With chef-owner D.K. Kodama’s creative take on sushi rolls (mango and crab salad handrolls with Thai chili sauce and panko-crusted ahi sashimi rolls among them), Sansei’s scores high with adventurous diners. But expertly sliced sashimi platters and straightforward gobo rolls will accommodate even the pickiest sushi snobs. Small and big plates are meant for sharing, though you’ll fight over the last bites of misoyaki butterfish. The heavenly Dungeness crab ramen features an aromatic truffle broth flecked with cilantro, Thai basil, and jalapeños. For dessert, most people go for tempura-fried ice cream or the Granny Smith apple tart with homemade caramel sauce. Tip: Thursday and Friday nights, a rousing karaoke session erupts at the bar from 10pm to 1am, and sushi is 50% off. At the second location in Kihei Town Center, Kihei ([tel] 808/879-0004), sushi is 50% off on Sunday and Monday from 5 to 6:30pm.
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
600 Office Rd.
Our Rating Neighborhood Kapalua Hours Daily 5:30–10pm; Thurs–Fri late-night menu 10pm–1am. Phone 808/669-6286 Prices Main courses $17–$41; sushi rolls $7–$17. Daily 5:30–10pm Cuisine Type Pacific Rim/Sushi Web site Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar Other Reservations recommended
Map600 Office Rd. Maui
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