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Best Sushi Restaurants in West Maui

20 Feb 2020

West Maui Sushi at Lahaina Ko

When visiting the Island of Maui, one of the most popular things to do is explore Maui’s many restaurants and flavors. Obviously, tasting locally caught seafood is a top choice when visiting the Hawaiian Islands! 

West Maui’s sushi restaurants are one of the best places to explore locally caught fish, Hawaii seafood, Pacific Rim fusion selections, and Maui-grown farm-to-table foods. 

Next time you’re on holiday in Maui, explore the many diverse sushi restaurants in Historic Lahaina Town, Kaanapali, Napili, Honokowai, and Kapalua. No matter your dietary preferences, there’s a West Maui sushi restaurant for you!

 

1. Lahaina Sushi KO

Lahaina Sushi KO is an authentic Japanese restaurant located in a courtyard off of Front Street. It’s situated below The Dirty Monkey sports bar, and adjacent to a collection of Lahaina art galleries. 

This Maui sushi spot only opened a few years ago. Still, they’re regarded as one of the top places to find an authentic Japanese menu with sushi rolls, bowls, maki, hand rolls, and more. 

At Maui’s Sushi KO, guests will find a small sushi bar, and a quaint courtyard dining area. The menu is moderately priced, the service is friendly, and it’s located just steps away from Lahaina’s most exciting activities and music venues. 

Lahaina Sushi KO does not take reservations, but they do have vegan options, and it’s easy to order take-out. 

5 Favorite Menu Items: Caterpillar Roll, Shrimp Tempura Bowl, Hawaiian Roll, Sushi KO Roll, Sashimi Platter

 

2. Miso Phat Sushi

Miso Phat Sushi has two locations on Maui: Kahana and Kihei. Kahana, their West Maui location, is found on the ground floor of an apartment complex on Lower Honoapiilani Road. Their Kahana restaurant is open 7-days a week and has an excellent reputation for high-quality fish and an innovative sushi menu. 

For over 20 years, this family-owned business has been serving Maui’s community and visitors. In fact, the owners also own the Shiso Phat boat, which is a big reason why they’re known to have the freshest fish on Maui. 

Miso Phat is a super Maui sushi spot for a date night or a dinner celebration with family and friends. The combination platters are affordable, and their baked rolls are the best in Hawaii. For those traveling with small children or people with dietary regulations, Miso Phat also offers Kids and Vegetarian items on their menu. 

5 Favorite Menu Items: Joy Roll aka Miso Happy Roll, TNA Roll, Unagi Temaki Hand Roll, Dynamite Roll, Miso Phat Omakase

 

3. Kobe Steak House & Oku’s Sushi Bar

Kobe Steak House is located in the Heart of Historic Lahaina Town. For over 30 years, Kobe has been the go-to spot for authentic Japanese food in West Maui. It's an excellent choice for a Teppan-yaki, steak, and sushi meal.

Kobe is a popular place to go for large family celebrations, birthdays, and happy hour. The menu prices are reasonable, and the staff is welcoming and friendly. 

Inside the restaurant, Oku’s Sushi Bar menu is packed with delicious and authentic Japanese dishes. Guests can order from a large selection of Nigiri, Sashimi, Maki Sushi, Sushi Rolls, and Specialty Items. They also offer Combination trays like the Samurai, Kobe, and Emperor plates. 

When visiting Oku’s Sushi Bar and Kobe’s, we suggest that you order a little bit of everything. The chefs are more than happy to customize orders, and they offer one of the largest Nigiri and Sashimi selections on the island. 

5 Favorite Menu Items: Avocado Maki, Lahaina Roll, Miso Butterfish, Spider Roll, ’69’ Roll

 

4. Choice Health Bar

Choice Health Bar is a privately owned plant-based restaurant on Maui. In fact, they now have three locations on Maui; Lahaina, Ka’anapali, and Paia. They’re not specifically a sushi restaurant, but they do have vegan sushi rolls and soba noodle bowls on their menu.

Regardless if you are a vegan or not, Choice serves up some delicious plant-based sushi rolls. Everything on their menu is delicious, healthy, fresh, and organic. 

In addition to sushi rolls, salads, and healthy plates, Choice also provides a menu full of superfoods, smoothies, cold-pressed juices, and vegan desserts. For those that plan ahead of time, you can pre-arrange a custom cleanse package. For those that are beach-hopping or headed out on a Maui adventure, Choice also has pre-made foods, juices, and elixirs in their to-go fridge. 

 5 Favorite Menu Items: BLT Roll, Vegan Soups, Soba Noodle Bowl, Buddha Bowl, Acai Bowls

 

5. Japengo at Hyatt Maui Resort

Japengo is located at the Hyatt Regency Maui in Kaanapali. It’s a Japanese and Pacific Rim fusion lounge-style eatery that offers an incredible menu full of locally sourced ingredients and exotic flavors. 

Japengo is island-famous for both residents and visitors. It’s one of the best places for sushi, steak, and seafood in West Maui. The restaurant provides both indoor and outdoor seating, and it’s a fabulous place to enjoy sunset and a meal. 

At Japengo’s chic sushi lounge, guests can start their meal by ordering a soju spritzer, a Japanese beer, or one of their modern cocktails like the ‘Take Me Back to Tokyo,’ (made with Kikori Japanese Whiskey). They also have an impressive sake menu and sake flights. 

The menu provides a diverse selection of dishes that derive from Hawaii, Japan, China, the Philippines, and Korea. When dining at Japengo for sushi and Japanese cuisine, there are many items to choose from on their Tengu, Sushi Starter, Sashimi, Hand Rolls, and Sushi Rolls menus. 

5 Favorite Menu Items: Hamachi Kama, Chirashi Don, Spicy Tuna Roll, Rising Sun Roll, Japengo Seafood Udon

 

6. Paia Fish Market-Lahaina

Paia Fish Market has three locations on Maui: Lahaina, Kihei, and their original location in Paia Town. The Lahaina location is situated on Front Street across from the Lahaina Boat Harbor and Historic Banyan Tree Park. 

Although Paia Fish Market isn’t a dedicated sushi restaurant, they happen to have one of the freshest seafood menus on Maui. Most notably, head to Paia Fish Market for their Sashimi Platters. 

Upon meal arrival at Paia Fish Market, guests will immediately notice that the plates of food are massive. If you love a big and filling meal, and if you’re craving a healthy serving of fresh Ahi sashimi, here’s your go-to spot. 

With both indoor and outdoor seating, Lahaina’s Paia Fish Market is a great place to go for Lunch or Dinner. It’s family-friendly, and a perfect spot to dine with a large group. 

5 Favorite Menu Items: Fresh Caught Ahi Sashimi, Blackened Sashimi, Deep Fried Calamari, Fresh Catch Plates, Fish Burgers

 

7. Sansei in Kapalua

Sansei has two restaurants on Maui: Kapalua and Kihei. Both locations are fantastic! Sansei’s menu is a fusion of authentic Japanese cuisine and local Hawaiian fare. 

West Maui’s Sansei restaurant is located within the Kapalua resort area. The menu is award-winning with a large selection of dishes like soups, salads, noodles, tempura, nigiri sushi, specialty rolls, and combination platters. 

Sansei in Kapalua is open for dinner 7-days a week from 5-10pm. The restaurant is super popular, so we definitely suggest that you make reservations ahead of time. They also offer late-night dining on Thursday and Friday from 10pm-1am. 

If you’re calling to make a reservation, make sure to ask about their live music schedule. Here’s a great place to enjoy a filling meal while listening to local Hawaiian musicians. 

5 Favorite Menu Items: Panko-Crusted Fresh Ahi Sashimi, Traditional Japanese Tempura, Unagi Roll, Mango Crab Salad Handroll, Kapalua “Butterfry” Roll

 

8. Teppan-Yaki Dan

Teppan-Yaki Dan’s is located at the Sheraton Maui Resort in Kaanapali. The restaurant is Hawaii-famous for Teppan-Yaki theatrics and authentic Japanese cuisine. A visit to this West Maui restaurant is always a good time! 

Teppan-Yaki Dan’s is not a dedicated sushi spot. But they do have Ahi poke and tasty Japanese cold and hot selections on their menu. It’s a Maui dining experience that excels at family-style dining– all will surely enjoy eating here. 

When visiting this West Maui restaurant, order starters, and taste a selection of their signature entrees like the Pacific Scallops, Rib Eye, and the Hawaiian Catch of the Day. If you’re celebrating an anniversary or a date night, order the Deluxe Pre-Fixe menu that includes appetizers, signature entree combos, and dessert.

5 Favorite Menu Items: Ahi Poke, Hawaiian Catch of the Day, Surf & Turf, Lobster Batayaki, Baked Mussels 

 

9. Roy’s in Kaanapali

Roy’s in Ka’anapali is one of West Maui’s oldest restaurants. It’s just one of Roy Yamaguchi’s world-wide network of restaurants, and it’s been operating on Maui for over 34 years. 

When at Roy’s, guests enjoy flavors from Hawaii, China, Japan, and Korea. It’s a fusion restaurant of a singular type, and their sushi selections are delicious! In fact, Yamaguchi Sushi® is a registered trademark. 

Roy’s is known for family-style dining, so make sure to order a little bit of everything for the table to share. No matter what time of the day you’re dining at Roy’s, authentic Japanese appetizers and sushi rolls are available. 

Located at the Ka’anapali Golf Course, Roy’s is open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 7-days a week. They also offer a ‘Pupu’s in the Bar’ menu from 2pm-4:40pm for those that are looking for an afternoon snack and pau hana on the greens. 

5 Favorite Menu Items: Ahi Poke, Yamaguchi Spicy Ahi Sushi, Roy’s Blackened Ahi, Frying Dragon Roll, Misoyaki Butterfish

 

10. Moku Roots

Moku Roots is another awesome plant-based vegan spot that offers rolls and bowls in West Maui. Here’s a great place to go for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Take-out in Lahaina. On the weekend, you can even check them out for Brunch!

Besides having a tasty, fresh, and healthy Maui menu, Moku Roots is island-famous for their aim to be a ‘zero waste’ restaurant. To-go items are packaged in banana leaves and compostable containers, and they offer a special discount for diners that bring their own food containers and cutlery. 

5 Favorite Menu Items: Vegan Sushi Rolls, Vegan Poke Bowl, Kale Avocado Salad, Mamaki Ice Tea, Kids Cucumber & Avocado Rolls

 

 

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