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“So Fresh” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Koiso Sushi Bar

Koiso Sushi Bar
2395 S Kihei Rd Ste 113, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8635
(808) 875-8258
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Ranked #11 of 145 Restaurants in Kihei
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Nelson
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“So Fresh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Took my wife here for here birthday dinner and it was outstanding. Great variety of local very fresh sushi. He is a machine rolling out the fish. Tried pretty much everything on the menu - daily whiteboard. Could not have had a more perfect evening. Reservations are a must

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Sushi in Kehei!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

If you're looking for fancy rolls etc go to Sansei, if you're looking for straight-up great nigiri Koiso is the place to go. Great atmosphere sitting at the bar; it was fun chatting with the chef and the other customers. Just make sure you make a reservation a day or two in advance!

Visited September 2012
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Hobart, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Best sushi ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Koiso is a tiny sushi restaurant tucked away in a shopping precinct. My family and I love Japanese food but had some reservations with a menu limited to just sushi. We needn't have worried - the food was sublime. I have never tasted fresher or better sushi and sashimi, which was surprisingly cheap. Don't expect to get a table without booking. The culinary highlight of our trip!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Centerport, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Fresh, delicious, go now!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Positively some of the best sushi I have ever had. I swear, the fish was still breathing on my plate. The hamachi melted in my mouth. Other greats- tai snapper, kampachi, big eye toro, scallop. There are really only a couple of "rolls," so you should know that it is all about the fish.

Make reservations or be left out in the cold, sorry people. But so so so worth getting on-your-game for.

The sushi chef and his wife wait on you dotingly. It almost has the feeling of being in someone's home, if that home had a sushi counter.

Can't wait to go back to Maui just so I can eat there again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carmel Valley, California
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164 reviews 164 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Go if you can!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This fabulous hole-in-the-wall, which only seats about 15, requires a resevation for one of three seatings, at 6, 7:30 & 9pm if you expect to get seated.

Visited August 2012
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