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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 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 01:00
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221 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 5 star experience from the minute you walk through the door. The service is wonderful, the cocktails sublime, and the sushi is the stuff of your dreams. There are many choices, some geared to tourists, admittedly, but everything we tried was pure heaven. The fish gleams, it's so fresh. Pricing is extremely reasonable considering the quality. Reservations recommended.

Thank sjgiants
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on a recommendation from a local and she was right, this is the best sushi around. Also had the tempura shrimp, which were excellent. If you like sushi you have to go here!

Thank cnowlen
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After coming to Maui for over 23 years, and dining at Sansei back in the day when it was in the old Kapalua shopping mall (22+ years ago)...I have to say, Sansei has become total tourist sushi. At least the one in Kihei. Low quality sashimi and all other items "over sauced". We have found so many small mom-pop, local... More 

1 Thank longbeachCalifornia
Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly fresh sushi and sashimi. The butter fish was like nothing you have ever tried. It is a local Hawaiian fish that melts in your mouth. Had two sashimi platters and they completely different. This is where the locals eat and we now know why.

Thank Katie D
Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, tasty, and interesting dishes. Had the smoked duck breast, seared tuna with shrimp cakes, and amber jack sashimi. With tax and standard tip, drinking water only, no dessert, $140 for 2 people. Food was good, but was disappointed that the sushi was standard north american offerings (salmon, tuna, surf clam, snapper etc) but at Hawaiian imported prices. Had... More 

Thank JFung67
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to Maui several times over the years, and each time dining at Sansei felt like coming home. The menus are vibrant with choices, oldies, goodies, and new flavors. the place and ambience have stayed consistent. We of course ordered the must have mango crab roll and each time are reminded of what a natural, healthy fresh taste it... More 

1 Thank Arknwarrior
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Surprised it wasn't crowded last night. If you order sushi by 6 pm, you get 25 percent off. The service was good as usual while the food was tasty. Recommend miso butterfly fish and uni sushi.

Thank John H
Nanoose Bay, Canada
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The food at Sansei is exceptional! The mango crab wrap is great for sharing with a friend. Dessert can be the macadamia nut wrapped ice cream! My husband isn't a dessert person but orders this each time we eat at Sansei.

1 Thank Norma D
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Sushi came after the meal was finished. I had steak that wasn't that tender. Over fingerling potatoes...which was about 2 finger size potatoes cut in 1/2. Said had grape tomatoe salad with it and that was 2 grape tomatoes also cut in 1/2. But was $29.

Thank Ohbabyboutique
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Recommended by hotel staff. Food is okay. Nothing really outstanding. Offer modern Asian/Japanese fare. It's a busy place. Service is okay. Price is reasonable.

Thank Josietong

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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?