Fresh as can be and large portions.
This is the best sushi around.Fresh and very large portions. I hear that other places near by are good too, but I find that there sushi is pre made and not as fresh tasting, if you want awesome eat here for the price. But if you dont care there are cheaper places, but do not complain it was your choice.....Kai is fantastic and we will return....
3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Adult night out on Maui
We were on Maui with friends and left the kids with grandparents while all the adults went to dinner. We are all health conscious but love food. The sushi was awesome. Fresh and yummy... We ordered a second round of every roll. We had sooo much fun. We indulged in champagne, wine, sake, beer & dessert (we don't sound health conscious here) . Everything was great from start to finish. We even requested bigger, full bodied wine glasses and they were on the table within minutes. Staff was beyond nice. Our waitress was Michelle! Awesome! It is a mellow place but it can be more energetic depending on your group or nice for a little romantic night out. We were the energetic group but there were tables of two sharing dessert as well.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good Japanese Food
The sushi and sashimi was very fresh and of excellent flavour. The server was knowledgable and gave good advice on what to choose. Prices were reasonable. Overall a good impression.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
great sushi, awesome dessert (triple chocolate sampler), must try the artichoke, mushroom dip. A little pricey but worth it. Amazing sunset view
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just a perfect place for sushi
Just a perfect place for sushi and Japanese food. In the ritz carlton and with great music as well....
5/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not much to say. If your in Kapalua you have to go to kai if you want
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A beautiful restaurant, view
A beautiful restaurant, view and the sushi is good, although not very creative-just the usual. It's an easy stroll to the bar which is also a beautiful place. The night we were there we could hear the music from the bar-a two person band. The music was so good we thought it must be recorded. But the singer-guitar player was just so good at imitating famous songs.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not a full service restaurant
We visited Kai Sushi on Sunday May 26. We ordered Chicken Yakitori, Sushi/Sashimi combo, Sashimi combo and 2 Special Sushi platter ($15 ea), finished with Carrot Cake and Pina Carmel Cake. The Sushi and Sashimi were very fresh, the rice has a sweet taste and very moist. The desserts are both very good. Go there before 6pm and you can order the Special Sushi platter for $15/order. They were absolutely great. This is not a full service Japanese restaurant. I recommend it for before/after dinner drop-by only because it is pricey and the portion small. It will cost a lot to fill you up. There's no hot dish available except the Miso soup and Chicken Yakitori. The MIso soup was ordinary (as in Food Court) and the Chicken Yakitori was dry.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi for a price...
All in all a good restaurant at the Ritz Carlton with good food and not outrageous prices like the other restaurants at the Ritz.
5/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Late on a Saturday afternoon we found ourselves in the middle of Ka'anapali w/o dinner reservations. OMG! What do we do? "Open Table" of course. We ate at Lahaina Grille the night before, so tough act to follow. We love sushi and saw an opening at the right time for Kai Sushi Bistro with lots of good reviews at the Ritz. We thought we were lucky and that it would be super busy. To our surprise we had a beautiful drive to Kapalua and the Rittz and walked into the lobby to find a pretty mello restaurant with our choice of a good seat over looking the property. The sushi was good- we've had better- but for the ambiance and the service, we felt pretty good and it wasn't a hassle at all to get in.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the place! If you like sashimi and sushi don't skip Kai Sushi
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service. Our waitress have us a few extra hand towels, not sure what those were for. The artichoke dip is AMAZING as well as the kalbi with the peanut sauce. Sushi is good (I've had better). Overall a pleasant experience. A little on the print side...
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top quality and taste, excellent service, fair prices.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food quality very good
Have heard this is one of the best sushi restaurants anywhere, so we were really excited to try it, especially since we were staying at the Ritz in the same location. The food quality was excellent. I was hoping for a deeper sushi menu though. They had all of the basic rolls, which were excellent, but if you are looking for a bunch of different sushi roll options, Sansei just around the corner in Kapalua had so many more options. Sansei is definitely noisier and more crowded (and always busy), but the sushi is cheaper (and I think the quality was just as good), and the menu (sushi and non-sushi options) was much deeper.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to the 'other' Japanese restaurant many many times. The evening we went to Kai was a great choice. Innovative and very interesting food! We will most assuredly be returning to Kai. Prices? Not inexpensive and don't be expecting bento boxes. Not a huge menu, and at first some in our party did not think there was anything they would like. We finished everything from Sashimi to pot stickers to rolls to soup and a wonderful beef dish with small pancakes.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice presentation of food.
Nice presentation of food. Attentive wait staff. Thought the number of sake choice was a bit limited.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service
Great food and great service as always. My only concern is that we sat next to the door into the lobby of the Ritz and the noise level was quite high from the band/singer. Their performance was good, but we were there to enjoy our guests, not listen to the band.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM