had so many mistakes for our food and on our bill
  4. s

    simplymiller

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steven was my waiter and provided a wonderful experience. The ahi steak with garlic cream sauce was so delicious. Stop by between 6-7pm for Happy Hour. Solid prices!
  5. A

    Anonymous

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super nice restaurant. Food was sooo good and very attentive servers. They are very friendly. We have become a big fan of Genius Lounge. We will be back! Thanks!
  6. KB

    KBDubs

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We tried the majority of the appetizers and each one was better than the last. Kaluah Pork nachos good, calamari OMG REALLY REALLY GOOD. Poke spicy yummy. Chicken bites in red sauce- wouldn’t have ordered but waitress recommended and it was my favorite.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome good and service. Great outside table
  8. A

    Anonymous

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding! We were very lucky that we found this place during our trip. Food was sooo good and interesting, service was friendly. We definitely come back! Mahalo Genius Lounge!!
  9. JG

    JGB1

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The restaurant should, perhaps, confine its offerings to neighborhood residents. It is on the second floor, a fact not disclosed in its description. The chicken was okay but not spectacular. The service is somewhat chaotic.
  10. AL

    ALOHAMAHARO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    3年ぶりに利用させて頂きました。 前回食べたかったロコモコを頂き大変満足です。 石焼きの熱々で肉肉しいハンバーグ、デミグラソース?との相性も ばっちりです。他店とは違いますがかなりいけると思います。
  11. A

    Anonymous

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food experience in Waikiki! A lot of interesting menu! Definitely come back and want to try all items. Highly recommended. Thank you Genius!
  12. A

    Anonymous

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food experience. They have a lot of original Hawaiian-Japanese fusion dishes. The poi kneaded ahi poke tsukemen was outstanding! Very friendly service. Definitely coming back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Ordered the steak and it comes out on a skillet in flames. The allowed the alcohol to sit and deep into the mashed potatoes and it tasted like acetone smells. Horrible food experience. Very very disappointed in the food but outstanding service and drinks!
  14. SS

    ShilpaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were awesome, helpful attentive and the food was delicious! We were a large group and they accommodated our party perfectly!
  15. A

    Anonymous

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great delicious food and friendly service. I'll definitely come back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    good food poor service
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience2
    Rustic place!
  18. MT

    MichaelT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great find. Seems to be a place for locals. Excellent value.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time at Genius Lounge and both times were great! Rose was awesome serving us this time and the food didn’t disappoint! Great location for happy hour esp. because they have food on their HH menu! Love their spin on Loco Moco and the Mango Catalana for dessert was delicious!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was good and the waitstaff was excellent. We sat at the end of the patio and there was construction being done next to us. So the smell of funky weird dirt odor sorta screwed up the ambiance. Fun place to visit for sure though.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Cozy environment. Friendly staff. Great drink options and prices. Very wide food menu. Japanese /Hawaiian mixture . Great happy hour deals . Can’t wait to go back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The waitress kept not coming to our table because we were talking. Every other restaurant I’ve been at, they’ll still at least check to make sure I don’t need anything. We had to wave this waitress down several times. The food also wasn’t great, at least for the price.
  24. BH

    BruceH

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was better than we had anticipated, food was delicious, service was great, no problems, we would definitely recommend it
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It definitely looks sketchy from the outside, but the atmosphere on the patio was perfect for my large family. Food was outstanding, more Hawaiian than Japanese in my estimation. Service was impeccable.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food good ambience!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite place for Caesar salad
  28. S

    Seeley

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Locale particolare, non il mio genere ma a chi piacciono i posti un po' caratteristici piacerà sicuramente. Il cibo, probabilmente ho sbagliato io ordine, ma non mi è piaciuto. Troppo aglio.
  29. K

    Kellie

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Got the loco moco pizza and tan tan men and sake sampler. Delicious!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, service, and outdoor space. Location appears to be “rustic” from the outside but inside is certainly a gem. Great for group. We had a group of 10 to invite a 2 yr old baby. They accommodated without issues. Food arrived promptly. All of the pupus plate were delicious. No complaints. 5 star.
  31. AM

    AnnaM

    Switzerland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed eating here. The place is different to the other restaurants around this area. The food is excellent, service is friendly and the atmosphere is lovely. Located on 2nd floor, it's not really a place you'll find walking by. You can choose where to sit between 3 options, so you feel as if you're really in a small place. Long (!) list of drinks and menu with Hawaiian options, too.
  32. P

    Premonsdaydinp

    San Diego

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Located near the main Waikiki shops on a side street. There was a large dumpster bin parked in front of the restaurant. There was construction going on. We sat in the patio and it did not smell nice outside. The restaurant looked nothing like the pictures. It looked a lot older and run down. The restaurant called me ahead to confirm my reservation, but when we got there the table was not ready for our big party. The food was decent and fairly priced.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very great place with a nice outdoor area and amazing waitress!
  34. B

    Bella

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was AMAZING, perfect for a low-key meal at the end of our holiday.
  35. G

    Garrett

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We made reservations and were seated right on time. The service was great the whole night, many servers stopped by multiple times to check on us. We ordered a lot to share and they brought out food at a nice pace. Quality is consistent, we have returned a few times already.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great service
  37. DT

    DeniseT

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was great and food was good! Would definitely recommend.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect. We were able to talk and hear each other. Servers were very attentive and welcoming.
  39. JF

    JonathanF

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drink selection. Good patio location
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Staff was friendly, accommodating and attentive. The food was fresh, quick and extremely satisfying.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Genius Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 626-5362.

Genius Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 295 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 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Genius Lounge

346 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lewers St. and Kuhio St.

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Hawaiian, Dining Bar, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Municipal Parking at Ritz Carlton Tower. Behind of our building.Open 24 hours$1.50 per hour (Coin operated parking only)Time Limit 5 hours.

  • Payment options

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

  • Executive chef

    Daisuke Kano

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 626-5362

  • Private party facilities

    It's a hidden gem in heart of Waikiki. You'll find the perfect venue for your next special party at Genius Lounge. We can accommodate a variety of dinner parties for up to 70 guests. You and your guests will love our Japanese inspired Hawaiian fusion menu made with Special Aloha!

  • Private party contact

    Daisuke Kano: (808) 626-5362

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