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Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

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600 Office Rd, Kapalua, Maui, HI 96761-8767
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fremont, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must have reservations or you've committed yourself to the stand in line cattle call. Appetizers were good, not great. Desserts were excellent, but the tempura fried ice cream is to be shared. The sushi combos were excellent and good portions.

Thank Taisho52
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently had a fantastic meal , every mouthful was so tasty and fresh. Good waitress offering lots of advice but not annoying. It was so good we went back here for a second dinner during our holiday.

Thank Donna A
Woodside, California
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

They have a discount for early -birders, so people line up around the corner for the dinner opening. It's then crowded and busy, slowing service. The sushi was 3/5, based on typical Bay Area sushi. Not a great sake menu. I prefer Japengo, bar none. Don't waste your time on this place.

Thank american_foxhound
Tacoma, Washington
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere but can be noisy. Have been to many of the Sansei restaurants, most recently the new one in Seattle. DK does a great job with the menu and the offers many traditional yet wonderful items. Will be back.

Thank Karen P
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

sushi was fresh and highly recommend reservations. amazing rolls and service was great! My kids loved it here and wouldn't go anywhere else

Thank Jadynt
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sansei's has been on top of the game forever - in the twenty years my family has been going here, we always look forward to it. Food's always excellent, and we like the smallish bustle of the restaurant. You also meet people here that are interesting. It reminds me of Maui when things were more humble, but always great. It's... More 

Thank Geoff H
Wayne, New Jersey
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would say this place is on par with good sushi places we have at home. Not better, not worse. Poke appetizer was delicious. I had the beef filet with undo noodles and it was very good. Hubs had sashimi and rolls, and liked it. Only gripe -- but not even really a big deal -- was that my dinner... More 

Thank LadyJennyLo
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Sansei and have been there several times on our visits to Maui. The food is so consistently delicious and creative. The hardest part of the evening is choosing among all the amazing selections. There is something for everyone's palate. In addition, staff is always gracious and very knowledgeable. They can readily explain ingredients and preparation and have their... More 

Thank Nancy N
Millbrae, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second time to eat here. First time was 2 years ago and I wanted to come back again. We ate here last night. We didn't have reservations but was able to sit at the sushi bar without waiting. My young kids loved sitting there because they can watch them make sushi. We ordered from the sushi bar... More 

Thank cricoerb
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, either make a reservation or wait an hour and a half.... We waited and oh was it worth it! Funny story... The last time we were in Maui we stayed on the other side of the island. Went to a fabulous sushi place... Turns out it was the sister restraunt. We asked the waiter what he recommended and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Office Rd, Kapalua, Maui, HI 96761-8767
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kapalua
  • Phone Number: 808-669-6286

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?