It’s no secret that Americans love sushi. In fact, you can find good sashimi and nigiri all over the country. This is especially true on Maui, Hawaii, where fresh fish and unique ingredients abound. If you’re in the mood for a specialty roll, seaweed salad, or pickled veggies, all you have to do is continue reading! Here’s where you can find the best sushi on Maui.
Taste the best sushi on Maui and other local delicacies with the help of our Vacation Guide! This carefully curated guide is full of recommendations for places to dine, shop, and explore during your stay. The best part? It’s free!
6 Restaurants Serving the Best Sushi on Maui
1. Morimoto Maui | Kihei
First on our list is Morimoto Maui, an award-winning restaurant at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. Here, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto combines Japanese-American cuisine with local Hawaiian ingredients to create dishes you’ve never had before. Choose from an assortment of sushi, sashimi, and maki and enjoy an impeccable dining experience complete with ocean views.
2. Koiso Sushi Bar | Kihei
Looking for a more casual, laid-back vibe? Try Koiso Sushi Bar. It’s a tiny local hotspot with one chef, one server, and seats for just 15 people. Omakase (chef’s choice) is the way to go, and you can watch as chef Hiro shapes, rolls, cuts and prepares your meal. Reservations are essential so be sure to call ahead.
3. Nuka | Haiku
Tucked away on Maui’s peaceful North Shore, Nuka is perfect for date night. This small, intimate eatery offers an extensive list of specialty sushi rolls as well as soups, salads, and noodle dishes. You can even pair your meal with a handcrafted cocktail. Feel free to dine at a table or at the cozy sushi bar; seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Local Tip: Don’t forget to save room for dessert! Nuka’s black sesame ice cream is a must-try.
4. Miso Phat | Kahana & Kihei
The expert sushi artists at both Miso Phat locations serve up delicious, fresh-from-the-boat seafood in a unique way. Large portions make the restaurant ideal for families, and a variety of vegetarian options means there’s something for everyone. Pick up a bottle of wine beforehand (Miso Phat is BYO) and indulge in menu staples like the TNT roll, Caterpillar roll, Miso Phat roll, and spicy scallop roll.
5. Sansei | Lahaina & Kihei
There’s nothing better than going to happy hour after a long day on the beach! Sansei Seafood & Sushi Bar offers one of the best on the island, with 50% off rolls on Sundays and Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. It was even named one of America’s Best Sushi Bars by Bon Appetit Magazine.
Not sure what to order? We recommend the fresh ahi sashimi. This award-winning roll features island-fresh ahi tuna wrapped in arugula and spinach. It’s panko crusted, flash fried, and served with a soy wasabi butter sauce. Yum!
6. Kijoma’s Sushi | Makawao
If you venture to Maui’s beautiful Upcountry, be sure to stop at Kimoja’s. Chef Kojima utilizes authentic Japanese recipes that were passed down to him from his father, who owned a restaurant in Tokyo. You’ll find bento boxes and hibachi dishes on the dinner menu as well as classic and specialty rolls on the sushi menu. Best of all, everything is fresh and bursting with flavor.
Come Home to The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono
After you’ve satisfied your sushi craving, take a short drive back to our bed and breakfast and unwind. Our property is conveniently located in Wailuku and features beautiful guest rooms and luxurious amenities. We even offer a delicious homemade breakfast each morning! If a trip to Hawaii is in your plans, check our availability and book your stay today. We can’t wait to hear all about your culinary adventures.
Looking for even more delicious eats? Read our blog about where to find the best Ahi Poke on the island.