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780 Haiku Rd, Haiku, Maui, HI 96708-5846
+1 808-575-2939
16:30 - 22:00
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The portions are small and way overpriced. I find it hilarious how all the great reviews are from visitors. Born and raised in Hawaii, this local knows way better sushi places on Maui with way better prices. I can only choose "fine dining" for its prices, but it sure isn't fine dining.

Thank CHO1978
Vancouver, Washington
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72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to drive by and decided to try Nuka for lunch. The selection was not the typical Japanese menu for us. So it was a little bit of an adventure, picking a couple of noodle dishes with bone broth and a specialty roll. Everything was quite tasty, although the soup was a little on the salty side. We'll be... More 

Thank Papuacragrat
Joshua Tree, California
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537 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Been here before but it gets better and bette. In a small town on Maui, haiku is well worth the drive from wherever you are. Opens at 4:30pm, so go early as they don't take reservations. The food kept coming as well as excellent drinks, and service was exceptional. Always a must every time we visit Maui

Thank srimanone
Salt Lake City, Utah
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Worth traveling anywhere on Maui to get here! Most amazing Japanese/Sushi restaurant! So cozy yet fusion and trendy! Try anything on the daily specials and you won't be disappointed. Worth any time waiting since they don't take reservations. Open at 4:30, and I would suggest you go at 4:20! Utterly incredible presentation and taste sensation. DO NOT PARK AT THE... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We enjoyed a light meal there. Got in early before the crowd. ( It's very popular ! ) It's an Asian-themed eatery with a modern touch.

Thank J Christian S
Tacoma, Washington, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Good saimin, very fresh salad, and great hurricane fries made this place a real find for our party. Would be happy to eat here again and explore their dinner menu.

Thank Henry S
Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Pouring rain outside great inside. Cozy searing but still great atone sphere. Great specialty sushi rolls

Thank Mark W
Sitka, Alaska
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were recommended this restaurant by the lady doing my pedicure. This meal, of all the delicious food we had in Maui, is the one I crave the most. The restaurant does not take reservations, but they are very efficient at managing the crowd that gathers to wait. The sushi was absolutely otherworldly! We were seated at the bar and... More 

Thank DianaPrinceww
Haiku, Hawaii
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Having such a great restaurant at the North Shore with amazing food is a blessing. Their fish is a fresh catch and when you sit at the bar you can watch the Sushi chef how they prepare the food. If you like Japanese food this is the place to go.

Thank Kutira
Makawao, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Great food. It is the perfect izakaya. Izakaya is a Japanese casual gathering place with a menu of small dishes that can be shared with friends or a loved one over drinks. The miso butterfish as well as the rainbow roll are excellent. Expect a busy atmosphere and you should go early to beat the rush

Thank kobayashiv808

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 Haiku Rd, Haiku, Maui, HI 96708-5846
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Haiku
  • Phone Number: +1 808-575-2939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?