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About 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.

75-5799 Alii Dr, Ste. C 3
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 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.

Cross Street:
Alii Sunset Plaza

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 326-1696

Website:
http://www.sushishiono.com/

Executive Chef:
Yoshiyuki Sasaki

Additional:
Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sushi Shiono Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Authentic (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Casual (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
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Fit for Foodies (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
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Romantic (2)
Cozy (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

I love Sushi Shiono. If I ever want authentic Japanese cuisine I always go here. Reminds me of Japan and fun fact the sushi chefs are from Japan so you know you're getting the real thing! Staff is always friendly and food is always on point and great service.

My favorite Japanese Restaurant in the Kona area.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was mediocre. The salad was good. Our party wasn’t looking for sushi but for well prepared cooked Japanese food. There was no fresh caught fish available unless we wanted sushi. I wanted soba noodle soup with tofu skins & vegetables and was told there were no vegetables available only green onions. Then when the platters of chicken teriyaki were served they had nice vegetables on the dish. The butter fish was all skin & really greasy. Maybe just a good place for sushi.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Initially it wasn't a great experience due to my booking my reservation through open table yet we waited at least 15 minutes for our table, on top of that it is very crowded and loud in that restaurant, my boyfriend loved his food it was amazing just the service initially wasn't great we were thinking that we had booked our reservation and get seated immediately but that was not the case so that was pretty upsetting, a reservation is a reserved table...

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Sat at the sushi bar. The sushi chefs were amazing to watch and very friendly.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Best sushi we’ve ever had. Miso soup was stellar flavor and the sashimi and nigiri were so fresh and neatly presented. The roll we ordered was a Muau????? Amazing- just astounding flavor and presentation.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

There was a mix up with our reservation(said we were a no show earlier although we arrived 5 minutes early for our 7:30 reservation. Any way we sat at the sushi bar and had a great meal of mixed sushi and some tempura and miso soup. My wife is a veg head and she had plenty of options.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Have you ever been to a highly recommended restaurant when the service was so poor it completely eliminated any chance of enjoyment? Welcome to Sushi Shiono. In fact, the beyond-terrible service became THE subject of our conversation with our friends. The drinks took 20+ minutes to arrive and were all wrong, the server continually had this horrified expression as she mumbled something about the bartender not showing up and problems in the kitchen and a large party in the other room. Many times food was brought to our table that we had not ordered. Very long delays for any service. This went on and on. Yea sure the food, when it finally arrived, was fine but at that point who cared? Worse, there was no effort to apologize or make things right. Comp a round of drinks ? No. Try this special dessert on the house? No. The only good news was the substantial savings on the gratuity!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Really great Sushi. We come here every time we come to Kona and are never disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

High quality sushi. The yellowtail was outstanding. Friendly staff. Loved it.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Awesome food, great staff, first time at alii drive location have ate at mauna lani location before

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I loved my experience there. The service, atmosphere, and food were excellent. Love the feeling and would totally recommend and go there again.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 4, 2017

One of the better place to have an Omakase sushi course on the Big Island. I really didn’t expect to have Sushi of that quality. You must experience the Omakase course. will definitely go back again, again and again!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This is my go to restaurant for Japanese food. The food is always fresh, delicious, and consistent. The service is always friendly and attentive. I have recommended highly it to many of my friends.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great as always. Service was very attentive and timing was seamless.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was good. I didn't like the siracha sauce on my sushi. Wish menu listed the sauces. Kinda pricey food.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

truly exceptional! we are sushi lovers, and found this place to be the real deal. authentic sushi, prepared by talented sushi chefs. fun and fantastic!!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The seafood is always fresh, the service is friendly and not too intrusive. A great place to catch up with friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 15, 2017

What a GREAT place. Sit at the sushi bar! Love the Open Table app capability

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food

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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Overall it was quite disappointing! I was visiting Big Island and looking for a good and authentic sushi place. This place was recommended by a local person and... it was actually horrible. Soba was not cold enough and too salty, sushi smelled so fishy, rice was so dried, and price was unbelievably high!! We felt we were robbed. Oh, did I mention that service was terrible too? We were invisible to servers. I do NOT recommend this place!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Some of the best sushi on the island. High quality as well as variety of fish. Much of the fish is sourced locally whenever possible. We found this gem about 2 years ago and it has grown in popularity since then as reservations are definitely required during the dinner hour.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Always enjoy our meals at Shiono's. Very good food every time.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Spicy, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We have been many times, and this place never disappoints. If you get one of the boats for two, be sure there are four of you...all good. Freshest fish in both sushi and sashimi. Tasty starters, too. Good place to have a conversation. Very attentive servers. Sushi bar looks like it too would be a treat.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Gr8 food gr8 service. Pleasebwaa nice and clean. Friendly staff. Awesome food. Fast service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 9, 2017

It was ok, service could have been better. Felt very rushed.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The sushi is the best-fresh, and presentation is beautiful.
We went for a birthday celebration and had excellent service. When you see a party of 14 Japanese Nationals eat there - you know it's gotta be good!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Love the food, very tasty. Can be expensive, especially if you have a larger group.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Sushi shiono was a great find. Great sushi with a very friendly staff. We had Dragon roll, Hawaiian Volcano roll and a Philly roll. All were excellent. Dining area is not very big so it is important to have a reservation.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Been coming here for years and it is always good. A great selection of unique rolls and Japanese cuisine accompanied by very well done traditional Japanese sushi like their Himachi Nigiri that was so fresh and tender it just melts in your mouth like butter.
Family friendly or great for a date, the location on Alii Drive allows for a walk along the ocean after dinner and a selection of bars and nightclubs nearby for an after dinner drink.
If you have not been go. But I recommend a reservation because they do get busy and you will have to wait for a table.
Two thumbs up - for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Over all excellent, service , food ,people, quality of food, friendly staff

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Sushi Shiono did a great job hosting our large group of 14 for a birthday lunch. Our one waitress handled the whole table with grace and perfection. Food came out quickly, correct and delicious!! Mahalo nui loa, Sushi Shiono!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on April 15, 2017

Tasty and authentic sushi on Big Island, what a great surprise! We got our thumbs up for this place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Love Shiono Sushi. I think they have the best Sushi in Kona. Costs a little more than others, but you get what you pay for.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Waitresses they are working toooooo long
They r getting lazy to serve
Also food is getting no good than before

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Sashimi was prepared properly. I would say the best in town.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 19, 2017

I had a wonderful server (coming from the service industry), I wish I could remember her name. She was speedy, full of energy and just pleasant. I brought my daughter here for her birthday because she loves sushi and we weren't let down. Was an awesome experience all around, even left a note on her receipt! Great great experience!! & we were recommended by a Chef!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 19, 2017

The best simply the best! It's the best Japanese place on the west side of the island

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Really enjoyed the entire experience here. Service was friendly and responsive. Maki rolls were very very good. Prices are reasonable for a resort area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Fresh & delicious food.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Had a great meal. The staff was friendy and the food great.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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