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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is GREAT! If you love sushi--definitely go to Nika! Service is good. The downside is that it can be very noisy when they are busy. At peak hours you may have to wait for a table.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Nuka twice last week. It is a superb Japanese restaurant with very friendly service. Mostly a local crowd from what we could tell. Panko fried oysters and miso butterfish were great. Also ahi ceviche. Everything they do is wonderful. Definitely worth...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

Really nice place. Not large, no reservations and popular so put your name in and relax. The atmosphere is very warm and a lot of locals will dine here. Had the Nuka roll which was delicious. Everything fresh and tasty. One of their claims to...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Neighborhood gem. Great fresh fish dishes, sushi, tasty sushi rolls. Nice salads and platters, lovely staff and nice room. A local treasure

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 3, 2020

Five of us had lunch on Thursday. We ordered Bento box, unagi rolls, and tacos. Not so impressed by their gyoza but otherwise, they were delicious. Considering the price, there could be more food on the price but it is in Maui. The wait staff...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 20, 2019 via mobile

Stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Maui late in May. Fantastic weather, the hotel is amazing, penguins in the lobby. We’ve been to Maui 3 times and drive quite a bit. Food throughout Hawaii is great but the seafood in Maui is a step above....More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019

Voted the best restaurant we ate at by 2 out of 7 travelers. The sushi is extraordinary as were the beef skewers. The service was very good but the udon was reported as OK. There are no reservations and the restaurant can be very busy...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 21, 2019

This was the best meal we had in Maui. Great sushi, spicy fries, and rice bowl. Nice variety among the flavors. Reasonable prices. Would go again in a heart beat.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 8, 2019

Nuka is in the middle of nowhere (and I don't mean any offence to the locals), but Haiku is a small village in the north of Maui. The food here is delicious and you need to get here early as it is very popular and...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 18, 2019

We loved our lunch at Nuka. The server was exceptionally kind and thoughtful with our one-year-old toddler, and we felt very welcome and comfortable. It can be embarrassing taking a toddler to a restaurant because they walk around and make a mess, but Nuka made...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Response from Eddie L | Reviewed this property |
At the front door there is a sign-in sheet. Sign yourself into the sheet ASAP and do not just stand around waiting to be served. We park across the street in the lot. Be very careful parking anywhere just out side the... More
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