Tucked into Kopiko Plaza, just below Long's, this local favorite for Japanese fare goes beyond sushi. Hayama serves traditional Japanese specialties like tempura, unagi, broiled fish, teriyaki, and udon noodles, all made from fresh local ingredients. Sushi is available as well, but only traditional nigiri, slices of raw fish layered with wasabi and rice, and sashimi. Dinner specials provide a three-course meal for two for $40. Despite its strip mall location,
Hayama manages to pull off a Zen vibe that matches the quiet and attentive, albeit "island-time," service.
75-5660 Kopiko St., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 96740, USA