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Koiso Sushi Bar

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2395 S Kihei Rd Ste 113, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8635
+1 808-875-8258
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18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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De Winton, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We left it up to Hiro to prepare various sushi and sashimi Dishes for our dining pleasure. Needless to say it was excellently prepared and presented. Only one table for four. Sushi bar seating for 10. You have to reserve two weeks in advance.

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Thank Eugene N
Tucson, Arizona
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a pleasure to meet and dine on exceptional sushi, sake and ambiance. Tako is exceptional as is the omokase. Feels local and is conveniently located.

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Thank RC N
Manhattan, New York, United States
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90 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We were freezing after the Haleakala sunrise therefore not in the mood of sushi. Instead we ordered curry udon, curry rice and noodle. Not impressed. It's ok flavor but short of the hype. Price is very reasonable though. The shaved ice also disappointed.

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Thank LesleyYang
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Really special place for authentic sushi. We ordered the chief special and it didn't disappoint. The quality is as good as the high end sushi places in New York and in Southern California. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Would recommend making reservation way in advance. Call around 5/6 pm Maui time, they will pick up the phone.

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1 Thank Josietong
Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This small limited seating sushi bar is one of a kind. Plan well ahead for reservations or you may hear "sorry fully booked". Once you manage a reservation you will experience first hand what all the hype is about. Amazing fresh fish, a master chef who makes every item to perfection, and a charm to welcome you back.

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1 Thank luckyones1967
Bend, Oregon
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403 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Part of the charm of eating at Koiso is sitting at the bar and watching the lone chef's nimble hands make every item to perfection at high speed. Forget the stereotypes about a stern and imperial sushi chef who watches and judges your every action. The chef here is a pleasant man who respects all his customers from novice to... More 

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1 Thank DoctorM
Mill Valley, California
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Very small space with limited seating so reservations a must. Best to find the chef when they are closed to get your reservation but plan several weeks in advance. Once inside it is a local affair with everyone knowing each other in a friendly community way. The fish is exceptionally fresh and the variety pretty extensive but limited to Nigiri... More 

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Thank loveandpeace47
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We came here on the recommendation of a friend (who ate every single item on the menu when he went). It lived up to his hype. The California roll was the best I've ever eaten. The Octopus was unlike any I've had before. Really great meal, friendly people.

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Thank Mojogrrl
Salt Lake City, Utah
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Reservations required, small local spot, you have to go in the afternoon when he's closed but working in order to make reservations. He's usually out 3-4 weeks because the Sushi is incredibly fabulous! Be sure to order the Omakase!!

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Thank Susan M
Plainfield, New Jersey
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Koiso is the best sushi bar that I've been to since living in Japan. The master creates his dishes with flare, and there's none of that trendy sauce (that I hate) on the fish. The fish is very fresh. I had the omakase selection and some eel. I'm only sorry that I have to leave and will have to wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2395 S Kihei Rd Ste 113, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8635
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-875-8258

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?