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Sansei Seafood Restaurant

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1881 S Kihei Rd Ste KT116, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7924
+1 808-879-0004
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 01:00
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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staying in Wailea, you are stuck with expensive restaurants and hard to find where locals eat. We tried Sansei since we love sushi and sashimi and we found ourselves among many Canadians where they made Kihei their destination in Maui. Service is great but a bit fast that made you feel like you are a bit forced to eat and... More 

Thank BirTurk
Denver, Colorado
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very fresh sushi. We loved the Kona roll. The rolls were not rolled particularly tight and fell apart easily... still tasted great though! The yellow tail was the best I have ever had. Make sure to make a reservation or you may be waiting 90 minutes. I scheduled our visit here through open table a month before we came. Sansei... More 

Thank Pppmomof3
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I read that this was rated in the top 50 sushi restaurants to decided to try it with our oldest son visiting from Portland. We made reservations for 5:30, right when they opened. Arrived a little early to find a line up of people including families with young children. The atmosphere is warm and the staff was attentive and friendly.... More 

Thank JoAnn V
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223 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everybody was raving about this place, and every night there was a line waiting, so we gave it a try. It's good. I wouldn't wait on line again to get in. The sushi was fresh, service was slow, nothing extraordinary as other reviewers have indicated. I'd give it a 'good+' for fresh.

Thank babbettandcaptbill
North Vancouver
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177 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returned to Sansei after a three year absence, and glad we did. Our only mistake was not getting a reservation. after a half hour wait around the bar we were seated and had six dishes between us to share, The calamari salad was very good, and the other shared appies and rolls were excellent. Really good flavours. The service was... More 

Thank Peter T
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sushi at Sensei was delicious, we wished we could sample it all. A must do in Maui. Make sure to make reservations, as it is crowded most nights.

Thank Jeff M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal on Maui!!Loved it!very fresh and wonderful staff. We got there when they opened and got 25 percent off our bill.. bonus...

Thank Sue M
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there during a happy hour. Place definitely has a following as there was a line. We had a personal reference that the sushi was the best they'd ever had. My wife really likes sushi, and she said it was good but not great. Decent place, and might give it another try. Would recommend happy hour as pricing is... More 

Thank get2knowtheworld
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Sansei Sushi our last night in Maui. We had a combination of rolls and sashimi. The toro was not fresh but the other sashimi was delicious.the rolls were large and cut thin making them difficult to eat. Our meal felt rushed. We were in and out in an hour which is unusual for sushi.

Thank Emerald501
Frankfort, Illinois
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Sansei very much. Our server did a great job explaining the menu and specials, there is a tremendous variety of sushi to choose from, and all of our food was top notch. The place is extremely popular, so unless you enjoy waiting for an hour, make a reservation. You'll be glad you did.

Thank Mark S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1881 S Kihei Rd Ste KT116, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7924
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-879-0004

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