Regarded as one of the best sushi spots in Hawaii, I had to give Miso Phat Sushi a try. With two locations, one in Kahana – West Maui and the other located in Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center, this artfully crafted, fresh fish, sushi restaurant has received critical acclaim by the likes of the Food Network and holds a nearly perfect 5-star rating on Yelp and TripAdvisor. I stopped by with some friends on a busy Saturday night to see what all the hype was about.
Enter into the vibrant dining room and the sushi bar is on your left, with high-top dining room tables on your right. A friendly waitress quickly sat us as we were lucky enough to score the only open table in the place. The interior is very bright and reminds me of cafeteria lighting. You’ll spy Guy Fieri’s signature on the wall behind the sushi chef’s in honor of their feature on Diner’s Drive-ins and Dives this past September.
Now let’s get to the food! On the menu they feature Specialty Rolls with hilarious nicknames, Chef Specials, various Sushi, Sashimi and Combo Platters. They also offer vegetarian-style sushi rolls.
Overall, I would say our experience was very good. The waitress was attentive, informed and had a really cool, easygoing vibe. She made us feel welcome and did a great job servicing the table in a timely manner.
The sushi is fresh, creative and specialty rolls are excellent in portion size and quality. The price point for a few items may be considered steep, but you get what you pay for. If you want line to chopstick fresh fish in a casual setting this is the place to be.
Olena is Executive Editor, Food & Lifestyle at MAUIWatch. The founder of Olena Heu Communications, a social media, digital
marketing, consulting and freelance writing company, Olena holds a BA
and MA in Communication and Speech from Hawaii Pacific University.
An adjunct professor, lecturer and motivational speaker Olena is also an award winning journalist, writer, photographer and avid traveler.