Fodor's Expert Review Hayashi's You Make the Roll

$ Kailua-Kona Casual Fodor's Choice

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.

Casual Dinner Fodor's Choice Japanese Lunch $

Quick Facts

75-5725 Alii Dr.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii  96740, USA


Known For:
  • Affordable, take-out sushi rolls
  • Small, low-key location
  • Local favorite
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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