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“Overrated. Over priced.”
Review of Sushi Shiono

Sushi Shiono
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Ranked #28 of 302 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Hawaiian
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Alii Sunset Plaza
Description: Sushi 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 Kona fish expertly prepared and served with love.
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Our meal was disappointing. We selected this restaurant based on the reviews we had read on Trip Advisor and in our guidebook. We waited for 30 minutes for our water and sake and watched while other tables received their food. Chefs special sashimi appetizer was underwhelming with what seemed to be "tough" yellowtail tuna slices topped with past their prime jalapeños and wilted cilantro. The Ponzu sauce was tasty however. Sunonomo salad featured cooked shrimp, raw octopus and squid but needed more cucumber to complement the seafood. The ikura sushi (salmon roe) tasted less than fresh. Caterpillar roll was meh and light on eel. Service improved once they decided to bring us the food and sake we had ordered. I wouldn't say this was bad sushi. Just nothing out of the ordinary and certainly no better than some of the top spots in our town on the mainland. So to summarize, poor service at the start, nothing special sushi and a high price tag. Disappointing is the word.

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Thank tastywords
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We always drop in at Shiono's for sushi whenever we visit our son and daughter in law in Kona. Never disappointed! Always good, always fresh. Staff very helpful and friendly. A must for sushi lovers.

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Thank KaimukiBoy
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

How do I know it's Authentic? My wife is Japanese. Staff and owner at restaurant are Japanese. We wanted a light late evening meal our last night in Kona and wandered into this restaurant. Fish was very fresh and the Seafood Salad was large enough for two and sooooo good! The things we ordered were not the new 'Fusion' type dishes adapted to American tastes, but they have those too. Everything was delicious and we were both happy to find this restaurant.

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Thank Len B
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We squeezed into this full restaurant one night & snagged a spot at the sushi bar. We then decided to try the Omakase (chefs choice) & loved the amazing selections we got to try. The food was fresh, well presented & we loved our evening there! Highly recommend this place if in town!

Thank KimDS74
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We eat here regularly. They have real Japanese sushi chefs and make great sushi. The price is reasonable, not cheap, but reasonable considering the quality. The location is convenient because they have a big parking lot. No view, but nice atmosphere and good service.

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Thank Cindy C
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