Where to Find the Best Sushi in South Maui

If you find yourself posting up in the posh resort town of Wailea or cruising the strip of the beachtown Kihei, you’ll have an abundance of eateries to choose from, but you want the best, right? So here’s a hand-selected list of south Maui restaurants that are rolling some of Maui’s finest sushi.

We have cross-checked our picks with top sites like Maui Magazine, Pride of Maui and Tripadvisor to make sure we’re offering the best places for you to enjoy some sushi in south Maui. Bon appetit!

Best Sushi in South Maui
Photo: Courtesy of 5 Palms Restaurant

5 Palms Restaurant

An open air, casual fine dining experience, with views that will make you want to dine slowly and savor it all. The locally sourced menu focuses on fish, fruits and veggies, and there’s a daily “happy sushi menu” from 3pm to 9pm. This is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh ahi tuna roll after a beautiful day in the sun. Open daily 8am to 2:30pm and 5pm to 9pm. Happy hour is daily 3pm to 9pm. 5palmsrestaurant.com

Best Sushi in Maui
Photo: Courtesy of Koiso


Trip Advisor’s #1 Sushi Bar on Maui, this is an intimate, authentic little sushi joint. Seating is limited and reservations are required — there are currently two seating times, 6pm and 7:30pm. If you can’t dine in, there are takeout options like The Chef’s Selection Sushi Platters. Check out what Chef Hiro is cooking up, and see if he makes it to #1 on your list. Open Tuesday through Saturday 5pm to 9pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. facebook.com/Koiso-Sushi-Bar

Best Sushi in South Maui
Photo Courtesy of Miso Phat

Miso Phat

This family-owned-and-operated sushi bar offers delicious and freshly caught local fish as well as excellent service. Owners Shawn and Joy Steadman also captain the “Shiso Phat” boat which provides fresh fish for the restaurant’s specialty sushi rolls, sashimi, and nigiri. Open daily 11:30 to 8:30pm to serve you sushi and aloha.  misophat.com

Best Sushi in South Maui
Photo: Courtesy of Morimoto Maui

Morimoto Maui

The vibe here is “modern open-air Japanese beach house” with a menu featuring fresh local fish that’s artistically rolled, expertly sliced, and perfectly paired. Keep the sake flowing, because you’ll want to stick around and catch the Maui sunset — it’s always epic. Open daily 12pm to 8pm. morimotomaui.com

Best Sushi in South Maui
Photo: Courtesy of Sansei


Sansei is part of the DK Restaurant group, which has a small fleet of restaurants throughout Hawaii. They are known for delicious sushi and their Sushi Early Bird Special is where it’s at, with 50% off select sushi and drinks. There’s a nice selection of rolls, but if you want some other bites as well, their menu has you covered. Open Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday 5pm to 8pm and Sunday and Monday 4:45pm to 8pm. Closed Wednesday. dkrestaurants.com/sansei

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