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Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

600 Office Rd, Kapalua, Maui, HI 96761-8767
+1 808-669-6286
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (971 reviews)
“dynamite shrimp” (49 reviews)
“butter fish” (21 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
600 Office Rd, Kapalua, Maui, HI 96761-8767
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took advantage of Sansei's generous offer of a large discount to Kama'aina (local residents) if you go early and line up to get in. Even then, all we got was seating at the bar. Not their fault. It's very noisy there because of the...More

Thank Barrykade
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

All Sanseis are not equal: this is THE one (not Kihei, not Seattle). If you want a fantastic sushi adventure, sit at the sushi bar and ask for whatever they recommend. Half the time we have no idea what we’re eating, but it’s always inventive...More

Thank Loracstrips
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the amount of hype this restaurant has, I expected a lot. The food was a solid 7 out of 10, but not the 11 out of 10 I hoped for. Besides that you have to stay in line at the opening time to get...More

Thank Daniela A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great dinner at Sansei as we sat at the sushi bar and basically ordered what the sous-chef recommended. The food came fast and was all very delicious. It is also nice to be able to bring your own wine in. The signature...More

Thank Will431
Reviewed 1 week ago

Update Dec 2017 You saved our trip! Kapalua's stormy weather had us a bit down, and as we got through our 2nd day with rain (but rainbows), your wonderful restaurant helped us perked us right up. The *best* fish, imaginative rolls, all the favorite and...More

Thank OnlineConcierge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make a reservation and go hungry. We had 6:00 pm reservations (the place opened at 5:30), and by the time we got there, not one table was free. There's a reason for this: the food and service are both outstanding. Across the street from the...More

Thank Thurstonator
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this sushi restaurant after reviewing it on the tripadvisor. It did not disappoint. We made a reservation ahead of the time which is a must as there are many people waiting to get to this restaurant. If you order before 6 pm,...More

Thank olivial494
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After going to the Christmas Eve church service across the street we went to Sensei’s for a late dinner. You just can’t miss on having a world class experience here. The waiting staff are meticulous and know the food intimately. The Butter Fish was spectacular....More

1  Thank Eric R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to Sansei for over 10 years. It's one restaurant that we go back to everytime we're in Maui and it has never disappointed. The sushi is excellent; in fact it's so good we rarely order any entrees but rather just have a...More

Thank mccmrs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here once before and it’s a busy place! So make a reservation or expect to have an 30-60 minute wait. They offer a early bird 25% discount from 5:15-6pm on Sushi and food items, does not include drinks or alcohol. You can...More

Thank Shootles
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9 August 2017|
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Response from lorraine2146 | Reviewed this property |
I think there's a discount if you order before 6pm
Helen M
12 November 2016|
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Response from DCM2015-1 | Reviewed this property |
Awhile back Sansei did not take reservations, but they do now. We were there a few months ago & they took our reservation. I highly recommend a reservation so you ensure that you will get a table at the time you want... More
Phillis H
7 November 2016|
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Response from Eddie L | Reviewed this property |
I just ate the sushi, and not the Kodama, although it sounds delicious.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Office Rd, Kapalua, Maui, HI 96761-8767
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kapalua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-669-6286
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