Tempura Kiki

Tempura Kiki

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Hours
Sun
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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"SPECIALTY TEMPURA RESTAURANT Dedication of premium ingredients providing sumptuous tender, light and crispy textures in our Traditional Japanese Tempura"
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian
Special Diets
Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles111 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

shandongtraveler
Weifang106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
Friendly helpful waitstaff. Ordered Kiki tendon and shrimp set (about $23-27 each) plus a few a la cart items ~$3 for each additional tempura item. The pumpkin, white fish, and shrimp were particularly delicious. Items were served hot as soon as ready instead of waiting for all our food to be served together (a plus). A second bowl of rice is provided upon request without additional charge once you finish the first one. Busy but without a wait ~8:30 pm on a weeknight. This place is underground so take the stairs down or elevator to B1 and find this place among many other Asian specialty restaurants. Family friendly.
Written 16 August 2023
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Manabe Manager
Thank you so much for your kind words and for enjoying our tempura! We take great pride in crafting our tempura dishes to perfection, and it's incredibly rewarding to hear that you found them delicious. We look forward to serving you again soon and continuing to delight your taste buds with our crispy and flavorful tempura!
Written 20 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dan M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
Excellent experience all around. We have eaten a lot of tempura in Japan and Hawaii, including some “top notch” locations, and KiKi compares very favorably. We got the lunch special and it was great in variety, quantity, and selection and was cooked perfectly with a superb light batter coating. They include a generous container of pickled cabbage and daikon which is a delightful addition. Kiki provides quality at a value price. Most highly recommended. WE WILL BE BACK.
Written 9 September 2023
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Manabe Manager
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our tempura. Our chefs take great pride in creating a crispy and flavorful tempura experience, and it's always rewarding to know that our efforts are appreciated. We can't wait to welcome you back for another delicious meal soon!
Written 10 September 2023
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Micah M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
The tempura was amazing! Every guest is accommodated with free wipes to wash your hands. Before your main dish arrives, you can help yourself to all you can eat picked vegetables. They are a nice snack and very salty to flavor your taste buds.
Written 17 June 2023
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Akatsuki Ramen
Thank you for your great feedback. We appreciate your comment regarding our dish! We would strongly appreciate a follow on social media as we update our latest information regarding our menu and provide a special discount. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Written 19 June 2023
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Jonathan C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
Great spot for some freshly fried made to order tempura. We moved here.from Japan, so we were definitely spoiled with the quality of tempura. This place is really good, and we appreciated that the orders of tempura are taken out in batches so you can best enjoy the freshly fried goodness
Written 16 June 2023
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Akatsuki Ramen
Thank you for your great feedback. We appreciate your comment regarding our tempura! We would strongly appreciate a follow on social media as we update our latest information regarding our menu and provide a special discount. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Written 19 June 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Culture04543318393
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Fun lunch date! Felt like we were transported to Japan for fresh, light & crispy tempura. Really enjoyed the “custom tendon” because I got to pick and choose what I wanted to order, such as my favorite veggies: eggplant, kabocha (pumpkin), & sweet potato! My protein choices were chicken, which was tender, and white fish, which was fluffy & so soft!
Written 8 July 2023
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Manabe Manager
Thank you so much for your glowing review of our Tempura! We're thrilled that you found it delicious and satisfying. We strive to consistently deliver exceptional quality and flavors, and your feedback encourages us to keep up the great work. We look forward to serving you again soon!
Written 10 July 2023
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Christina W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
Came on a Sunday night and only waited 5 mins for a table for 5. Very knowledgeable about the menu and offerings. Sushi-grade scallops available. Iced water carafe at each table for self-serve. Many set choices and à la carte options. Everything is served pretty much from the fry basket, it's that fresh and piping hot. Highly recommend for a casual spot within a nice plaza that was only an 8 min walk from out hotel on Kalia Ave.
Written 10 September 2023
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Manabe Manager
Thank you so much for your kind words about our Tempura! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed it, and we look forward to serving you again soon. Your satisfaction is our top priority.
Written 17 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

waikikigirl2004
Pickering79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
Hot, crisp, made to order and served in small batches. This ensures your tempura stays hot! Each piece of tempura is a generous size - great value for the price. Will definitely return.
Written 20 August 2023
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Manabe Manager
Thank you for the kind words! We're thrilled you enjoyed our tempura. Delighted to hear that the texture and flavor met your expectations. Our team takes pride in delivering top-notch tempura every time. Looking forward to serving you again soon!
Written 20 August 2023
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mmmcnair
San Diego2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
Fast & friendly service. They cook each tempura item fresh, so everything was hot and crunchy! My husband and I shared the meat set (2 pork, 2 chicken, 1 eggplant, 1 green pepper, 1 pumpkin, 1 sweet potato) and got an a la carte order of gyoza (tempura gyoza and came with 2 pieces). The meal comes with miso soup (yummy but no tofu), white rice, and unlimited pickled vegetables (tsukemono). It came out in two batches. It was a good amount of food for us to share and not be painfully full. A little pricey but it was quality tempura!
Written 4 September 2023
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Manabe Manager
Thank you so much for your kind words and for enjoying our tempura! We take great pride in crafting our tempura dishes to perfection, and it's incredibly rewarding to hear that you found them delicious. We look forward to serving you again soon and continuing to delight your taste buds with our crispy and flavorful tempura!
Written 10 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jordan P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 friends
The service and the food were excellent. Each tempura, from the fish to the various vegetables, was delicious and served nice and hot. The miso soup was also flavorful. The pork tempura needed more flavor, but it was good nonetheless. Overall, it was a great experience, and I plan to return next time.
Written 23 September 2023
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Manabe Manager
Thank you so much for your positive review of our tempura! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed it and appreciate your support. We look forward to serving you again soon.
Written 24 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Christina A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
The best tempura, the combination of the freshness and batter is excellent! This place is located in the basement of the Waikiki shopping plaza. Easy in and out with excellent food. Everyone is very friendly and each tempura pieces are freshly fried.
Written 1 September 2023
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Manabe Manager
I'm delighted to hear you had a fantastic experience with our tempura! We take pride in delivering crispy, perfectly battered delights. Your kind words truly mean a lot to us, and we can't wait to serve you more delicious tempura in the future. 🍤👏
Written 4 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Linda L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
We each ordered the Kiki set and it was delicious. Each set comes with rice, miso soup, and unlimited Japanese pickles. The tempura comes in 2 parts to ensure fresh, hot, and crunchiness. Staff is friendly and service was excellent. Most definitely recommend!
Written 2 September 2023
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Manabe Manager
I'm delighted to hear you had a fantastic experience with our tempura! We take pride in delivering crispy, perfectly battered delights. Your kind words truly mean a lot to us, and we can't wait to serve you more delicious tempura in the future. 🍤👏
Written 4 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chuck C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 family
Service and quality are good. I ordered KiKi set, meat set, and Eel set, skill and quality are above average. I tried Eel tempura out of curiosity, it was good but traditional bbq Eel tastes better because the bbq sauce and moisture enhance Eel better than tempura dipping sauce.
Written 31 May 2023
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Tempura Kiki
Thank you for your great review! We appreciate your comment regarding our dish and service. We will strive to improve our quality of our dishes. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Written 5 June 2023
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Kathy Y
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
My family loves tempura, and loves it even more when it’s hot and fresh!! A friend of ours recommended Tempura Kiki. We haven’t been back to Yokocho (now STIX) since the pandemic so we weren’t sure what to expect. We ordered Kiki Teishoku that consisted of a piece of kabocha, potato, pork, fish, bell pepper, eggplant, shrimp and squid. 1/4 thru our meal my husband said he can’t wait to come again. My daughter said our meal reminded us of the awesome tempura meal we had in Osaka. Her brother mentioned “this is refined tempura”. Pluses- The Uchima salt and matcha salt was flavorful Cabbage pickle was nice, the right amount of salt and crunch. Tendon sauce all u can pour The dish of tempura sauce had a generous amount of daikon shavings …everything that made our tempura yummy!! Tempura was served hot and fresh on our table, on a stainless steel rack. Each piece fried to perfection. Batter light and crispy. Meaty succulent. My son that doesn’t like eggplant and bell pepper loved eating it tonight!! Miso soup- well balanced. Aromatic and flavorful, not too salty and not sandy. Staff Makiko was very nice, hardworking, and efficient. We just had a dinner that consisted of mostly fried food and did not feel greased out afterwards. Where else can u get a surf n turf tempura set? Our favorites: LOL-all. Best tempura place in Hawaii One of the best meals in Hawaii Monosukuri Yay us!!
Written 24 August 2023
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Manabe Manager
Thank you for the positive review of our Tempura! We're glad you enjoyed it and appreciate your feedback. Looking forward to serving you again soon!
Written 28 August 2023
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hkdm808
Oahu44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 friends
Came the Waikiki met friends visiting from LA. We walk around looking for food and found this place. Very tasty tempura and service very friendly. Also they offer lunch special only cost $19 tempura tendon
Written 1 September 2023
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Manabe Manager
I'm delighted to hear that you had a fantastic experience with our tempura! We take pride in ensuring each piece is crispy and full of flavor. Your kind words are greatly appreciated, and we look forward to serving you more delicious tempura in the future. Thank you for your wonderful review! 🍤👏
Written 4 September 2023
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Susan H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Yum! This is the most authentic Japanese tempura I’ve had in Hawaii (my Japanese husband agrees). The amount of batter used isn’t heavy like many places and the tendon sauce is very good. Prices are reasonable for Waikiki, staff is friendly and food was serviced quickly. I look forward to coming back again.
Written 31 August 2023
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