Sushi Shiono - Kailua Kona

4.5
532 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was the second time here. We’ve made reservation and the place fills up fast as soon as the door opens at 5:30 pm. The food was fresh and delicious. The service was fast and pleasant. The only negative thing that I would say is that it could use a little more lighting inside, especially since it doesn’t have an ocean view. I would recommend it for new visitors to the island, looking for a great place to eat. We have tried just about every place on the main block and so far, this is our favorite(even without the view). Come hungry and you find it worth your time. 😊

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Nicole
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great sushi spot, excellent service our favorites from our meal were the tiger roll and uni nigiri.

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IKEO
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have professional service and quality foods.

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vipJason
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Located in the heart of Kona, this restaurant delivers a high quality sushi experience. We showed up early hoping to be seated before our 8 pm reservation. They were able to accommodate us at the Sushi Bar. We ordered the Shiono Royal Boat for 2 and it did not disappoint. The sushi and sashimi on the boat were fresh and delicious. The tempura soft shell crab was probably the best we’ve ever eaten. Tempura lobster kind of swallowed the lobster whole; the sweetness of the lobster was lost. The chicken and beef teriyaki were also superb. Prices are more reasonable than we have seen elsewhere in Hawaii too.

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vipSG05
Monterrey
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good sushi and very nice ambiance

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KeriH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The cut of the sashimi was perfect for flavor and texture. The pork tonkatsu was the best he’s ever had. The rice was softer than I’ve had anywhere else. It was a wonderful balance with the pickled radish.
The staff was helpful and covid guidelines were being respected. Highly recommend coming here!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fresh, delicious and great value

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This sushi is top quality. It’s so perfect! Great for a nice dinner date

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find and went there based on Open Table reviews. Service was great and we did the deluxe boat for 2 and it was phenomenal. The volcano roll and assorted sashimi was amazing and was completely caught off guard at how good the prime ribeye was that came with it. My wife and I were very happy to start our trip with a meal like this

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vipSusieL
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly fresh seafood. Best sushi on the island. Friendly, prompt, and attentive staff. Large food and beverage menu to choose from. A must visit when in Kona!

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JonathanK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to have sushi in Kona! We really enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Was just ok. Entree prices (seafood tempura)were a bit high for what we got and slices of the fish on the nigiri were on the small side.

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Irish4Ever
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! AAAA+++++

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started coming here earlier this year when my husband would get off early enough to catch the first dinner seating at 530pm, even with a reservation. Came to ight die my birthday...and Naomi (our server), sushi chef's, staff did not disappoint!
Ordered the miso butterfish dinner plate, the Sushi Shiono deluxe boat, and agedashi tofu appetizer. I love miso butterfish...big, juicy, and just right marinade! First time we got the boat and it was worth it...chicken and beef were tender, the shrimp tempura was crispy, the 9 slices of sashimi (ahi, hamachi, salmon) we're fresh and buttery, the soft shelled crab was scrumptious, the volcano roll was good (didn't care for the mac nut topping). Would order again. Definitely feeds a 2 adults plus a 2 year old toddler. The miso soup and salad were always great, too. And, thank you so much for the ono tahitian vanilla ice cream tempura fried honey toast/pound cake! It was truly unexpected and made my birthday dinner even better!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It took longer to get in than expected even though we had reservations. Wine list was almost non-existent and poor, which is a problem for non-sake lovers. Sashimi and sushi was good, tempura was average at best.

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vipJPJP
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. The service was friendly and prompt. We loved all our dishes. The Hawaiian volcano roll so good! And even the vegetable roll for our vegetarian at the table was better than in most places. Would go there again next time we are in town.

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GusSparkle
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent first visit. Great selection of food and sake - we opted on a boat and were very impressed!

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vipBrandonB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Good was very good. Server was more concerned with the people walking outside the patio than helping the customers.

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AnneM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always a great experience. Everything is so fresh and amazing!!!

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JFoodie
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Has a great time celebrating our daughters birthday!

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Allie
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Everything was great until the server told us to leave after we paid because there were people waiting. We spent 45 minutes celebrating our anniversary and she asked us to leave. That was rude!!!

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vipJeanetteY
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic sushi! Excellent service and everything tasted perfect! Even the side salad was standout!!

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NipperFitness
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had reservations and originally placed inside where the noise level was extremely high. The staff had a two person table moved outside where we had a small view of the ocean (to no fault of theirs, the restaurant is in the middle of a hallway/strip mall ) where the noise level was much quieter and I was able to have a nice date night. We order appetizers (edamame, salmon poppers and clams). The salmon poppers are highly recommended.

Dinner consisted of 5 sushi rolls, Mauna Kea, 2 Hawaiian Volcano rolls, Spicy Tuna and the Spicy Mongoose. The spicy tuna was our least favorable but the fried roll and Hawaiians were delicious and highly recommended.

The staff catered to us quickly and the food was great. I recommend the restaurant and advise booking a reservation. Seating had filled up by the time we had our 6:15 reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Telling the hostess that we had multiple reservations she gave us a “look” and said you should’ve called ahead for this many people because we don’t have enough seats right now. We were on time for the reservations and there were “not enough sets for all the reservations”. Her attitude towards customers is very rude and unappreciated while on vacation.

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JimB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Spider roll a must. Reasonable prices great quality

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diner
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sushi Shiono is pretty much my go-to restaurant because of its consistently fresh, clean ingredients; attractive presentation; and the friendly and efficient staff.

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vipBrittanyJ
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Best sushi we’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, service, and staff

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stemcell01
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wow, sushi and cooked Japanese food that are both excellent!
Many very traditional rolls, plus several very creative rolls - for example eel inside with a special sauce and yellowtail & salmon outside - which was fantastic!
The two servers in this small restaurant literally were running the whole time taking care of everyone plus the to go orders. No idea how they did it, but our food came out fast and they had great attitudes.
5 stars for this hidden gem.

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vipbeccalindajo
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a pretty legit-seeming sushi place, which I appreciated. Didn't seem touristy. I was a bit disappointed that they didn't have gyoza and their miso tasted different from what I am used to (but hey, I suppose everyone has different preferences, right?). I don't eat sushi but my partner said the sushi was good.

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vipgogal
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation. At first we were seated inside, but felt a little too close to my neighbors. The tables were very very close, and I am just not comfortable yet being 2 feet away from people I don’t know inside. Of note: Mask laws are still in effect on the big island.

Although they wouldn’t move me further away to a corner table because it was set up for four people, they moved me outside, and it was fine. BTW there we’re plenty of 4 tops with only 2 people seated.

Sage was the server, and she couldn’t have been nicer. They were busy, but she was still attentive. I thoroughly enjoyed my miso butter fish, and the Mauna Kea roll. We also had the Furikake chicken. Very rich and flavorful.. Just delicious.

Thanks again Sage for the excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

The waitress barely came to our table. I ordered an appetizer that was forgotten about and never came so I had to cancel it The food was very good but unfortunately based on the service I won’t return.

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KLHawaii
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food! We go often and haven’t had anything but great experiences there.

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DanP
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation but still had to wait for a table. Waited almost 45 minutes for food after ordering. Ordered sashimi but got sushi. Fish was warm not cold, rolls were mediocre at best. They seem to like to fry everything there. Would not go back again.

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ShaheenE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Poor service from a pushy waitress. Food was ok.

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diner
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fresh and delicious food, good service, reasonable prices, casual and comfortable ambiance.

JT
vipJTnyc
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Fresh and delicious food—I recommend getting one of the sushi / sashimi boats. Helpful and prompt service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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vipseafoodlover
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, an extensive menu, and a quiet view of the ocean just across the street. I highly recommend the lobster tempura appetizer and the soft shell crab appetizer.

TG
TigerGirl
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food at a great value. Highly recommend and will return. Loved the Dynamite and Furikake chicken appetizers

FAQs

Sushi Shiono - Kailua Kona offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 326-1696.

Sushi Shiono - Kailua Kona is rated 4.5 stars by 532 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.