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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 381
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  • 206
    Very good
  • 103
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good but not blow me away good

Don't get me wrong, Sansei has some unique and very good sushi items in addition to a wide selection of "cooked" entrees however, for some reason, I am not blown away. Their spicy tuna feels over processed to me and the Mango Crab specialty roll is difficult to eat. They do have quite a few very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Seattle, WA
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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East Hanover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Not the fanciest of places, but wow, the sushi is unbelievable and reasonably priced. A great night out. Highly recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The variety of the food and the taste is exceptional. We had two different starters but a meal of all starters for two would be enough. The mains are also great. I recommend the wasabi-flavoured seafood pasta. The duck is also excellent.

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Don't get me wrong, Sansei has some unique and very good sushi items in addition to a wide selection of "cooked" entrees however, for some reason, I am not blown away. Their spicy tuna feels over processed to me and the Mango Crab specialty roll is difficult to eat. They do have quite a few very good selections. Their Tuna... More 

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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Did not enjoy our revisit. While the cocktails were good, the food was sub par. A family member stated the ramen noodles were unremarkable and the pork on top was simply inedible. Another family member stated the noodles with beef tenderloin was also unremarkable and certainly did not warrant the $28 price. Aside from the very good service, the food... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Ordered a 'well done' New York strip steak and was served a rare steak, and when the correct order arrived, no cutlery came with it.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My family of 4 plus another family of 4 came for dinner. We did not have reservations and waited around 40min. We r used to waits, so this was not so bad. Food was really good, I had the crab handroll listed on must try list of the menu as well as the crab ramen. Both was really good. My... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We got their sushi as takeout. Our kids liked the teriyaki beef, and we had the sushi. Maybe taking it home to a condo killed the ambience. We thought it was good, but not mind blowing. If you are craving sushi, you won't go wrong, but I recommend eating there.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Delicious food in a buzzy restaurant . The dynamite shrimp especially & the crab & mango roll & spider roll are delicious !! There are too many delicious dishes to mention as everything is good !! Not a fantastic location , but the food & service more than makes up for it

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

On our first night in Maui, we ended up at Sansei Seafood for dinner. It was around 6:30 PM and we didn't have a reservation but we were able to be seated at a table without waiting. The place was very busy. We were seated for bit and were then greeted by a very friendly server. We ordered an assortment... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Food was exceptional. Wide variety of sushi and Japanese fare. They open at 5:30, we got there at 5:30, and the place was full to capacity though we were seated without a wait. 25% off all food (except specials) between 5:30 and 6:00. Relatively inexpensive for Maui. Great for families as well. Nice vibe.

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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, Seafood, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, 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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