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Sansei Seafood Restaurant

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1881 S Kihei Rd Ste KT116, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7924
+1 808-879-0004
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 01:00
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been one of our regular stops when we visit Maui (we'd go there several times each visit to the island). This time we went twice and were disappointed. While the fish is very fresh, the service is spotty (totally depends on which server you get) and the price seems high for the overall presentation. We will give it... More 

Thank TJ0325
New Jersey
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third visit over a three year period. The place is bustling and a bit tight. The food is however very good. There are many options on the menu from tempura to sashimi and some of their own creations including a good duck in hoisin. Make a reservation. Consider going early.

Thank pilgrim672015
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there on a friends recommendation and had a great meal. We sat at the Sushi bar and tried several varieties of rolls and sashimi and everything was delicious. The Sushi Chef, Brian, was very informative and service was quick and professional.

Thank Mark B
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner and was pleasantly surprised. Excellent food and very large choice of sushi items. To the sushi person you could eat here your whole trip and not eat them all. Nice entries as well. Plenty of food to share. I had a dessert to die for. It was a chocolate mousse topped with a mango gelatin. Don't miss it.

Thank Frank T
Epping, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be our favourite restaurant on Maui and really excited to return after 8 years. SO disappointed !! The whole restaurant is grubby and the restrooms are disgustingly filthy. Door that leads into the kitchen is absolutely caked in muck ..........surely that doesn't bode well for a restaurant the serves raw fish ! Food absolutely awful ( warm... More 

Thank janice w
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You need to make reservation, however very reasonable prices. Try their recommended choices. I had a fancy ramen noodle crab truffle soup. (Sorry name escapes me) OMG! Best ever. and large portion. Recommend!

Thank 14_prariegirl
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth visiting. The sushi chef was very accommodating and the service is consistently good.

Thank Mark C
El Dorado Hills, CA
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408 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I go to a Sansei throughout the islands, I find that I can never lose when I choose the fish special that is served with pasta. I always think it will be too heavy, but it is a nice piece of fish served with some angel hair and it does not weigh down and has just been delicious every... More 

Thank Michaela
Kirkland, Washington
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try the tempura dinner and the black cod. Terrific. The service is always quick, efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. One issue... the restrooms need some serious cleaning. This seems to be an Hawaiian problem. What's up with that?

Thank Lexaconi
Saskatoon, Canada
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended in our traveling book and we were quite disappointed. The place is quite large and bustling with people and about seven pages of dishes on their menu. I personally take it as a bad sign when mayonnaise is used for sushi and they used crab salad for their California roll. The bill was high for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 01:00
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: +1 808-879-0004

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