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Kai Wailea - Maui
Kai Wailea - Maui

Kai Wailea - Maui Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.kai-wailea.com
  • Email: kai@kai-wa.com
  • Phone: (808) 875-1955
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily 11:30am-2:pm (1:45pm last call)

    Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-10:00pm (last call 9:00pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steak, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Katsu
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alanui Dr.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: You can use parking for the shopping center where our restaurant is located.
A word from Kai Wailea - Maui
Only Japanese restaurant in Wailea!

We serve sushi,steak,udon noodle soup and also Japanese tapas dishes in the Japanese Izakaya style. Whenever possible, we use locally grown and organic ingredients. These carefully selected ingredients are then prepared for you with subtlety and skill. To compliment these extraordinary dishes, we have over 20 premium sake from various regions of Japan. We are ready to deliver a uniquely exquisite dining experience to you, your family and your friends.

Go Kai!!
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Diner Reviews
  • "For the past couple of years we make sure we go to Kai while we are in Maui. Great sushi and a relaxed setting! Great take out too!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "the sashimi was very good but the rest was poor: sushi rolls only ok, vegetable robata platter under cooked, beef robata shewers overcooked. We sat outside which was a bad choice: bright lights and terrible decor"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "While the food here was pretty good, every other aspect of this place was awful. No ambiance, no customers, really strange hostess and waitress (same woman). Food all came at once except one dish that arrived pretty much while we were leaving - so bad prep time there, as if they forgot about it. Had read reviews before going, which were sort of half good half bad. DO NOT GO HERE. Instead choose Morimoto or others nearby."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "The food while good did not knock one's socks off. Felt like a strip mall sushi place. Service was prompt. Generally a good experience on two visits."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Great FRESH sushi and the best steak teriyaki we have had. No atmosphere but great food!!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Our booth was cozy and our food came out quick. However, 2 larger parties arrived and then we got put on a slow wait for a additional order and we canceled it cause it took way too long."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Best Japanese restaurant we've dined at in a while. Sashimi was outstanding and so were the sushi rolls. We also had the feature fish. Everything was prepared to perfection. We have already made arrangements to come back. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Wailea."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Whenever visiting Maui, Kai is a stop for us. The fish is always incredibly fresh and the service is excellent as well. I can't say what was the best because everything was really delicious!"
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "Hostess was less than welcoming, and could not prioritize nor smile, but once past that, it was all good from there. Food selection was amazing, and tastes even better."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Top notch Sushi - staff/owners were great. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The food was awesome, the only thing that I could see that needs some work is the timing of food, my appetizer came out had a few bits, then my salad, didn't finsh my salad then my dinner came out. Tables are small needed to constantly make room for everything to fit. Other than that great service. ."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The food was great! My 2nd trip in one week and the food was very consistent and very delicious. The service was ok but they had two very large groups and people kept coming in."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Food was great! Need more advertising. Didn't know it was there"
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "the sushi was yummy, the service was great do not get the edamame you should definitely try this restaurant :)"
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "The food here is DELICICIOUS! I was quite surprised because it's quite a small looking restaurant compared to some of the other, more expensive, places on the Shops @ Wailea plaza. It is tapas style dining and so my husband and I tried many different dishes. The Robata-Yaki plate was so flavorsome and all of the food was beautifully presented. We will definitely dine here again if we are back in the area. Thanks Kai!"
    Dined on 8/21/2013
  • "Average Japanese food. Had the California Roll, pickled Japanese vegetables, seaweed salad and the teriyaki beef. Only the teriyaki beef stood out. Service wasn't bad for me as I was the second to be seated for lunch. Others who came in after me had longer waits as there was only one server."
    Dined on 7/21/2013