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Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

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Queens Market Place, Waikoloa Beach Resort, 201 Waikoloa Beach Drive Suite 801, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
+1 808-886-6286
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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chicago
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We always stop at Sansei on Maui and the Big Island when we visit. The texture of their sashimi is like butter and like nothing we get at home. For over 10 years, we've enjoyed their signature dishes, like the panko crusted ahi roll and spicy shrimp but it's just beginning to feel very dated. They have great happy hour... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We don't eat sushi but love Japanese food. But, Sansei was missing many of the standard Japanese choices we are used to- gyoza, Chicken Katsu, Chicken Teriyaki. I got a Filet Mignon with mashed potatoes- a strange choice at a Japanese place, I know. But, the filet was quite good. My wife ended up getting Shrimp and Vegetable tempura- a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate here tonight. Long ago we started at Sansei at their original store, and last week my wife ate at their most recent opening in Seattle. The items on the menu tonight were almost exactly the same items as when we first ate at Sansei years ago. Thing is, what was innovative then is no longer innovative now. Did... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the unique sushi dishes that this restaurant had to offer. The server was very friendly and helpful in picking our meal and you know the food is good if you see a lot of local people eating there. The meal did take time to prepare but it was worth the wait.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended the Sansei restaurant for sushi by a waiter at Dukes. He didn't mention that it has 50% off seafood sushi after 10pm! There was a long queue of young holidaymakers waiting to get in when we left which increased my feeling mildly ripped off by paying $170 (that equates to AU$210 for our meal which was good... More 

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Moody, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is WOW!! Talk about a fabulous menu, reasonable prices and phenomenal quality all in one location. Don't miss this place!!!

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The award winning dishes were essentially fusion and the sushi rice wasn't world class but the uni was exceptional

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Thank David J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good restaurant. We ate at the sushi bar and everything seemed ok. Kind of pricy, but hey you're on vacation right. I would probably avoid this place if I was a local.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had sushi, sushimi, duck & Panko crusted ahi. All delicious and all very well done. Service was perfect. Highly recommended.

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very special sushi rolls, with well-thought combinations. Extremely smooth service by friendly waiting staff. Great bar !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Queens Market Place, Waikoloa Beach Resort, 201 Waikoloa Beach Drive Suite 801, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Waikoloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-886-6286

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?