Sushi Shiono
Sushi Shiono

Sushi Shiono

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sushishiono.com/
  • Phone: 8083261696
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Sunday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Keinosuke Kawakami
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alii Sunset Plaza
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Sushi Shiono
If you are in the mood for excellent Sushi and Japanese cuisine Shiono is without a doubt the best Sushi Restaurant on the Big Island of Hawaii. We offer only the finest and freshest selections of fresh fish from all over the world, including lots of local fish expertly prepared and served with Love.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Sushi Shiono reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)fit for foodies (11)great for lunch (10)special occasion (8)good for groups (7)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Best Japanese food in Kona
    Hapabro
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We've been to Kona 4 times in the last 6 years and every time we visit Sushi Shiono, and it never disappoints. A good selection of Nigiri and rolls that are the freshest sushi we've tasted on the Big Island. I also tried the Chicken Teriyaki and the sauce was slightly thick and sweet but not overly so.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great sushi and appetizers
    foodie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Nestled among some tourist shops on the Kona Coast, Sushi Shiono offers good value for high quality sushi. The price points are slightly lower than other sushi restaurants. I loved the nigiri sushi as it showcases the fresh fish as opposed to the rice or special sauces. A special treat was fresh awabi (abalone) that is farmed in Kona. It was expertly prepared. I only wish they also served it grilled. I also loved the Hamachi Kama. The service was attentive but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and Fine
    dharmasurfer
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This is our go-to place for lunch when we're in Kona. Great specials, freshest, finest sushi around and the squid salad is yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy sushi
    ChristySVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Delicious food and great service. We did get in right as it was opening so that may have helped.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Sushi
    smklinester
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We went three times during our stay in Kona, HI. The sushi chefs were super--and the food was delicious! (We were returning after eating sushi there five years ago.) Best fish! We love to sit at the bar and watch the chefs prepare their artful dishes. Can't recommend it enough.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok
    PhanyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Sushi was ok but not impressive. The boat is not worth it. Choose directly in the menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Affordable and excellent
    Foody101
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Would recommend this restaurant anytime. If you enjoy excellent sushi in a pleasant and down to earth atmosphere this place is for you. Service was friendly and attentive. Will return next time I am in Kona.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EdandEs
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We arrived early for our res but got seated right away. 'had a large hot sake and Uni nigiri for starters--'enjoyed them! Then ordered a Complete Royal Boat which includes: Soup & Salad, Mixed Roll, Chef's Choice Shashimi, Soft-shelled Crab & Lobster Tempura, and Chicken & Steak Teriyaki. As to the Mixed Roll and Shashimi-- forget it! But I cannot forget the Tempura--they were served cold and thus, were greasy and tasteless. Probably, the tempura sat on the boat for awhile before the other items were ready. 'just surmising. The chicken & steak teriyaki though were very, very good. We could have rated the service a 5 star had they not served the tempura that cold. I will not come back here or will I recommend Shushi Shiono to my friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    konachickpeeps4sushi
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I have been to SushiShiono's at least 10 in a year. This is the first time that I did it through OPEN TABLE! Darn but that's okay. I only had one negative experience..well, once it took 10 mins before I had to ask for some water. That was bad but it was busy and I did see that there was another gent who was waiting too before anyone approached him but HE WAS UPSET. But other than that, I ALWAYS had great experience w/ GREAT FOOD and selection and the food is always FRESH and the restaurant is always CLEAN! The bathroom is neat and clean too. I live on Oahu but Sushishiono's is by FAR MY FAVORITE JAPANESE RESTAURANT!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Birthday Dinner
    gravelous
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I made this reservation for my Mom's birthday. We go as a family there often, it's one of our favorite spots. My parents ended up going with a couple of friends this night, and they said that they had a great time. The food, they said, was delicious (as always). My mom loves the service there, everyone is always really friendly and attentive. My mom said that they even brought over dessert. Although I was sad I wasn't able to join my mom and dad to celebrate my mom's birthday, I'm glad they had a wonderful time, at one of their favorite spots.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Made my reservations online....super easy! There were 10 of us so there was a little confusion with parts of our orders but to be expected with a large group.....nothing major. Food was incredible and even the kids were full! This wasn't our first visit and it won't be our last. And apparently, they also do take out!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Lunch
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I loved the electronic reservation system. The Food and Service were consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good sushi, not cheap
    jwbfld
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The sushi here is good. Prices were a little high. It's not easy to find, but had good food and service. We were there before the rush, but it got busy while we were eating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 71 reviews are from the Sushi Shiono reviews archive.
  • Possibly the best sushi in Kona
    Nickname1
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We have been here before, both at the sushi bar and once outside on the patio. Although it's nice to dine outdoors, the patio has absolutely no atmosphere and was very dimly lit. We dined at the bar this time and our food orders came up quickly. The only problem was a lack of communication. The chefs are eager to please and very sweet but they made the wrong roll for us in this case and it was easier to eat it than make it understood that we had ordered something else. Fortunately it's a roll that we like and possibly would have ordered anyway since we usually order in stages. I think it would benefit them to fix up the patio with some plants or something to improve the ambiance since the Kona air is so warm at night!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • for sushi lovers
    BWTtnVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    never tried this place in prior visits to Kona, but gave it a shot and we'll be returning on future trips.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Have Sushi!
    gbertolozziVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went to this place based on the reviews and it is wonderful and delicious! It's a neighborhood find. It's in the tourist section of Alii Drive but I felt there were many locals in the restaurant. Sushi was delicious and fresh. Would definitely go back when we return to Kona!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Usual Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We always go to Restaurant Shiono when we are in Kailua-Kona. It is clean, fresh food. Great raw fish. Shrimp tempura is fantastic! We like the sushi rolls and nigiri. The boat is dinner for three! We will always eat at Sushi Shiono when we dine along Ali'i Drive. There are many other places but not as good. Organic greens are FRESH! Sushi is very good, maybe best in Kona. This place is not cheap but hey you get what you pay for these days. Bathroom is CLEAN. Staff very local and very nice. Local people always fill this place up so make a res for sure. Itamai are from Japan and know what they are doing, very important for good sushi. Aloha and Mahalo!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Serviceable sushi
    Das19
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Basic Japanese menu in a convenient Kona location.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Researching Kona dining spots
    Nickname1
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I can't really recommend this restaurant for many of the categories that are supplied by OpenTable because it's not so easily defined. I checked the box for Vibrant Bar Scene but only because that pertains to the sushi bar. We had a good time interacting with the 2 sushi chefs and people that were seated next to us. On this particular night it was noisy since there were large parties but I would guess it's not always that way. The rolls were very good and I won't be the first to mention the one that is topped with Macadamia nuts and tobiko. It was very flavorful with a nice crunch from the nuts and fish eggs. I think we will be making this our new favorite place to dine when looking for Japanese cuisine.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh, friendly, & ambience
    kimdenise
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Went to Shiono night before Valentines...Always a warm welcome and seating. Attractive simple décor and comfortable noise level. Cold house sake is served in the most beautiful bottles and cups and the fish is very fresh and simply and elegantly presented. The staff is warm and friendly and always right there to get you what you need or want. One of my favs on the island.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good. It overpriced
    Chef
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    This place had excellent fish entrees. Not the best sushi rolls I've had. The ingredients seamed meager on the rolls and they were very expensive comPared to other places. The place was 1/3 full as we were the second table seated once they opened for dinner. Service a bit slow and had to remind server to bring water and extra wasabi three times. Also all items including appetizers and entrees were brought at the same time. Not a great way to enjoy an expensive dinner. The three of us got appetizers, drinks (1 each) and entree and bill was $200 plus tip. Would I go back? Probably not. Must be better places to go for more value and better service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum! Yum!
    fooddudeVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I love the food here! Never disappointed. One of my favorite restaurants. Service is good and food is fabulous! You should try this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Delight
    MistressofMischief
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    We had a large party of twelve. We supplied Sushi Shiono's a list of our orders in advance, as we were arriving at their opening hour. All meals were superb! Service was attentive and prompt. We observed other patrons were not delayed due to our large group. Atmosphere was pleasant. Several of our group had not previously dined at Sushi Shiono's. We will all be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Since we went to lunch on a saturday, not sure if the food was at it's life end. I had the miso butterfish and the taste was not like I remembered and the shrimp tempura batter did not taste quite right. They also was out of green tea ice cream. A Japanese restaurant without green tea ice cream? It just could have been the day. I need to try them again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sushi
    ShaneandShanna
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Volcano Roll was INSANELY good!! We came to the island for our Honeymoon, and this was one of the most memorable meals we had from Hilo to South Point to Kona to Kohala to Waimea and back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No better sashimi anywhere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    The freshness and quality of Shiono's fish is top notch. If you are an ahi fan, don't miss the garlic ahi nigiri or sashimi. Dinner prices are reasonable and lunch prices are a steal by Kona standards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food we had was good -
    Meno1204
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    It was fun to sit at the sushi bar and watch them make it. It was good, not special or unique....
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After having been served over
    LocalTaster
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    After having been served over cooked pork Tonkatsu, I won't be ordering that from there. The rice is perfect, and their house dressing is probably the best.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Husband
    JimO
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    Great food, great service, great place to eat and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great but Loud
    LikenSushi
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    You'll love Sushi Shiono. Service is friendly, efficient, and very accommodating. Presentation was great. Portions were ample. Every dish we ate or saw appeared to be very fresh. The wine list was okay, pricey, but not as high as we had seen elsewhere. We did not try the sake, but the list was ample. The restaurant was loud and friendly. every table full on Saturday night. We made a reservation, and were seated immediately at the only available table. Take out is available. We saw many diners that looked to be local, a good sign. Food at other tables looked great, too. It made me want to order past my appetite. I would put this on my must-try list for Japanese food lovers. I'll return next time I visit Kailua, Kona.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi
    sadenver
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Sushi was great and very fresh. Prices were a bit expensive. Service was fair at best -- they did not refill water glasses or check in very often to see if we needed anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good rolls, patio area needs help
    Nickname1
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We opted to sit outside on their small patio since the interior was way too cold. The patio offers (almost) a glimpse to the ocean across the road but they could do more with the atmosphere of the patio. However, our focus was on the food which was delicious. We like to ask for our rolls to be "double-cut" meaning the pieces are smaller and the chef complied. Between the 2 of us, we had 3 rolls and that was enough to satisfy. The only other place we have tried for sushi on the island is Kenichi which is good but unless you go at happy hour, their prices are much higher. We felt we got a better value for the money at Shiono. Next time, I will take a wrap and we will sit at the sushi bar to watch the chefs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kind and patient waitstaff
    Jedmach1
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Our experience was excellent. Great food and staff. Green tea and Tahitian vanilla ice cream were great finishes. they easily accommodated our party of 7.highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Great Sushi close to the Ocean!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Enjoy sunset first ouside, then go for Sushi at Sushi Shiono. Make sure you have a reservation! This place is crowded in the evening. Great Sushi on Big Island! True recommendation. Everything super fresh and delicious. Will come back tonight :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the sashimi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Shiono has the best quality, freshest fish on the island. I haven't had sushi/sashimi this good since I was last at a Nozawa restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and service!
    Sassy
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    As a frequent customer the food is always great and the service is amazing no matter how busy they are.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    Yandian
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    We go to Shinono's for every special occasion, it never lets us down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great meal, excellent service
    SVLunchVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    A great meal, excellent service and reasonably priced
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a bit on the higher price
    fatgirlprobs
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    a bit on the higher price scale but well worth it. The food was delish. Cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best authentic Japanese food!
    JackVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    Delicious food. Friendly staff. Full of locals who know that Shiono is the best Japanese food in Kona.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.