One of the perks of being on a tropical island is the overabundance of fresh fish. And where there is fresh fish, there is good sushi! The South Shore of Kauai, including Poipu, Koloa, and Waimea, has plenty to offer when it comes to great sushi. We’ve listed down below some of our favorites when it comes to sushi that locals and tourists must be sure to visit.
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Family-owned and -operated for more than 20 years, Dolphin Poipu serves “over the top” gourmet sushi, fresh fish, steak and specialty cocktails, all with a bit of Hawaiian flare. Be sure to snag a table on the fabulous lanai if you’re there around sunset. Open daily from 5pm to 8pm.
Poipu Rock n' Roll Sushi
Poipu Rock n’ Roll Sushi is a laid-back sushi restaurant in southern Kauai that features everything from sushi to teriyaki to Thai noodles to beer. Poipu Rock n’ Roll Sushi combines sushi and flavorful Thai cuisine into one great Asian-style restaurant. Many of their menu offerings are named after famous Rock n’ Roll musicians/bands such as the Jimi Hendrix Roll or the Rolling Stones Roll. Come enjoy some delicious sushi and Thai food while listening to nightly live music and sipping on some great specialty drinks. sushikauai.com
Stevenson’s is committed to using only sustainably caught fish. They offer artistic sushi rolls, sashimi, and miso soup, and also have must-try dishes like sushi pizza and hamachi blossoms. Enjoy the view from the 24-foot koa wood bar or the lanai. Bonus — the keiki menu has tasty selections. Open 5:30pm to 10pm.