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“A welcome change.”
Review of Genius Lounge

Genius Lounge
Ranked #275 of 2,357 Restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
UK
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A welcome change.”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Most drinks & all food (tapas style) $3.99 . Bar area , indoor & outside seating areas, friendly staff , plenty to choose from on the menu. The food was very tasty & there was a good chilled background vibe. Definitely worth at least one visit , if not more .

  • Visited February 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
St. John's, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Awesome food”
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Food (mostly Japanese) is served in small portions ($3,99) and we use to spend 2-3 hrs sitting on the beautiful terrace trying different dishes. Food is served in nice porcelain plates, unlike in some other places. If you know how to enjoy the food, this is the place to go. If you just want to get stuffed, do not go to this place.

Visited January 2014
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Thank 1skywalker
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Vancouver, Canada
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice place with delicious japanese tapas”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

First night the service was outstanding, was not Friday. On friday the serbviose was dreadful. No tip given to waiter on Friday, he forgot several of our orders.
Careful about your cocktails , all are not at $3.95 price.

Visited January 2014
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Thank TAB2014
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Colorado
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416 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Fantastic place for cocktails & friends”
Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

We sat on the lanai & had a lovely time with our friends. The cocktails were fabulous. They have a full bar & a lot of sake choices. We also shared some appetizers- all of which were great! This place is quiet and laid back. Definitely one of my new favorite spots in Waikiki.

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Thank beachbreeze66
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Kensington, Maryland
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227 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Great hole in the wall!”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

So, the bad news is, the waiter says the place is soon to become a sports bar. I figured I'd review it while it was still an awesome place to get some great food. A friend and I were trying to go to one of our favorite hangouts for his last night before moving overseas, but with the holidays they were all booked up. So, we ended up at this lounge and restaurant with something of a hipster feel to it. Although, at 37, I did feel like the oldest person in the place, the food was surprisingly good. We got some standard pupus which all had great and multiple flavors. I do agree with the reviews that say the drinks are too expensive. This is true. The drinks are significantly more expensive than surrounding bar prices. But, the food is outstanding!

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank TammyS3
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