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Best Sushi in Maui

The best sushi in Maui, by travel blogger What The Fab

Maui has some of my favorite sushi, being an island in the middle of the Pacific and all. So, if you’re a sushi lover like me you’ll love this guide I put together of the best sushi in Maui!

One time a friend told me she didn’t think the food in Maui was that good, and I truly looked at her like she was an alien. If you can’t find good food in Maui, you’re doing it wrong.

Seriously, you’re surrounded by the freshest fish! Giving you access to some of the tastiest sushi or poke around. I’m drooling just thinking about it!

10 Best Sushi Spots in Maui

The best sushi in Maui, by travel blogger What The Fab
Image via Miso Phat Sushi

1. Miso Phat Sushi

Miso Phat Sushi is known for serving some of the freshest sushi in Maui. They have everything from specialty rolls to baked rolls to chef special poke bowls to sashimi to regular sushi rolls.

Their baked rolls look amazing and its presentation is 10/10.

Besides sushi, Miso Phat also has a number of appetizers, sides, and vegan options to choose from.

You can enjoy their sushi at one of their two locations in West Maui or South Maui.

The best sushi in Maui, by travel blogger What The Fab
Image via Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar

2. Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Sansei is one of my favorite sushi restaurants! Every time I vacation in Maui, I try to always make a stop here for some delicious fresh seafood and sushi.

My favorite sushi roll is the dragonfly roll because they top it with a sweet Thai chili aioli.

I love that their menu offers a wide variety of food like Nobu-style miso butterfish, cajun seared walu sashimi with yukke sauce, or crab ramen.

They also serve nice steaks, pork chops, or pasta if you’re not in the mood for fish—making it the perfect place for everyone.

The best sushi in Maui, by travel blogger What The Fab
Image via Lahaina Sushi Ko

3. Lahaina Sushi Ko

Lahaina Sushi Ko is the go-to place for amazing nigiri or sashimi. They really have it all here when it comes to sushi.

This spot is located near Ka’anapali Beach. Nothing beats grabbing sushi after a long day out in the sun.

They offer poke bowls and do to-go, so you can grab lunch as well and head right to the beach.

Japanese restaurants in Maui, by travel blogger What The Fab
Image via Koiso Sushi

4. Koiso Sushi

Located in Kihei, Koiso Sushi is most known for its intimate sushi bar experience. Currently, they are only taking reservations.

If you’re looking for something pretty close to traditional Japanese sushi this is it. You can watch sushi chef and owner Hiro make the sushi right in front of you.

Their sushi is so fresh and the uni is a must-try here—it’s like ocean butter.

Traditional Japanese sushi in Maui, by travel blogger What The Fab
Image via Nuka

5. Nuka Sushi

Nuka Sushi is a local favorite. They support local farms and fishermen serving mostly locally grown produce.

This spot is definitely a lot fancier and is a little bit on the pricey side but is definitely worth it. Their panko-fried oysters, miso butterfish, and ahi ceviche are known to be delicious.

If you’re looking for yummy rolls, sashimi, salads, or unique small plates this place is perfect.

The best sushi in Maui, by travel blogger What The Fab
Image via Japengo

6. Japengo

Japengo is part of the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. This restaurant is located with a beachfront view of Ka’anapali and the resort’s waterfalls.

You can find seafood, sushi, or steaks on the menu locally sourced. They do recommend making a reservation ahead of time.

Definitely take advantage of happy hour when they have it and try some of their delicious specialties. You’ll find a number of specialty rolls, sashimi, and lots of different fishes to try seared.

Japanese restaurants in Maui, by travel blogger What The Fab
Image via Morimoto
Best sushi in Maui, by travel blogger What The Fab

7. Morimoto

Morimoto is a Japanese house-inspired restaurant and sushi bar with 360 views of the ocean located at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort.

This restaurant is on the upscale side with prices ranging from $31 to $50. They offer all the sushi favorites like rolls, traditional Japanese style sashimi, and appetizers.

This is def my pick if you’re looking for one splurge meal with awesome sushi during your trip. Definitely get the tuna tartare plate!

You do need to make a reservation ahead of time to eat here, but it’s so worth it especially if you have dinner here watching the sunset over the ocean.

Image via Tamura’s

8. Tamura’s

Don’t be alarmed that you’re getting poke from a liquor store. Tamura’s Fine Wine and Liquor store is known for its amazingly delicious poke.

This poke deli is one of my favorite poke spots in Maui. They offer a number of different fishes and flavors, and you can sample a bunch of different pokes so you find one you’ll love. Personally, I like to do half Sunset and half Wasabi. Mmm.

You also can’t beat the price! $10 for a hearty poke bowl. So while you’re enjoying a nice bowl of poke you can also grab yourself a drink!

Image via Vana Paia

9. Vana Paia

Vana Paia is another fancier sushi restaurant and bar located in Paia. At Vana, they like to showcase locally grown ingredients and Japanese-style dishes.

The restaurant has a very backyard atmosphere and the sushi here is incredible. The rolls and small plates are made with so much flavor—every bite is like an explosion.

I highly recommend trying the sushi samplers or the seared salmon roll.

Image via Paia Fish Market

10. Paia Fish Market

Paia Fish Market is another local favorite with its fresh fish! This spot makes more American-style food (think fish & chips, fish tacos, seafood pasta), but the sashimi options are really great.

While it’s not sushi, I really like that you can pick the way your fish is prepared and the kind of sides you want to be paired with it. 10/10 would recommend the snapper sauteed in butter garlic sauce.


That wraps my guide to the best sushi in Maui! I hope you enjoy these spots as much as I do.

Maui really has so much to offer when it comes to sushi and really delicious cuisine. If you decide to eat at any of these restaurants be sure to tag me (@wtfab) in your pics!

Looking for more Maui content? You can explore my travel guides here.

What to do in Maui: The Ultimate Maui Travel Guide
Where to Stay on Maui
Top 15 Best Restaurants in Maui
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What to do in Kauai: Kauai Travel Guide

FAQs

What food is Maui famous for?

Maui is most famous for:
– Sushi
– Poke
– Spam
– Noodles

What is the best sushi spots in Maui?

– Nuka Sushi
– Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar
– Koiso Sushi
– Morimoto

What is the best month to go to Maui?

The best time to travel to Maui is from April to May or September to November.

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