Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
600 Office Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
| +1 808-669-6286
Sat - Wed 5:15pm - 10pm
Thur, Fri 5:15pm - 1am
SanseiThis plantation-style building houses what just might be Maui's best sushi — a hotly contested title on an island with such rich Japanese roots! Sansei lands on the contemporary/new wave side of things and knocks it out of the park, hence Bon Appétit naming it one of “America’s best sushi bars” and also one of the mag’s favorite Asian restaurants. Prepare yourself for very imaginative creations like panko-crusted ahi rolls and the famous Kapalua Butterfly Roll, a colorful delight of salmon, crab, shiromi, and fresh vegetables. A perennial favorite remains the delicate shrimp cake encased in crispy Chinese noodles, then bathed in ginger-lime butter and cilantro pesto.
AFAR Local Expert
about 5 years ago
Late-Night Sushi Deal on Maui
If you ask locals what the island's best sushi spot is, there's a good chance they'll say Sansei. Located in a plantation-style building, this award-winning sushi house consistently impresses with its fresh, creative fare. From the miso butterfish that melts in your mouth to the panko-crusted ahi roll, Sansei has a way of making you savor each bite—though you'll inevitably end up ordering more. For diners who don't mind waiting a bit, the best time to visit is on Thursday and Friday nights when appetizers and sushi are 50 percent off. The discount begins after 10 p.m., and you must be at least 21 because the restaurant also turns into a karaoke bar. Whether you're craving a caterpillar roll with unagi and avocado or a California roll with salmon, be sure to arrive hungry. You might want to have your vocal cords warmed up just in case, too.