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Koiso Sushi Bar

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2395 S Kihei Rd Ste 113, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8635
(808) 875-8258
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A hidden gem

Reluctant to write a review because it takes reserving weeks ahead before your visit to get a reservation but it is worth it. Outstanding fish and service, definitely pricey but we think, worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
Roberto48
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St. Albert, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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St. Albert, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Reluctant to write a review because it takes reserving weeks ahead before your visit to get a reservation but it is worth it. Outstanding fish and service, definitely pricey but we think, worth it.

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

May be one of the best sushi restaurants I've ever been to. It is a really small restaurant so make your reservations early, maybe even weeks before your trip! I'm not joking, quite a few disappointed people were turned away at the door. The atmosphere was relaxed and intimate. We sat at the bar and enjoyed talking to everyone else... More 

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Katonah, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

a 16 seat favorite we go back to every trip to Maui. Excellent fresh fish well prepared & priced very fairly for Maui.

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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Hard to get into, very small. Be patient and keep trying, usually best around 5:30 or whenever opening time is. The guy is a master.

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Mountain View, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The reason to go to Koiso: the fish is extremely fresh. My husband had the sashimi special, and I the sushi omasake. I would have liked it better if the chef changed up the assortment, that is, every sushi assortment ordered was the same 12 pieces that night unless you told him, for example, that you don't want squid. We... More 

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San Diego, California, USA
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Visited the area for a couple of days and Was fortunate enough to get a last minute reservation, ended up having one of the best sushi in my life, better than the sushi i had at the tsukiji fish market in japan. The owner really has a passion for his job it seems.

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Whistler, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The fish was good and very fresh but there menu was very limited and was it ever expensive. we spent $80.00 and went back to our hotel to eat more food. If you have lots of money and want to eat really fresh fish this is the place for you. But if you have a hard time spending so much... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Went here for a much highly anticipated dinner and was kind of disappointed. I am not a sushi snob by any means. I have only been to a hand full of high end sushi place. My favorite places includes: oshima (OC), nobu, and sasa bune. I know there are different levels if sushi (ACYE, avg sushi, high end, etc) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The sushi is fresh, and the service is excellent. Make sure you make a reservation. A little mom and pop joint, but a gem. Order the Omakase.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

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: (808) 875-8258

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions

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