Imanas Tei in Moiliili is the only Japanese restaurant in Hawaii named on the TimeOut.com list of the best Japanese restaurants in the U.S., and it ranked at No. 5.
The restaurant, located at 2626 S. King Street near University Avenue, placed behind No. 1 Raku, in Las Vegas; second-ranked Sushi Yasuda in New York City; Sushi Ran, in San Francisco; and Brushstroke in New York City.
Thirteen other Japanese restaurants in the U.S. were ranked beneath it.
The online and printed publication cited Imanas Tei for its fresh seafood “so recently plucked from the ocean that it quivers and glistens on the plate,” as well as its shabu-shabu and sake offerings.
Methodology used by TimeOut.com to determine the restaurants on the list as well as their rankings was not disclosed.
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