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Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
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Queens Market Place, Waikoloa Beach Resort, 201 Waikoloa Beach Drive Suite 801, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We live in Kona and had family visiting so we decided to go to Lava Lava for dinner and to watch the sunset. Unfortunately it was the one time a month it rains in Waikoloa and we were not able to dine there, so as a plan B we headed to Sansei and are so happy we did. The restaurant... More 

Thank Zmontgomery
Festus, Missouri
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

waitress eila B is the only good thing about this place. and the view. very average. save your money.

Thank 12bpatrick4ever
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First, I will acknowledge that we arrived 30 minutes before closing; however, that does not excuse what transpired. 1/ Our server was clearly tired and thus grumpy. 2/ Two of us ordered the pork noodles, but when delivered she told us that they were out of pork so she had changed it to chicken - such a significant change to... More 

Thank Mark_YVR
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been to Sansei in Maui and enjoyed the food and the service. This location is equally excellent in both. This is a great place to go for super fresh sushi with lots of variety. It's also excellent for all other Japanese dishes from yakisoba and udon to teriyaki and tempura. They serve a large variety of sake rice wine,... More 

Thank willwork4wine
fairfield county, ct
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112 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are foodies and look to find really good meals when we travel. We were very excited to try Sansei as both it was recommended by many and we were on a MasterCard Priceless adventure. Sorry to say, they disappointed. The food was just average - nothing very special or well prepared and very small portions. The manager of the... More 

Thank funtootravel
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sansei is an extremely popular restaurant for locals and tourist alike. The restaurant only holds about 100 people including bar so a reservation is highly recommended. We were there for drinks and sushi only. The mixed drinks ranged between $9-14 each, the sushi ranged between $9-20 per roll. We stayed in the $12-14 range. The sushi is the best I've... More 

Thank charper312
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything on the menu is suburb. a real treat. Servers are very efficient and helpful as to what to order if you have never been there before.

Thank jeanne l
Fairfield, CT, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat. We just took the server's suggestions and were delighted. Do make a reservation as the restaurant is deservedly full most of the time.

Thank Samantha H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was very quick and efficient! Our waitress was kind and prompt with all requests. The food was decent at best...not worth the money hence the 3 stars. I honestly probably won't go back because of the price and the quality didn't reflect it.

Thank Devin S
Osterville, Massachusetts, United States
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On Sunday and Monday evenings from 5-6 pm almost the entire menu is half off! Excellent variety. Delicious food and fast service. Was a really nice find when we ventured away from the resort to find this "cheap" dinner for Hawaii standards. If you go for this deal, get there early. Lines started forming at 4pm. Go and you'll know... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Queens Market Place, Waikoloa Beach Resort, 201 Waikoloa Beach Drive Suite 801, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Waikoloa
  • Phone Number: 808-886-6286

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?