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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
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Honomu, Hawaii
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a good experience at another Sansei's location so we thought we'd try this one since we were in the area. They were pretty busy, and we didn't have reservations, so we opted to sit at the bar. Their food is a bit pricey, but they have a great selection and their food is delicious. We ordered a couple... More 

Thank Cherilyn D
San Francisco
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sansei has multiple original rolls created by its sansei chef, Kodama - particularly the Panko crusted rolls (ahi). Rolls are generally good. We didn't sample enough of the pure sushi to comment on quality. The hot dishes are solid but bit the highlight. Happy hour until 6:00pm with discounted prices which varies by day of the week (be sure to... More 

Thank Porcupine-415
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Japanese food. The apple crisp dessert is the best I have ever had! Get there early to ensure quick seating!

Thank Scott G
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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138 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Miso soup and sushi. All good. I hear that there are often happy hour lines, but we did not have to wait on a Saturday night with 2 children who are picky eaters.

Thank DBoulevard
St. Louis
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 8 of us all but the 2 year old remarked about the quality of our dinners. The Beef Tenderloin with mushrooms was just that.....tender and delicious. It was about a half hour drive from Kailua-Kona but worth the investment of travel time for a delightful meal

Thank BobinSTL
Kamuela, hawaii
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My last visit was pretty good.. I was a little disappointed in some of the food. The shrimp dynamite is slipping.. and it was a little crowded. Other then that the service was good. the sushi was still spot on. Oh, and they still make "the" best apple tart..

Thank josephsH6936VP
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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445 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here a couple of years ago and it is still very good. We made it in just before 6 so we were able to take advantage of the 25% discount on most items. The waitress was able to get our order in just under the deadline (including reserving a dessert for us). We enjoyed a lot of sushi... More 

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Urbana, Iowa
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135 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our food was excellent but our server acted like she hated her job. When we didn't get our miso soup and asked that it be taken off the tab, she sighed. Really? Great sushi though.

Thank Kathy L
Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have enjoyed this restaurant on the other islands and they never disappoint. Panko-crusted ahi, shrimp dynamite, Cajun seared white tuna sashimi and ahi tataki were just a few delicious menu choices we tried. All very good, creative and served at the right temperature. Many fresh ingredients used uniquely. If you like sushi or if you like seafood, even beef and... More 

Thank Teresaneedsvacay
Dayton, Ohio
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing new to report here.Sansei continues to offer a reliable half-price sushi dinner for those willing to eat early or during happy hour. The Sun-Mon 50% off food between 5-6 PM is wildly popular but you MUST be in line by 4:30 or risk missing it. I got in line @ 4:33 PM & got next to last table for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?