Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar-Kapalua, Maui

4.6
73 reviews
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Thank you for choosing Sansei Kapalua OpenTable, our location takes 50% reservations & 50% walk-ins. If you do not see your desired dining time please call the host team direct. Please come and bring the Ohana as we accommodate walk-in guests.
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.
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AC
33 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal! So many great options on the menu. Our server Sunny was fantastic! We will be back!

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LS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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TH
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable dining experience

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BK
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service. Having reservations thru open table was a blessing

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MD
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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T
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding sushi! Our waiter was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and it was a fun atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time

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M
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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FP
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place! Dynamite Shrimp!

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n
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best place on Maui for sushi and sashimi. We had a great meal and the service was just right.

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RD
27 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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MW
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Fun meal on vacation. Excellent service and creative menu.

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I
36 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Didn’t live up to the hype. We were very disappointed!

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MH
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great!

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LL
36 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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p
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food came out too fast and all at one. However the food was delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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F
41 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always have a great meal here. The calamari is the best and the butter fish and sushi are always excellent.

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JC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Repeat customer
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.

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b
49 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sansei Kapalua is part of our West Maui rotation. The food is generally excellent and the service is always excellent.

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NI
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi!! It's our go to when visiting Maui. Make a reservation in advance because they are busy.

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JH
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is our favorite sushi restaurant on Maui! We love it

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B
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service!!

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CP
27 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This place needs to change up it’s menu

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A
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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RD
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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P
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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M
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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!

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d
116 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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GR
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. We just made another reservation for Friday night. Visiting Sanseis is the high light of our vacation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!!

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BM
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good but not exceptional for the $$

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C
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great! Our server was fantastic and the karaoke afterwards was a lot of funny!

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VL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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M
24 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, super fast service. Only querk is they pack the restaurant tight so hard to move around. Very loud.

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