The D.K. Restaurant group started in the spring of 1996 when founder D.K. Kodama returned to Hawaii from the Mainland and opened his first Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar at the Kapalua Resorts on Maui. His concept of serving contemporary sushi and innovative fusion seafood in a fun and lively setting was an immediate success. Soon after opening, the restaurant received numerous local and national awards and accolades.
Building on this success and to meet the demands of an ever-growing guest list, Kodama opened several additional Sansei restaurants as well as opening an Eurasian tapas restaurant, a steakhouse, and an Italian-style wine bar.
Today D.K Restaurants is comprised of four Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bars one each in Kapalua and Kihei, Maui and Waikiki, Oahu and Waikoloa on Hawai‘i Island. Vino, and d.k Steak House, both located on O‘ahu, complete the portfolio of restaurants.
D.K. Restaurants is noted for their exemplary nationally recognized wine program which is under the guidance of partner, Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya.
In 2008, “Mom” Kodama – the restaurants’ “hostess with the mostest” and biggest booster – passed away. The following year her loving family established the endowed Sunao Sandy “Mom” Kodama Memorial Scholarship Fund in her memory.
D.K. Restaurants is committed to providing guests with great food and excellent service at the best value.