We go to Oahu once a year and every time we hit up Kuru Kuru. It's good and cheap. Way better and cheaper than the places we go to in the SF bay area. We go at least 3 times before we leave the island.
First of all the sushi is pretty good I’ve been going to Kuru kuru for a while and never have had any problems before. But then recently I have had a bad experience not just once but twice.
In January I went in and the manager was rude to my parents and I just because we asked if we could sit at a booth instead of the wooden chairs. An elderly couple who didn’t eat yet and just sat down offered to give a booth to us. The manager had this angry and irritated look on his face and didn’t approve of this and called the elderly couple stupid while he was shaking his head Well we have had enough of his attitude at that point so we just walked out and went to Genki sushi instead
The second incident happened 2 days ago, my friends and I totaling 6 came in and that same manager was there, we told him that we wanted a booth and he made us WAIT, even though there was an OPEN booth. He let a family of 3 have the booth even though they came AFTER us and they didn’t request to use the booth. So we have to wait another 45 minutes to eat.
This manager irritates me, if it wasn’t for the cheap food I wouldn’t go there again.
The manager should get FIRED. Clearly he lacks the managerial skills and even politeness when treating his customers.
Kurukuru is a must. This place has the best sushi I've ever eaten. The staff is awesome, no questions about tipping here...It is a really good value in this economic times. I eat there at least twice a week. Before I get there, I'm anticipating what I'll have to eat. When I leave there, I'm completely satisfied. Everything there is prepared on the spot. Their indgredients are the freshest I've seen. I've never had a bad experience there. Talk about more bang for your buck...lol They even have a Kurukuru card, you know...the kind you stamp...after so many, you get a percentage off your bill. Trust me, its worth every penny...lol
I have been to this sushi spot several times now. It ia kind of the fast food of Sushi. I am not a normal sushi eater, I enjoy things like the SPAM and hot dog sushi, so I am very happy to go here. This is a very small sushi resturant with the center conveyor belt that brings the colored plates to you. I usuall end up ordering special. I love their shrimp fries and I awlays get an order of their delicious miso soup. This is more of a Hawiianized sushi than authentic Japaneese. The kids love it too.
I'm writing this while eating an order from Aloha Sushi. Yum!
My take out order (consisting of tekka maki, kappa maki, ika and maguro) was HOT! Not room temp warm, but just below steaming hot. I was starving, so I figured I just take my time and let some of the pieces cool down, but my stomach literally turned when the rice in a piece of kappa maki was not only hot but completely mushy!
That did it. I took my order back (luckily I live only a few miles away) and while the person who took back my order was friendly and courteous, she completely lost all my trust and respect when she said the the reason the rice was hot, was because it was fresh! I was completely astounded by her reasoning and stated that sushi rice is cooled down completely before being used.
*SIGH*...okay...maybe I just caught them on a bad night (they were extremely busy), but the answer that fresh sushi rice is supposed to be hot beyond excuse!
I do think also, that Kuru Kuru is way better than Genki. You get more variety here and the people seem really friendly. Parking stinks. The prices are good but be prepared that any place that offers a spam or hot dog roll isn't an authentic sushi bar.
You all went to Genki right? Go try Kuru Kuru. Although they are smaller, there prices are cheaper and taste just as good (if not better due to some special items). Rgiht in Pearl Kai shopping Center, cant' miss next to Curry House. This place is not as busy as Genki only because i never did have to wait to be seated! And we all know how we feel about the wait at Genki's? Go, you'll like it.
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