2728 Poipu Rd Koloa, Hawaii 96756 (Inside Kukuiula Market) Monday - Friday 11am - 7 pm Saturday - Sunday 11 am - 5 pm +808.639.7219

Serving Kauai Sushi
Our Founder Matthew Oliver

Matthew Oliver

*All rolls are served with Makai Trio Sauce and garnished with tobiko, green onion, & sesame seeds

Rolls Menu

*All bowls are served on a bed of sushi rice, shaved dykon, & ocean salad Sauced with wasabi, aoli, & sesame seeds

Bowls Menu



Inside Kukuiula Market

2728 Poipu Rd
Koloa, Hawaii 96754

(Look for a yellow submarine)



Matthew Oliver was born and raised on the beautiful island of Kauai in 1986. He attended Kauai High School graduating in 2004. Upon graduation, Matthew found himself working on the South Shore of Kauai in a variety of restaurants that would later influence his entrepreneurial mind. His involvement with restaurants has help shaped his brands style and art.

Makai Sushi started to serve quality products that make people happy, satisfied, and wanting to come back for more.


MovingLos Angeles

Matthew has always enjoyed culinary arts and has always had a passion for food.
In the fall of 2013 Matt started to work towards his entrepreneurial vision and moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious Japanese cuisine school, The Sushi Chef Institute.



After attending the prestigious school and returning to Kauai, Chef Matt, applied his entrepreneurial spirit and built a sushi food wagon called, “The Dragon Wagon.” For the next year he honed his skills and gained a reputation of serving outstanding sushi, as well as gaining a loyal following of satisfied customers.



In the fall of 2014 Chef Matt was given the opportunity to move his business to the popular Kukuiula Market located at 2728 Poipu Road. He built a small sushi bar inside the store and has continued to grow in popularity. Makai Sushi serves a variety of sushi, including specialty sushi rolls, poke bowls and sashimi, priding ourselves on using local fresh fish and produce. All sushi items are made-to-order.
Customers enjoy watching their orders prepared as they wait. If you like fresh fish, you are sure to enjoy Makai Sushi!
Our unique, locally owned and operated sushi bar is a great way to experience a taste of Kauai.
Please come visit and while you’re at it, try our signature dish, the “Gorilla Bowl.” We would love to serve you the best fish on island.

Aloha from Chef Matt and the crew at Makai Sushi.