Maui sushi is no ka oi

Destination Dining

May 26, 2019

Story By: Dining Out Team |

The delicious foods of the islands undoubtedly draw influence from cultures around the world. The sushi of Lahaina, inspired by Japan’s distinct sushi authority in Hawaii, is plated up fresh, skillfully, and with a local twist. Foodies can rejoice over the sushi offerings on the West Maui coast.

1. Lahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Road

The Cake Walk is a oneof-a-kind array of seafood, showcasing “cakes” of sweet Louisiana rock shrimp, seared ahi with sticky rice, and Kona lobster. Each cake is accompanied by sauces including hoisin sauce, tangy mustard cream, tamari vinaigrette and special avocado relish.

Photo courtesy Lahaina Grill

2. Sansei Seafood
Restaurant & Sushi Bar Kapalua Resort,
600 Office Road

The Kapalua “Butterfry” Roll, named for its flash-fried preparation, is a delectable combo of shiromi and salmon sashimi, crab, upcountry Maui mixed greens and cucumber. The roll is rice-less and served up with tangy ponzu for dipping.

Photo courtesy Sansei

3. Japengo
200 Nohea Kai Drive

Japengo’s Blackened Ahi Roll is a traditional California roll — a base of snow crab, avocado, and cucumber — topped with blackened ahi, fresh Maui onion and wasabi tobiko. Spicy mayo, ponzu sauce and fried garlic finish the roll.

Photo courtesy Japengo

4. Miso Phat Sushi
4310 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Ste. 111

The Rockin’ Roll is a baked delicacy at Miso Phat Sushi. A California roll is wrapped in fresh hamachi, topped with scallops and baked to perfection. To complete the baked roll, unagi sauce, tobiko, bonito flakes, scallions and sesame seeds are added.

Photo courtesy Miso Phat Sushi

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