Looking for some of the best sushi in Maui is a great way to spend your vacation on the island. The bounty of the ocean for Maui is always something that always makes me amazed. If you’re a sushi lover, you will want to visit Maui at least once and try for yourself how great it is. Besides sushi, you can also find all kinds of local cuisines in Maui.
So, to help you find the best sushi Maui possible, you should start with some amazing spots on the island. Here is my list of great Maui sushi spots that you can visit.
Miso Phat Sushi
Let’s open the list with Miso Phat Sushi. This place is known for serving some of the best sushi on Maui. They have absolutely everything you can think of, from baked rolls to chef special poke bowls and even sashimi and sushi rolls. Take a good look at their menu and see for yourself.
Besides sushi, you can complete your meal experience with a bunch of appetizers, side, and even vegan options. You pretty much can get a new experience every time you visit Miso Phat Sushi. And there are two places you can visit, one in West Maui and another one in South Maui.
If you are looking for an intimate place, try Koiso Sushi. The traditional sushi dishes they have here are incredible, and you can watch the sushi chef and owner make the sushi right in front of you. This is pretty much the classic Japanese sushi restaurant experience that many people all over the world are looking for. But remember, the place is very busy, so you need to make a reservation before you can visit.
If you are looking for something that is close to Japanese aesthetic-wise, try Morimoto. It is a sushi bar and restaurant with 360 views of the ocean. Located at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, this restaurant is on the upscale side. From traditional Japanese-style sashimi to other favorites, you can find them all here. But, you need to make a reservation if you want to eat here, considering how busy it is every day.
Lahaina Sushi Ko
I think this place is one of the most sushi places in Maui. The reason is that many people consider this place as the go-to place for them to get some amazing nigiri or sashimi. Much like Miso Phat Sushi, Lahaina Sushi Ko has everything when it comes to sushi.
The spot is also nice, it is located near Ka’anapali Beach – perfect for people who want to take a break and eat some sushi after having a lot of fun on the beach. They serve poke bowls and various to-go meals, too. So if you ever get hungry while being out in the sun, you can always rely on Lahaina Sushi Ko to delight your stomach.
If you’re looking for a fancy sushi restaurant located in Paia, you can always visit Vana Paia. They serve sushi made from locally grown ingredients and made in Japanese style. The combination of local and Japanese sushi is fascinating. And despite being fancy, the atmosphere here is like a backyard – very relaxing and laidback.
Many locals love Nuka Sushi, so if you are one of those travelers who love to live like a local, you should visit this place. Another great thing about Nuka Sushi is how close they are to the local communities. They support local farms and fishermen by serving mostly locally grown produce. Whichever sushi you order from the menu, is most likely made from the hard work of the locals.
But don’t let that fool you. Despite being close with the local communities, Nuka Sushi is rather a fancy place. In fact, it is a lot fancier than most sushi places in Maui. The menu is a bit on the pricey side, but the quality is worth it.
Sansei Seafood Restaurant
This is one of the restaurants where travelers always love to visit. I know some people who would always visit Sansei Seafood Restaurant every time they visit Maui. The sushi toppings they have here are incredible, with sweet Thai chili aioli being the favorite. Other than that, you can expect a wide variety of food here.
So there you have it, some of the best sushi places in Maui. Overall, Maui is most famous for sushi, spam, noodles, and poke, so you can expect to get all of them here. If you are still confused, you can try visiting Nuka Sushi, Koiso Sushi, and Morimoto as starters.