Sansei

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar is Maui’s best-known sushi restaurant.  But it has a lot more than sushi, with numerous delicious and innovative foods that have nothing to do with sushi.  Sansei Maui has two locations, Sansei Kapalua and Sansei Kihei.  Phone 808-669-6286 for the Kapalua restaurant or 808-879-0004 for the one in Kihei.

Sansei has won several awards for its outstanding food preparations.  Taste of Lahaina Award winning dishes include Asian Shrimp Cake, Mango Crab Salad Roll, Japanese Calamari Salad, and Dungeness Crab Ramen with Asian Truffle Broth.  The menu has long lists of appetizers, tapas, soups, salads, noodles, veggies, entrees and desserts.  See below for some specific Sansei menu items as well as photos.

Sansei usually has Early Bird discounts, with 25% off most foods ordered from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM.  But this can vary, so be sure to call ahead to ask.  And the line can be long for those Early Birds, so arrive well ahead of time to get in line.  (Don’t go for Early Bird on Sunday and Monday, when they are more crowded because of a bigger discount for people who live on Maui.)

Whether you are looking for excellent sushi or for unusual seafood and meat and vegetable preparations, Sansei is a restaurant that I highly recommend.
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For other mid-price restaurants all over Maui, click on Moderate Maui Restaurants.

Sansei menu (subject to change) $$ Moderate

  • Appetizers and small plates:
    • Edamame
    • Tea Duck Egg Roll
    • Hawaiian Sweet Potato Tempura
    • Kapalua Butterfly Roll
    • Panko Crusted Ahi Sashimi Sushi Roll
    • Mango Crab Salad Roll
    • Shrimp Dynamite
    • Lobster and Blue Crab Ravioli
  • Entrees:
    • Shichimi Seared Fresh Atlantic Salmon
    • Roasted Japanese Jerk Chicken
    • Chili Porcini Mushroom Crusted Filet of Beef Tenderloin
    • Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloin
    • Grilled Hawaiian Ahi with Asian Shrimp Cake
    • Seafood Pasta
    • Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura
    • Whole Lobster Tail and Spicy Crab Cake

Click for images of complete Sansei menu with prices

Sushi Bar:
Sansei Restaurant Maui
Mango Crab Salad Roll:
Sansei Restaurant Kapalua crab roll

Menu continued

  • Soups, Salads, Noodles, Veggies:
    • Miso Soup
    • Japanese Calamari Salad
    • Wok Tossed Upcountry Vegetables
    • Tempura Soft Shell Crab Salad
    • Dungeness Crab Ramen with Asian Truffle Broth
    • Grilled Shitake Mushrooms
    • Roasted Japanese Eggplant
  • Noodles:
    • Thin Ramen Noodles
    • Japanese Udon Noodles
  • Dessert:
    • Granny Smith Apple Tart
    • Tempura Fried Ice Cream Wrapped in Pound Cake
    • Creme Brulee

Japanese Calamari Salad:
Sansei Sushi Maui calamari
Fried Ice Cream Wrapped in Pound Cake:
Sansei Maui dessert

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