Sushi Shiono - Kailua Kona

4.6
317 reviews
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Japanese
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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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places to eat because everything is delicious and fresh!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day dinner
Very Yummy

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was quik. Food preparation was awesome. Flavors was awesome as always. Sherry was extra helpful tho not our waitress. Our waitress was awesome as well. New lady. She did well. Place was busy n a bit of noisy-small space.

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RC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding! The dishes were elegant looking and tasty. Service was prompt and very friendly. Highly recommend!

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KK
Seattle
93 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Fresh sushi, all our favorites. We always dine at Shiono's when we're in Kona.

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MM
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Still upset about what happened - wanted to treat my friend from Maui to some Hamachi Kama so decided to go to SS since that's the only place I knew of in Kona that made this dish. My friend has an allergy to bug bites so we need to eat indoors, but when we arrived we were told we had to sit outside because they had a private party arriving later who needed the ENTIRE INSIDE even the Sushi Bar! We tried to tell the hostess that we needed to sit inside due to health reasons but my friend didn't want to make a scene so we just said to cancel and left. We asked WHY they were even taking reservations if they had a private party and her response was that they were just putting them "outside on the patio" regardless of preference or underlying health conditions. So frustrating and embarrassing after looking forward to a relaxing dinner.

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LK
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We got there on time, but one of our guests was an hour late. Our server was great and didn't pressure us to order and get us out.....she checked on us as she got the feeling we were hungry and suggested some light faire and drink while we waited for our late guest. Love this place and the food. I only come here for special occasions, becuze it's a little pricey for my budget.....but if you want fresh ingredients it's understandable.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful delicious dinner enjoying the outside dining experience. Will return for sure because it is one of our favorite restaurants.

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RL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, fresh fish and numerous options for the non-raw-fish eaters in the group. Fairly loud inside

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice sushi restaurant. Casual, great presentation. Our server, Sage, took excellent care of us. Soft shell crab was ex lent as were the spider and rainbow rolls. Maguro, TAKO and sake sashimi were fresh and flavorful, as expected. Prices are a little but aren’t all prices In Hawaii a little high. We visit Sushi Shiono every year when we come to Kona.

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MA
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Fantastic nigiri and rolls...service could be a bit more attentive.

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a
Anchorage
40 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food is fresh and flavorful. The service was very good and they have and extensive menu selection

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Y
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SO DELICIOUS! We arrived from the mainland and came straight here from the airport based on the raving reviews. The salad was on another level. So good, I’ve never had a salad like that before. Also got ton katsu and a volcano roll for the entree and it was amazing. Had the Kona coffee mochi to finish and it was the perfect ending. This place is A MUST GO when you visit Kona. It does not disappoint and the waitress is extremely friendly and likable! 10/10, wish a place like this was available back in Canada!

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N
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sushi on Island!! Great service! Everything is fresh. Tasty deserts. Always make me and my family HAPPY!!

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J
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Was a little disappointed since it was for my birthday dinner and I had been looking forward to it for several months. My dining partner and I both ordered the miso butter fish which while delicious was more an appetizer size for $35 each. We were still hungry and ordered California rolls that were deep fried but that wasn’t very good. The lobster tempura appetizer was good but small but loses the lobster flavor when it’s in the tempura batter. Next time I will try the sashimi instead.

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T
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

In Kailua-Kona on vacation, my wife and I got away from the rest of our group for a night out. Sushi Shiono has very good ratings above 4.5. It is very good, nice selection of traditional Japanese dishes. Good selection of sake. Wine selection is poor. No cocktails, which was an unpleasant surprise. Overall, good place for an everyday dinner out.

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Norway
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic sushi

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must to make reservations and sooooooo worth it.
Fresh food and server was GREAT!!!!!!
My husband and I plan to go often!
Over all a 10++++++++ experience!

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F
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The sushi was good (I've had a lot of truly amazing sushi so good for me is relative to that) and the service was very attentive, friendly and kind. The restaurant itself is stuck into a kind of strip mall so it doesn't really have much ambiance there that says "Hawaii". Lots of good options for kids who don't want raw fish too.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a local favorite whenever I'm in town. The Sushi was amazing!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place to eat in all of Kona.

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LV
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We had difficulty finding the place because it’s tucked back in an outdoor mall. We tried calling as we were walking along the main street and had to leave a message because she didn’t answer the phone nor call us back 15 min later. When we arrived, she said, “I was just about to give your reservation away.” I told her we would have arrived 15 min earlier if she had answered the phone. The place is small. We had specified “outdoor seating” before we knew what the place looked like and before knowing it would be raining on the outdoor tables. I asked if there was any chance we could sit inside. Her reply, “No, you requested outdoor seating.” The unfriendly attitude of the employees who seem to hate their jobs taint the decent food that is relatively reasonably priced.

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Our favorite place for sushi.

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K
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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BO
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE going to Sushi Shiono!!! The staff is awesome! The food is super fresh and so tasty. It can get pretty loud inside, but we were fine because we were all talking and laughing pretty loudly.

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SL
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time at the sushi bar. Other guests were engaging along with all 3 chefs. A fun time for all.

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MT
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Omakase is the way to go! We always make it a point to dine there when we are in Kona.
Otoro, Ahi skin namasu, kampachi nigiri, lobster miso soup!
A must try when you’re in Kona. Highly recommended

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k
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great service, great food and great fun, and great restaurant.

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MF
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! Food is top notch and the Sushi chef told us all about what he was preparing. We will go there again for sure!

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LC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places to get sushi in Kona. friendly service and great food

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N
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was very nice and the sushi was the best I have ever had. If you you think Sansei is good, you should try Sushi Shiono.
It’s excellent!

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RK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At shionos the food is always great, my favorite is the boat which I usually share with my daughter. The sushi is to die for with a large selection and very tasty.

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Service!!

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J
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Sushi in town. Very tasty and great staff. A bit noisy unless you sit outside.
Quality is consistent which is why I keep coming back.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We ordered a deep fried roll and it was the texture of toothpaste.

Tuna was fresh which was a plus but all over food was a little bland.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The large variety of sushi and sashimi was impressive and delicious. Authentic food. The butterfish dinner was prepared perfectly. Service was friendly and fast, even when the restaurant’s dining room and outdoor patio filled to capacity.

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Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The sushi is always great

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down best sushi in town. Worth the price. You can tell the chefs take pride in their craft and the servers always have Aloha. Quality, value and a great ambience.

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e
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal at this restaurant. The staff was friendly and the food was fresh!

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w
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tempura was incredible

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