For a variety of specialty sushi rolls, poke bowls and sashimi, all using fresh local fish and produce, head to Makai Sushi. Located inside the Kukuiula Market, this small sushi bar serves up sushi made to order and is prepared fresh before your eyes by chef and owner Matthew Oliver, born and raised on Kauai.
Try their mouth-watering signature dish, the Gorilla Bowl, with ahi, ono, salmon, cucumber, avocado, and sweet Maui onion, served on a bed of sushi rice, shaved dykon, and ocean salad sauced with wasabi, aioli, and sesame seeds. They also offer up a variety of sushi rolls as well, including a spicy ahi roll, California roll, unagi roll, and hapa roll (with spicy ahi blue crab, avocado, cucumber, and tobiko).
Grab some drinks to complement your seafood at the market, and take your sushi or poke bowl to enjoy with your toes in the sand at the nearby Poipu Beach Park or poolside at your south shore vacation rental. There’s nothing like enjoying a fresh seafood meal on the islands, and Makai Sushi offers a delicious local-style menu.
Planning Your Excursion to Makai Sushi
Makai Sushi is located in Kauai’s south shore town of Koloa at 2827 Poipu Rd. They are open Monday-Friday 11am-7pm and Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm.
Around the Area
There are several popular beaches in the area, including Poipu Beach Park, Brennecke’s Beach, and Shipwreck’s Beach. With its prime location, this is a great spot to pick up lunch or dinner for a picnic at the beach or a relaxing afternoon poolside at your vacation rental. It’s also near the south shore’s best shopping, such as Kukui’ula Village Shopping Center, Poipu Shopping Village, and the shops along Koloa Road in Old Koloa Town, where you will find a large variety of beachwear and gift items.
We have rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores. Staying at one of our south shore properties such as Kahala, Makahuena Point, Poipu Kapili, and Poipu Shores Resort, will put you in close proximity for enjoying the sunny south shore’s best beaches, as well as a meal at Makai Sushi, one of the best spots for Kauai sushi. Many of our vacation rentals offer gorgeous ocean or mountain views, island-inspired décor, full kitchens, swimming pools, and breezy lanais. Contact us to learn more about local restaurants and to book your Hawaiian getaway!