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Koiso Sushi Bar

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2395 S Kihei Rd Ste 113, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8635
+1 808-875-8258
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18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Bend, Oregon
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403 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the charm of eating at Koiso is sitting at the bar and watching the lone chef's nimble hands make every item to perfection at high speed. Forget the stereotypes about a stern and imperial sushi chef who watches and judges your every action. The chef here is a pleasant man who respects all his customers from novice to... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very small space with limited seating so reservations a must. Best to find the chef when they are closed to get your reservation but plan several weeks in advance. Once inside it is a local affair with everyone knowing each other in a friendly community way. The fish is exceptionally fresh and the variety pretty extensive but limited to Nigiri... More 

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Thank loveandpeace47
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on the recommendation of a friend (who ate every single item on the menu when he went). It lived up to his hype. The California roll was the best I've ever eaten. The Octopus was unlike any I've had before. Really great meal, friendly people.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 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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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 5 January 2017 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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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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161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 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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Sosua, Dominican Republic
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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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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, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?