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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 301
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  • 209
    Very good
  • 88
    Average
  • 43
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  • 34
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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
Great sushi. Fresh.

Service was excellent. Sushi and sashimi were fresh. Salmon carpaccio was excellent. Lobster roll was very good. Butterfly roll was good. It is very close to the marriott walking distance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Albertomiami
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Miami, Florida
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The pictures show a romantic, cozy spot with delicious dishes. The truth is that it is two large rooms, loud as can be, and nothing romantic or cozy. The food was marginal at best. Ramen was suspiciously similar to the dry grocery store ramen and the tofu agedashi tasted frozen and reheated. The price was tourist level which was way... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Leave your hotel restaurant's bland over priced food behind and try Sansei.... it has a fantastic menu and its not all sushi. Try the crab miso soup. Ate there twice on two visits to Hawaii. Worth the drive out from Kailua

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Sammamish, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We go to Sansei every trip to Waikoloa at least once, it never disappoints. Shrimp cakes are amazing and cocktails are solid. Sushi is excellent. Can't wait for them to open in Seattle this fall.

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San Francisco, California
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Loved it. Campy, loud, and lots to pick from. Nothing was out of this world but everything was great. We tried the sushi rolls, the poke, the age dashi tofu... all ono. Patrick our server was fantastic fun as well. Highly recommend if you are into good Japanese home cooking.

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Miami, Florida
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590 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Service was excellent. Sushi and sashimi were fresh. Salmon carpaccio was excellent. Lobster roll was very good. Butterfly roll was good. It is very close to the marriott walking distance.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Some of the best sushi on the island. The have very unique roles and the drinks are awesome as well. I would highly recommend having dinner here.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Wonderful fresh fish. We had to wait about an hour for a table as we didn't have reservations, but it was worth the wait.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had a fairly large crowd for dinner and they took very good care of us from start to finish. The service was exceptional and the food was fantastic! I was hesitant to try this Sansei because we had such a disappointing experience at the one on Maui, but I have to say I am shocked it is owned by... More 

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Tehachapi
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Could've made reservations but didn't and it was actually better at the sushi bar because we got to see the chefs make many dishes. Almost too many specials but my wife got the crab caprese salad which was messy/tasty. The spider roll was very good. The tempura vegetables and shrimp were top notch. We got a sashimi sampler platter that... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Really looked forward to eating here as it really has a number of good reviews and good ambiance and character from the outside. The restaurant is well appointed, buzzing and so obviously popular so we were looking forward even more to our dinner at Sansei........ We sat at the Sushi bar and and studied the menu we were given and... More 

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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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