Fodor's Expert Review Restaurant Kintaro

$$ Kapaa and Wailua Japanese Fodor's Choice

If you want to eat at a lively restaurant that's a favorite with locals, visit Kintaro, but be prepared to wait—or better yet, make reservations— because the dining room and sushi bar are always busy. Try the soft-shell crab roll or the unbeatable Bali Hai bomb, a roll of crab and smoked salmon, baked and topped with wasabi mayonnaise. For a traditional Japanese meal, ask for the tempura combination, complete with fish, shrimp, and vegetables. Teppanyaki dinners are meat, seafood, and vegetables flash-cooked on tabletop grills in an entertaining display. Tatami-mat seating is available behind shoji screens that provide privacy for groups. The purple haze, a delicious mix of warm sake and framboise liqueur, is a must-have cocktail.

Japanese Service Sceney Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

4-370 Kuhio Hwy.
Wailua (Kauai County), Hawaii  96746, USA

808-822–3341

Known For:
  • Local favorite
  • Lively bar
  • Friendly service
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No lunch

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