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Sansei Seafood Restaurant

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1881 S Kihei Rd Ste Kt116, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7924
(808) 879-0004
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 112
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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tempura dynamite shrimp

We had dinner at Sensai. We didn't have a reservation but we're happy to sit at the bar. Everything was fresh and clean tasting - as good Japanese should! We enjoyed the Dynamite Shrimp and the dragon roll and don't forget Poke.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Emma S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner at Sensai. We didn't have a reservation but we're happy to sit at the bar. Everything was fresh and clean tasting - as good Japanese should! We enjoyed the Dynamite Shrimp and the dragon roll and don't forget Poke.

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Thank Emma S
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sansei used to be absolutely top of the line sushi and it's declined a bit. That said the ahi sashimi appetizer and the calamari appetizer were superb; but the main courses (I had sushi rolls) were a bit on the bland side (to be fair, I like things with a lot of kick). The restaurant has been in this location... More 

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Thank 953barryb
Bismarck, North Dakota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has great food and a great sushi bar staff. We had our own personal chief is what it felt like. The sushi rolls were great too! This place is a bit nicer than a casual restaurant. I felt a bit under dressed in a tank top and board shorts. Even though I was a bit under dressed, the... More 

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Belle Mead
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friends had recommended this restaurant, but did not provide much detail. We arrived in Maui late afternoon and decided to have an early dinner. We arrived at the place and 5:30 and there was already a line out the door. Turned out that you get 50% off your food and drinks on Sunday night before 6 PM. The place... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly save your $ and time, this place was nasty. The rolls were mediocre at best, the fish smelt so fishy, and was not tender at all. I got extremely sick after dining here

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Thank LAUREN M
Nanoose Bay, Canada
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere, decent service -- I didn't have to pay for the something-or-other "Elixer" [sic] made of lime juice & muddled cucumbers and traces of several liqueurs that were undetectable under the lime sourness. But while the crab ravioli was nice, the lobster sauce on top of it was too salty -- and I LOVE salt! My wife had tempura,... More 

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Thank JHBrewer
Oklahoma
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395 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reviewed this under the wrong spelling (Sensei), but either way, it is one of our old reliable restaurants on the Hawaiian Islands. We seem to stop any time we're in Hawaii. Food is always good, service good too. Price is pretty reasonable. Lots of choices, even if someone in your party doesn't like sushi.

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Thank OklahomaMomOf3
Durango, Colorado
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been going here for years. Quality of the fish not what it used to be. Still a bargain. Perhaps the absence of the usual lines to get in should have been a clue that times and the food had moved on.

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Thank Tony W
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local and WOW was he correct. Sansei was one of our favorite meals while in Maui. The sushi was fresh. The creations were unique and beautifully prepared. Service was good and quick. Restaurant was traditional looking for a Japanese restaurant, but quite large. Reservations were a must for December. And most importantly,... More 

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Thank ThisplaceisCOOL
Los Altos, California
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161 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try the ravioli they are fabulous! We also enjoyed the rolls, sashimi, yellow tuna, tempura, and more. Make reservations as they fill up fast. We were hosted by frequent customers and our service was perfect. I will return.

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Thank Carol S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1881 S Kihei Rd Ste Kt116, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7924
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
  • Phone Number: (808) 879-0004

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?