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Kaiwa

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Waikiki
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2F 226 Lewers St, Waikiki Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
+1 808-924-1555
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11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Puyallup, Washington
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115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in here after I read the reviews, way to go Trip Advisor community, another great place. I was a little disappointed as I showed up with out a reservation and could only get a spot in the middle of the restaurant, but I was able to secure a spot at the sushi bar so that was cool. The food... More 

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Thank Blk14Q5
Roseville, California
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99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a large variety of Japanese food served here. Some is very traditionally Japanese; some has a fusion twist. Everything we ordered was delicious. It's an open kitchen and the lady who does the tempura is a real pro. We splurged on the lobster tempura. It was incredible. Vegetable tempura was also very good. Sashimi was fresh and properly... More 

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Thank DAVID F
Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Kaiwa on the second floor of the Waikiki Beach Walk (on Lewers) and it was nice, but average. The fish was fresh and presentation was great (see pictures). We had the Nalo Green Salad (nice and light dressing), Spicy Double Tuna Roll (definitely spicy), Banzai Roll (soft shell crab), Hanabi Roll (California Roll with different types of... More 

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Thank Vanessa V
Warwick, New York
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247 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is excellent amd overall the service was good, however, due to several small and one major hiccup I have to give it three stars. First the kids recived their food last and there were long lags between table deliveries. Often kne lerson had mutiple dishes while someone else had none. We were there for my mother's birthday.... More 

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Thank DayRay35
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great experience at Kaiwa in Hawaii today. The Japanese was nicely presented and delicious. We had the Kids Plate B, the Kawa Accomadation plate and the tuna roll. Just note that the servings are quite large. There is an area where it is like traditional Japanese lunches. You have to take your shoes off there. The waiters... More 

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Thank ZoeLovesSushi
Victoria, Canada
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We tried the sushi which was excellent, the Hamachi roll in particular was great. We also stopped by for lunch and tried the set lunch. There are several choices but we tried the Saba which was very good.

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Thank RS946
New Jersey
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is a really nice simple Japanese restaurant with good food and drinks selection. The staff are very polite and friendly and service is quick. It's a great spot to sit outside and relax whilst watching people go by.....and let's be honest who doesn't love a good people watch whilst on holiday

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Thank Millar_in_Asia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We have been here a few times . A Japanese restaurent with extensive western food ( hamburger , steak ) on menu. Choice of sitting outside , inside , sushi table or traditional Japan seating . ( we tried all ) We come here for Japaneses food mainly. . Tonight , The wait staff friendly , but disappear during the... More 

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Thank 69tiger888
Anaheim, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a winner. Meat was tender and tasty. Service was good. Ambience was wonderful and relaxing. Get a terrace table if possible.

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Thank Susan M
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We dined at Kaiwa twice on our recent trip to Hawaii. The first time we visited during the happy hour where we got a great selection of high quality delicious food for an excellent price. On our second visit we couldn't make the happy hour but were more than happy to pay the standard price for truly wonderful food. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Grill, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2F 226 Lewers St, Waikiki Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-924-1555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?