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“Incredible Sushi - A Must Try”
Review of Koiso Sushi Bar

Koiso Sushi Bar
Ranked #41 of 177 Restaurants in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Columbus
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Incredible Sushi - A Must Try”
Reviewed May 28, 2008

Koiso was fantastic. The food is incredible and it's not your typical Kehei tourist trap. The sushi was top-notch and the price was reasonable. My wife and I had three sushi rolls and two fresh fish (tuna and salmon) trays and the price was only $34. The sushi was some of the best we've had before. The place is small, but the service is great. They don't attract a big tourist crowd, since we were the only non-Japanese speaking diners, but that should also indicate the authenticity of the food. You won't be disappointed.

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TravelingTulip
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Cute mom & pop sushi!”
Reviewed May 12, 2008

I tried Koiso May 08 based on the recommendations here and they did not steer be wrong! The sushi was very good and the owner of place was very friendly. They are right though, MAKE SURE YOU MAKE RESERVATIONS! The restaurant only holds about 15.

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dallas,tx
1 review
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“Best Sushi Ever!”
Reviewed April 23, 2008

We gave Koiso a try based on the reviews on tripadvisor-- this was definately the BEST sushi we ever had (we've eaten sushi at many restaurants). It's very laid back and the owners are extremely friendly! The establishment is tiny, but more than makes up in the sushi and great service, which is what really counts! We liked it so much, we ate their twice during our honeymoon-- highly recommended!

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Detroit, Mi
2 reviews
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“A small diamond”
Reviewed April 10, 2008

When you first walk in here, you may wonder - is this really a good sushi bar? It is quite small, limited menu, and very unpretentious. At first you may question your choice of dining here, however, you will not question your choice after you bite into the freshest piece of fish. It is pure sushi bliss. The fish melts in your mouth like a piece of butter. We went through nearly the entire menu, and did not dislike a single thing. The prices may be a little high (well, hey - you are in Maui), but it is well worth it. The staff was quite friendly and helpful. Enjoy!

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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“Pure Sushi Heaven in Maui!”
Reviewed January 8, 2008

Thanks to TripAdvisor, found this gem in Kihei - don't let the strip center location fool you. The small location (maximum 18-20 seats) is a must for reservations. We liked it so much we did two nights back to back and thoroughly enjoyed the specials from grilled hamachi kama to my wife's favourite uni which she claimed was better than our global travels have found. What a gem on beautiful Maui. Highly recommend if you like top notch sushi, sake selection or special New Years Eve soba noodles.

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