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“Amazing Japanese food!”
Review of Izakaya Genbe

Izakaya Genbe
Ranked #96 of 196 Restaurants in Kihei
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We had a delicious dinner here! There was no wait for us around 7-7:30, and we were immediately seated. The waitstaff were really friendly and offered suggestions of a nice sake to accompany our foods. We had the pork belly special (so good!), tempura Camembert (yum!), katsu, and noodles. The food is all delicious and comes out really quickly. We would absolutely come back!

Thank ubiquitousmixie
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Located within a small strip mall is Izakaya Genbe which is producing outstanding informal Japanese pub-style dishes. The restaurant is not very large, so recommend making reservations so you don't have to worry about getting a table (despite it being initially pretty empty when we first arrived for an early reservation). All of the food we tried was terrific, including the cold tofu topped with bonito flakes and green onion, salmon sashimi, gyoza, potato croquettes, chicken and onion teriyaki skewers, the chirashi bowl filled with different fish over sushi rice, and pork tonkatsu. Service was also outstanding and the ambiance was casual and friendly. It is pretty pricey but definitely worth it as a vacation treat.

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Thank ray-may
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

we went to this restaurant since the other one we wanted to go to did not give us a reservation for days, so we came here. it is in a little shopping center . the food was most delicious we have japanese food all the time. this one is by far the best. met the cook who trained in Cordon Bleu. she also spoke Cantonese since she worked in Hong Kong for over 17 years. her dishes are her own recipe. the braised pork we had was out of this world. the home made gyoza was heavenly. the minced pork balls were fluffy and just delicious, service was great and we will go back. they were all friendky and customer oriented. we are spreading the word to our friends and in the condo complex.no reservation required. they are very accomodating

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Thank stellakwongriechmann
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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Love eating here. Small space, but cozy. Ate the pork katsu curry and salad combo, Yum! Hubby had kushikatsu, fried oysters, croquette, and yakitori... yummy! With a beer and iced tea... bill came out to $60. Prices are a bit high, but food is awesome!

Thank kdooka
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Interesting place. Thanks to the other reviews, I knew to make a reservation and it's a good thing we did. Even though we were only the 2nd table seated, we saw other groups turned away for not having a reservation. Also, when I called to make a reservation, they let me know there would be no sushi/sashimi (which again seems consistent with the other reviews).

The food was pretty good. I had the tonkatsu spicy ramen, which was very good (although not spicy at all). My wife had the fried hokke (like a mackerel) and my daughter had the tempura udon. Both of those were okay.

The service was very good. I'm also not sure why people were complaining about the price. We had 3 entrees and a bottle of warm sake and the bill was $47 before tip (which seems very reasonable).

Authentic hole in the wall restaurant. 3-3.5 stars seems like the perfect rating.

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Thank hoonieskang
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