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“Delicious Japanese food and sushi!”

Sansei Seafood Restaurant
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Ranked #23 of 178 Restaurants in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mercer Island, Washington
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious Japanese food and sushi!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We ate at Sansei twice during our visit to Maui. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Kihei, Maui. The first evening, we arrived before 6 pm and the waitress was nice enough to let us know that if we ordered before 6, we would get 25% off of our food order. Some of our favorite dishes that we tried are the Panko crusted Ahi Sashimi Sushi Roll, Sansei's Mango Crab Salad Roll, Cracked Peppercorn NY Steak and the Grilled Fresh Catch of the Day. The servers were very attentive and gave exceptional service, even when the restaurant was packed. I highly recommend this restaurant for a nice sit down meal.

Visited August 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Don't listen to the naysayers”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant twice. Once ten years ago and again in early September 2013. Don't listen to the guy who says this isn't "real" sushi. I think he must be a competitor or something. The sushi is fresh and delicious. If you go Sunday or Monday between 5 and 6, everything is 50% off, which makes an excellent deal. Other days of the week it is a little pricey but I still think it is worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great place for fresh tuna in Kihei”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

My wife and I recently ordered some maguro at Sansei and loved every bite. I had hamachi, which was wonderful as well. My son got the shrimp dynamite and the tea-duck rolls, both of which had been better in years past. We all shared spicy-tuna hand-rolls with avocado: most excellent! Miso soup all around. Sake was the finishing touch. Their house nigori (unfiltered) was great! Both eel preparations; unagi and anago were sweet and tasty the next morning for breakfast! Aw, c'mon! You haven't LIVED until you'ved had EEL for BREAKFAST!!! Remember, a little shaved ginger goes a long way.

  • Visited September 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“This isn't real sushi”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We have nothing good to say about this restaurant. We eat a lot of sushi, and this is some of the worst. Our grocery stores make better sushi than this place.

Food: This isn't real Japanese sushi. It's an American interpretation of sushi. Thick, sweet, rich sauces drowning rolls that are 50% rice and enormous (from all the rice). If a true sushi chef walked in here, they would slit their wrists.

Staff: Friendly

Atmosphere: Tired, unimpressive, strip mall like

Value: Way over priced for what you get.

Don't waste your time with this place. Maui has a lot better restaurants to be offered. We had an amazing meal at Monkey Pod that cost less and was stellar (food, service, atmosphere).

  • Visited September 2013
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Durham, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Sushi!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Sunday and Monday nights from 5-6pm, 50% off! A great deal for great food but get there early. The locals and tourists line up about 4:30 to get a seat. They serve half off right up to six and even come by before for a "last call". Great service and food. The only thing to beware of, is they automatically add an 18% tip to the bill, no matter how many people are at the table. We found this out, after the fact when we ate at Sansei on the Big Island and my husband tipped her again. We didn't make that mistake twice. This is a must try place to eat.

  • Visited August 2013
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