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Koiso Sushi Bar

2395 S Kihei Rd Ste 113, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8635
(808) 875-8258
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Ranked #7 of 138 restaurants in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The sushi quality was superb. The intimate sushi bar is such a delight and the husband and wife team that run Kioso are wonderful people. We had dinner at Sansei the following night and the sushi was a joke compared to Kioso. If you want the real deal on Maui, Kioso is your best bet.

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London
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Fantastic little restaurant, seating for 12 at the sushi bar and a table that seats 4. We had some pretty good sushi all over the place but read the reviews and had to try this place. We were lucky enough to get a spot on a Friday night in time for the last serving of the evening at 9pm. We... More

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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Restraining myself from going overboard - this is a world class sushi. There were too many of us, so we had to split in two groups of 6, on different days. Both groups were in awe of the quality of food. Please pay no mind to laughable complaints at "unfriendliness", or "rudeness" - nothing could be further from the truth.... More

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Newport Beach, California, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I live in LA. That means I have access to some of the best sushi places in the country, if not the world, on an everyday basis. And I've eaten at most of them. NONE of them approaches what I experienced at Koiso. This is authentic sushi at its absolute best -- and you are reading this from a food... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

By far the best sushi my husband and I have every had the fortune of eating. Koisi is a little hole-in-the-wall at the corner of a strip mall and the ambiance is utilitarian at best. However, once you sit down, say hello to the owner/sushi master and put in our order all of that becomes irrelevant. We asked the owner... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The BEST sushi - that's why you are here. Forget the atmosphere, because this is a dive place in a divey strip mall. It is difficult to find so go to the complete end of the shops and walk in the center to find the place. Be sure to book in advance as they will not accept walk-ins. Also, be... More

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Houston, TX
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We saw this place on Tripadvisor and made the reservation a couple of weeks ahead. This is a small 16 seater in a local shopping mall and very unassuming. The owner/chef was really nice and greeted us right away. The waitress, we assume was his wife, was a little overwhelmed when we were first seated. We all ordered the chef's... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went here when they had no customers he asked me if he could help me i said i was just lookin and they told me I had to make reservations for sushi? Really?

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Maui, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Sushi is fresh and portions are average. If you are a big eater then you will want to double your orders. Really small and you will definitely need reservations at least a week in advance. Don't expect to just be able to walk in and get served. Not ideal for large parties.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Love this little restaurant!!!! I tried to make a reservation on Tuesday for a Friday seating, but unfortunately they were all booked all the way until the following Wednesday. We were not staying in Maui for that long... My husband and I still wanted to try our luck and walked in on Friday night...all seats were occupied, but the waitress... More

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