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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, Reservations

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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
Early bird special

By luck we stopped by the restaurant when it opened and found they have an early bird special (25% of most food ordered by 6pm). There were three in our group and we all tried something different. The spider roll was great as was the fillet with noodles. Will definitely stop by again... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Kate R
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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

had dinner here this evening. Food quality was not bad, but not great. Our server Erik M was great, but the Kitchen provided entrees with poor timing. Our Last dish arrived 15 minutes after the rest of us had already finished eating. Not the great experience we were expecting

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redlands
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I was expecting a Japanese restaurant. This is a fusion restaurant. The inari sushi I had was good. The ceasar salad was WAY to garlicy for my taste - and they were only about four little lettuce bunches. Some people would love it - I was not a fan.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

By luck we stopped by the restaurant when it opened and found they have an early bird special (25% of most food ordered by 6pm). There were three in our group and we all tried something different. The spider roll was great as was the fillet with noodles. Will definitely stop by again, especially for the early bird special

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We just dropped in here on a whim. People were standing in line before it opened. It turns out there is a big early bird discount on Sunday and Monday, check their website. Our server was very helpful. She pointed out all of the items that would get the discount and checked back to make sure all of our order... More 

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Danville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Sansei is good, but small portions for the price. I expect more than a 6 slice roll with 3/4" slices or two pieces of a roe sushi. The tempura was good. The 11oz filet was served extremely rare and I was surprised they re cooked it after it had been cut into, however, without a further word from us, it... More 

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Italy
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413 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Sansei is located on several of the Hawaiian Islands and is always the place with a long line out the door and boisterous patrons consuming massive amounts of sushi indoors. All of the dishes are prepared to order and made with the best and freshest fish one could imagine. While waiting for your sushi, try the dynamite shrimp is fantastic... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great tasting food. Great sushi. In the queens marketplace. I loved it. Had sushi and a great tasting filet. Kid friendly, they do take reservations. Atmosphere is nice and casual. Staff was so so from our one experience so our waitress could've just had a off nite. Food was still amazing. Prices are high, but it's seafood and close best... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Let's begin with the food: The sushi is fine! Very delicious. Especially the shrimp tempura rolls and the rolls with spicy crab! I would rate the sushi alone at 3,5-ish. But the problem is the restaurant. First of all the acoustics were horrible! Couldn't hear a thing. And it was made better by Adele and Bruno Mars screaming in the... More 

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Kamuela, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Sanei is always excellent. My family comes here monthly as I live nearby. The food and service are excellent. Some days they have an early bird menu if you arrive by 4:30. This changes sometimes so you may want to call. Everything on the menu is good.

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have been here 3 times in the last few months. It has always been very good. I would call the atmosphere casual. When I've been there, it has been crowded. We have tried various dishes including tempura, the seafood pasta, fresh fish, etc. No one I was with has tried the sushi but I noticed many people were ordering... More 

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Additional Information about Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Address: Queens Market Place, Waikoloa Beach Resort, 201 Waikoloa Beach Drive Suite 801, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
Phone Number: 808-886-6286
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Waikoloa
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
Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian

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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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