Well we had 6:45p reservations and showed up on time, we waited almost 10 minutes before someone came to seat us. Waitresses passed ua, but did not acknowledge we were standing there to be seated. Multiple tables had been left uncleared, which was a huge turn off. When we were finally seated, we sat there for another 10 minutes with no wait staff bring us water or take our drink orders. There was a huge party near us, but again no acknowledgment from that waitress that she would be with us soon. Honestly, the place was not even super busy. So we got up and left and went elsewhere. Open table makes you rate the food, although we didn't get any, the rating is based truly on ambiance and service. For some reason the place is rated highly on here, but elsewhere they don't even get 4 stars. You'd be better off at one of the local fish markets for a poke bowl or fresh ahi sashimi at a reasonable price.
While the rolls are certainly creative, flavor and taste are either lacking or overpowering. Tempura was bland and service was mediocre. For the price, I was underwhelmed.
I prefer more authentic sushi and sashimi, everything was fresh and it was an enjoyable evening.
Always a good time at Sushi Bushido. The food, the service always on point! They treat you like family! My all time favorite place to dine & bring friends & or family. They go above & beyond to accommodate for a party!
After the last mediocre experience we had (a week or so prior to this one), this truly made up for it. The service was prompt and attentive - our server was friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable - and the food was delicious! The drinks were served promptly and reordered in a timely manner. We plan to return when we are on Kauai next year for vacation.
Our food was OK, and our drinks fine, but the service was terrible. We had a reservation and showed up at the appropriate time to be seated. We were seated immediately but never given water or menus. After 11 minutes somebody finally came around to take our order and we advised them that we have never received menus or waters. We asked if we could please start with cocktails and that we have a schedule to keep to catch a flight. The tables around us were being served quickly and easily while we were served very poorly. We’re going to give them another try this week and hope that things of changed.
The service was horrible! body language and huge sighs constantly from waiter when Asked for more wasabi and he didn't bother to ask if we wanted to pay together or to split the check, when we responded with split the check please he then let out a huge and obvious sigh of agitation, later proceeded to the cashier, slams check book and pen down and exchanged complaints with other waiters and clerks. Food was not worth what we paid for. Asked for medium rare and got well done steak, was too intimidated to ask for a new one because of the mistreatment my family and I got. We celebrated a birthday and was not happy at all to say the least!
I was in Kauai with my wife and her parents, staying in in Lihue, but wanted to explore outside the hotel a bit. This place was just 15 mins up the road from our hotel so decided to try it. Ordered 3 rolls for 4 of us, two of them baked sushi rolls ... all of them delicious. Not a lot of places do baked sushi, and it's not obvious from the menu, but it was nonetheless a pleasant surprise.
Highly recommend the Lava Roll, and the Golden Roll. Shrimps wrapped in shoestring potatoes are a nice novelty too - there's 6 to an order and they aren't jumbo shrimps, so not too heavy or filling. Read some comments about slow service here, but no complaints for the night we visited. Staff were friendly and attentive and the sushi rolls took an expected amount of time for freshly made sushi!
Definitely recommend this place.
Bombs food like always
Excellent. Food and ambiance were great. Will certainly visit again next time I'm in Kapa'a
Overpriced for mediocre rolls...would not go again
May just be the worst sushi we have ever had...and we’ve had a lot. Way too much rice. Fish was not fresh. Was an insult to the fish.
Good sushi made fresh- great sake menu and good sushi!
The music was too loud but food was good.
Amazing sushi, amazing service and an overall wonderful time! Would definitely go again.
Nobody can call the food served in this place « sushi »... just rice with improbable raw but not fresh fish toped on it. Poor of us!
Excellent food, a little pricey but very good. Great location but parking is a challenge. Would recommend it to any sushi lover.
we had reservation and thanks for that.Place was busy and looked understaffed.Hostess seated us in the Bar area all by ourselves and also started to serve us in a timely matter.food was good!!
Great polite server, but backlog at the sushi prep table caused some delays
Go relaxed in no hurry, and all will be fine
Quality Quality Quality! True sushi. Great atmosphere! Constantly delicious.
Chairs are very uncomfortable but food is good. Service was a a bit sporadic. Good value.
Sushi Bushido is our first stop once we land in Kauai. Excellent, fresh sushi. Good service. If you love Sushi, this is a great place to check out!
Was a hidden gem I'm the city. Great service and food. When we went when it wasn't busy so it was fairly quiet. Also great happy hour!!
While in Kapa'a on our honeymoon, my husband and I were looking for good sushi. We found Sushi Bushido and decided to wait to have sushi when the restaurant opened. It was well worth the wait. The owner was great with conversation and suggestions for the menu. Our waitress was also great with suggestions. They provided a great atmosphere for great sushi and drinks. This place was such a great find; we can't wait to go back!
Sushi Bushido is a casual Japanese restaurant. Our server was friendly and attentive throughout our meal. The cost of sushi rolls is on the high end in my experience and there are no refills on sodas, only for iced tea. The rolls however were large and not skimpy on fillings.
Food is good and many options. Limited bar by the brands carried
Worst sushi I have we had in my life. So disappointing.
The sushi was good and the sushi chef great.
However, the ambience and especially the service left something to be desired.
We were initially seated outside on a miniscule table where a cross breeze kept blowing cigarette smoke in our faces... we transferred to the sushi bar as despite making a reservation they didnt have a real table for us.
Once inside the service was not very good. Our server only brought out part of the order and forgot our seaweed salad. She never really checked in with us again to see how the food was (which would have given us an opportunity to rectify the matter- our sushi was handed to us directly by the chef across the counter).
So, ok to go, but better places around for the money...
Food was fresh, well prepared, a bit slow coming out even for sushi, but the seer once was great. Highly recommend Sushi Bushido when in Kapaa.
Food was good as always, but the service wasn't so great. Our Server Kapua? She was amazing and sweet and attentive as for any one else in there though, they were kinda rude and not welcoming AT ALL!!
So Good. So Fresh! So Creative!! We really enjoyed Sushi Bushido, and would drive here from other parts of the island, if we weren't staying so close. Highly recommended!!
Awesome speciality rolls using island ingredients.
Excellent food always a good time
As always, everything was terrific. They always have fresh fish and the preparations are always terrific. Food always tastes great and everyone is always friendly. I always make sure I eat here when I'm in Kauai.
Great sushi, but a quite expensive.
Our table was available right away. We sat for about five minutes before the waitress brought us menus. The apps came out quickly but our food took a while. The food was good but kinda pricey for what we got. Overall it was an ok experience.
Food was good but very disappointed that it is not pointed out that a "service charge" is added to check. I assume now that it is a gratuity on larger groups. Unfortunately did not see it on bill and therefore tipped very generously on top of what was added. Feel like it should be verbally stated. There were many opportunities like when you make the reservation or when they called to confirm the res, when you order and certainly should be pointed out when handed the bill. Feel a bit ripped off. Pretty sure our waitress would have known we didn't mean to give her a 50% tip. Tried to discuss by phone but never can reach anyone there by phone. Prob won't be back.
Awesome and great selection. Great price and was impressed with the sushi.
Bland sushi, no seasoning in the rice or any wasabi. A little bit of ginger and wasabi served on the side. You had to pay $1 to get more. Also no traditional irasshaimase greeting when diners arrived. There isn't much else to say. It was marginal sushi and not much in the way of atmosphere
You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu, the food is amazing. Hands down our favorite stop for sushi on Kauai! Our first stop when we fly in, our last stop before we leave, and a few in between. Sushi perfection!