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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
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

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  • 274
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    Very good
  • 76
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  • 38
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  • 31
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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
Most recent review
Great food, great service!

Always a treat to visit this restaurant! Happy hour until 6pm every day! Extensive menu, great service! Will definitely be back next year!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Esme B
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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606 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Always a treat to visit this restaurant! Happy hour until 6pm every day! Extensive menu, great service! Will definitely be back next year!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We liked all of the items that we tried, but our favorite here was the Dynamite Shrimp (tempura shrimp/amazing sauce!) -- a must try!!! It was so popular that we needed a second order. The favorite roll at our table was the Sensei Special Roll (crab, cilantro, veggies and sweet chili sauce). We never come to the Big Island without... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Kind of hard to comment on this place. ....definitely pricey but the quality is outstanding. Crispy calamari and a dragonfly roll were delicious! Make a reservation!

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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Tried many different entrees and sushi, it was all amazing. It will be my first stop when I go back. My personal favorite was the Chili-Porcini steak!

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I ordered the fish of the day which was the Hawaiian broadbill swordfish. It was very good. Tasty and cooked perfectly. At just under $30 it seemed a little pricey, but this is Hawaii and the restaraunt is located in the Waikaloa resort, so not too surprising. The waitress was very friendly and did an excellent job. The restaraunt was... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had a dinner at Sansei. The dishes were tasty and inventive. Service was friendly and restaurant were willing to accommodate us without a reservation at a busy time of day, and our request for a quiet table. The atmosphere was lively, all ages, and families with children. There is something for everyone's taste and dietary requirements on the menu.... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I had a great meal at Sansei, which we thankfully found by accident! It has a great feel to the place when you walk in the door, which always helps in the first impression department. Already feeling good from a great day at the beach, I was craving some butterfish which was SUPERB! Wish I could describe the taste but... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner at the sushi bar with a very helpful sushi chef. It should be noted that the food is very pricey (~$18 for a roll). Pricey, but excellent food!

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Northville, Michigan
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237 reviews 237 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at Sansei. The service was first rate and friendly. The ingredients were very fresh and the food was really, really good. The wine list is varied with prices and tastes for everyone. Atmosphere is fine, although we sat in a room where there were some families with young children. Fortunately for everyone, the kids were... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Went here last night. Had pinko crusted fresh a hi sashimi. Got a little Wasabi and BOOM. Great food. Got some Japanese RICE BEER and broiled fish collar. Super. Larissa the waitress was fun and knowledgeable. Must go back before we leave.

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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: Sushi
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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