Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar-Kapalua, Maui
Sansei Seafood Restaurant And Sushi Bar in Kapalua was named One of the Best Sushi Bars in America's by Bon Appetit. It is the most popular Contemporary Japanese restaurant on Maui. Sansei"s variety of scrumptious sushi and seafood are legendary, but they also serve incredibly delectable dishes such as Miso butter fish, Steak, Grilled Pork Chops, Smoked Duck and delicious noodles. The bar is always hopping and Late Night Karaoke on Thursdays and Fridays pack in lively crowds of locals and island visitors for fun.
Fantastic meal! So many great options on the menu. Our server Sunny was fantastic! We will be back!
Great food & service! We had a reservation for 8:45pm but tried to see if we could get in earlier, we went at 6pm and were seated by 6:19. The shrimp dynamite, ramen and sushi rolls were delicious.
Very enjoyable dining experience
Incredible food and service. Having reservations thru open table was a blessing
Mamas Fish House in Pa’ia used to be our favorite but now it’s Sansei - we visit you twice every time we come to Maui now ~ mahalo for being what we look forward to the most in Maui
Outstanding sushi! Our waiter was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and it was a fun atmosphere.
Had a great time
Every time we vacation in Maui we go to Sansei. We are always happy and enjoy the great food and serv. Have recommended to many friends and family.
Love this place! Dynamite Shrimp!
Best place on Maui for sushi and sashimi. We had a great meal and the service was just right.
Amazing quality of fresh seafood. Best tuna we have ever eaten. I am amazed that someone would visit this restaurant and order a california roll. Best quality fish ever and our waitress was knowledgeable helping us with items we have never seen before. We will be back.
Fun meal on vacation. Excellent service and creative menu.
Our meal of lobster/crab raviolis, caesar salad/calamari and butterfish appetizers were excellent! Also the Ketel One martini was a good pour and priced reasonably.
Didn’t live up to the hype. We were very disappointed!
The food was great!
Highly recommend having a reservation. They open at 5:15 and as long as you order by 6:00 you’ll get a discount. The seafood pasta, rainbow roll, spider roll and the two appetizers (can’t remember what they were, but they were great!) were all wonderful. Green tea ice cream was good as well. Sansei is a must when in Kapalua!
Food came out too fast and all at one. However the food was delicious.
The food is always good. The last two visits the service was very rushed. It feels like their goal is to turnover the table as fast as they can because it’s always busy.
Always have a great meal here. The calamari is the best and the butter fish and sushi are always excellent.
The soy wasabi butter sauce seems to have changed on this visit and our two visits in November. It used to be a little better.
Sansei Kapalua is part of our West Maui rotation. The food is generally excellent and the service is always excellent.
The best sushi!! It's our go to when visiting Maui. Make a reservation in advance because they are busy.
This is our favorite sushi restaurant on Maui! We love it
We eat when we come to Maui. It’s always an enjoyable experience. Something for everyone whether it is fresh sushi, local fish or something else. It is very crowed and there’s not much room to relax is the only downside. I would recommend if you are in Maui.
Great food & service!!
Great spot. Wait staff is very attentive and friendly. Let your server offer suggestions on small plates and sushi rolls. Definitely the way to go!
This place needs to change up it’s menu
Great restaurant! The food was exceptional. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and his recommendations were on spot! I would highly recommend this for sushi and a great atmosphere!
Just ok. Sushi was good, not outstanding. Shrimp tempura was weak. Maui beef strips were very good. Cocktails were strong and good. A little pricey overall.
We enjoyed our dinner very much. The dining room is lovely and full of joyful clients enjoying themselves. Our server was knowledgeable and did a wonderful job. The toro sashimi was so good! The whole dinner was very enjoyable and we look forward to returning to a place that excels at hospitality.
Our favorite sushi restaurant in Maui! We go early for the first seating and get 25% off. The food is delicious and the service is great! This restaurant doesn’t have a view and it doesn’t need it because the food is so good!
We went in early so we could take advantage of the 'early bird' special. We had rolls and
they were fantastic. Service great and fast. We were out of there in 45 minutes. It is one of our
favorite spot in Maui. Not fancy, very casual and room is noisy, but who cares...food is fresh and
worth getting there early. Thank you for wonderful food and service.
Excellent. We just made another reservation for Friday night. Visiting Sanseis is the high light of our vacation.
My wife and I made a reservation for my birthday. The receptionist gave us a small table against the right hand wall, being a man with broad shoulders it was cery awkward to eat as my elbow kept hitting the wall when I tried to use my right hand to eat. The waiter was very monologue and his statements were meant to funny and witty but he was so robotic at that point in the night that it was just awkward again. The food was just okay, we ordered ahi tataki and a sashimi trio with water to drink.The trio came with 9 pieces of sashimi and the tataki with 5 pieces of ahi, in total this would be less than 6oz of fish and our bill after a tip od 20% came to $57.00. I would imagine that as extremely over priced as we were still very hungry after eating. We decided to call it a night as there was just a great mutual dissapointment for a birthday dinner. Oh, and no mention of a happy birthday though it was registered on our reservation.
Some of the best sushi we have had and our server was amazing, helpful and personable. We will be back every time we come to Maui!!
very good food, but i could not figure out why we could not get a 6pm reservation. They don't open until 5pm and then open the doors to a large crowd of people with and without reservations.They fill up the restaurant instantly and then you order. Much the same as Longhi's. I don't care for that but the first reservation after the initial rush is 6:45
food was great, sushi, beef udon and prawn pasta all yummy
Good but not exceptional for the $$
Everything was great! Our server was fantastic and the karaoke afterwards was a lot of funny!
The entrees were pretty good, the miso soup was good, the sushi was so-so. Sashimi was sliced too thick, and the rolls were chewy (seaweed). But the menu is large so offers something for everyone. I was expecting something more formal from the website, but it was actually friendly and accessible.
Great food, super fast service. Only querk is they pack the restaurant tight so hard to move around. Very loud.