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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 - 1:00 am
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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
Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 88
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  • 23
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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
Most recent review
Ok.......but just ok

Sansei is located on the main road that parallel's the ocean shore. The restaurant has a bar with 8 chairs, a sushi bar that is a decent size and a dining room that can take larger parties in addition to the normal 2 and 4 tables. We were there on a weekday and it was busy. Reservations are... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Eric V
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Bothell, Washington
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Bothell, Washington
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Sansei is located on the main road that parallel's the ocean shore. The restaurant has a bar with 8 chairs, a sushi bar that is a decent size and a dining room that can take larger parties in addition to the normal 2 and 4 tables. We were there on a weekday and it was busy. Reservations are recommended. The... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Come for the late night happy hour (starts at 10:00pm). Your stomach and wallet will thank you. Great prices, great sushi! The panko-crusted Ahi was amazing!! Went back two days later just to reorder that roll!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A lot of our friends recommended Sansei and said that it was a must-try. Coming from Vancouver, we have pretty high sushi expectations, so with all the high praise we knew we'd have to check it out. We made a last minute reservation for 9pm via Open Table, got there about 6 minutes late and apologized to the hostess right... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Other reviewers seem more taken with this restaurant than we were. First off, the sushi is very good. We had reservations, but had to sit at the sushi bar. A few tables reserved for larger parties. Grumpy sushi chef I(though he produced great fish). My big bum wouldn't fit on the seat. Warning for bigger guys and gals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Got in before 6:00 so we got 25% off menu items; the sushi was fantastic - Really enjoyed the 69 roll 😏. The restaurant filled up fast so we were happy we made a reservation.

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Washington, DC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We loved this place! We showed up at 5:15 before it opened and there was a line. We know why, it was unreal!! The sushi was amazing, service was great, atmosphere was fun. I ordered their special panko tuna roll with wasabi soy butter sauce..OMG!!!! I had to order another one and I'm STILL thinking about it the morning after.... More 

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Berkeley, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Sansei has been in Kihei for a while now, featuring suchi, Japanese influenced food, and other stuff for those with more conventional tastes. It's a great restaurant with great taste and great service. That's why they keep packing them in. Last night I had the seafood pasta, which is what I was in the mood for, while my three companions... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We agree with recent posters. The food was great--best shrimp tempura roll I have ever had. It is less crowded if you go early, and it helps to make a reservation, but the lines do move quickly. Service was great and the variety of sushi and other offerings is outstanding.

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Plantation, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We love sushi and always have trouble finding a place that is as good as the one we go to at home. This place was a good find. Lots of rolls to choose from and they will even customize ones for you. We ate here twice during our two week visit. They pack you in like sardines though.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

If you love sushi this is a must on your trip to Maui. The atmosphere is awesome, service fantastic and food delicious. Everything we visit Wailea we go to Sansei for dinner. Amazing Sushi!

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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: Seafood, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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