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Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

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Queens Market Place, Waikoloa Beach Resort, 201 Waikoloa Beach Drive Suite 801, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
+1 808-886-6286
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of 10 of us went here for my friend's birthday. We wanted to make sure we got in for the 50% off deal between 5-6pm on Monday's so we were in the line an hour before it opened which was a wise decision because the queue got long very quickly. Obviously a popular place to eat! The food... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are at the sushi bar. Service was very good and came at the right pace. Fish seemed very fresh and miso soup was good too.

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Thank Martina K
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Sansei is quite good and service is great. Not a place to go if you are trying to eat healthy as most rolls are deep fried.

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Thank WineandAirplanes
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I fanally got in for the 25% early bird special deal , after failing 2 other times. You do have to get there early and line up before 5:30pm. I took 2 new friends for dinner and we had the best time ever. We were seated in the spacious rear section of the restaurant, it was quieter. Our server was... More 

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Kawaihae, Hawaii
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amazing that this very busy eatery has hit upon the secret to filling all the tables during the early bird hour by offering deep discounts. Normally all the tourists eat late so most restaurants are fairly dead till almost 7:00 but not Sansei! The line is legendary but worth the wait. Our favorite is the chili porcini mushroom crusted filet... More 

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Nevis, MN
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've frequented Sansei on Hawaii and on Maui for several years. Their shrimp dynamite and their lobster & blue crab ravioli are amazing every time. The flavors are robust and complex. (If you're into quantity, you'll be disappointed here. The shrimp is a smaller item that used to be, and there are only 3 pieces of medium sized ravioli.) We... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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535 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant with delicious meals. We made our dinner reservation for the first sitting of the evening at 5:30pm. When we arrived early, there were a couple dozen people waiting, alongside us, for the doors to open. When the customers were welcomed to the restaurant, we were directed to line up in one line if we had... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know that I was overly impressed by ambiance at this restaurant but my wife and I both really liked our sushi rolls. Sushi seemed fresh, rolls were unique but good.

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Thank McKayBodily
Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food and service in a very popular restaurant . High turnover makes for very fresh dishes. Staff helped with suggestions and told me what the next table was eating. Highly recommend

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Portland, Oregon
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love my sushi so I do not understand the raves this place gets. Just average sushi, and their signature dish (panko-crusted ahi sashimi) seemed like it was a week old. I would not return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
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: +1 808-886-6286

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