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Kojima's Sushi Bar and Japanese Cuisine

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81 Makawao Avenue, Pukalani, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-573-2859
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The food's reasonably good, the service a little slow and the prices are higher than for similar fare elsewhere. However, it is pretty and if you are staying nearby, there's no reason to avoid it. We were surprised at how high the standard of Japanese restaurants was throughout Hawaii. Anywhere else (well, apart from Japan) this would have got a... More 

Thank Lawrence S
London, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It's refreshing to see a sushi bar run by Japanese people, so often they're not. It's good sushi, not outstanding, but I guess there's only so much you can get hold of in Maui. Traditional enough and fast service! Sushi dinner for two came to 135$ plus tip.

Thank Granduelle
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I like Spicy Tuna Sushi and Caterpillar. YUM! Consistently good. Very friendly staff. And they appreciate your business.

Thank barefootwahine
Kahului, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Have been going to Kojima's since they opened. Though a bit pricy, the food has almost always covered up the issues of service, which has been spotty with a lot of turn over. The serving portions and mixture have varied over the years, depending on who was helping Kojima behind the counter, but have always been good. Before the spider... More 

Thank Randy Rasmussen... R
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We just finished the sunset viewing at Haleakala Summit and needed to find a quick dinner before heading back to the condo. We found this nice little sushi place for a quick bite. We ordered the tempura udon and the chicken katsu. The tempura udon included 2 shrimp tempura and assorted vegetables. The udon was nice and springy (not soggy)... More 

Thank PrincessDumpling
Houston, Texas
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on the way to visit the Haleakala. Crater Great fun chief was trained in Japan. Wonderful personal service. Great lunch menu with traditional Japanese dishes. Sushi and sashimi and great desserts.

Thank Dano1946
Seoul, South Korea
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

I loved everything about the place even the way how chef greeted us in Japanese. Great Food great price.

Thank Park J
Pukalani, Maui
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212 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

I tried Kojima's today looking for something hot to eat during this cold, wet weather and I was not disappointed. They have a board next to the sushi counter and selected the pork katsudon. The katsudon came out nice and hot and the flavor was perfect, I ate it up pretty quickly. Someone at the table next to me ordered... More 

Thank mauiguy808
Littleton, Colorado
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Cute small Japanese restaurant in the upcountry, it reminded us of small restaurants in Japan. We were welcomed by the sushi chef and the waitress, both Japanese. My significant other had tempura, he enjoyed delicious large shrimp and vegetable tempura. I had some excellent sashimi, very fresh and nicely presented. No alcohol is being served at Kojimas, we had some... More 

Thank Ann D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We were up in Pukulani running errands & absolutely famished. We were arguing over options and saw Kojima's sign from the bank. My husband grew up in Japan & upon walking in, were greeted by the solo waitress in Japanese. She was sweet & swift and made wonderful recommendations for us when we said we were on a budget. The... More 

Thank EmilyfromNYC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Makawao Avenue, Pukalani, Maui, HI 96768
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Pukalani
  • Phone Number: +1 808-573-2859
This is a new authentic Japanese Restaurant that opened up in Maui, HI in June of 2012.

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