When I pulled in the parking lot of Koibito I noticed two things- no empty spots and people standing inside the glass door apparently waiting to be seated. I generally take these as good signs and I was spot on with that assumption.
Koibit is small and don't expect high-end atmosphere but when the sushi comes out you'll soon forget about the lack of panache in the decor.
I sat at the smallish sushi bar and had to wait a fair bit of time for a waitress to take my order, but they were slammed and it was perfectly understandable. Three sushi chefs behind the glass never stopped moving. The orders were coming fast and frequently enough that they dared not take a breath.
I ordered some nigiri and the spider and alaska rolls. The sushi rice was perfect- just the right amount of vinegar and "sticky." The rice had just enough warmth to be a nice counterpoint to the coolness of the neta (i ordered yellow tail). Careful with the wasabi, it was about a strong as I've had wasabi.
The rolls were something else all together. They were, by far, the largest sushi rolls I've ever been served. Easily 50% larger in diameter than what I usually am served. There was no skimping on ingredients, either. My spider rolls were very full of soft-shelled crab and the other component materials. The taste and texture were excellent and I enjoyed my dinner immensely.
Price was very reasonable. I would have expected to pay around $40 for the meal I had in most other sushi places but I walked out for appx $35 and that was with a glass of plum wine.
As I've said before, the real test is will I go back and the answer is a definitive "yes." I'm in Olympia for about another week and I expect I'll be visiting Koibito at least once or twice more before I leave.