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Sushi Shiono

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$$ - $$$
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75-5799 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740 (Alii Sunset Plaza)
+1 808-326-1696
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived near the end of one evening without a reservation and found even at the late hour that the place was full and turning people away. As we wanted only a light meal we opted to wait for a seat at the sushi bar and it was well worth the wait. Rather than order plates of individual sushi we... More 

Thank Susan O
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended by a bartender at another restaurant. We stopped by to check it out since we've been wanting sushi for a while. We waited for the restaurant to be opened and we got seated immediately. There was no trouble getting spot with no reservation. We ordered chef special and 2 special rolls. Chef special was incredible. Can't remember... More 

Thank Nan N
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701 reviews
500 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

There is no trip to Hawaii without at least one visit to Shiono. The fish quality is superb and the rice just perfect. Paired with a wonderful environment and you have the perfect dinner. Make sure you sit at the bar if you like nigiri sushi. Well worth it!

Thank foodgrmpee
washington state
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Hilarious that Open Table came up when I looked this up on Trip Advisor. We had the ultimate fail. Made a reservation for two for a special occasion and when we arrived a few minutes early we were told we could sit at the bar, or wait a long time for "a table." That if we wanted a table we... More 

Thank 4oystercatcher
Anchorage, Alaska
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We had a very nice dinner at Sushi Shiono. We shared Edamame, Mozuku, and Sunomono for appetizers. We also shared three rolls for our entree: Yellowtail tuna roll, Ahi tuna roll, and the Hawaiian roll. The sushi was fresh and delicious. Service was good. The only complaint is that the restaurant was very noisy (but we found all restaurants in... More 

Thank Kurt E
Edmonton, Canada
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186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

At some places the fish served is not so fresh but here the nigiri melts in your mouth. We had a couple of rolls and 4 pieces of nigiri and we were satisfied. If you are interested in world travel visit our not for profit blog havecarryonwilltravel.com. The waitress was 'efficient', got the job done but not very chatty. With... More 

Thank MurTheExplorer
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The food's fantastic but it's expensive relative to similar quality food on the island (although to be fair, we didn't eat anywhere else in Kona so this might be because of the location). Nice decor and the service was impeccable. Good job.

Thank Lawrence S
Prince George, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

What a gem of a restaurant. Excellent service The best Japanese food ever. So many unique dishes and very good vegetarian options too. The peach sake is so refreshing (cold)

Thank thcoffeegoddess
London, United Kingdom
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165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

They have a wide range of salads - anything from veggies only, to salad with sashimi or cooked fish. All tasty. Mixed sushi sashimi platter also very nice. It was not cheap (bill came to 150$ for two, no alcohol) but worth it. Efficient service.

1 Thank Granduelle
Edmonds, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We took an early supper at Sushi Shiono, a place where Sweetness ate many times while living just upstairs during her sabbatical. She could not/cannot eat raw fish because she is immunosuppressed but that does not restrict her omnivorous husband. She started with ebi sushi (lightly cooked shrimp marinated in ginger juice, butterflied and arranged on a bit of sushi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
    (Alii Sunset Plaza)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-1696
Sushi Shiono is without a doubt the best sushi restaurant on the Big Island of Hawaii. We offer only the finest and freshest selections of fresh fish from all over the world, including lots of local Kona fish expertly prepared and served with love.

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