Restaurant Guide


Kinchan Sushi

500 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96813

Restaurant Description:

You’d almost miss it, this hole-in-the-wall hidden in the nooks of one of Honolulu’s prime office complexes, and even many local sushi addicts don’t know it’s here. Kinchan is a hidden gem, a 12-seat sushi counter staffed by the sushi chef, an assistant and a server. Not surprisingly, it can be difficult to get a seat, especially on weekends. There’s a small selection of appetizers, small bites meant to be shared, but it’s the sushi that stars. You can order rolls, set menus combining fresh sashimi and sushi with salad and miso soup, or omakase, a progression of nigiri sushi chosen by the chef. A well-chosen sake selection, properly chilled, matches the quality of sushi. If you’re lucky, you’ll score a seat at one of Kinchan’s sushi-and-sake paired dinners. And parking at Restaurant Row is free with validation.

Honolulu Weekly: “Honolulu does have some great hidden little sushi bars. Add Kin Chan Sushi to the list. … There isn’t a single bite that disappoints.”

Phone: (808) 534-0088

Category Label
Kamoizumi “Shusen” Three Dots
Sohomare “Karakuchi” Premium Dry Sake
Tamagawa “Red Label” Heirloom Yamahai Genshu
Dewazakura “Omachi” Jewel Brocade
Dewazakura “Oka” Cherry Bouquet
Koshi no Kanbai “Tokusen” Vanishing Point
Seitoku “Junmai Ginjo” Trapeza
Dewazakura “Daiginjo” Mountain Cherry
Dewazakura “Ichiro” Abbey Road
Koshi no Kanbai “Chotokusen” Pinnacle of Perfection
Koshi no Kanbai “Kinmuku” Milky Way
Koshi no Kanbai “Muku” Pure Realm
Nama Daiginjo
Tedorigawa “Kinka” Gold Blossom