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Big Island Restaurants

Imari Japanese Restaurant at the Hilton Waikoloa Village

  • 425 Waikoloa Beach Dr. Map It
  • Japanese

Updated 01/06/2014

Fodor's Review

Imari Japanese Restaurant at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. Decked out with an impressive display of Imari porcelain, waterfalls, and a teahouse, this elegant restaurant serves sukiyaki and tempura for mainland tastes and for a small fortune. (Menu items are a bit overpriced.) Other options include teppanyaki (beef or shrimp cooked table-side), washoku (an authentic Japanese dining experience with new-wave and classical cuisine), and a sushi–sashimi bar.

Because the acoustics aren't the best, the restaurant can get loud when crowded. Private dining in the teahouse overlooks a koi pond. Hilton Waikoloa Village, 425 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Kohala Coast, HI, 96743. 808/886–1234. www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com. No lunch.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

Hilton Waikoloa Village, 425 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Kohala Coast, Hawaii, 96743, United States

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Phone:

808-886–1234

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch

Updated 01/06/2014

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By Sue

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Jan 22, 2006

Soggy, lukewarm tempura

We found food below average and over-priced. The tempura appetizer consisted of 2 soggy shrimps, a mushroom, an onion ring, and a chunk of an odd-smelling fish?!? This was followed by sushi rolls that fell apart easily and a butterfish filet that was overcooked.

By Carlos

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Mar 19, 2004

Not What We Expected

Nice environment even though it took a boat or tram to get there. Service was awful: long time to take our order, water refills virtually non-existent, left finished plates on the table. Sushi was OK (dragon roll), order of soy beans was tiny, kids food was not good. Overpriced. Should've gone Teppanyaki - smelled better and people seemed to be having more fun.

By Heidi

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Sep 5, 2003

Don't Waste Your Money

Met friends here. Lovely setting. The worst sushi I've eaten in a long time. Not very fresh & rather chewy. Beware the kid's menu-selection okay, (chicken or beef teriyaki) but GROSSLY overpriced.

By Jim

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May 10, 2002

Weak

First of all, it took 10 minutes just to get to this restaraunt from the Hilton's entrance. The place was beautiful, the food so-so, but the thing that we thought irritating was that our waitress was not presentable. I will spare the details. Plus, this place is in a super-resort, so it was loaded with conventioners, etc...A complete waste of time.

By Amanda

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Mar 26, 2002

Awful Sushi

We were looking forward to a wonderful sushi dinner and we were so disappointed when our meal came. The fish tasted awful was not fresh at all. The place was way overpriced and we were starved when we left.

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