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780 Haiku Rd, Haiku, Maui, HI 96708-5846
+1 808-575-2939
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good saimin, very fresh salad, and great hurricane fries made this place a real find for our party. Would be happy to eat here again and explore their dinner menu.

Thank Henry S
Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pouring rain outside great inside. Cozy searing but still great atone sphere. Great specialty sushi rolls

Thank Mark W
Sitka, Alaska
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by the lady doing my pedicure. This meal, of all the delicious food we had in Maui, is the one I crave the most. The restaurant does not take reservations, but they are very efficient at managing the crowd that gathers to wait. The sushi was absolutely otherworldly! We were seated at the bar and... More 

Thank DianaPrinceww
Haiku, Hawaii
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having such a great restaurant at the North Shore with amazing food is a blessing. Their fish is a fresh catch and when you sit at the bar you can watch the Sushi chef how they prepare the food. If you like Japanese food this is the place to go.

Thank Kutira
Makawao, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. It is the perfect izakaya. Izakaya is a Japanese casual gathering place with a menu of small dishes that can be shared with friends or a loved one over drinks. The miso butterfish as well as the rainbow roll are excellent. Expect a busy atmosphere and you should go early to beat the rush

Thank kobayashiv808
Omaha, Nebraska
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193 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good noodles for a reasonable price. Not much on the menu but there's enough variety for everyone. We went here before we hit the beach. Good full meal for an all day activity.

Thank eyee5
Lahaina, Hawaii
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I recently celebrated our 35th anniversary at Nuka. Everything we ordered was delish. Tempura butterfish, rainbow roll, Haiku Roll, 405 roll it was all very good. Great quality fish, sauces not too rich. We don't get here often because it's over an hours drive one way from our house. Nuka doesn't take reservations so we got there when... More 

Thank bdofa1
Maui, Hawaii
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108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked into Haiku between the Post Office and a business building, this charming restaurant is hustling and bustling every evening. Their selection of sushi is imaginative, the presentation artful and the taste incredible. They also have Donburi, rice bowls and salad bowls equally delicious. My only complaint is that people waiting for tables (there are generally many of them) tend... More 

Thank WahineHanapepe
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is completely charming. The food is japanese but they have other things too. Is always a pleasure to go there.

Thank Vikietti
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Tokyo, so I have to admit that the dishes I ate at Nuka did not taste like actual Japanese food -but rather a hip American version of Japanese food. Missing my adopted home (I'm American but live in Japan), I was craving actual Japanese flavor & sauces, so I was disappointed. Yet, I have to say the... More 

Thank Jeff8v7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 Haiku Rd, Haiku, Maui, HI 96708-5846
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Haiku
  • Phone Number: +1 808-575-2939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?