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Isana Restaurant

515 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7585
(808) 874-5700
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Ranked #74 of 137 Restaurants in Kihei
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Cuisines: Korean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Hawai'i
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173 reviews 173 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for some semi-late night sushi. ATMOSPHERE: The main floor is where all the dining happens. There's a small sushi bar that seats around 12 or so. There's a tiny bar & lounge area on the second floor. Decor is simple to none. FOOD: Shrimp tempura roll - This was my favorite of the night but not by... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Beautiful presentation! Excellent service. Friendly chef. A few blocks from beautiful beach. Went in the middle of the day and had a rainbow roll... Great find!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After dining at the posher restaurants surrounding our hotel in Wailea, we were looking something low-key, local, and delicious. We were so pleased to have found Isana! The meal was very authentic Korean fare. We went for the shrimp jhun as an appetizer--as well as the namul, which were all delicious. The dolsot bibimbap was alright, and the diners around... More

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Puyallup, Washington
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We were referred to Isana by Kihei Rent a Car and this was the best recommendation ever. We loved the food and the services was even better. We went for lunch and they had fast service and great personalities. The food was out of this world. They have been here for over 20 years and now we know why. Great... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

this place is the best sushi on Maui. the prices are excellent seeing as how we had an enormous amount of sushi for 4 people with drinks for about $90. You can't go wrong meeting here for dinner and they have karaoke late night.

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Penticton, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Korean sushi restaurant right across from the beach. Appeared to have a good number of locals of Asian decent as customers, always a good sign. Large variety of interesting, non-sushi, menu items to choose from, but choosing was a bit difficult based on some ignorance on our part. There were no western items available. What we did decide upon turned... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The sushi was very fresh, including the uni. The bibimbap was tasty and had a good crust on the bottom of the bowl. The vermicelli was also decent, although the ingredients mirrored the appetizers. This includes the bean sprouts, diced zucchini and mushrooms. Service was adequate, but the decor was the big downer. Plastic covered chairs, I thought my grand-parents... More

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Los Angeles, California
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35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Always decent size sushi and sashimi. Very good Rainbow roll. Sit at the Sushi bar. Nice view of ocean. Good Restaurant - lots of locals = not a tourist rip off. Been coming here for 15 years.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a Korean restaurant that also has a sushi bar. It is a great place to have a combo of sushi and bulgogi. We like it as it is much less crowded than the tourist places in the main section of Kihei. The sushi here is the freshest I have had anywhere. Most caught in the morning and served... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This place may be a lot of things, but in as far as Korean food is concerned, it turned out to be a rather disappointing and overpriced experience. The restaurant is clean, the service prompt, but the “Korean” dishes we tried were plane and bordering on tasteless. I had some difficulty finding tiny slivers of beef in my Yu-ke jan... More

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