Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Hawaii
  4. Oahu
  5. Honolulu
Genius Lounge, Honolulu, HI
This restaurant now offers Takeout

This restaurant now offers Takeout

Bring the restaurant to you. Order and pay for food directly on OpenTable.

View Takeout menu

Genius Lounge

4.3
4.3
274 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Private dining

Private dining

Book your next event with us

View details

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

Popular dishes

What 274 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Hawaii

    Hawaiian

  • Oahu

    Vibrant Bar Scene

Sort by

Filters

  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Cozy environment. Friendly staff. Great drink options and prices. Very wide food menu. Japanese /Hawaiian mixture . Great happy hour deals . Can’t wait to go back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The waitress kept not coming to our table because we were talking. Every other restaurant I’ve been at, they’ll still at least check to make sure I don’t need anything. We had to wave this waitress down several times. The food also wasn’t great, at least for the price.
  4. BH

    BruceH

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was better than we had anticipated, food was delicious, service was great, no problems, we would definitely recommend it
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It definitely looks sketchy from the outside, but the atmosphere on the patio was perfect for my large family. Food was outstanding, more Hawaiian than Japanese in my estimation. Service was impeccable.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food good ambience!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite place for Caesar salad
  8. S

    Seeley

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Locale particolare, non il mio genere ma a chi piacciono i posti un po' caratteristici piacerà sicuramente. Il cibo, probabilmente ho sbagliato io ordine, ma non mi è piaciuto. Troppo aglio.
  9. K

    Kellie

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Got the loco moco pizza and tan tan men and sake sampler. Delicious!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, service, and outdoor space. Location appears to be “rustic” from the outside but inside is certainly a gem. Great for group. We had a group of 10 to invite a 2 yr old baby. They accommodated without issues. Food arrived promptly. All of the pupus plate were delicious. No complaints. 5 star.
  11. AM

    AnnaM

    Switzerland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed eating here. The place is different to the other restaurants around this area. The food is excellent, service is friendly and the atmosphere is lovely. Located on 2nd floor, it's not really a place you'll find walking by. You can choose where to sit between 3 options, so you feel as if you're really in a small place. Long (!) list of drinks and menu with Hawaiian options, too.
  12. P

    Premonsdaydinp

    San Diego

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Located near the main Waikiki shops on a side street. There was a large dumpster bin parked in front of the restaurant. There was construction going on. We sat in the patio and it did not smell nice outside. The restaurant looked nothing like the pictures. It looked a lot older and run down. The restaurant called me ahead to confirm my reservation, but when we got there the table was not ready for our big party. The food was decent and fairly priced.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very great place with a nice outdoor area and amazing waitress!
  14. B

    Bella

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was AMAZING, perfect for a low-key meal at the end of our holiday.
  15. G

    Garrett

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We made reservations and were seated right on time. The service was great the whole night, many servers stopped by multiple times to check on us. We ordered a lot to share and they brought out food at a nice pace. Quality is consistent, we have returned a few times already.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great service
  17. DT

    DeniseT

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was great and food was good! Would definitely recommend.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    JonathanF

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drink selection. Good patio location
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. DS

    DarianS

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best meal of our trip. Food was excellent! This is a hidden gem, you may have to wait a bit for service, it’s a small restaurant with a small staff, but it is worth the wait!
  23. 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
  24. 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!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic & quirky atmosphere added to the experience.
  26. 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome food and drinks!
  29. 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.
  30. 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!
  31. 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.
  32. 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
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. k

    keithc

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cool place with good vibes
  36. 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!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

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

    FouziaC

    Hawaii

    41 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    41 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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!

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Genius Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 626-5362.

Genius Lounge is rated 4.3 stars by 274 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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo