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“The very best Japanese Steakhouse Cuisine found at * NUKA Restaurant *”
Review of Nuka

Nuka
Ranked #1 of 30 Restaurants in Haiku
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

We are visiting family friends and have been treated to the best dinner we have had. We made sure to leave early at 5:30 to avoid the lines. Delicious and incredible. The food is prepared as an art form and in addition to flavor rich, the beautiful presentation sealed the deal. We had the tuna Sushi, the edamame for appetizers as well as the boba. Then the main courses were presented. Some ordered their tenderloin, I ordered their special braised beef with mushrooms, and salmon dish. It is a cozy restaurant that is family run and all the food has been hand selected and prepared. Five stars all the way! Service was quick and efficient, very friendly. We are visiting for our anniversary and really enjoyed Nuka. If you like fresh food and quality, you will like NuKa too!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

I had heard about Nuka for years. Just never made it down there. Wanted something different and was pleasantly surprised. Nice beverage menu with Japanese and local beers, sake and other drinks. Lots of different options from sushi to small plates to noodles. There are a few vegan options too. The miso eggplant was spectacular. Tasted like miso butterfish. Check out the specials. Hubby had the dragon roll which was A LOT for just one. No reservations taken so get there early or be prepared to wait since the place is small. They open at 4:30. We got there at 5:30 on a Th night and only had to wait a few minutes to be seated. Great service. They have a limited lunch menu as well. Check website for details. They also serve dessert but we were to full to indulge.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

I will be craving Nuka for the rest of my days...the sushi is fresh and vibrant. The restaurant is full of locals and visitors, and I would expect, always packed. This spot was so good we went back for lunch two days later! The only downside is they don't serve sushi for lunch...yet!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

I have been coming here for several years, while waits can be long on certain nights, its always worth the wait. Great Cocktails, Long list of fresh sushi, rolls and rotating specials. Its Hands down the best Sushi in all of maui.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank codycarter83
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Nuka is a great choice if your on the north shore. The restaurant is small no reservations so get there early or call in take out.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Melisa A
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