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“Extraordinary sushi in the most ordinary of locations” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sushi Paradise

Sushi Paradise
1215 S Kihei Rd, Ste I, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-5237
808-879-3751
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Ranked #40 of 137 restaurants in Kihei
Cuisines: Sushi
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Europe
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Extraordinary sushi in the most ordinary of locations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Amazing sushi - actually the best I have eaten and I have had sushi in over 15 different countries from Japan (Tokyo and Sapporo) to Australia to the UK and so many between. If you are serious about food go here. The service is not bad like some people say. Maybe Americans like to be fawned over so they think its poor if the server is not all over you. If you want incredible fresh and honest sushi-sashimi the just come here, do book in advance and wait patiently, it's truly worth it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Southern California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Hole in the wall, but great sushi!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We were a little uneasy about the looks of this place when we first drove up. It looks like a laundry mat in a strip mall. However, we decided to give it a go. We were pleasantly surprised to find out the sushi was delicious. You could really see that the sushi chef took great care in preparing each dish. The sashimi had huge pieces of fish and all very, very fresh. The atmosphere and server (she was so grumpy and a bit scary) left a lot to be desired; but do try it for the food. It was not that expensive as you have to remember that you are on Maui. Everything is higher priced then home.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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vancouver
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“sushi place close by”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

i liked the local tuna sushi but i thought it was overpriced. I wanted to try the local tuna after watching that tuna fishing show but being from the west coast we have the best sushi and prices around.

Visited March 2013
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North Vancouver
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Maybe we're spoiled in Vancouver”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We tried this place on our last night in Kihei. The sushi was fresh and nicely presented but not too much different than I've seen at many other sushi places. I really didn't like the miso soup...had a strange flavour. Tried sea urchin for the first time and it was really fresh. There is really only noodles and sushi on the menu. Service was not particularly polite....I think the server wanted us gone as there was a table of 8 Japanese patrons who she would rather serve. They can only handle about a dozen people at once. In a strip mall. Reservations are a must.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kihei, Hawaii
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Chef Watanabe Is an incredible Artist/Chef. Always fresh cuisine and made with Aloha, truly . Have been dining here for 15 years and cannot get enough ! I brought my Mother here last year and she fell in love with everything

Visited December 2012
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