Imari, Big Island

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Featuring distinctive Japanese cuisine, Imari at the Hilton Waikoloa Village is a captivating place where diners can sample an array of Japanese food, both classic and contemporary dishes. Imari is the only restaurant on the Big Island that offers Teppanyaki dining, where a chef prepares exotic and artistic dishes right in front of the customer. The type of Teppanyaki delicacies diners can savor at Imari include jumbo shrimp, filet mignon, scallops and tender chicken with stir-fried vegetables and steamed rice. The preparation is an experience all diners are likely to remember for a long time to come.

In fact, Imari offers three distinct styles of Japanese dining. In addition to the Teppanyaki style already described, the restaurant offers an a la carte menu with a selection of Japanese dishes that are prepared with a Hawaiian twist. The a la carte dining area overlooks a Japanese garden, which provides a sense of peace and serenity. Here, diners can avail of a family-type menu that combines Japanese cuisine with a hint of Hawaiian fare using as many locally produced ingredients as is possible. These "Izakaya" type meals are designed to be shared by diners. Then there is the Sushi Bar and Open Kitchen where the restaurant's chefs display their culinary artistry by preparing an array of exquisite delicacies. With this option, diners can sample a wide range of exciting sushi and sashimi rolls, all innovatively prepared to showcase the chef's unique skill and flair.

Offering an unforgettable dining experience, opening days at Imara are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday where the three different styles of dining are available from 5.30pm until 9.00pm. The restaurant is closed on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The bar is open from 5.00pm until 9.00pm on the days the restaurant is open for food. It is also worth noting that opening days and hours of service may vary according to the season.

Hours of operations:

Price category:

$35 and up


(808) 886-1234

Imari Overview

  • Classic and modern Japanese cuisine
  • Open for dinner only
  • Reservations are recommended
  • Resort casual or aloha attire

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