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.”