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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New location. Atmosphere like a restored barn compared to old place. Due to covid limited seating as well as menu. However the quality was not the same as the old place and the quantity was less. Both my wife and I had to have snacks...when we got to our room after dinner. The straw that broke the camel's back was an item on the bill that stated "Kitchen Service Fee". This is supposed to pay the kitchen staff in addition to the tip for the wait staff. No where does it state that there is a Kitchen Service Fee added to your bill. This is a first and last for us. Most restaurants divide the wait staff tip among the whole staff. Never again. Poor value for your money.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021

During our recent stay in Maui, our group of 14 sought for a seafood restaurant that offered sashimi and other dishes. We were delighted to discover Sansei (yes discover since it was our first time dining there although we have vacationed in Maui for more...than a decade. THe variety of sushi rolls and pieces, the sashimi trio, the steaks, the lobster and shrimp mashed potato--and the Fried ice cream dessert--were so very delicious. Sansei will be on our Must-Dine-Here list for our next vacation to Maui, which we hope will be in 2022.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 6 July 2021 via mobile

A little over rated - the sushi was delicious but the steak had absolutely no taste. Only visit if you would like to eat sushi

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 29 May 2021 via mobile

I can’t believe that this restaurant is part of the same group that identifies with Sushi Sansei in Kapalua. They are not the same. This place is a disgrace to the brand and should really be re-branded as more gas station sushi. The location used...to be different pre-covid. The ambiance was much better and the menu more sushi based. They moved into a new location, dropped the good sushi from the menu, added pasta dishes and $75 ribeyes. It’s a total joke. We could not be more disappointed especially after the experience at the Kapalua location. I don’t often leave 1 star reviews, and never take the time to write them unless I hope it will help someone else not have to go through the disappointment of my experience. Please change your brand Sansei Kihei - you are not the same as your other locations. I question the DK restaurant brand as a whole. It will certainly be my last experience.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 27 February 2021 via mobile

Location - in the middle of Kihei Service - efficient , friendly Setting - large indoor dining area with tables spaced far apart The food - I’ve been coming here for ten years , and while the menu is looking Less and less authentic Japanese...cuisine , the food was as amazing as before . The dynamite shrimp appetizer was as tasty as ever . The white tuna sashimi was fresh and delicious, and the miso butterfish was well prepared. I highly recommend this place if u are in the mood for tasty Japanese food...More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 12 February 2021 via mobile

After being closed for 9 months, Sansei was ready to open its doors to locals and the tourists that frequent this place for a great Japanese meal in west Maui. The servers and the staff were EXTREMELY thankful and appreciative of us dining in, especially...our server Sunny. The menu was interesting as it had a mix of the three DK restaurants (Vino and DK steakhouse). They had some pasta dishes and some steak in the mix of their Japanese dishes. The must get items: miso butterfish, the Holy Cow Roll, the mango crab salad hand roll, and the DK crab ramen. All dishes are great for sharing with the rest of your party! Right now I don’t think they had happy hour during our visit but I’m sure it will return later as they are just starting out after being closed for 9 months.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 15 January 2021 via mobile

We ordered the $50 platter to go and found that what we received appeared to be the cheap sushi. Had other sushi in Kihei and it was far better.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 23 March 2020 via mobile

If you want to grab some sushi in Maui I’d check this place out for sure! Good quality! You probably want to make reservations.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

There are several locations this is for Kihei, Maui. We been years prior in Kihei and Kapalua always reliable. I recommend a reso or you will wait. This visit was Kihei location, soon to move to new location close by. Open only in evenings, great...gor family, friends or date night. HAPPY HOUR: 5:00- 5:30 only! Orders must by in by 5:30 to get special pricing And doors open at 5pm so make reso or line up. I believe 50% off Sun & Mon with 25% off Tues-Thurs certain food items. Menu is large so read ahead online and plan strategy before you get there as 30 min go fast. I would go for full price but feature price is a nice win especially if currency exchange is a consideration. Menu is large with great options. Sushi is frssh and delicious. Miso Sablefish is our favorite so ordered several. Good wine and sake menu too. Service is top notch, very attentive and helpful. Jar was exceptional and lots of fun. Look forward to visiting again on our next trip.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

It took every ounce of willpower to stop myself from inhaling supper. By savouring each bite I was truly able to understand why Sansei’s reputation as top notch remains unchallenged. After ordering ahi medium done hubby thought he made a mistake however I reassured him...the kitchen would expertly deliver...and it did. Tempura, scallops on parsnip purée, the sum of all its parts signature mango crab dish, rice infused with furinake, shrimp nest, each bite truly delicious. Bonus: we ordered by 5:30 so enjoyed a 25% price reduction.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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20 June 2019|
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Response from Flyer52625673892 | Property representative |
Our Kihei location is Thursday, Friday and Saturday after 10pm. Please note that it is 21 and over only with valid ID on the Late Nights.
11 January 2019|
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Response from dennis g | Reviewed this property |
Yes they still do it call for times. Also there is a line so be early.
3 December 2018|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sansei Seafood Restaurant

Yes, Sansei Seafood Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Sansei Seafood Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5