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About Permanently Closed - Kai Sushi - The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
This restaurant is permanently closed. Located across The Alaloa Lounge, lobby level, Chef Tadashi Yoshino prepares the island’s freshest sushi and sashimi and traditional Japanese cuisine in a restaurant space with a design inspired by the native Hawaiians’ arrival across the sea. The menu is complemented by an extensive selection of warm and cold sakes and Japanese beers.
Lahaina, HI 96761
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday-Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
We offer Valet or Hotel self parking.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
Kai Sushi - The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
It was a good meal but not outstanding, the trip from Kaanapali is an expensive cab ride round trip. Also, told them it was my wife's birthday but they didn't do anything for her. I would go back for happy hour and if I was staying at the Ritz or had a car but not if I had to take a cab because the extra $60 round trip isn't worth it. Fight On!
Sushi was delicious, shrimp tempura was amazing. Torched salmon roll was the best salmon roll I've ever had. So fresh, I thought the valrhona chocolate taste box was a little over rated though unfortunately.
Overall great experience on my honeymoon. We will be back.
Fish is always above expectation here. Best sashimi on the planet. Had not tried dessert before but the "chocolate box" was subpar. The mango custard was delightful (made up for the "fruitcake flavor" chocolate). Cocktails were original and worthwhile (cucumber vodka YES).
The bar and restaurant is right next to the staging area of the hotel where people wait with their luggage to leave. One of the sushi dishes was wonderful. The tuna, however, was mushy and left me wondering about its freshness. As expensive as it was, I have had much better sushi stateside. Overall, a disappointment.
We came for happy hour and enjoyed the peppers and lumpia to start. We had several happy hour rolls (Kai and rainbow) as well as the sashimi combo platter which was generous in portion and so fresh! Our custom drinks were so refreshing. We were surprised with a lovely mango pudding. Spectacular!!!!! Mahalo to Lania and our chef.
We were staying nearby and wanted to check out the Ritz. First, we had great cocktails in the loung, watched the sunset ceremony, then moved to the sushi bar. This was a very quite night as a large inhouse group were all at a plated dinner, leaving us to enjoy the quiet and great service. I agree with other comments, the quality of product is what shines through. Certainly not inexpensive, but we had a lovely evening and will come back when in the area.
The venue is comfortable with an awesome view of the Ritz grounds and Ocean.
We were seated at a table for two between two other larger group tables but it felt like we were in our own little space.
Food was awesome . We had ahi poke appetizer , a chefs special of yellow fin with jalapeños and also a plate with 3 different sushi. All great.
We ate here on two occasions on our last trip to Maui. Excellent fresh fish that never faltered in its quality. That, right away, makes or breaks a Japanese restaurant.
The service was very nice, not overly expert, but very pleasant.
Tempura of asparagus, maui onion and shrimp was amongst the best you could get anywhere. Yum!!!
We found the nigiri and sushi rolls to be well executed and high quality. The tempura was also light and delicious. The service staff was friendly and efficient. We had been to Sansei previously because of rave reviews. The quality and execution here is much higher.
The best sushi On Maui. One of the best anywhere. We have been eating sushi for around 20 years, and have dined at dozens of Japanese restaurants in the US, and several in Japan. Kai sushi is hands down in a class by itself. To start with, they get the best quality fish. That is a prerequisite for sushi, and is not the case for the vast majority of restaurants. Like everything in life, there are different grades of fish, and Kai must be demanding the Freshest and highest quality. The chefs are outstanding. Frankly, we've never seen better. It goes beyond skill and technique, which they are masters of. It comes down to pride and perfection in creating dining delights. The staff is super friendly, knowledgeable about Japanese food, drinks, etc, and the service is fantastic. The restaurant is well done with comfortable seating and amazing views. We could not more strongly recommend this outstanding dining experience.
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