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Nami Kaze, Honolulu, HI

Nami Kaze

4.8
4.8
1185 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Nami Kaze Hawaii is the story of Chef Jason Peel’s culinary journey. Combining the flavors from his hometown of Kaua‘i, and the decades of experience working for some of Hawai‘i’s top culinary leaders, including Ian Ruso of Michele’s at the Colony Surf and Roy Yamaguchi, Nami Kaze Hawaii is a unique melting pot of culinary creativity. With a farmer-focused approach, guests can expect to embark on a culinary adventure, enjoying creations that reflect Peel’s appreciation for the produce and provisions found throughout the state.

Nami Kaze Hawaii is currently open for brunch and dinner, Wednesday through Sunday. Nami Kaze Hawaii's brunch menu offers a unique take on local Hawaii brunch favorites, while its dinner menu features izayaka-style share plates with plans to debut a sushi omakase-style bar in 2023. For additional information or to make a reservation, visit www.namikaze.com.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 69 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Sushi, Japanese Speciality
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Wed–Fri 10:00 am–1:30 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 888-6264
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jason Peel
  • Area
    Kalihi-Palama
  • Cross Street
    Located at Pier 38 next to Nico's
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,185 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Innovative

  • Hawaii

    Seafood

  • Oahu

    Innovative

1,185 Reviews
  1. PeterC

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, best to share with family. this was my 1st time for lunch, I liked it as much as at night.

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  2. SigneAG

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my third time here and it is consistently delicious and great service

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  3. Janet

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are so pleased at discovering Nami Kaze!! Our second time dining and it’s everything we remember! The food creations are incredible in both presentation and taste. The staff is very attentive and pleasant. Timing is up to you. They can turn a table within an hour or you’re welcome to sit and slowly enjoy the food, service and company! Nami Kaze is our new favorite!

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  4. WalterE

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They were super busy, but we had time. It was delightful.

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  5. Fudge

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy coming here. Everything is great, wouldn't change anything! Keep up the good work!!

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  6. Junko

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Doing something for Maui motivated our reservation. One of us had lost a home in the fire. Even though that was the reason, we were all impressed with the care and skills in preparing fresh scallops, kampachi and pork guisantes pumpkin ravioli. Each dish was composed beautifully with balanced taste and surprising texture combinations. It was a really pleasure sitting and savoring each dish. On top of that we had amazing desserts, one chocolate and the other passionfruit semifredo topped with delightful pie crust bits, etc. And then, for the birthday girl a special chewy cake! We left the restaurant totally sated and happy we were so well taken care of. We've come many times for their inventive brunch. Now we want to come for dinner, too.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was small portions, but great hhffdfghhjgfhhb

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere. I like the ability to order and pay from my phone. The service was excellent. I was dining with a friend who has a seafood allergy. They highlighted all the items that she was able to choose from.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as always! Loved the farm menu! Thanks for continuing to support Maui.

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  10. LDYI

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were excited to try this restaurant. Decided to take out of town family members here. Our waiter Randy provided us with a lot of good recommendations and great service. We had a nice mix of things to try. The rolls were smaller than normal and not as flavorful as I would have liked. The two meat dishes we tried were the pork belly and beef cheeks both of which we all enjoyed. The cold eggplant was not a favorite due to the wasabi flavor. We enjoyed their take of a banana cream pie. All in all the dishes were pretty good but it definitely costs more than other izakayas that we have been to.

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  11. AmyC

    Orlando

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It started out great but we waited 30 minutes for our food. The waiter seemed to avoid us and didn’t want to stop and check up on us. It would have been a nice gesture to apologize for the wait or to say something. But of course when it was time to wrap up he was friendly again.

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  12. JoyN

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of us ordered the teriyaki ahi burger and she said it was delicious. It was a large serving so only 1/2 was eaten. Fries were nice and crisp. I had the shrimp benedict. It was prepared differently from what we are used to but enjoyed it also.

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  13. DalE

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kay was our bartender & we had a phenomenal experience. We come from New York with many popular restaurants & coming from restaurant backgrounds. We had the kanpachi sashimi & it was one of the most fresh, delicious fish I’ve ever experienced. We got the TKG omelette & it was different, detail oriented, & well thought out. Although pricey, worth it. My lychee martini was also lovely

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  14. Debra

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had reservations at 12:30...but the hostess was unable to seat us at a table since the current patrons were still eating. She asked if we would mind sitting at the bar until the table was ready....that was fine and I said we can just eat there, no problem. About 5 minutes later a gentlemen came up to us and apologized for not having the table ready and said, we are going to offer complementary sushi for you for the inconvenience...I said, oh that's nice. The Sushi never arrived. We ordered shrimp BahnMi's/Fries, Grandmas Potato Salad, and the cauliflower/Broccoli dish. The Potato salad arrived and then we waited for about 20-25 minutes for the BahnMi's....which I could see sitting in the food pass through area for quite a long time. The waiter came by and glanced to see if we had been served....finally, the next time he glanced our way I asked about our food and if the BahnMi's that I had seen sitting in the server area forever were ours?....He said yes, they are waiting for french fries. I wondered about the Bahnmi's being cold when we would get them, they were barely warm, the top of the bun was warm.... The Cauliflower/Broccoli never arrived.... and I said to please just remove them since we were almost done eating. Finally, when we were pretty much done, someone brought the cauliflower dish and said it was compt....but by then we were done. Also, there was a worker who was helping/handling the dishes where the waiters pick up the food to be served,, he kept running his hands through his hair....which we found very unappealing and unsanitary since he was handling the plates etc... I have been to Nami Kaze before and have recommended it to others. I still will, but this day (bringing a friend who hadn't been there before) was a major let down...and unpleasant experience....

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cutting edge Hawaiian Regional cuisine. Loved the hamachi sushi roll! Friendly service and excellent fresh seafood.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Staff were friendly and very attentive. Definitely recommend this place to everyone!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I had an amazing first experience at Nami Kaze! I butchered our reservation by not mentioning my infant in stroller and they were more than accommodating on a very busy day! They have mastered the concept of ordering yourself yet still having a server. We placed our order via phone but were still taken care of our server (Lily) who was so sweet to us! Everything she recommended was amazing. It was some of the freshest seafood we’ve had on the island! We live in Wahiawa which is a drive but we can’t wait to return!

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  18. Hacker

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and service as usual, despite being extremely busy.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordering online didn’t wk and if our waitress didn’t ask, we would have stated n waited without being served! There was six of us, four got served within 20 mins n because supposedly two orders weren’t in, we didn’t get get the rest of our food until the four finished their meal. And the place wasn’t full house. This was our third time to Nami Kaze and our last. For what you pay, it’s not worth it.

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  20. EdgardoB

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and excellent staff. A must redo when we come back to Honolulu.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers and experience was great! Food was on about as expensive as restaurants around the area, great taste and flavors. I would definitely return for brunch again!

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  22. 808eats

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific food, highlighting fresh, local ingredients: tasty and elegantly presented! The izakaya-style shared plates concept makes it easy to experience the full gamut of flavors. We were celebrating dual birthdays, and the Nami Kaze staff made an extra effort to make the occasion extra festive by providing complimentary desserts!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Kevin has elevated his craft and is now easily one of Hawaii's most talented, inventive chefs.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good but overpriced. You could go to Ruth’s Chris for these prices and have a much better meal and experience. We were rushed out and continuously reminded of the table time limit. We ordered the 4 course meal and were told we had 45 minutes remaining when the 2nd course had not arrived which made it feel rushed and unpleasant.

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  25. CUD3

    Hawaii

    319 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    319 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    How do you define a DESTINATION Restaurant? It’s a restaurant that excites you from the time you enter till the time you leave. Nami Kaze is that restaurant. An awesome aloha greeting. Seats exactly where you wanted to be seated( at the very beautiful bar) and food that is the most creative on all of the Hawaiian Islands. If Nami Kaze was located in NYC or Paris it would be almost impossible to get a reservation.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful selection of food and wait help and hostess were outstanding!!!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every dish served was so delectable! Enjoyed it very much!

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  28. kennethr

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is an excellent restaurant, it’s low key but has lofty standards for food quality and service. The servers are cheerful and attentive. The cod and lobster pasta were outstanding. The soft shell crab roll was delicious. No pretensions - just great food at a good price.

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  29. Monica

    Hawaii

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The flavors were interesting and delicious! I like the idea of the farm to table menu. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable.

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  30. KevinP

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food & service from BJ was top notch. Some items a little small for the price, but overall the taste made up for the size

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  31. LauraB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent experience! Food was fantastic, service was outstanding. 5 stars on everything. My husband and I came here for date night and I’m so glad we did. Thank you to all of the staff.

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  32. Satoshi

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The hot seafood selections, kanpachi and octopus, were both creative delicious dishes. Also, we had the maze gohan, and it was very good. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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  33. LisaB

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at Nami Kaze is original, delicicous and very creative.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service and delicious food! Favorite place!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service and good. Every staff member was so helpful and pleasant.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the food here very much. Lots of vegetarian options, and tasty fusion items. Our favorite was the Day Boat Scallop and the Crispy Pork Belly. The izakaya type of meal means that we can share the tasty tapas! Love it that they show case all the local farms that they use in their recipes.

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  37. JulieY

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 5 for lunch and all the dishes were delicious and portions sizes were great. The only thing that would make it better would be regular menus instead of using Toast tab for orders. It was a business lunch and it was hard for each person to look at their phone and order using one tab. Other than that, excellent

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  38. MicheleC

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem! Service (David/Eric), Food, ambience all excellent. It is quite a busy place and the staff kept up the pace. Am glad that we are all supporting "local". Michele

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  39. KimL

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the most amazing food and flavors to delight! It does not disappoint!

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  40. Lynda

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and dessert were excellent. The nose level was unexpectedly noisy. It was difficult to carry a conversation with our party of five.

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FAQs

Nami Kaze offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 888-6264.

Nami Kaze is rated 4.8 stars by 1185 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 69 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nami Kaze

1135 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817-4522

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Located at Pier 38 next to Nico's
  • Area
    Kalihi-Palama
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Wed–Fri 10:00 am–1:30 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Sushi, Japanese Speciality
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jason Peel
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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