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Kai Wailea

3750 Wailea Alanui, The Shops of Wailea, Wailea, Maui, HI
808 875 1955
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Ranked #34 of 40 restaurants in Wailea
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Alanui Dr.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
San Jose, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

we were looking for good Japanese food and sushi. This place looked nice located in high end mall. So we went in, very disappointed. Sushi was cut so thin and the quality was not special, Udon noodle soup was ok, the one thing we like was chicken teriyaki skewers. But over all, It was way over priced for the quality.... More

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Los Angeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you are into fine sushi - pass. If you really are dying for sushi and need a fix - it's ok - nothing special or fancy. A bit over priced - maybe we are spoiled in LA

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have stayed in Wailea several times. We always enjoy at least one meal at Kai. They are accommodating to our 5, 3, and 1-year-olds. The child's plate has several things, so even a picky kid shouldn't go hungry. If they do, you can always take them to Lapperts for ice cream afterward. The sushi is really good. The presentation... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

While its tucked away on the Wailea Shops, the location betrays an amazing quality of sushi and an attentive service team.Over the past 4 four visits to the island we have eaten her a dozen times or so. Its not cheap, but the quality and creativity make up for that. The Lobster Roll, Wailea Roll and Sashmi Five are musts.

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texas
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This restaurant is in the Wailea shopping center by the Marriott and Grand Wailea. It was good. I fact the Salmon was really really good. We did not have a huge meal but the sashimi was fresh nd the California roll used real crab and it was just a nice meal. service was adequate.

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Davidson, North Carolina
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222 reviews 222 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We chose Kai because it was within walking distance of our resort and there are other shops around it. The food was good, and the service was attentive & friendly. They have a large selection on their menu so there is something for everyone.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Nice ambiance , great sashimi but the rolls were mushy and did not taste very good. Definitely does not live up to the hype. Try Sushi Paradise or Sansei if you're looking for better quality.

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Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Some of the best sushi I have had. The server was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was very nice as well. Would certainly eat here again.

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Dauphin, mb
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

My husband and I went to the restaurant with another couple. The atmosphere was nice, and the service was great. I've never had raw fish before but everything on the menu was fantastic.

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san diego
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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

In the expensive range for sushi, but fresh and delicious. Many unusual dinner entres. Everything we had was excellent. Nice atmosphere. We needed a reservation during Christmas week.

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