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Koiso Sushi Bar

My brother-in-law asked whether we ate sushi while we were in Hawaii.  Yes, we did.  We got a tip that there’s a very small place in Kihei where you basically can’t get in unless you have reservations.  (There just aren’t enough seats.)  Also, the chef is very “by the rules”.  That doesn’t tend to bother us.  So, we made reservations, showed up early, and ordered a lot — a sashimi sampler, an eel & avocado roll, and lots of sushi (fresh toro, salmon, scallop, hamachi, kono karpachi, raw shrimp).  It was all good.  The sashimi sampler did not have the ubiquitous egg and rubbery squid.  Instead it was just really fresh fish.  The shrimp was not cooked- it was raw and sweet.  At the very end of the meal, the chef gave us the cooked heads to the shrimp.  I am attaching a photo of the shrimp heads.   They were so good.  By the way, there was just a white board for the menu and a small sashimi and roll menu handwritten on pieces of paper next to the white board.  On the white board, there were Japanese characters in various places which left the impression that there were items that you’d have to know Japanese to eat.  When a couple came in and asked what was good, the chef motioned to the white board and told them that everything on the white board was good.  The 3 people sitting next to me were friends of the chef and did the thing that often happens when I’m around my parents and other Chinese people – there’s this interspersing of two languages (in this case, Japanese and English). Some of the English stories/conversations were pretty funny.  They were having a really good time.  I think they ate a few pieces, talked, drank, and ate/ordered more – just a few pieces at a time.  (Go here if you want to see just a few other pictures:  Maui )

Kioso Sushi Bar

Koiso Sushi Bar

Koiso Sushi Bar

Koiso Sushi Bar

July 21, 2009 at 3:02 am Leave a comment


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