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Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

600 Office Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
808-669-6286
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Ranked #16 of 221 restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Sushi, Hawaiian
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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WI
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Most nights we saw quite a line at Sansei. We ended up waiting almost an hour the night we went. However, the sushi was excellent, with a wide range of choices. The seating was nice, the staff was friendly and fast despite the crowd, and the prices were reasonable for Hawaii. This is definitely a favorite place to eat on... More

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Essex
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Busy restaurant, not too noisy but not too comfortable either. Japanese food is big in Hawaii but I have rarely been impressed by it. I thought this was an opportunity for it to shine. But while my Panko Encrusted Ahi Shashimi Roll was comptent I could not understand how it picked up an award. And the tempura vegetables were really... More

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London
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The food here was really nice and a bit of an exploration. Frankly we were very tired from flying and weren't really sure what we'd ordered as the waitress helped us but what arrived was great. We ordered a second panko crustes ahi as it was so good. the restaurant is popular so booking is advisable.

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Murrieta, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had the favorite and it was good. We arrived a little late so we were lucky to get served. I recommend getting in early so you can enjoy the ambiance.

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North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you have really dined at fine upscale japanese restaurants or local west coast sushi spots where the fish is really fresh, you will understand my review! We have been to both locations in Maui, and the sushi is very disappointing. I found it very bland, and the fish ...crab and salmon were not fresh at all. The sushi was... More

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Montauk, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Great sushi and 1/2 price on Thursday after 10pm, with Kareoke! Can't be missed. Great tuna dishes and all fresh local stuff (it's Hawaii, everything is local).

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We got takeout because we had called earlier that day and they were "all booked" and did to want to wait. When we placed our order we were told it was an hour wait. My husband went early in case it was done early. When he got there, it was not packed at all, with lots of available tables and... More

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Bigfork, Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I did not dislike anything. Sansei met and exceeded my expectations. Service was tops. Tempura (local veggies) was best I've ever had and beautifully presented. Eel sashimi melted in our mouths, fish ravioli (tho pricey and small portion) was relished. Forgot to request brown rice for our shrimp tempura, sushi roll ( which was average) Don't know if they do... More

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Calgary
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Clearly a very popular restaurant in this neck of the woods in Kapalua in West Maui, Sansei restaurant offers a diverse menu of both sushi items and other seafood offerings. We sampled a wide variety of items on the sushi menu and our opinion was that the items were mostly very good but certainly not the most amazing sushi that... More

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New York, New York, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I am a sushi enthusiast and I was excited to go here because everyone raves about it. It was good, not amazing. The food comes out too fast. It made me wonder if its pre made. The one thing that I was not excited about ordering was the Ahi Poke and it was the best dish we had. The service... More

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