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“Great dinner buffet” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ushio-Tei Restaurant - CLOSED

Ushio-Tei Restaurant
Price range: US$30 - US$60
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Named for the subtle tides of Hawaii, Ushio-Tei is a quiet oasis in an authentic setting adjoining a peaceful Japanese garden. Ushio-Tei serves traditional Japanese fare including sushi and sashimi.
Ottawa, Canada
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great dinner buffet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013 via mobile

I was craving for some Sushi, that's why we thought of trying the restaurant out. Also, it had a very good review from tripadvisor. The selection of dinner buffet was great. A variety of sushi, tempuras, teriyakis, cold salads and delicious desserts. It's on the pricey side, but for those with "bottomless pit", it's a great place to be:) My husband and I truly enjoyed it. Our kids (ages 9 & 10) had plenty to choose from too. They especially liked the chicken teriyaki & shrimp tempura!

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2 Thank DayungBidayuh
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72 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Hawaii
Level Contributor
102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“My Favorite Japanese Restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

I'm almost hesitant to write this review for fear that my favorite Japanese restaurant on Oahu will be discovered, but, in the greater interest of the public good, I will overcome my hesitation. I love Ushio Tei! The food is delicious and fresh! And, the buffet, while maybe not as extensive as other places, has all the dishes that count and are done extremely well! At Ushio Tei, every item on the buffet is prepared well and of high quality. Their sushi is so good and fresh. Unagi sushi - yum! Spicy ahi - yum! California roll -- yum! Even my husband, who isn't much of a foodie, takes note of the freshness of the food. The tempura is mouthwatering! There's just something classically yummy about the food at Ushio Tei. And, dessert, which somehow I always manage to save room for, even with all the other wonderful items on the line, is also very good. My favorites are the deliciously light and tasty, bite-size mochi-like desserts and the chantilly cake. So, there, the word is out. For very good, quality food -- Ushio Tei it is! The price, given the quality of the food, is actually not bad at all. At some buffets, there are a lot of items, but not all items are good. At Ushio Tei, all the items are delicious and you'll want to sample all of them. The service is pleasant, professional, and not fussy. It's a great place to go to enjoy the food, enjoy the company you're dining with, and savor the entire dining experience -- all factors that contribute to making Ushio Tei my favorite Japanese restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank aloha056
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JW_Marriott_Ihilani, Manager at Ushio-Tei Restaurant, responded to this review, 13 February 2013
Thank you for your wonderful compliments. As our guest at Ushio-Tei, we were delighted to hear you enjoyed a number of the menu items. We look forward to your next visit. Aloha and best regards.
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Level Contributor
85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“awesome japanese buffet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

Wow...The food, service, and ambiance were excellent. It may seem a little pricey at over $40.00 per person but the quality made it worth the price. I will definitely dine there again the next time I visit that vacinity of Hawaii.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank RktDogg
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JW_Marriott_Ihilani, Manager at Ushio-Tei Restaurant, responded to this review, 16 January 2013
Thank you for your wonderful compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Aloha and best regards.
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New York
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301 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Interesting buffet.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

We tried theri Japanese buffet, but you can order a la carte as well. There was a huge selectionof sushi and sashimi, as well as a few cooked main dishes, some salads, and some simple desserts. Too many of the sushi rolls had aoili sauce dripped all over them, as does many of the dishes in Hawaii, but otherwise, it was a pleasant meal.

Visited January 2013
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JW_Marriott_Ihilani, Manager at Ushio-Tei Restaurant, responded to this review, 16 January 2013
Thank you for your review. As our guest at Ushio-Tei, we were happy to hear your overall experience was enjoyable. We appreciate your feedback to improve the sushi selection. We hope to see you again in the future. Aloha and warm regards.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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167 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Good Japanese”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

The location inside the JW is convenient and easy if you do not want to leave the hotel. The sushi is authentically prepared and enjoyable. It is a small place and if the restaurant is busy and you have children in the crowd it can be quite loud (drawback of the Disney property next door). The service is good and the Sake menu is very good with many options.

Visited January 2013
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JW_Marriott_Ihilani, Manager at Ushio-Tei Restaurant, responded to this review, 16 January 2013
Thank you for your wonderful compliments. As our guest at Ushio-Tei, we are always thrilled to hear which menu choices are your favorite. We appreciate your feedback of enjoying the convenient and intimate setting. For your next visit, we invite you to stimulate your palate with the sake sampler. Aloha and kindest regards.
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