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Sansei Seafood Restaurant

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1881 S Kihei Rd Ste KT116, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7924
(808) 879-0004
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Boston, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in here and it was busy the minute it opened! Great sushi joint with top quality soups. Try the shrimp dynamite, it is truly that. Make reservations if you want to sit and eat. The ramen with crab was excellent, very satisfying and filling. Also, the sushi is tasty but the rice was a little different than what I'm... More 

Thank Momopies
Surprise, Arizona
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Happy hour is 10:00pm to close and it's 50% off! The food is awesome tasting and very nicely presented. Dynamite shrimp is my favorite. There are people singing kareoki and that can be a drawback for some. Highly recommend it.

Thank Dana P
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reservations are a must. We have never had a bad meal. Fish is very fresh. Great atmosphere. Located in the Foodland shopping center in Kihei. Good selection of saki. Knowledgeable staff.

Thank wombatMaui
Huntington Beach, California
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204 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned once again to Sansei and found their food just as fresh and delicious! We have never been disappointed. If you like sushi, thus is THE PLACE to go! Unlike Mama's or Merrimans you do not get the ambience or the view, but the food is exceptional! Like the other two, reservations are recommended. We have learned from our... More 

Thank Famluv2travel
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We let the waiter pick our dinner with the only caveat being we were looking for sushi type items...and did he do a great job. Everything was perfect...unique, too. a little less fancy than some of the Wailea places we've been frequenting...which make for a very pleasant change of pace. Make sure you get the ice cream desert for a... More 

Thank Amy K
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In Top 2 sushi places ever been to. Every roll was excellent lots of variety the shrimp cake was also very good. Service good make a reservation it was full. Several people told us to try Sansei and they were right.

Thank 3020
Kihei, Hawaii
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading reviews about slow service, I was hesitant to visit. But, after living on island, and getting recommendations from locals - - we had to visit Sansei. The food is great. Service does seem slow, IF you are on Mainland time. You aren't. You are on Maui. Slow down and enjoy it. We tried several things: Ahi Sashimi, Sansei... More 

Thank lkoontz99
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The options here will find you coming back to sample more and more. I loved the frois gras and sushi options, but the noodles and seafood options looked delicious.

Thank karenmcclu
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Sushi is outstanding......The decor/ambiance are nothing special but the locals eat hear and its delicious! The service is average at best but you don't go hear for the service....You go to eat good and fresh fish!

Thank morristhecatchitown
Phoenix, AZ
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quality and taste of every sing item was amazing. I went there twice during my trip to Kona, Hawaii. This amazing restaurant was recommended to me by hotel guests where I stayed. They were right on target. Made sure I went back on my last night in Hawaii. Everything was delicious.

Thank Cathy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1881 S Kihei Rd Ste KT116, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7924
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
  • Phone Number: (808) 879-0004

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