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Isana Restaurant

Japanese, Asian, Korean, Sushi
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515 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7585
(808) 874-5700
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
service is ok but the food is fantastic. I always enjoy this restaurant.

This is a fun restaurant with great Korean food and teppanyaki style cooking. The guest selects what kind of meat, or seafood, or vegetables and grills them at the table. This is a family style meal and a lot fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
douglas h
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a fun restaurant with great Korean food and teppanyaki style cooking. The guest selects what kind of meat, or seafood, or vegetables and grills them at the table. This is a family style meal and a lot fun.

Thank douglas h
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here on our way home from Lahaina. I wanted Korean food, specifically Bibimbap, was not disappointed at all, was absolutely delicious. My hubby and I had the bibimbap and our friend had a spicy prawn dish. We all enjoyed out meal very much. The only disappointment was they didn't have many of the wines on the wine list by... More 

Thank Karen C
Wailea, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been customers of Isana for over ten years and consistently receive excellent service and generous portions of sushi. The atmosphere is friendly and efficient.

Thank CSueJhung
Kapaa, Hawaii
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love Korean food and this place does not disappoint. In fact on our most recent trip we ate there twice. Bulgogi is awesome, although I was disappointed in the Kalbi. Thought it lacked flavor and was a little tough. But this is the real deal. Cook at the table. They also serve sushi which appeared to be good, but... More 

Thank djhoale
Santa Rosa, California
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Walked in without reservations, the restaurant was about half empty, and I waited about 4-5 minutes without ever being much less noticed. Left and went to Sensi a few miles south.

Thank Tukaussey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

I am a Korean. I think the food was very Korean style. All of my family members had loved the food. But they charged me the tip as mendatorary 17.5% without my pre-consent. Probably they thought Koreans are not well aware of the tip culture. Anyway it is very rude and made me angry. Food is 4 stars, but the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Had dinner with a group of 14 right after Christmas. The bill was supposed to be split but for some reason the restaurant decided to run my card twice. Two calls later and nothing has been done. The manager is "not available. " I would avoid this place for their blasé attitude. I guess they figure tourists will soon be... More 

Thank Theresa M
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The location is really nice and quiet. The sushi was fresh and nicely priced. We had great attentive service.

Thank takoh
Paia, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We were a group of five who walked in 20 minutes before closing, and they were amazing and accommodating. We had a vegan and vegetarian amongst us, and they took great care and explained what was safe and offered to slightly alter some food for us. We had a couple different rolls, some appetizers, and rice dishes. The service was... More 

Thank Jennifer W
Temple City, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is conveniently located at the top end of Kihei near the island neck so could np e good for Kahalui, Maalaea, or Wailuku. Not too far even for Lahaina if you are on your way back up the coast. has excellent sushi and other Japanese offering. Service is good. Nice bar, too. Easy parking as well.

Thank LauraJean S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7585
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
  • Phone Number: (808) 874-5700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Korean, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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