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“Massage and sushi, the perfect night, right?”

Kojima's Sushi Bar and Japanese Cuisine
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Pukalani
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This is a new authentic Japanese Restaurant that opened up in Maui, HI in June of 2012.
Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

A special trip to Tamura's for our favorite sake and a relaxing hour of stress releasing massage and we were ready to try Kojima's. They were somewhat busy but we didn't mind the wait being relaxed and sipping sake. The nigiri was good the spicy tuna roll disappointing in portion of fish and too much rice. I felt we got the quality and size one might find in an all you can eat sushi bar. We waited long enough for our uni to cancel our order to take our business down the road to our standby sushi where we saved the evening, but that's another review. We rarely can get out of a sushi bar for less than $100,$200 if it exceptional. Since we are basically addicted, and willing do drop change on a good experience, we are particular about our sushi and not be going back to pukalani for our sushi.

Date of visit: October 2014
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Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nothing fancy just awesome sushi!
Family owned and operated and some of the best sushi on Maui.
The menu is extensive and everything is extremely fresh.
The service is excellent.

BYOB...must be new bottle. HI law does not allow you to bring in an open container of any kind.
They don't have ice buckets so be prepared for a blue tupperware bowl filled with ice. Totally adds to the charm.
If you forget your bottle, or want to stop on the way...the Pukalani Superette is right down the street.

Date of visit: September 2014
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Thank Beth H
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Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a very nice meal. They offer byob which was great. The spider roll and caterpillar role were fantastic. The wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

BYOB, family run, authentic Japanese food. I give it 5 stars because the family who owns and runs it were on the ball and did an excellent job with friendly service and great food. The waitress we had was not so good, (she messed up our order after we kept trying to order the fried oysters and she kept saying they only had baked... so my husband found the fried oysters on the menu and told her the Japanese name... She still put baked oysters as our order but the kitchen staff quickly fixed her error. She didn't smile much and we didn't really see her after our order was placed... HOWEVER, the rest of the amazing staff took great care of us). Their side salad is simple ingredients but the dressing is excellent, (a light sesame citrus flavor). My husband is Japanese and he said it is authentic Japanese food, (not Americanized like some places try to achieve to appeal to the tastes of our culture). We recently moved near by and we will be going back.

Date of visit: May 2014
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Thank Danielle H
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Although there are many Sushi restaurants on Maui, most are staffed by surfers and serve ubiquitous tuna roll variants. This one, however, is the real thing. Fresh fish, often flown in from the Tsukiji Market and some of the freshest yellow-tail I've had outside of Tokyo. It's prepared by individuals who have done this for a very long time and you can drop a line, or two of Japanese and be understood. It's not a 3-star Manhattan experience, but offers solid food with a very upcountry casual vibe and you'll likely be dining with Kula and Makawao locals. My favorites are the sashimi combo, ramen and agedashi tofu. It's a good respite if you're returning from Haleakala (just turn left instead of right when you see the signs for Makawao Avenue and it's in a tiny strip mall about one hundred yards from the highway). BYO (wine is available at the market, just a bit up the street). They also do take-out if you're in a hurry to get back to the beach. I'll probably see you there.

Date of visit: March 2014
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1  Thank windance
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