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Best Places To Eat On Maui – Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Great Food & Karaoke in Kihei & Kapalua

Loved for its spectacular creations and jubilant atmosphere, Sansei Seafood Restaurant/Sushi Bar serves up contemporary sushi as well as modern takes on Pacific-Rim inspired dishes. Their sushi chefs are celebrated for unique dishes, like the signature Panko Crusted Ahi Roll and famous Shrimp Dynamite—lightly fried shrimp glazed with a sweet garlic sauce and finished will fresh scallions.


Critically Acclaimed

Wine Spectator praised Sansei for “endless innovation with a strong Japanese accent.” Bon Appetit named the restaurant one of their “Favorite Asian Restaurants” and one of “America’s Best Sushi Bars.”

Chef/Owner D.K. Kodama is recognized throughout the state for his imaginative cuisine. Drawing inspirations from traditional Japanese dishes, Sansei’s sushi chefs ever so delicately finish their dishes with contemporary influences. This restaurant not only boasts critically acclaimed cuisine, but also an excellent assortment of wines (in fact it is an award-winning wine list).
Sansei’s Crab Ramen is easily one of their best dishes—we’re talking Dungeness Crab atop a black truffle butter dashi broth! Add julienne Thai basil, cilantro and diced jalapeno peppers and you have a dish that touches on flavors from Asia, the Pacific, and California.
In Japanese the word sansei refers to “third generation.” Founder D.K. Kodama felt that this was a fitting name for a restaurant inspired by Japanese tradition, while serving modern conceptions of sushi and Asian cuisine. It is also a reference to D.K. Kodama’s background as a third generation Japanese-American.
Love The Specials!

We recommend taking advantage of 2 Sansei Seafood Restaurant/Sushi Bar specials. An early bird right as they open (5:30-6:00), or the popular late night from 10PM-1AM. You might have to wait to eat, but it easily becomes one of Maui’s top karaoke and nightlife spots on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. There are two locations on island— at the Kapalua Resort on the West side and the Kihei Town Center in South Maui.

Speaking of…

Here’s Your South Maui Real Estate Update

The Sayles Team is currently the listing broker at two prestigious South Maui communities, both the Ho’olei Villas and the Hokulani Golf Villas. However, our expertise does not stop there. Everyone on the team (besides Dano who moved over 30 years ago) was born and raised here, so we all have a deep connection with what the island has to offer.

Listed by the Sayles Team: Ho’olei Villa 21-1

Enjoy tremendous ocean views from this beautiful 3 bedroom/3.5 bath town home. Villa 21-1 offers a comfortable open-air floor-plan, and is listed for $2,695,000. Feel right at home with fine furnishings, a gourmet kitchen with Wolf and Sub Zero appliances, and Snaidero cabinets. Designed with beautiful furnishings by Bassman Blaine, this home defines splendor.


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Don’t miss out on a great opportunity, this is the only “Hibiscus” floor plan available in the highly sought after second row.

For Sale: 700 Halelea Street 4bd/3ba

Gated community with ocean views, a large covered lanai, and golf club setting —this lovely residence is in a brand new South Maui neighborhood, on the 18th fairway of the Maui Nui Golf Course.

Upgrades include:

  • Mahogany cabinets, railings and entry doors
  • Italian porcelain tile flooring
  • Superior window coverings
  • Plush, high-end carpeting.

There is a large master bedroom with 2 lanais, walk-in closet, and spacious bathroom. In total 3 bedrooms, 2 bath are upstairs with another full bedroom/bath on the first floor. This is easily one of the best examples of what the Hokulani Golf Villas have to offer and is offered at 1,295,000.


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Listed by the Sayles Team: 168 Ahekolo Place

Homes from sale in Kilohana Ridge are few and far between, so you DO NOT want to miss out on this opportunity. Perched on the very top of the community and the end of a cul-de-sac, this single level retreat offers gorgeous ocean views clear out to the Pacific and outer islands. Finely appointed, it shows like a model. 168 Ahekolo Place is offered for $1,125,000.

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Entering through the front door, you gain a sense of tranquility and immediately notice the pride of ownership and craftsmanship. This home features a dream kitchen with center island, granite counter tops, and energy efficient stainless steel appliances. The outside features a manicured lawn and tropical landscaping, further adding to the sense of privacy and serenity. The indoor/outdoor living arrangement also makes this residence the perfect place for entertaining friends and family. Stunning decor and high-quality furnishings are included in the sale (with a few exceptions), you must see this home in person to appreciate the quality.

Contact a Maui Real Estate and Lifestyle Specialist

Please consider me to be your trusted Maui real estate and lifestyle adviser. I was born and raised on the island, and spend a considerable amount of time to inform my clients about the best deals currently on the market. Don’t hesitate to call me for your any of your Maui real estate needs, I would be honored to assist you in your home search.


Anthony Sayles R(S)

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