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  • Panko-Crusted Fresh Ahi Sashimi

    Island fresh ahi tuna wrapped with arugula and spinach, panko crusted and flash fried, served with a soy wasabi butter sauce

  • Japanese Calamari Salad

    Calamari fritte tossed in a spicy kochujang vinaigrette over local greens in a crispy won ton basket

  • Sansei’s Shrimp Dynamite

    Crispy tempura shrimp tossed with a garlic masago aioli & unagi glaze drizzle

  • Asian Shrimp Cake

    Crusted with crispy chinese noodles, served over ginger-lime-chili-butter & cilantro pesto

  • Sansei’s Mango Crab Salad Hand Roll

    Ripe mango, blue crab, fresh greens & crunchy peanuts, wrapped in mamenori, with a sweet Thai chili vinaigrette

  • DK’s Crab Ramen with Asian Truffle Broth

    with crab, cilantro, Thai basil and mild jalapenos

Starters and Appetizers
  • Edamame

    Lightly-salted & boiled soybeans in their shells

  • Sunomono

    Thin sliced cucumbers and wakame in a sweet tangy vinaigrette Add octopus, shrimp or crab Combination of octopus, crab & shrimp

  • Hiyayakko

    Cold soft tofu with fresh ginger, green onions, and katsuo bushi

  • Agedashi

    Tofu lightly-fried, served with a mirin-soy dashi

  • Tako Shiokara

    Challenging raw octopus marinated in Korean spices

  • Sansei Style Ahi Poke

    with sweet Maui onions, wakame & 16.25 kaiware sprouts in a spicy poke sauce -- Oishii!

  • Ocean Salad

    Marinated in a sweet toasted sesame dressing

  • “Kenny G”

    Thinly sliced shiromi topped with minced garlic, daikon oroshi & shiso with a tangy ponzu vinaigrette

  • Hamachi & Grilled Shiitake Tartare

    with truffled soy sauce, tobiko and shiso chiffonade

  • Fresh Hawaiian Ahi Carpaccio

    Garnished with cilantro & chopped peanuts in a Thai chili vinaigrette

  • Cajun Seared Walu Sashimi

    with shaved Maui onions, jalapeno, cilantro & Chef Masa’s yukke sauce

  • Hawaiian Ahi Tataki

    Seared fresh tuna tossed with sweet Maui onions, wakame, masago & kaiware sprouts in Japanese vinaigrette

  • Sansei’s Lobster & Blue Crab Ravioli

    Stuffed with sweet lobster, blue crab & shrimp, in truffled shiitake Madeira cream

  • Chinese Style Sashimi

    Seared in hot sesame oil & shoyu and garnished with cilantro

  • Seared Foie Gras Nigiri Sushi

    Lightly seared and served with caramelized sweet onions, ripe mango and rich unagi glaze

  • Maui Style Teriyaki Beef

    Marinated & grilled in mildly spicy kal-bi

  • Grilled Miso Yaki Chicken

    Sweet miso & sake marinated boneless chicken thighs, grilled, sliced and served over Napa cabbage

  • Crispy Fried Calamari

    with a spicy Japanese cocktail sauce

  • Matsuhisa Style Miso Butterfish

    a Japanese specialty! Tender butterfish marinated and roasted in sake & sweet miso

  • Roasted Japanese Eggplant

    with sweet miso-sake sauce

  • Wok Tossed Local Vegetables

    in Asian black bean chili butter

  • Broiled Miso Garlic Prawns

    over Kula Greens with umeboshi vinaigrette

Soup, Salads & Noodles
  • Local Greens Salad

    with your choice of: Japanese umeboshi (plum dressing), soy-sesame onion or balsamic vinaigrette

  • Classic Caesar Salad

    with herbed croutons & parmesan cheese Can also be topped with crispy fried calamari

  • Seared Ahi Salad

    Seared Hawaiian ahi tuna over Kula greens with Sansei’s soy sesame vinaigrette

  • Traditional Miso Soup

    with tofu, wakame & green onions

  • Soy Ramen Noodles

    with house made pork belly cha shu, menma, choy sum & bean sprouts

  • Shrimp Tempura

    with tentsuyu dipping sauce

  • Sweet Onion Tempura Rings

    with tentsuyu dipping sauce

  • Sweet Potato Tempura

    with tentsuyu dipping sauce

  • Asparagus Tempura Spears

    with tentsuyu dipping sauce

  • Mixed Vegetable Tempura

    with tentsuyu dipping sauce

  • Grilled “Catch of the Day” over Local Greens

    Served with a tangy umeboshi (Japanese plum) vinaigrette

  • Sansei’s Seafood Pasta

    Black tiger prawns, sweet ocean scallops and local vegetables, wok tossed with Chinese chow funn noodles in spicy black bean chili butter

  • Sansei’s Upcountry Vegetable Pasta

    Fresh local vegetables wok-tossed with Chinese chow funn noodles in spicy black bean chili butter

  • Traditional Japanese Shrimp & Vegetable Tempura

    Served with freshly grated daikon, ginger, tentsuyu dipping sauce and steamed rice

  • Chili-Porcini Mushroom Crusted Filet of Beef Tenderloin

    over garlic mashed potatoes with sauteed vegetables and a shiitake mushroom cabernet demi-glace

  • Roasted Japanese Jerk-Spiced Chicken

    with roasted garlic mashed potato, roasted vegetables and fresh herb beurre jus

  • Ginger Hoisin Smoked Duck Breast

    Sautéed spinach & roasted fingerling potatoes in a sweet soy demi-glace

  • Shichimi-Crusted Filet of Beef and Udon Noodles

    Tender slices of filet over udon noodles in a savory garlic demi-glace, with spinach, grape tomatoes, button mushrooms and Parmesan cheese

  • Grilled Hawaiian Ahi and Sansei’s Award Winning Shrimp Cake

    With furikake rice cake, ginger chili lime butter sauce & cilantro pesto

  • Cracked Peppercorn Grilled New York Steak

    With local baby arugula, fingerling potatoes, topped with a grape tomato salad and finished with garlic jus.

  • Shichimi Seared Salmon and Tiger Prawn

    Fresh shiitake mushrooms, asparagus and soy butter sauce

  • Grilled Pork Chop

    over roasted garlic mashed potatoes, with sauteed spinach, mushrooms and a Japanese au poivre

  • Filet of Beef Tenderloin and Australian Cold Water Lobster Tail

    with garlic mashed potatoes and a shiitake mushroom cabernet demi-glace

  • Whole Cold Water Lobster Tail (6 oz.)

    with garlic mashed potatoes



  • Tuna – Maguro

  • Yellowtail – Hamachi

  • Whitefish – Shiromi

  • Salmon – Sake

  • Salmon Smoked – Sake

  • Mackerel – Shime Sabe

  • Sea Eel – Anago

  • Fresh Water Eel – Unagi

  • Crab – Kani

  • Squid – Ika

  • Shrimp – Ebi

  • Sweet Shrimp – Ama Ebi

  • Surf Clam – Hokkigai

  • Octopus – Tako

  • Scallop – Hotategai

  • Baked Sweet Scallops – Yaki Hotategai

  • Sea Urchin – Uni

  • Smelt Roe – Masago

  • Flying Fish Roe – Tobiko

  • Salmon Roe – Ikura

  • Avocado – Abocado

  • Egg – Tamago

  • Quail Egg – Uzura

Add Quail Egg to any Sushi

Specialty Rolls

  • California Roll

    Crab, cucumber & avocado

  • Tuna Roll

    Tekka maki of fresh Hawaiian ahi

  • Spicy Tuna

    Hawaiian tuna & spicy sambal mayo

  • Hawaiian Roll

    Ahi, cucumber & avocado

  • Negi Hama

    Yellowtail & green onions

  • Spicy Hamachin

    Hamachi & spicy sambal mayo

  • Unagi Eel Roll

    Cucumber & kaiware sprouts

  • Anago Eel Roll

    Cucumber & kaiware sprouts

  • Sansei’s Mango Crab Salad Handroll

    Ripe mango, asian crab salad, fresh local greens & crunchy peanuts, wrapped in mamenori with sweet Thai chili vinaigrette

  • “69” Roll

    California roll topped with broiled unagi, masago & unagi drizzle

  • Sansei Special Roll

    Spicy crab, cilantro, cucumber & avocado, dusted with furikake & accompanied with sweet Thai chili sauce

  • Panko Crusted Ahi Sashimi Roll

    Ahi, arugula & spinach wrapped in nori, panko crusted, flash-fried, served with Sansei’s mild soy wasabi butter sauce

  • Spider Roll

    Crispy tempura soft shell crab, cucumber & kaiware sprouts with sweet Thai chili sauce & rich unagi glaze

  • Yaki-Maki Roll

    California roll wrapped with smoked salmon & baked with Sansei’s special dynamite sauce

  • Kapalua “Butterfry” Roll

    Salmon, crab, fresh shiromi & veggies in a crisp-fried panko-crusted sushi roll, served with a tangy ponzu sauce

  • Yellow Submarine Roll

    Shrimp, kampyo, cucumber, masago, kaiware sprouts & pickled ginger in a yellow mamenori

  • Takah Sushi Special Roll

    Named in honor of Takah Sama of Aspen Colorado, shrimp, ahi, crab, avocado & cucumber rolled inside out & crusted with masago

  • Spicy Japanese BLT Roll

    Crispy salmon skin, local greens, tomato & spicy masago aioli

  • Caterpillar Roll

    Unagi roll topped with creamy avocado, masago & unagi drizzle

  • Shrimp Tempura Roll

    with veggies & unagi glaze

  • Scallop and Cucumber Roll

    Scallops, cucumber & masago aioli

  • Salmon Skin Roll

    Crispy salmon skin with gobo, cucumber & katsuo bushi

  • Lobster and Asparagus Roll

    Cold water lobster tail & asparagus

  • Rainbow Roll

    California roll, masago, wrapped with rainbow slices of ahi, salmon & avocado

  • Pink Cadillac Roll

    Pink mamenori with eel, shrimp, tamago & veggies

  • Bagel Roll

    Smoked salmon, cucumber, sweet Maui onions & cream cheese

  • Shiso-Mentaiko Roll

    Spicy cod roe & shiso

  • Paia Maki Roll

    Local greens, avocado, asparagus, kaiware sprouts, cucumber & pine nuts

  • Grilled Veggie Roll

    Grilled shiitake mushrooms, yellow zucchini, roasted red bell peppers, creamy avocado, cucumber, asparagus crusted with furikake spice

  • Kappa Maki

    Fresh, crispy cucumber

  • Kampyo Maki

    Japanese sweet squash

  • Gobo Maki

    Pickled burdock root

  • Cucumber & Avocado Maki

  • Natto Maki

    Japanese fermented soy beans

  • Ume Shiso Maki

    Plum paste & shiso leaf

  • Asparagus Maki

  • Takuwan Maki

    Pickled radish

Combinations and Platters
  • Sunset Flower Sushi

    Fresh slices of ahi & yellowtail wrapped around a mini rice ball, topped with masago & uzura

  • Alaskan Flower Sushi

    Fresh slices of salmon & shiso wrapped around a mini rice ball, topped with seasoned salmon roe & fresh lemon

  • Issei Sushi Combo

    Tuna, yellowtail, salmon & tamago nigiri sushi, with choice of California roll or spicy tuna roll

  • Nissei Sushi Combo

    Tuna, yellowtail, salmon, shiromi, shrimp, tako & tamago nigiri, with choice of California roll or spicy tuna roll

  • Sansei Sashimi Trio

    Ahi, hamachi, and salmon sashimi


Wine List

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Kapalua Wine List

Wines by the Glass

Prosecco, Sommariva (Veneto, Italy) A VERY delicious, effortlessly light & airy Italian bubbly.


My Essential Rose (Provence, France) A dry, remarkably light, ethereal & food friendly Provencal Rose.

White Wines
great value

Chardonnay, Hybrid 2013 (Lodi, California) A very elegant, bright, crisp, clean, delicious, sustainably grown Lodi Chardonnay.

Malvasia Bianca, Birichino 2013 (Monterey, California) A wonderfully & profusely perfumed, dry, lime edged, contemporary white wine ideal with many of our sushi & Asian inspired foods.

well suited for our foods

Riesling Medium Dry, CF Wines “Euro-Asian” 2012 (Rheinhessen, Germany) A medium dry, mesmerizing, incredibly food friendly Riesling crafted exclusively for Hawaii and its contemporary fusion foods by Chuck Furuya & Fritz Hasselbach.  With spicy, salty or sweet Asian styled foods, it’s cool & soothing….like biting into a cold pineapple.

Muller Thurgau, Furst “Pur Mineral” 2013 (Franconia, Germany) A dry, amazingly light, delicate, airy, highly refined, unique German white wine from steep, rocky hillsides…THE ideal wine for our style of cooking.

tasty & interesting

Pinot Grigio, Ca’donini “Delle Venezie” 2013 (Venezie, Italy) A dry, remarkably light & incredibly food friendly Italian white wine.

Sauvignon, Blanc, Mohua “Marlborough” 2013 (Marlborough, New Zealand) A real tasty, riveting, amazingly light, brisk & refreshing, contemporary New Zealand-er.

Chardonnay, Patz & Hall “Sonoma Coast” 2013 (Sonoma Coast, California) A truly superb, masterful, pure, riveting & delicately complex aristocrat from one of California’s finest Chardonnay specialists.

Red Wines
great value

Merlot, Ballard Lane 2012 (Paso Robles, California)

Cabernet Sauvignon, Ballard Lane 2012 (Paso Robles, California)

well suited for our foods

(Gamay Noir), Beaujolais, Domaine Dupeuble 2013 (Beaujolais, France) They’ve now genetically proven this grape variety is a descendent of Pinot Noir, which explains its delicious-ness & incredible food friendliness.  Organically farmed & au naturally made by the same family for over 500 years!

Pinot Noir, CF Wines “Santa Maria Valley” 2013 (Santa Maria Valley, California) A very lovely, classy, wonderfully delicious, seductively textured Pinot crafted exclusively for Hawaii’s warm climate & our contemporary fusion foods.

tasty & interesting

Malbec, Amalaya 2012 (Mendoza, Argentina) A very tasty, sultry, deeply flavored, classy, UN-heavy Old Vine Argentinian.

Cabernet Sauvignon, CF Wines 2011 (Santa Barbara, California) A superb, elegant, VERY classy, suave, stylish, well textured, (95% organically farmed) thoroughbred crafted by a world class Pinot Noir master, exclusively for Hawaii…its warm & contemporary Asian foods.

Shiraz, Molly Dooker “Blue Eyed Boy” 2013 (South Australia) A lavish, ultra-ripe, very supple, highly acclaimed Australian fruit bomb in all its glory.    

Cocktails and Beer

Hawaiian Sunset Smirnoff Passion fruit Vodka, cranberry juice, fresh orange juice & a hint of fresh lemon

Kahlua Banana Colada Pineapple juice and coconut cream with fresh banana, light rum, and Kahlua

Venetian Spritzer Ruggeri Prosecco, Aperol, served over ice with an orange twist.

Thai Collins Pau Vodka, fresh ginger extract, cucumber, and housemade sour

Lime in the Coconut” Kai Lemongrass Vodka with fresh lemon- lime juice & coconut water

Berry Smash Templeton Rye, fresh mint, organic housemade berry preserve, & lemon

Strawberry & Basil Ron Matusalem Platino Rum, Kula Strawberry, fresh basil, lime, & sparkling soda

Perfect Pear Grey Goose Poire, shaken with Clear Creek Pear Brandy, & a splash of cranberry juice

Kapalua Cup Bluecoat Gin, Aperol, mint, cucumber, strawberry & orange mixed with housemade lemonade soda

“Pick Your Mule” Made with housemade ginger beer -Moscow Mule with Pau Vodka -Rye Buck with Old Overholt Rye -Dark & Stormy with Goslings Rum  


Draught Beers

Widmer Upheaval IPA Kirin Rogue Dead Guy Ale Featured Draught

Bottled Beers

Sapporo (21oz) Heineken (12 oz) Corona (12 oz) Coors Light (12 oz) Omission Lager (GF) Bud Light (12 oz)

Craft Beers

Echigo Beer, Koshihikari (16.7oz) – Nigata, Japan, 5% abv

Hitachino, Red Rice Ale (12oz) – Ibaraki, Japan, 7% abv

Hitachino, Nest White Ale (12oz) – Ibaraki, Japan, 5.5% abv

Ayinger Hefeweizen (16.9oz) – Aying, Germany, 5.1% abv

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA (22 oz) – San Diego, CA, 7% abv

Samuel Smith Organic Lager (18.7oz) – Stamford, England, 5% abv

Maui Brewing Co. Bikini Blonde (12oz) – Maui, Hawaii, 5.1% abv

Maui Brewing Co. Coconut Porter (12oz) – Maui, Hawaii, 6% abv

Big Island Brewhaus, Golden Sabbath (22oz) – Big Island, Hawaii, 8.5% abv

Featured Beer of The Month


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Kapalua Sake Menu

Sansei Kapalua

Located 10 minutes from the Ka’anapli Resort

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Thank you for choosing Sansei Kapalua we take 50% reservations & 50% walk-ins. When using OpenTable if you do not see your desired dining time, or for parties of 5 or more please reach out to our host team direct at (808)669-6286. Please join us as we always welcome walk-in guests.

Kapalua Resort

Kapalua Resort

600 Office Road

Kapalua, HI 96761

Tom Alejado, General Manager/Managing Partner

Phone: 808-669-6286


Dinner nightly 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M

Early Bird Dinner Special 7 days a week, must be seated by 5:30 PM

Late Night Dining Thursday and Friday, 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM

21 and over, ID required First come, first served

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