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Sansei Seafood Restaurant

1881 S Kihei Rd Ste Kt116, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7924
(808) 879-0004
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Ranked #29 of 147 Restaurants in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Eugene, Oregon
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Can't say I went everywhere on Maui for sushi but after visiting a few places and hearing about Sansei I finally caved and made a reservation. The place is so popular that non-reserve people like me actually have to reserve (or line up for an hour) to be seated. Our server was amazing. We were daunted by the selections and... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The food was good. Was nice and fresh. Got to sit across from the sushi bar. Favorite part of the night was probably watching the little Japanese Sushi Chef. The place was huge, a little too packed and loud for my liking for Sushi. Tables were very close to one another, so not much privacy.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The food is delicious and service superb! Get there early for the half off deal. The open at 5. I recommend you get there at 4. Expect to wait in line along with people with beach chairs and magazines (it was if we were in a ticket line for an Aerosmith concert). But it only last a bit and is... More 

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Waterford, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

i was super sleepy bc of the jetlag but ready to eat. we ordered Lobster & Blue Crab Ravioli stuffed w sweet lobster, blue crab & shrimp in a rich truffle sauce. 3 tiny pcs . we liked it so much we ordered a 2nd order of it. Asian Shrimp Cake, 1 small cake, black tiger schrimp crusted with crispy... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great place with a very large menu, which typically makes me a little weary, but we ordered many things and everything came out looking and tasting great. The sushi was fantastic, and the specialty rolls were creative but not overdone like they can be. The lobster and blue crab ravioli were really nice and an interesting fusion dish. From the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a very popular restaurant in Kihei. It was full and the servers were extremely busy. My wife ordered 2 appetizers and I ordered a ahi salad and mahimahi. We asked that my wife's appetizers be served in conjunction with my servings. The first appetizer arrived almost immediately and I waited and received my salad about 5 minutes later.... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The sushi was ok, our server was practically non-existent and the hostess was less than friendly. I guess their 50% off at 10 pm on the weekends is popular. I would have rather paid half price for what I ate but live and learn. The place was crowded and lacked any kind of atmosphere. It felt as if we were... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Set your expectations low and you'll have an ok experience. We had the ahi panko roll and the butterfish roll. Both were very forgettable. They cram about as many people as possible into this place which makes for an extremely cramped experience. I would not return unless I was really really hungry and didn't have any other options.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Sunday & Monday evenings at 5:00 all food items are 50% off. You need to be in line at least by 4:30, many are in line at 4:00 or 4:15. I'm not a sushi guy so I had a hot meal of noodles with shrimp (just 2) and scallops (also 2) in a black bean sauce. I would have liked... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Don't understand why they make people wait for 25%-50% off selected food items. From the outside the line up looks like it's Black Friday or Boxing Day shopping sale. The sushi is nasty especially the sashimi. We"ve traveled to many countries, & this is not sushi/ sashimi. It's something I wouldn't even feed my dog. We are the lucky ones... More 

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Additional Information about Sansei Seafood Restaurant

Address: 1881 S Kihei Rd Ste Kt116, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7924
Phone Number: (808) 879-0004
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Seafood

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