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Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian
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600 Office Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
808-669-6286
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good place to eat

Excellent food and service though small so there is a line to get inside, recommended for families or couple.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
lailai249
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Maui, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Maui, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and service though small so there is a line to get inside, recommended for families or couple.

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Kapalua, Hawaii
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

When I arrived at the restaurant there was a line going around the corner for the special priced food. I didn't get that. But when we went inside it was a nice restaurant with good food. Kind of reminded me of a Benihana of Tokyo but without the cooking.

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Chicago
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154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Sansei is located in the Kapalua resort. We showed up without a reservation, we were told the wait would be an hour, and we were buzzed in 15 minutes. We sat at the sushi bar and focused on the daily specials. The Kapalua Sunrise roll was excellent; the Red Dragon roll was so tasty we ordered a second one. The... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Our FAVORITE place to eat sushi on the island. They also serve seafood, Japanese-inspired Pacific Rim cuisine. It's a popular place so will need to make reservations or can stand in line for early bird special (line starts forming around 4:45 pm for a 5:30 opening-and 25% discount for the 5:30 early bird-have to have order in before 6:00). We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Wish we would have found this sooner! Great little area next to the wine bar! Delicious sushi and drinks. Great service!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Attentive, accommodating service! Nothing particularly notable about the views/location. Very lively, fun, laid-back atmosphere in the dining room. Sushi was fantastic, although I personally would have preferred a bit more spicy kick on the some of the spicier rolls, and a bit more crunchy texture on some. All in all, a great spot to pick when you're having a sushi... More 

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Laguna Beach
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Arrived early (we thought) for the "Early Bird" special on a week night (Monday). Unbelievably there was a line out the door, to the sidewalk, and down the sidewalk. This was maybe 20 minutes before open time. Decided to be patient and see what happened. Ultimately, we were amongst the last of the first seating to make it in, seated... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a very good sushi place in Kapalua. Very near (walking distance) to the Ritz Carlton. It's also extraordinarily popular and difficult to get reservations. Our concierge advised us to show up and wait in line at the door at 4:45. At 5:15 they open and set those with reservations first, followed by those 'waiting' in the 'no reservations... More 

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Shanghai, China
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33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Traditional Japanese style, Sushi, Sashimi, Roll are great, cooked by Japanese Chef. We went there before 6pm and enjoy 25% discount for early bird. Free parking is around and we walked around after the dinner. It's great view and there is a golf course nearby.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

My 2nd try at getting this review right. Incredible sushi/sashimi/tempura menu. Llana and I had the butterfish roll, boom boom roll, 3 or 4 crunchy this and that rolls and my favorite the Spider roll. Delicious! Popular place requires reservations a couple days in advance.

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Additional Information about Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Address: 600 Office Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: 808-669-6286
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 35
Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 Office Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: 808-669-6286

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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