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Genius Lounge, Honolulu, HI
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Genius Lounge

4.3
4.3
256 Reviews
$30 and under
Hawaiian
Let's grab a cool beer and new food menu items, have an Aloha experience with us!!
Genius Lounge is established in November 2009, is a full service bar restaurant serving Japanese inspired dishes.
It is perfect place to enjoy a low key night out with friends or a romantic date in the heart of Waikiki.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Hawaiian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (808) 626-5362

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Daisuke Kano

  • Private party facilities

    It's a hidden gem in heart of Waikiki. You'll find the perfect venue for your next special party at Genius Lounge. We can accommodate a variety of dinner parties for up to 70 guests. You and your guests will love our Japanese inspired Hawaiian fusion menu made with Special Aloha!

  • Private party contact

    Daisuke Kano: (808) 626-5362

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Cross street

    Lewers St. and Kuhio St.

  • Parking details

    Municipal Parking at Ritz Carlton Tower. Behind of our building.Open 24 hours$1.50 per hour (Coin operated parking only)Time Limit 5 hours.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 256 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Late Night Find

  • Hawaii

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Hawaii

    Hawaiian

  • Oahu

    Late Night Find

  • Oahu

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect. We were able to talk and hear each other. Servers were very attentive and welcoming.
  2. JF

    JonathanF

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drink selection. Good patio location
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Staff was friendly, accommodating and attentive. The food was fresh, quick and extremely satisfying.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seems like a local hangout that was welcoming to tourists. Service was great - they handed off, and you always felt seen and taken care of. Food came quickly and tapas style - as things came up hot in the window. We appreciate this type of service. Would 100% recommend! Best and cheapest meal with drinks on the island.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    It felt nothing like the profile it had on the app
  6. KL

    KellyL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Genius lounge was a truly remarkable experience. The food was so flavorful and so well done. Nothing was overcooked, overstated, or overpriced. The service was great. We are very glad we found this little spot for our last night in town. We made our whole meal out of Pupu items from the menu and they were so good we ordered extra Mochiko chicken and kalua pork to snack on the next day for lunch. I wish we had known about this spot sooner!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic & quirky atmosphere added to the experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Food was ok but the service was horrible and not accommodating.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome food and drinks!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Food and drinks were really good. The I recommend the Kalua Pork Nachos, Sushi and the Loco Moco. Food tasted very fresh and fool of flavor. The location of the resteraunt is easy to miss.
  12. KM

    KristinM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Highly recommend this place! Don’t be alarmed when you walk up the alleyway stairs—the food and service was great!
  13. MM

    MaggieM

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad we found this out of the way restaurant. Sat upstairs overlooking the street and had one of our best meals in Waikiki. The garlic Ahi steak was delish as well as the udon noodle bowl. Would recommend this stop to anyone who wants something different from the large busy chain restaurants.
  14. AN

    AdrianaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to hang with friends. Good food and drinks at a great price
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Genius Lounge. The staff were friendly, the service was great and the food was delicious. We look forward to visiting again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    And we were looking for something a little low-key and out of the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. After dining here we can comfortably say it was a great experience great food great drinks and very reasonably priced would highly recommend.
  17. k

    keithc

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cool place with good vibes
  18. RM

    ReneeM

    West Virginia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a perfect find! I am glad we found this on Opentable. We would not have stopped and eaten here. Such a cool place!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really friendly staff, beautiful little spot food is 🤌🏻❤️
  20. FC

    FouziaC

    Hawaii

    40 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We were 3 and we ordered salads and entrees, my friend got her food first, I got mine 30 minutes later and the third person never got hers. We had to ask our waitress twice. Waitress never checked on us, 2 bites 2 minutes, or refill our drinks. Thé restaurant was not busy at all. Finally after 2 hours my friend got her food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Got there on time, but my reservation was taken by someone else. The staff told me to wait 45 mins to be seated even though I was on time. And the staff not only never admitted their falut, but blamed me. When my wife complained, the waiter used f word and disrepected my wife. There are plenty of other izakaya restaurants in town. Take your money and time to a better place.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Had a nice evening at Genius Lounge. The food was great! The menu has a broad variety of local flavors. We enjoyed tempura shrimp rolls, garlic shrimp and the short ribs. Excellent mojitos as well. The kitchen was a little backed up but we appreciated the spacing between dishes. Prices were quite reasonable for Waikiki. Highly recommend!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My friends & family gathered for an impromptu celebration. Our reservation was accepted & respected in a timely fashion. Food was spectacular & service was excellent!
  24. DP

    DianeP

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Quaint restaurant right off the strip on the third floor. We had a party of 15 and used open table to book two tables 7 and 8 person since booking for 15 online wasn’t an option. When they called to verify, we requested the 15 to be placed together - 3 families with lots of teens. They told us it wasn’t possible. Throughout our whole meal, there would have been plenty of space for us to sit all together outside. Frustrated they weren’t a little more accommodating. The waitress with the strong accent was a bit abrasive in all interactions. When she came to our table to ask for drinks, one of us responded with an order and then the waitress just walked away without taking all our drink orders. Very odd. The second waitress was great / super friendly! The kitchen is small so you get food when it gets done so everyone in party gets it at different time. That didn’t bother us at all. All the food was great - sushi and surf and turf were amazing.
  25. OI

    OIUTD

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Surprisingly nice restaurant. We had 8 people in our group and tried seventeen different dishes including appatisers and main courses none were dissapointing. Also, the cocktails were great too. I would recommend this place 100%.
  26. LD

    LianaD

    Guam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Drinks are great, especially the mai tai! Food is great, tasty, comforting as well! Had the island omelette rice and garlic ahi steak, looking forward to coming back!
  27. AL

    AmyL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious here! We ordered what the server recommended and it did not disappoint! Genius Lounge offered some really interesting dishes with creative flavor profiles. It was so nice to sit outdoors and enjoy watching people walk by on the street below. And Ala Wai Canal was only a couple blocks away. We will definitely be back!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Service here sucked. Took 30 mins just to get our drinks & 45 to get our orders. Appetizers came at the same time as the main course & I received the wrong order. Food was decent, just not what I ordered.
  29. AS

    AlexS

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The ahi tuna was very good. Nice atmosphere also. A little hidden which is nice.
  30. T

    Tawny

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Their dishes can be a little pricey but it is sooo worth it. There are a lot of great stuff on the happy hour menu as well so best to take advantage of that (currently 6-7pm). Some of my favorites include the Garlic Shrimp (hh) Black Nanban Mochiko Chicken and the Kalua Pork Mac n Cheese!!!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I really wanted to like this place: the prices seemed reasonable and the food looked good in the pictures. Alas, all the food we actually got looked terrible (the grilled fish was of grey-ish color, the octopus was not properly marinated and honestly tasted bad, the salmon bruschetta had only three tiny pieces of salmon on it, barely noticeable, etc.). On top of that, the happy hour discount was not factored in when we received our bill (same happened to the guests sitting next table from us). Would not recommend.
  32. PS

    PolinaS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We arrived at 7:30PM, ordered and then waited and waited. My plate came at 8:30PM and then the one of my husband at 9PM. If we go to a restaurant for a dinner, we expect to eat together! It wasn’t particularly tasty and the place wasn’t that big to take it so long. We would never come back!
  33. MG

    MariaG

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This place could use a lot of help with staffing. Food is good but took longer than normal due to lack of staff. Overall the atmosphere was great a little tight but I would recommend.
  34. PI

    PetaInaBox

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Interesting small plates well executed. Seafood was fresh and tasty. Asian fusion done right!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was so surprised happy hour is 6-7 so we booked for dinner but got the benefit of great prices too
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and they gave big portions. We went for more of the appetizers and they did not disappoint! Very delicious!
  37. TJ

    TimJ

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love Genius Lounge. Don't tell other people. I want to still be able to get a reservation when I come back to Oahu.
  38. LM

    LilyM

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very creative dishes and huge selection of menu items for everyone. Favors were very unique and delicious. Server was very friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back for more.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has absolutely delicious food. We had garlic shrimp, Yuzu chicken, loco moco, shrimp tempura sushi and everything was top flavorful! Very friendly staff, you can tell the food is fresh. This is a gem restaurant!
  40. m

    milton

    Orlando

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was mostly okay Kalua pork spring rolls were the best. Grilled tongue interesting but the spring onion condiment overwhelmed Beef ribs average, ahi with garlic sauce. The garlic overwhelmed the tuna Star was the crema catalana with mango bubbles Main problem. Service. I really like the table to get appetizers at the same time and then entrees. We got one appetizer. Then a main. Then another app, then after a long wait a main. Also. Mains have no sides. Never mentioned in the menu

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Genius Lounge using the Order Online button. Genius Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 626-5362.

Genius Lounge is rated 4.3 stars by 256 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Genius Lounge

346 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lewers St. and Kuhio St.

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Hawaiian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Municipal Parking at Ritz Carlton Tower. Behind of our building.Open 24 hours$1.50 per hour (Coin operated parking only)Time Limit 5 hours.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daisuke Kano

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 626-5362

  • Private party facilities

    It's a hidden gem in heart of Waikiki. You'll find the perfect venue for your next special party at Genius Lounge. We can accommodate a variety of dinner parties for up to 70 guests. You and your guests will love our Japanese inspired Hawaiian fusion menu made with Special Aloha!

  • Private party contact

    Daisuke Kano: (808) 626-5362

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