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Koiso Sushi Bar

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$$ - $$$
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2395 S Kihei Rd Ste 113, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8635
+1 808-875-8258
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Reservations required, small local spot, you have to go in the afternoon when he's closed but working in order to make reservations. He's usually out 3-4 weeks because the Sushi is incredibly fabulous! Be sure to order the Omakase!!

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Thank SLM59-SLM45
Plainfield, New Jersey
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Koiso is the best sushi bar that I've been to since living in Japan. The master creates his dishes with flare, and there's none of that trendy sauce (that I hate) on the fish. The fish is very fresh. I had the omakase selection and some eel. I'm only sorry that I have to leave and will have to wait... More 

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Thank Elizabeth N
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome Japanese food, but very difficult to get a table, especially traveling with a group of 6. Make sure you book 2 weeks ahead!!!

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Thank Mango c
Toronto
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Koiso is our go to place for sushi, the freshness and quality is equal to sushi you get in Tokyo. The uni is among the best, their broiled fish is also delicious. During our visits to Maui, we try to go at least twice to Koiso as long as we book in advance. No walk ins and they book up... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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239 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I planned our visit ahead of time and booked it two months in advance. We got a call a day ahead to confirm our reservation. The place has two seatings -6.00 and 7.30 ,and only 15 seats. If you like real Japanese traditional style sushi it is worth going. We visited two times. Omakase ( chef's choice)is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends made reservation several months prior to our arrival to Kihei. This was their 3rd visit to the restaurant. I was surprised that there is no online reservations and why the phone call is needed months in advance. When we arrived I realized how small the place is and how busy it is. Koiso Sushi Bar is extremely popular... More 

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Thank Nesho G
Sosua, Dominican Republic
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Superb quality sushi. The place is very small and frequented by regulars, so make sure to get a reservation in advance.

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Thank onago
SF Bay Area, CA
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Was lucky enough to get a table on Saturday night at 8PM after someone else cancelled. Called based on reviews, and we were not disappointed. Two of us had the omakase and the other various rolls and nigiri, and what came was , in our opinion, the best sushi we have had in the US. Incredibly fresh fish, great variety... More 

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Thank RobertSFBayArea
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Amazingly fresh every time. We have been coming here for 5 years, initially on a recommendation from a colleague. Make a reservation early (weeks to months ahead) and plan your trip around the day that the restaurant is available. As others said, it's a small place with about 2 seatings per night. This is THE place for fresh fish and... More 

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San Jose, California
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A little late for this review but I forgot but remembered as I was making travel reservations for Maui for next year. Made our daily cocktail of coconut cloud at Tommy’and then got ready for our reservation at Koiso for 7:30pm, made reservations 6 weeks in advance as the last time we were here I told Mr. “We Can Walk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2395 S Kihei Rd Ste 113, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8635
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-875-8258

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?