Where to Find the Best Sushi in West Maui

If you’re on the west side of Maui to catch the gorgeous sunsets in Lahaina or Kapalua and want some delicious sushi. There’s some great restaurants rolling up some fantastic sushi.  Best of luck choosing which one makes it your mouth!

But wait, there’s more. We’re here to help demystify some of the unusual words you might see on menus like furikake, laulau and lilikoi — and explain which meat is being served and why. And possibly most importantly of all, provide the fun facts on the origins of local dishes

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Feature Image: Japengo

Kaanapali sushi
Photo: Courtesy of Japengo


Japengo’s been winning all the awards: 2019 ‘Aipono Best New Restaurant, 2020 ‘Aipono Gold Best Pacific Rim, 2020 ‘Aipono Silver Best Sushi. The views are stunning, the dining room is beautiful, the service is great, and as we already noted, the sushi is award-winning.  If you’re in Lahaina, be sure to drop by and see if they win you over as well. Open daily 5pm to 9pm. hyatt.com/japengo

Best Sushi in West Maui
Photo: Courtesy of Lahaina Sushi Ko

Lahaina Sushi Ko

Lahaina Sushi Ko is serious about sushi, and their poke bowls are excellent too. Come hungry with a group so you can try as many of their dishes as possible. Located in “downtown” Lahaina, the restaurant can be difficult to find — but is totally worth the journey. Open Tuesday through Sunday 3:30pm to 8:15pm. lahainasushi-ko.com

Best Sushi in South Maui
Photo Courtesy of Miso Phat

Miso Phat

This family-owned-and-operated sushi bar offers delicious and freshly caught 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



Renowned chef Roy Yamaguchi is at the helm of Roy’s, one of Hawaii’s most famous restaurants. The menu offers many different dishes and flavors, plus daily specials and a few sushi options. It’s best to come with a group so you can order an array of menu items. We recommended the Yamaguchi spicy ahi sushi roll, the short rib loco moco, and the “Sunset Prix Fixe Menu.” Open daily 11am to 2pm for lunch, and 4pm to 8pm for dinner. royyamaguchi.com

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