Sushi Shiono - Kailua Kona

4.6
279 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(808) 326-1696
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Yoshiyuki Sasaki
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Alii Sunset Plaza
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 279 People Are Saying
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4.6
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Denver
8 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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Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tempura was incredible

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

ハワイ島では一番美味しい和食のお店です。どれも美味しいし、料理の素材も良いです。
和食をちゃんと食べたいなら、こちらのお店をお勧めします。
旅行で行くなら、予約しないとだいぶ待つと思いますので、特に夜は予約してください!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sushi portions were small, but it was very good food.

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Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi I have had in years!! We sat at the bar and watched our rolls being expertly prepared. If you are on the big island you must eat here!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As always food and sushi at it's best! One of my favorites for good quality sushi!

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TB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The quality of food was good and fresh. It's our second time there and will be back.

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MS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foods are great!!
I like rainbow rolls ,chicken karaage and volcano rolls. I want to go there again :)

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Abbiamo optato per questo locale, carino, personale gentile, cibo buono e prezzi nella media,

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K
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local favorite. The food is always good here. Lots of options and the freshness and quality are bar none.

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KC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Maybe my expectations were too high? I love Dragon Rolls. I order it at every sushi restaurant I go to. The Dragon Roll was subpar...not a lot of flavor. I didnt mind it. It was only okay.

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PT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh vibrant flavors, luscious fish. Sushi Shiono has been consistently excellent for years and has never let us down.

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DN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Too expensive for the quality received. Chicken Katsu dry and flavorless. Toro sashimi was $45. More then dinner. Two people, 3 beers was $150. Miso soup was not good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone there is so friendly and the food is not only delicious but FRESH!!!!!

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Palm Springs
87 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

I never have given a restaurant a one star but the service I received was appalling. My guest and I were seated at the sushi bar directly in front of the sensei. He completely and totally ignored us, he served the Japanese couple to our right, and immediately served the Japanese couple to our left who sat down 10 minutes after us, but he didn't even acknowledge us. He even filled re-orders for the others pushing our order aside each time. It was so obvious and blatant that the hostess who seated walked over and told the chef. It was not until she went over a second time (without us asking) and me finally calling him out that he started out order. I could not say whether their food was good because at this point I just wanted to eat and leave. While the sensei gave use 3 pieces of nigiri comped, the meal and evening were ruined. The hostess apologized over and over and agreed that we were being intentionally ignored so she gave us a discount. And, no, we weren't loud, rude, obnoxious or disruptive; we were two tourists (actually I am kama'aina) looking and acting as anyone else.

UPDATE: I was contacted by the restaurant the following morning with an unconditional apology; no excuses. I will commend a business which takes the step to apologize. The restaurant reached out to my guest as well and offered their apologies.The apology appears heartfelt, and I have accepted it. I will go back another time and see what transpires

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TR
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful setting and the food was magnificent. Definitely worth the price we paid.

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c
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a great meal here, sushi and rolls were delish and exactly what we were looking for... a nice, casual night out.

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AT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 2

over priced for the quality of sushi. Big city prices for small city sushi.

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FL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here was excellent and the food very flavorful and well presented.
Overall, a wonderful experience.

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s
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I really wanted to like this place. But the service was terrible because it was understaffed. Even with a reservation, it took 10 minutes to seat us and another 10 for a server to check in. The wait staff was hustling and it is not their fault, the place was understaffed. The sushi was ok.

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ML
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were given a warm greeting even though it was very busy. When we said we had a reservation, we were told the computer wasn’t working and so we had to wait. The hostess informed us that 2 other tables who made reservations that didn’t work in the computer were also waiting as well as one other who didn’t have a reservation. The wait was only around 10 minutes and we were seated right away. Had chefs sashimi, Hawaiian volcano roll, appetizer tempura, spicy tuna roll, and pickled radish roll. All good. Spicy tuna was really good. Chef sashimi has jalapeño and my wife didn’t care for that. It was busy and service was good once seated but felt like they were short one server. Only real issue was the reservation system.

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D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Too many flies and not great food

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DN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We ordered the Sushi boat for two, the descriptions on the menu stated 9 pieces of sashimi of chef's choices. By the times the food arrived, we only get 5 pieces. We have to asked the servers about the rest of the sashimi. The service is very slow.
Over all the sashimi and sushi is very fresh and tasty. Very pricy but on par with other restaurants in the area.

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MQ
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is very good , fresh , the only complaint is they charge $1 per cup of green tea, that is a bit pricey! Who would just have a cup of tea ONLY for the whole dinner ?? Usually the restaurant charge per person and they gave a tea pot yo refill .

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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When in Kona, this is THE sushi bar to hit. Great sake selection. Great sushi! Attentive service.

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DE
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We elected to sit outside and it was extremely pleasant. Great service.

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Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Best sushi we have had in Hawaii. Really fresh and beautifully prepared and presented.

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JA
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Visiting Kona, our VRBO owner suggested and she is a chef. We loved this place! Service was a bit slow so dont be in a huge hurry. Worth the wait.

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K
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great. A favorite place to dine in Kailua-Kona. I highly recommend it!

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L
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service like always. We love The royal boat .

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BC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good, very helpful service , good sake selection & a good value

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SO
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

OISHI !!!!! Good food, good service n good overall. Love the House salad n furikake chicken is the bomb. OpenTable reservations is a must to eat at Sushi Shiono 👍

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 3ambience 1

Table was not available .

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always great. Always fresh with some creative choices on the menu with reasonable pricing. We always make a point to eat here especially when we have visitors. Sometimes the service is a little slow due to short staff but always friendly. The only other drawback is the noise level is too high sometimes if you are looking for a quiet romantic evening. There are outdoor tables that are less noisy but the view isn't great. I would still recommend sitting inside.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Made a reservation through open table. Arrived on time. Waited 20 minutes to be seated. Waited another 15 minutes to be serviced. But food was great.

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JB
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi in Kona! extensive menu satisfying every palate. Service is always excellent, food is fresh and your meal is served timely. I’ll miss this restaurant when I go home

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Japanese restaurant in Kona!

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Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent sushi and sashimi. Some interesting rolls

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C
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 5ambience 5

Restaurant doesn’t honor reservations!!! Don’t book just go! Food is great but they can not handle busy times

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Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent. Hreat service

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