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.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 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.
Alii Sunset Plaza
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Sushi Shiono Ratings and Reviews
The Sushi was very good quality although a bit pricy. Atmosphere is so so but everything tasted great.
Our favorite restaurant in Kona!
Sushi Shiono is our go to place whenever we want to eat great Japanese food and sushi.
Delicious Sushi in Kailua-Kona
What an amazing restaurant! Try the Yazu Yellowtail Roll, Hawaiian Roll and Poke. Just delicious! Also excellent service !!
A little bit hidden but not very far off of Alii Drive, and they must have a great reputation so booking ahead is a good idea. Excellent food, beautiful presentation and good service. The tempura lobster was amazing and the sake selection is very nice.
Our food was excellent, the service was outstanding. Very pleasurable experience... 5 stars...
Reminded us of Japan
We've tried every Japanese restaurant we can find in Kailua Kona. This one is tucked away among some shops, so we did not find it right away. Our search is over – we will just keep coming back here for Japanese food. We spent a month in Japan late last year. This restaurant reminded us in many ways of dining in Japan – especially the food and the service, although the ambience was definitely American. Once we found this place, it turns out to be very easy to get to. We walked there from our rental condo, but for drivers there is a large parking lot nearby.
Excellent meal! Ordered a variety of thi ...
Excellent meal! Ordered a variety of things, sushi, sashimi, beef teriyaki, seaweed salad, agadashi, butterfish Etc. All delicious. Service was also very attentive. Highly recommended.
Good, but pricey!
The food was good, although a little pricey for what you receive.
Doesn't look like much, but the sushi is ...
Doesn't look like much, but the sushi is amazing! I had a reservation, got seated immediately, place was packed. I found the place through Trip Advisor reviews and it didn't disappoint. If you're in the Kailua-Kona area looking for excellent sushi it's worth the stop. Prices were good for Hawaii - rolls were in general the same price I pay for decent sushi on the East Coast.
What A treat! Our last night in Kona we had a craving for local fare. Service exceptionally friendly. Great food...wonderfully delicious.
Great sushi selection superbly prepared ...
Great sushi selection superbly prepared & presented. Delicious calamari salad, tasty furikake chicken & very delicate butterfish misoyaki. Our favorite Japanese food restaurant in Kona.
Incredibly rude and dismissive staff put ...
Incredibly rude and dismissive staff put a damper over the evening. Not a place to go while on vacation.
Sushi in Kailua Kona
Sushi Shiono was good. We had an issue with using Open Table because, according to them, Open Table booked us into 'first available' seating, i.e, the sushi bar. This was not what we wanted for a family of four. Then they gave us a table finally but we felt rushed. So make to call if you don't want sushi bar. The sushi was very good and our waitress was really nice and helpful. Sushi Shiono is halfway down Ali'i drive inside s little mall.
Can't recommend it
Generic and disappointing. No idea what the raves are about. We had three items and were not happy with any of them.
Will Not Return
This place was recommended by a local who said it was the best sushi in town. I ordered a tiger roll, and it was beautifully presented -- looked like a picture. However, I was a bit disappointed in the taste (the avocado was not ripe, and the flavors just didn't seem to blend well). That was the good part. The bad part was I also ordered vegetable tempura. It was probably the worst tempura of any kind I've ever had. The batter was not light, but heavily greasy and thick and hard and over cooked while the vegetables were undercooked (which normally I like, but these were not crispy)-- odd. Our waitress was charming, but had a rough time understanding what we wanted to order. My friend asked for a fork and knife (not provided) and she forgot to bring them. Halfway into my meal we were finally able to flag down another waitress and get the fork and knife. My friend ordered sashimi, which was beautifully presented, and while it was OK, it wasn't great. The fish had hard stringy sections that were impossible for her to chew. Obviously others like this place, so perhaps we were there on a bad night. While I live here, I just know that I will not return.
My husband and I went to Sushi Shiono as our one date night of a week-long family vacation. Based upon some other reviews, we were hoping for some pretty good sushi and a nice night out. We were seated on their outdoor patio, which was nice as it was quiet and pretty empty and the server kept telling us that things were crazy inside. But unfortunately, that seemed to set the stage for forgetting about us and led to just an average evening. The was no welcome or intro to the menu and specials, it took forever to get drink refills, and the servers disappeared after our food came and we sat forever before getting a bill. We ordered a hot Dynamite appetizer, some nigiri, including the tuna and Big Island abalone, and a few rolls, including their Hawaiian roll and another spicy tuna roll served with a special soy sauce. The Dynamite appetizer came out as the very last item. Not what was expected from an appetizer in my mind. The tuna was very good, the other nigiri was all average. The rolls were pretty good but weren't rolled tight and just seemed sort of average. The special spicy tuna with its own house soy sauce was quite good, however. Average is really the best description for the experience.
Good Japanese Restaurant
Great service, good food from the salad to the sushi to the teriyaki, all were delicious
Food Good but Noisy
The food & service was good but we had trouble hearing each other during diner.
Best sushi I ever had.
Second time we have eaten at this restaurant and looking forward to a return trip. Sushi was ultimately fresh and expertly prepared. Service very quick and friendly. This restaurant was highly recommended by locals as the best sushi on the Big Island and they were right.
Great Place, too crowded!
Sushi Shiono serves excellent food, is located close to the romantic seaside of Kona and definitely has great service, very dedicated servers and Sushi-chefs. Unfortunately these great qualities of the restaurant have led to overcrowding and the proprietors have forced too many tables into it. The severs still manage to keep everyone happy but seem to be flying like jets between the tables. With lower guest population, this is a wonderful place.
Overall a good experience. Good sushi with a pretty good variety. Service was better than average. Recommended. I'll be going back.
Excellent hospitality and good Japanese food
Excellent hospitality and good Japanese food. My wife and I appreciated their good services, attentiveness and delicious food, nicely cooked.
Kei-san provided a meal to remember from the start to the finish. One of the best meals I have had in some time.
Great food--service not so great
While on Kona, Big Island the week of the 21st, 2015 we ate at Sushi Shiono. When we arrived at the restaurant our table was ready for us despite it being fairly crowded and people waiting. The food was excellent and all of the sushi was very fresh and tasty. The only complaint was that the service was VERY slow.
Enjoyable and Delicious
Had a birthday dinner and food was good as usual. Great service as they held our ice cream cake for us while we ate. Then brought it out and we realized we forgot a candle. They got one for us. Then gave us plates and a knife to cut the cake.
Excellent place for adult dining
The service is excellent. The entire staff, including our server's first night, is trained great. The food is great. No mass produced stuff here. Just the right size place.
Delicious food, great service! Highly recommend Shiono's!!!
Best sushi in Big Island
Good price and best sushi in Big Island for sure! Very fresh, very tasty.
Small place - very busy
This restaurant is a bit hard to find but worth the look. Very fresh sushi- the furikaki chicken is very good. The tempura lobster, shrimp and vegetables are excellent. The batter is light. A very large sake selection- good service. Make a reservation as they get very busy.
We have always enjoyed and keep returnin ...
We have always enjoyed and keep returning to Sushi Shiono for it's great service and terrific ambiance. The food has always gotten better each time.
Delicious and noisy rolled into one!
Sushi Shiono is a wonderful place to get delicious authentic sushi. We arrived mid-evening and the place was buzzing. The staff were attentive and our meal was served promptly. Every seat was filled throughout our stay and take out orders were frequent. If you are thinking of a quiet, romantic dining experience, this may not be for you. It was noisy as other reviewers have said, but the service and menu easily make up for the din. I look forward to our next visit
Excellent Food and Service!
We had a great time at Sushi Shiono. The sushi was great (the Pacific Oysters!), our waitress was fantastic. She knew the sake list inside and out and was able to recommend sake based on our preferences. The atmosphere is a bit underwhelming (bright lights, pretty noisy) but the food and service more than make up for it.
Excellent sushi and service that will sa ...
Excellent sushi and service that will satisfy traditional tastes and those who seek creative innovations and local ingredients. Excellent ambiance and service are complemented by high quality standards. These comments come from one who has experienced the finest that Ginza has to offer so my standards are high. This sushi restaurant is one of the best.
Best Japanese restaurant
Without a doubt the best Japanese restaurant in Kailua kona! The entire staff is great! My favorite place to go!
Fresh fish and delicious pupus. Sushi was superb, and very fresh. Indicative of locally purchased seafood products. Their hamachi kama and miso butterfish was phenomenal, went great with the ice cold Sapporos! The service was outstanding. Our waitress was on point, also, other waitresses who were serving other sections came over to help and asked if we needed drinks when the glass went dry. Great teamwork, and friendly atmosphere. Awesome spot
reservations and follow up were excellen ...
reservations and follow up were excellent, service provided by staff was above excellent, the food quality was excellent and prices were within reason for the product being served. Can't wait for our next dinning experience.
Fun Spot for Sushi!
On the smaller side with dining tables and a sushi counter but heard all about it and finally made our way there. Cool sushi rolls with a good variety of items and although it wasn't overly busy, dishes were sent out quick! Friendly service and observed a team effort with all of the tables, which is always great to see...we'll be back and recommend to people - Mahalo!
Great Sushi Spot!
I have been a regular patron here for years, stopping by whenever I visit Kailua-Kona. The staff are very friendly and attentive, the food is delicious, seafood is very fresh, and prices are reasonable. It's in a very convenient location, with ample parking. Post sushi, you can walk around beautiful Alii Drive and enjoy some nightlife. Definitely the place to go if you are in the mood for sushi in Kailua-Kona.
Enjoyed everything from the appetizers to the variety of sushi choices we ordered. It was my boyfriends first time and he loved it. I would recommend this place if you are looking for a great Sushi meal. Lunch and dinner is great! Quality is great! We had a great waitress. Food was quick to being served. Enjoyable dinner and night out.
Amazing!!! Sushi was delicious and a few ...
Amazing!!! Sushi was delicious and a few chicken dishes that we tried were too!! Look forward to going back
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