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Kiibo Restaurant

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2991 Umi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1345
+1 808-245-2650
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
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17:30 - 20:30
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Jacksonville, Florida
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night, five of us dined at Kiibo. Keani, our waitress, was outstanding in providing great service for a packed crowd. Four of us had the tempura entree and all of us agreed that it was one of the best places to have an authentic fried shrimp tempura. Again, a tip is to use the bathroom before arriving at the... More 

Thank SJYamane
Richland, Washington
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4 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

After living in Japan, it has been very difficult to find authentic Katsudon but Kiibo had some of the best we have had since we left. It was very fast service and amazing taste!

Thank dustiwilcox
Jacksonville, Florida
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a long-time local favorite right in Lihue. The food is great and reasonably priced. Their bathroom is located outside the restaurant and is not very good so I always try to use the bathroom before arriving at the restaurant.

Thank SJYamane
Mount Sinai, New York
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Kiibo has authentic Japanese food. We went for dinner on a Monday night. We were slightly disappointed to find out they only serve sushi on the weekend. I had the cold soba noodle dish which is not something I would have chosen myself but was suggested by the waitress. I am so glad I tried it. It was great!

Thank Shannon10767
Bangkok, Thailand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This small restaurant serves authentic Japanese dishes and the best chicken teriyaki I have had anywhere outside of Japan. Terrific! The sukiyaki, again, is the best I have had outside of Japan. And the noodle dishes are great. Many other delicious dishes are available without the offering of sushi and sashimi. This authenticity is do to the owner and chef... More 

Thank joe20162015
Rancho Cucamonga
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158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

We ate here our first night in Kauai. The waitress helped us order. The waitress said that the chef is about 80 and makes all of his dishes from scratch. Everyone was pretty happy with their food. They have cute little kids meals. Their noodles were good. The food was a little expensive, but it was good.

Thank Hulagirl926
Cerritos, California
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514 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We tried this restaurant for the first time. It is tucked away on a tiny side street off RIce St. in Lihue. The food was excellent as was the service. Portions were sufficient. Hubby had mackerel and I had sukiyaki. Both were delicious. The place seems to be patronized by local residents, always a good sign. They do not serve... More 

Thank Barbara F
Lihue, Hawaii
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Authentic Japanese cuisine. From noodles to sukiyaki, the best I've tasted. (sukiyaki) Assortment of Sushi and chicken,beef dishes. Sit at a table or on a traditional mat on the floor.

Thank Ruthie03
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Good because it's byob. The dishes are a little small but affordable. We shared and entrée and ordered one each that was perfect. The downside is you smell like tempura when u leave.

Thank KoaY3
Los Angeles
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

It is surprising that there are so few Japanese restaurants on Kauai. This is probably one of the best of those, but I wouldn't drive from Princeville. We drove in from Poipu and had better than average sukiyaki, fresh butterfish, and superb ahi sashimi. There is no sushi. The decor is basic no-frills Japanese which kind of describes the dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2991 Umi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1345
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-2650

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