Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Sushi Restaurant, Karaoke Bar, and Seafood Restaurant$$$$
  • The Japanese food at Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar is a can't miss
  • Meghan G.
    "Trudy is awesome and food comes fast!"(5 Tips)
    Allen D.
    "Best sushi in America... Ahi to die for.. Butterfish orgasmic"(28 Tips)
    Amanda N.
    "Get the panko-crusted ahi and the crab ramen with truffle."(3 Tips)
    Scott O.
    "... Panko Crusted Ahi, Miso Butterfish, and Mango Crab Roll"(3 Tips)
122 Tips and reviews
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  • ahi tuna
  • trudy
  • crab
  • tempura
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  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PJuly 8
    There is one in Seattle now, so *shrug*
  • Amanda N.
    Spectacular and reasonably priced for the quality. Get the panko-crusted ahi and the crab ramen with truffle. Share both so you can try more dishes.
    Upvoted May 23
  • Oliver S.
    If you order before 6pm you get 25% off the menu.
  • Larry P.
    Larry PMarch 19
    Do yourself a favor and order the butterfish. You're welcome
  • Fazeela M.
    The sushi was worth every penny. The real winner though was the fried vanilla ice cream with the macadamia nut tempura batter.
  • Megan P.
    Megan PMarch 2
    All of the sushi we tried was amazing!! The specials were our favorites: crispy butterfish roll and the spicy tuna roll with spicy crab!
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KamenFebruary 17
    Sashimi boat. Do it.
  • Paul T.
    Paul TziridesAugust 9, 2016
    Karaoke is so much fun, you might get lucky and hear some native Hawaiian sung by the locals.
  • Scott C.
    Scott CaulfieldJuly 31, 2016
    Just about everything!
  • Neil S.
    Neil Santo TomasJune 24, 2016
    Excellent Japanese food. Get there by 5:00 PM so you can get 25% off your bill.
  • JD
    JDJune 2, 2016
    Sit at the bar and ask bartender for recommendations.
  • Ash H.
    Ash HamiltonMay 21, 2016
    Black bean chili butter sauce noodles dish, sushi... All good!
  • Clara T.
    Clara TsuiApril 8, 2016
    Half price food and free karaoke on Thursday and Friday nights!
  • Betsi B.
    Betsi BFebruary 26, 2016
    The crab and mango roll was amazing! Service was exceptional.
  • Josh F.
    Josh FlomFebruary 19, 2016
    Panko crusted Ahi. It's amazing! And the sauce with it is indescribable, must try!
  • Kyo S.
    Kyo SongFebruary 3, 2016
    Had ordered all of their award winners and sadly could not finish. Was not worth what we paid and this ranked as the worst seafood we had in Hawaii
  • Mike S.
    Mike ScherzerJanuary 20, 2016
    It's very good
  • Rob O.
    Rob OsterhouseDecember 10, 2015
    Volcano Roll is Amazon sushi quality amazing but then again it's Hawaii!!
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydNovember 28, 2015
    Amazing sushi. Early bird is 4-5:30 50% off. Reservations start at 5:45.
  • Zach N.
    Zach NegreyNovember 3, 2015
    Best sushi I've had. The specials and the ahi special roll, the miso butterfish, the Hawaiian trio...put the soy sauce away.
  • Nana
    NanaSeptember 7, 2015
    Note: 50% off on Sunday ONLY with valid Hawaii drivers license. Otherwise 25% off. panco ahi tuna meh. Get the super dragon or dynamite roll. It's delish. So is the crab ramen and tempura 🍤🍣
  • Brett M.
    Brett MurioAugust 12, 2015
    Expect 30-40 min wait if you have no reservation, but a nice dinner spot in the Kapalua area. There's another location in Kihei if you're looking for eats in town.
  • Sue-Anne S.
    Sue-Anne SilkesAugust 8, 2015
    Amazing butterfish!
  • Erin C.
    Erin CarriganJuly 29, 2015
    Truffle crab udon
  • Ed H.
    Ed HunsingerJuly 4, 2015
    Gluten free menu available
  • Lou B.
    Lou BrunoMay 14, 2015
    Order the Boat Sampler. Exquisite. Now they take reservations so no need to Rush and line up at. Opening time to ensure a seating. Prcing reasonable. Recommend you check this out.
  • Dave G.
    Dave GeislerApril 14, 2015
    All the fish was very fresh and well presented. The panko ahi was awesome.
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YipJanuary 18, 2015
    the fried ice cream is absolutely phenomenal. make sure you save room for it!
  • Lu C.
    Lu CanoDecember 23, 2014
    Recommended by both locals and the concierge. So good that we ended up having dinner here twice. It also has a pretty good selection of Sakes!
  • Shelley G.
    Shelley GaskeOctober 4, 2014
    Fancy pants sushi! Yum.
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AuyeungSeptember 9, 2014
    Foie gras nigiri
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
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  • Frederic J.
    Frederic JacobsJuly 24, 2014
    Panko crusted ahi roll are a must.
  • Dae Dae
    Dae DaeApril 29, 2014
    Scallop and cucumber roll was well executed. And the fried ice cream was really yummy!
  • Vanessa D.
    Vanessa DiamatarisMarch 5, 2014
    Beef teriyaki is ridiculously good - tender, full of flavor, best I've ever had.. Also, ahi carpaccio is perfectly prepared
  • Richard W.
    Richard WhiddonMarch 3, 2014
    Every pick was perfect sushi
  • Richard W.
    Richard WhiddonMarch 2, 2014
    Best restaurant in Maui - really cant go wrong with any sushi pic
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CardenasFebruary 8, 2014
    best sushi I've had. get the special rolls!
  • Dara-Ann B.
    Dara-Ann BaumanJanuary 14, 2014
    Fun bar atmosphere and best sushi on the island.
  • Ron T.
    Ron TJanuary 11, 2014
    Rolls are good, but order the sashimi trio or the nigiri sushi for a real treat. Fish is absolutely fresh...
  • Jessica V.
    Jessica ValenzuelaDecember 22, 2013
    Get the foie gras nigiri and the toro! You'll receive compliments from the sushi chef.
  • Stephanie E.
    Stephanie ElizabethDecember 4, 2013
    Butterfly roll and crab ramen are the best!
  • Brad H.
    Brad HallOctober 20, 2013
    Miso butterfish, must have.
  • Eric G.
    Eric GarnerOctober 17, 2013
    Not open for lunch, BOO.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GarciaOctober 16, 2013
    The tempura fried macadamia nut ice cream was delicious!! Highlight of my meal.
  • Bob C.
    Bob CarpenterOctober 7, 2013
    Great fusion sushi. Get here early.
  • Maisie A.
    Maisie AntonielloOctober 4, 2013
    The butterfish and the panko crusted ahi were the stars of the night! If they have the sweet shrimp from Molokai get those too!
  • Max C.
    Max ChasséSeptember 26, 2013
    Early bird special 25% off between 5:30 & 6:00pm
  • Jeffrey F.
    Jeffrey FuentesAugust 20, 2013
    Great food if you love sushi! Come here on thur and fri for 50% off everything!!!! Can't beat that! Also it's karaoke night too lol have fun with the tourist people as everyone tries 2 sing goodtimes
  • Scott H.
    Scott HemmeterAugust 19, 2013
    Most memorable meal in Maui. Food was great and the flavored they put together were perfect. Ill be making reservations here before I arrive in Maui next time so I am sure to eat here again.
  • Kendall V.
    Kendall VidovichAugust 4, 2013
    Must get Panko Ahi, Mango Crab Roll, Dragonfly Roll, Grilled Ahi with Shrimp Cake Entree (ask for ahi seared), and end it with Tempura Ice Cream
  • Stephanie U.
    Stephanie UchimaJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    25% Happy hour from 5pm-6pm! And you can make reservations so make them in advance or else you have to wait in the long line
  • Jim M.
    Jim McAnallyJune 26, 2013
    Awesome meal. Nothing bad on the menu.
  • Ming L.
    Ming LeeJune 7, 2013
    Order before 6p and get 25% off
  • Allen D.
    Allen DobbsJune 1, 2013
    Best sushi in America... Ahi to die for.. Butterfish orgasmic
  • Shannon V.
    Shannon VestalMay 26, 2013
    Get the panko crusted ahi roll
  • Doug C.
    Doug ClarkeMay 10, 2013
    Don't eat here. Warm sushi, rushed service. Don't care that I spent 100 bucks on two of us, but feel that I got a forty dollar value. Apps were good though.
  • Ana B.
    Ana BedoyaApril 30, 2013
    Hated it overrated the dragon roll was bland, mango crab roll was disappointing
  • Charlobo s.
    Charlobo s.March 24, 2013
    Our go-to sushi spot when in Maui - the wait is long to get in, so head over there early or just make reservations!
  • Bob H.
    Bob HeaneyMarch 17, 2013
    Fabulous service for the family. Great food and fun! Kids love the udon noodles
  • Todd J.
    Todd JohnsonMarch 1, 2013
    Get there at 5:30...25 percent off most everything...delicious!
  • Pamela S.
    Pamela SegerquistDecember 15, 2012
    Thursday and Friday 10pm-1am in Kapulua 50% off sushi and appetizers! And Karaoke
  • Michael Antonio
    Michael AntonioNovember 2, 2012
    Must try the truffle ramen!
  • Marty C.
    Marty CiszonOctober 18, 2012
    The greatest service I have ever had in my life from the bartender named Trudy. She was polite, prompt, alert, fun, aware, etc. The list goes on. Get her a raise!
  • Chantel S.
    Chantel SnyderAugust 14, 2012
    This place is ALWAYS busy but if you don't mind sitting up at the sushi bar no wait time, however if you are waiting for a regular table anywhere from 30min-60min. It's worth the wait though.
  • Rachelle P.
    Rachelle PhillipsAugust 12, 2012
    Asian Shrimp Cake!
  • Anastasia G.
    Anastasia GiorgiovaAugust 11, 2012
    Panko crusted Ahi is very good, although defeats the healthy aspect of eating sushi. Don't get the Yaki-Maki Sushi or anything with the word Dynamite in it, unless you want food covered in mayonnaise.
  • Hannah Y.
    Best sushi I've had.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MejiaMay 28, 2012
    Try the Panko Crusted Ahi Sashimi Sushi Roll
  • Kyle
    KyleMay 27, 2012
    This place is too americanized food, at least for their award winning stuffs. Ahi is totally ruined by their fried crust. dislike :(
  • Matt N.
    Matt NazarMay 22, 2012
    Sit at the bar and ask for Trundy - she's been here forever and has awesome recommendations...
  • E S.
    E SmutkoMay 2, 2012
    I can't say enough about this place. Ask for Trudie at the bar and enjoy happy hour. She's the shit.
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PearcyApril 22, 2012
    Get the Hawaiian ahi tuna with crispy shrimp cake, and get the tuna seared.
  • Susan L.
    Susan LohApril 22, 2012
    Just get whatever your server recommends. You can't go wrong. And Trudy is that awesome!
  • Victor J.
    Victor JungMarch 14, 2012
    Awarding winning Japanese Calamari Salad... yummy
  • Lawrence L.
    Lawrence LewitinnMarch 2, 2012
    Todd #1 is the best server in the history of mankind.
  • John V.
    John VeytiaFebruary 28, 2012
    Get there early and get 25% off
  • James R.
    James RatleyJanuary 14, 2012
    panko ahi is amazing
  • Korine F.
    Korine FujiwaraJanuary 10, 2012
    Cajun seared white tuna sashimi--to die for!
  • IGS
    IGSDecember 31, 2011
    Thurs-Sat come after 10pm and get the best stuff for less and karaoke
  • Dana V.
    Dana VanDen HeuvelDecember 31, 2011
    Ask for a st Germaine with hendricks. Unique and refreshing.
  • Exclusive Resorts
    Exclusive ResortsDecember 22, 2011
    Low-key and delicious - Sansei is a must when you're in Hawaii. The panko crusted ahi roll was to die for!
  • Lori E.
    Lori EricksonDecember 17, 2011
    Omg- best sushi ever hands down! The Panko crusted Ahi is rediculous and the butter fish Devine.
  • TomN
    TomNDecember 6, 2011
    The Japanese Calamari Salad is delicious!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BakerNovember 27, 2011
    You must get the Tempura Fried Macnut Crusted Ice-cream for dessert. It is to die for.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BakerNovember 27, 2011
    Get the Grilled Ahi with Shrimp Cake entrée. It's very unique and super delicious.
  • Ross D.
    Ross DuranOctober 28, 2011
    Try the Takah Sushi special roll. Awesome.
  • Mai-Tai
    Mai-TaiOctober 26, 2011
    Try the award winning panko sashimi, its out of the world!!
  • nellleo
    nellleoOctober 1, 2011
    Sit @ the sushi bar and chat with the chefs. Best recommendations and lovely extras
  • Exclusive Resorts
    Exclusive ResortsSeptember 22, 2011
    Our members have said this is one of the top sushi restaurants in North America!
  • Ben P.
    Ben ParishSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sushi restaurant I've ever been to...service @ the sushi bar is phenomenal!
  • Francesca F.
    Francesca FerdenziSeptember 5, 2011
    Ramen App is BEYOND words
  • Meg M.
    Meg MinuskinAugust 21, 2011
    go with a big group and have your waiter bring out his favorite dishes. everything is special and they will make it a balanced experience
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HardingAugust 13, 2011
    Do yourself a favor & make a reservation! Early Bird Special from 5:30-6, 25% off pretty much everything. Thurs-Sat @ 10pm Happy Hour & Karaoke!
  • Nic B.
    Nic BarnesJuly 29, 2011
    Half off after 10pm and free karaoke!
  • Adam C.
    Adam ConyneJuly 28, 2011
    Get a sansei special roll. Spicy crab and cilantro heaven.
  • Greg
    GregJuly 18, 2011
    The first round was great but it took 45 minutes for the second round. We cancelled the second order and left. Sonny could have handled it better.
  • Steve L.
    Steve LeeboveJuly 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You MUST have a drink from Trudy!!! Let her pick the drink, you won't go wrong!!!
  • Jon E.
    The 69 roll is out of this world!!
  • Michael Y.
    Michael YJuly 5, 2011
    The spider roll was excellent. Also, the granny smith dessert is amazing.
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