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You Make The Roll

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75-5725 Alii Dr Ste D101, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1772
+1 808-326-1322
11:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Seattle, Washington
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213 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by around 130pm, the place was so busy we needed to wait for 30 mins for our order. Well worth it. Not much seating, so plan to take it back home or to the beach to enjoy.

Thank daffofils
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been getting sushi here every time I'm on the Big Island for the last few years and it never disappoints. It doesn't look like it would be great from the outside which just appears to be a run down shack but don't be put off by that because the food is absolutely delicious (my favourite is the Kai Roll)... More 

Thank elspethmcneil
San Francisco
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sneak up the alley. Hidden behind a wall is the place that locals go to for big plates of sushi. Ask people sitting outside if you aren't sure about how to order. This place is tiny, and locals call in orders, so they close up while filling these orders. Pay attention and be patient and polite (so Japanese!) (don't leave... More 

Thank CityFresh
Key West, Florida
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

As a vegetarian, I ordered Inari, an avocado roll, and a vegetable roll. The pieces were HUGE and the rice was cooked perfectly. The avocado roll melted in my mouth. Tough to find, but there is no better value on the island.

Thank Swati G
Casper, Wyoming
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Worth the wait! Fresh and delicious local sushi treasure. Little hard to find but worth all the effort. Huge rolls. Wonderful prices. Make an order, wander the area, go back and pick it up! Yumm! About $7.00 a roll!

Thank Erin S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Always fresh. Sometimes they run out or get so busy that they close the doors. They could have expanded long ago but chose to keep it just right. One of my favorite places to eat on any of the islands.

Thank Akstier
Mesa, Arizona
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

You need to find this little sushi place tucked behind Alii Dr. Only 3 people allowed inside, because it is tiny. Before I placed my order, I was told it would be 45 minutes to an hour wait, but that was fine. Went for a walk along Alii and the water. Came back, and it was closed until 12:15, but... More 

Thank HTLuv2cruz
St. John's, Canada
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Larger than expected. I had heard so much about this place. Everyone said it was the place to go. I spent $20 on three rolls and ate for at least two meals. It was delicious!

Thank P A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Waited about 30 minutes, but it was worth it. The salmon and the tuna rolls are both amazing, and the Miso was the best I've ever had. $20 for two for dinner!!!

Thank Stacia F
Bellingham, Washington
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

I found out about this great little sushi place on tripadvisor and was so glad I did. yes it is a little hard to find, but worth looking for. We happened to be shopping in Kona on a Wednesday when a cruise shop had docked. While the rest of the area was a little crowded with cruise passengers, however You... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5725 Alii Dr Ste D101, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1772
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-1322

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