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Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian
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Queens Market Place, Waikoloa Beach Resort, 201 Waikoloa Beach Drive Suite 801, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
808-886-6286
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 82
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  • 40
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food and service

I was craving for noodles when I came to this place. I ordered the udon noodles with crab on their menu and it was very good. The staff was very nice and friendly. Prices are bit expensive. And they make pretty good mai tai!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
ToniLuvsScuba
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I was craving for noodles when I came to this place. I ordered the udon noodles with crab on their menu and it was very good. The staff was very nice and friendly. Prices are bit expensive. And they make pretty good mai tai!

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Roy, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We enjoyed some great sushi rolls and a delicious Creme Brulee'. We didn't make it back for the 1/2 price happy 1/2 hour on Sunday night, but we enjoyed our meal.

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Puyallup, Washington
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97 reviews 97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Shrimp dynamite is my favorite dish. I could just go there and just have that all night. Their sushi is very fresh and very good. Prices area little higher than a regular sushi place but of course it's on waikoloa. Tourist trap.

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Fullerton, California
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257 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We came here based on reviews and the prices at the nearby resort were overpriced. We had a variety of sushi and the quality was very good. Thought the yellow submarine roll could use a bit more substance for the price but overall a very nice sushi restaurant. In addition they have seafood and steak options so for those of... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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521 restaurant reviews
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had a mediocre to average experience at this restaurant... the staff were great - super helpful and extremely friendly, but the food didn't match our expectations... especially with all the marketing bumf they have about famous this, award winning that... :-(

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

One night the food and the service was excellent. The next the food was excellent in flavor but the beef was over 50% gristle. Our server the first night was Wonderful The next time we went, our server (different one) was very moody.

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Senior Reviewer
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We ate here on our first night. It was packed which falsely lead me to believe that the food would be good. I was wrong. The sushi was less than nothing special. My friend ordered two rolls and I ordered two rolls and neither of us were satisfied or pleased. Perhaps it had something to do with having to fan... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had been to their Maui location twice and were pleased that this one was as good. Our wait person directed us to the local fresh fish for sushi and which rolls were the best. The quality of the fish was excellent. We will definitely return to their restaurants on our next trip to Hawaii

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Our favorite restaurant in Hawaii. Excellent food and drinks. It is a bit of a drive from Keauhou, which is our preferred location, but worth it. Make reservations as it sits in the midst of high-end resorts and can get very busy.

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We travel to the Big Island a couple times a year and the only thing that is an absolute must is dining at Sansei as often as we can and as soon as we can. Friendly & talented wait staff (we LOVE Evette), food arrives quickly and keeps coming. Everything is fresh, beautiful and truly delicious!

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Restaurant Details

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: 808-886-6286

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?