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“Nice change from the high end hotel restaurants.”

Sansei Seafood Restaurant
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Ranked #47 of 186 Restaurants in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed January 10, 2013

We never visit Maui without going to Sansei. Reservations are recommended though. We usually bypass a crowd waiting for a table, without reservations. Not what you might expect from its 'strip mall' location. The manager Mike is usually on premises in the Kihei location. He is always cheerful and glad to remedy any shortcomings.
The variety of offerings is seemingly limitless, but many old favorites survive. They do advise you though that your food will come out 'as it is ready' which can mean a wait for sushi rolls on a busy night. Overall, very hard to beat. We also enjoy their other location in Kapalua, but it has a very different vibe.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

This was once 'the place' to go for great sushi but I think their heyday is behind them. They still have a leftover great reputation from days of yore, so many people still go when they visit the island but I even gave them a 3 strikes you're out, and at best it was mediocre. From now on we go to Sushi Paradise. The Karaoke is too loud these days also. Service is good however

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Thank Christophermalcolm
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We heard a lot about this restaurant ... so we were willing to wait for 60 minutes for a table... We ordered the sushi rolls, which were marked as "sansei special" or "must try" ... Hm...it was good, but it wasn't something really special...average california roll ... maybe we just ordered the wrong things ... we had sushi at "three's" the other night, which was much more elaborate ...

Thank Carina G
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Great ambience, this is a Hawaiian restaurant not a classical Japanese restaurant. They have great pupu platters including Crab Ragoons!! Seriously with cheese inside. Also great mai-tais.

Thank MillionsRoadWarrior
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Make reservations and high-tail it over to this restaurant. Best Japanese food we've ever had. The restaurant is bustling, clean, fun and fabulous. It's in a strip mall so don't be fooled. I had a great California roll but it was the noodle soup with pork that was heavenly. It came with a huge tempura shrimp on the side. My husband had mixed tempura and to say it was generous is an understatement. Don't eat all day if your planning on going to this marvelous restaurant. Someone recommended it to us and I am definitely recommending it to you.

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