I live in LA. That means I have access to some of the best sushi places in the country, if not the world, on an everyday basis. And I've eaten at most of them. NONE of them approaches what I experienced at Koiso. This is authentic sushi at its absolute best -- and you are reading this from a food snob, a guy who hates even the most highly rated of restaurants and sends back his food on a regular basis. The place is unassuming, hidden in a strip mall with a couple of tables and a sushi bar, very little decor if any. Behind the bar is Koiso, and only Koiso. A lady, presumably his wife, serves drinks. Koiso appears to be from Japan and in my head I imagined that he was a great sushi chef transplanted from the greatest sushi-ya in Tokyo, enjoying the Maui lifestyle -- although maybe he's just a Hawaiian, who knows. But, the point is, this guy has access to the freshest fish. Each piece melts in your mouth, the flavors giving way to other flavors that reinvent tastes that you *thought* you knew, like Salmon or Yellowtail. It's largely just pieces here -- simple, large slabs of fish on rice. There's a couple of roll selections, but they're basic, none of those mayonnaise concoctions with eel sauce -- and delicious. Next great thing, this guy isn't a snob/jerk like many great sushi chefs. You are allowed to talk at the bar and there isn't a cell phone ban. You can look in the eye of the great Koiso-San and you don't have to immediately look down and bow. And, low and behold, you can even order a spicy tuna roll. But don't expect the kind of grocery store, mashed up, fine diced tuna/mayo mixes you'd get elsewhere; you get chunks of the freshest tuna with a bit of siracha in crispy seaweed. Authentic, fresh, simple, delicious. Best of all, the prices are reasonable. This is in the top 10 meals of my life, and I've been all over the world and to the best restaurants. Even if it's a drive from your hotel, absolutely do not miss this place, I won't forget this meal and you won't either.