Fodor's Expert Review Hayashi's You Make the Roll
Tiny and locally owned, this sushi shack in the heart of town has gained an incredible following and specializes in "reverse" (rice on the outside, nori on the inside) rolls, filled with three or four ingredients of your choice. It's super popular and gets crazy crowded, so expect a long wait—but it's worth it. (Wait times can exceed an hour, but they let you know how long before you order.) Hayashi's has been in take-out mode only since COVID-19 (call to confirm this), so you have to phone your order in. The restaurant also makes fantastic party platters that you can order in advance.
75-5725 Alii Dr.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740, USA
- Affordable, take-out sushi rolls
- Small, low-key location
- Local favorite