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148 Wildwood Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209-7153
+1 205-917-1111
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 16:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Birmingham, Alabama
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pleased when our beverage orders were taken immediately. We usually eat early, however, it was almost eight o'clock when we arrived. There were several waiters/waitresses and only a very few customers. We looked over the extensive menu, decided what we wanted to order, marked our sushi choice on the paper left at the table . . .... More 

Thank Travels4Fun4ever
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, the near perfect reviews hold up if you visit this restaurant. I visited them a few days ago and had fried squid, sushi, miso soup and a Sapporo. The fried squid was delicious, and so was the sushi. The waitress was very polite and accommodating, and the ambiance overall was quiet and peaceful (read: perfect for the enjoyment of... More 

Thank haikusarecool
Level Contributor
46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Our service was great and the food hit the spot. I got tofu and I wasn't crazy about it but I think I just don't like tofu. It was good for tofu. The sushi was incredible though. Seared tuna tataki was great too. Highly recommend this place.

Thank David L
Birmingham, Alabama
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95 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

148 Wildwood Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35209 okinawahomewood.com (205) 917-1111 Monday -Friday 11AM–3PM 4:30–11PM Saturday 11:30AM–10:30PM Sunday 12–9PM We had dinner here recently for the first time and were throughly impressed. The sushi rolls, sashimi and hibachi dishes were all delicious and well presented. Some of the best in Birmingham at a reasonable cost. Service is over the top. During our... More 

Thank Jeffrey C
Crane Hill, Alabama, United States
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293 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Our friends suggested we meet here: we had never even heard of this restaurant and assumed it was another typical Japanese Steak House with over cooked food and flash. Wrong! There's no steel grill, just a pleasant mid sized restaurant with one of the most extensive sushi menus in town. We went with tempura shrimp and several types of sushi... More 

Thank Carol B
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

My family went because my sister had kept on wanting to try Okinawa. While the inside is beautiful, we were expecting some knock-it-out-of-the-park sushi. We have been spoiled with the most delicious sushi in Alabama at Kobe on 280 (which is in the process of moving to a new location in Inverness and won't be up for a couple months... More 

Thank Slick3152
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been going to Okinawa for several years. We love the food, the staff and the ambiance. And it is close to home!! Last night my husband and I had absolutely the best meal we have ever had there!! Everything was amazing from the gyoza to the sashimi to the special, Dragon Balls!! No kidding!! These... More 

Thank Katya O
Starkville, Mississippi
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

From Sushi/Sashimi to the Killer Grilled Squid and the Baby Octopus. Amazing experience. Staff also over the top.

Thank frmdiver
Woodstock, Alabama
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I must admit, from the outside, I wasn't expected this level of food. The outside looks a lot like a fast food joint they laid brick on, and for all I know, that might be the case. Step inside and forget the fast food. The sushi is on point. The hibachi style meals are excellent. The steak was a perfect... More 

Thank Vann L
Huntsville, Alabama
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Okinawa not only has the best food but also the best service around. I wish I lived closer so that I was able to enjoy this wonderful restaurant all the time. Thank you an excellent experience!!

Thank Taylor M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Wildwood Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209-7153
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: +1 205-917-1111

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?