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Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

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600 Office Rd, Kapalua, Maui, HI 96761-8767
+1 808-669-6286
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Again, we had a great dinner at Sansei in Kapalua. The food is great, taste is always awesome and the various kinds of Sushi or Sashimi are the best and authentic japanese. Do not forget to make a reservation the day before!

Thank Schnunu
Omaha, Nebraska
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170 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sansei is a very busy restaurant in Kapalua. You can go early and wait for open spots but I would recommend reservations. The physical layout of Sanaei is a bit odd and we assumed that it was converted from another format. Tables were close in our area and it was a bit noisy. They have a very nice and large... More 

Thank pmx2
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is all about the food - and sushi is the star. Great selection - always reliable. Very popular - make a reservation or expect to wait as there is often a wait list for dinner on any night. Ambience nothing special - tucked as it is on Ritz Carlton grounds - next to the Honoloa General store. But the... More 

1 Thank James M
Denver, Colorado
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62 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After all the good reviews about this restaurant, I was expecting to have a great meal and a great time. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. On a single positive note, the fish was fresh and tasty. On the other side of the coin, we found the restaurant decor to be very tired and worn out. We found the service "average"... More 

Thank BroncoRider
Portland, Oregon
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I eat a fair amount of sushi in the Pacific NW. I eat a lot of same day sushi (tuna and salmon), as I own/operate a tuna boat and we eat a lot of sushi and poke from fish straight from our boat. I had high hopes for this place based on the hype. We had a few, good, drinks... More 

Thank shakenbaked
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sansei Sushi opens at 5:30 but as we pulled into the parking lot at around 5:20, there was already a line forming. From 5:30 to 6:00 most of the menu is discounted about 25% so if you can, arrive early and get your order in. We had a variety of items, but the Shrimp Dynamite and the Crab Ramen were... More 

Thank Bjrsmom
Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoyed the food so much on our first visit on 1/3, that we returned on Monday, 1/9/17. We had eggplant, beef teriyaki, combo sushi dinner, calamari salad, shrimp tempura roll. All the dishes were perfectly prepared and presented. Our waiter provided excellent service. Truly a meal to remember.

Thank PeeWeeReese
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 5:15 reservations but we're standing in line outside at 5:16, they open at 5. We hear it's the place to go. Once inside it's a great atmosphere and the fragrances are mouth watering. I had the duck breast and hubby had the seared salmon and prawns. The starters were amazing, Matsuhisa Butterfish is stupid good and Ahi Sashimi... More 

Thank Kendall H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had 2 Big Island Volcano Rolls and a Miso Soup! Our sushi chef was amazing and the rolls he made were outstanding. The service was great. Can't wait to go back.

Thank NancyKSchneider
Lahaina, Hawaii
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They screwed up our reservations and were totally rude about it. We made it back in November! Then we were seated by the front door instead of in the main dining room. Server disappeared for long periods and would dump the sushi and disappear. The rolls fell apart and were mediocre at best. Didn't live up to the hype at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?