D.K. Kodama

My Venues

Accolades

  • Favorite Asian Restaurants
    Bon Appétit
  • America’s Best Sushi Bars
    Travel + Leisure
  • Best Maui Restaurant
    Hale Aina Bronze Award, HONOLULU Magazine
  • Best Sushi Bar
    The Maui News, Best of Maui
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Hawaii

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

The Tuna Crunch
$$$
Happy Hour, Full Bar, Asian, Seafood
"A warm, freshly cooked shrimp tempura roll is topped with spicy tuna and the leftover crunch from the tempura batter after it hits the fryer. It has two very different textures, from the firm crunchiness of the shrimp and the soft spicy tuna. The sweet chili sauce underneath the roll adds yet another dimension to the dish. Fun!"
The Viagra shooter
$$$
Happy Hour, Full Bar, Asian, Seafood
"This is a special but you can always ask for it. It’s not for everybody, but if you like fish eggs, then WOW! It comes in a shot glass with a dark liquid. Inside you have uni, salmon eggs, tobiko, a quail egg yolk, and other interesting goodies floating around. When you shoot it, you get saltiness from the ocean flavors, sourness from the citrus, sweetness from the uni, and all the fun textures from the different eggs. It's a great conversation piece. It will definitely turn heads."
Cajun seared white tuna
Cajun seared white tuna
$$
Happy Hour, Sushi, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Asian, Seafood
Waikīkī
"The white tuna is seared on the outside, sliced sashimi-style, rolled up individually with a few slices of onion to cut the richness, then topped with aioli, tobiko, and a cilantro leaf. It's a very good combination and balance. There is also a light, almost kalbi-like sauce poured over the dish."