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Kunio Restaurant

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94-799 Lumiaina St Ste 2F, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-5046
+1 808-680-9188
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an unassuming Japanese restaurant in an urban shopping mall, recommended to us by locals. The menu had a wide selection, reasonably priced. Our food was excellent by any standard, but the service was slow and quite chaotic although very friendly, for example food arriving at different times for different members of our party of four, multiple reminders and... More 

Thank 416Traveller2013
Mililani, Hawaii
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

So the food here is always good but I think the scallop scare from genki sushi has hurt their business as well. It wasn't crowded like before so it's good for customers. I always get the butterfish...yummy. Bonus is they got Orion beer!

Thank darrenkmiyamoto
Waipahu, Hawaii
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136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I really can't remember the meal, or the dinner conversation for that matter. Very un-memorable meal. I do remember being hungry after dinner and stopping to get a McDouble on the way home. And for being hungry the bill was a bit high.

Thank Peter D
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We came here for the first time after seeing Instagram photos and recommendations for the butterfish. We definitely weren't disappointed. While this place isn't among the cheaper restaurants we've been to, the value of what you're getting makes it all worthwhile, there's usually a wait to be seated, parking isn't usually easy (show me a place where it is on... More 

Thank MaddyBresler
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188 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant because the menu has a great variety and the food tastes great! I had the miso butterfish and shrimp tempura combo ($18) which comes with rice, salad, and miso soup. Hubby had the trio combo, should butterfish, tonkatsu, and teriyaki chicken. Yummy...gets busy after 12pm fir lunch"

Thank kdooka
Waipahu, Hawaii
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Food is great but restaurant is small and have to wait for a long time for a reservation. Parking is in a small mall and is limited.

Thank Don A
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Good local Japanese food, a little bit better than other Japanese restaurants in the area. Lived in Japan and it will get me by until I get back to Japan.

Thank stephen s
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We know the restaurant gets busy so we try to get there early for a group of 5. This time is was 6 pm and the waiting list was 8 names in front of us. Most of the other names was for 2 or 3 people however there was one for 6 and another for 8. We waited one hour... More 

Thank darlenechun
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Food is excellent. The sushi is prepared with generous portions. Entrees were delicious and well prepared. Portions were good enough to satisfy my hunger. Orion beer was a winner. Employees were friendly, knowledgeable and worked well together to handle the amount of customers. Well worth the wait.

Thank Wesley U
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We went there for lunch this week. This was our first visit. I ordered the Oyako Domburi and my mom had the Unagi Kabayaki. Everything came at a timely pace. The staff was efficient, but not especially friendly. My mom enjoyed her Unagi, but I was quite disappointed with my Oyako. It was tasty, but many of the chicken pieces... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94-799 Lumiaina St Ste 2F, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-5046
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Waipahu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-680-9188

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