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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 #8 of 137 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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Newport Beach, California, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Even after reading all the positive reviews, we were sceptical to have sushi in a hole in the wall restaurant like Koiso, especially after our trip to Japan. We were blown away by this restaurant. Just by walking in, we felt transported back to Japan with the decor and the japanese-style welcome. The restaurant is owned by a Japanese couple... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is our favorite Sushi restaurant on Maui. It's small and only holds about 16 customers. That makes it hard to get a reservation. So please stay away. The fish is so fresh. The owner takes great pride in what he does. The unagi is to die for as is just about everything. Can't wait till we can find another... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Very good sushi...make sure you get a reservation. A bit pricey but so worth it. Fantastic sushi - we were all happy with the meal.

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