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  • Ahi-Panko-Sashimi-150

    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

  • Calamari-Salad-150

    Japanese Calamari Salad

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

  • Shrimp-Dynamite-150

    Sansei’s Shrimp Dynamite

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

  • Asian-Shrimp-Cake-150

    Asian Shrimp Cake

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

  • Mango-Crab-Roll-150

    Sansei’s Mango Crab Salad Hand Roll

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

  • Crab-Ramen-150

    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

Other Menus

Bar Only Menu

  • Fresh Catch Fish Taco

    Tempura battered, cabbage slaw, spicy aji amarillo sauce

  • Sansei Wings – 5 Pieces

    Tossed in a tangy kochujang sauce

Japanese Menu


  • 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

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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Wine List Sansei Kihei 10.14.15


Chilled Sake by the Bottle

Ozeki Dry (USA) “Junmai” (375 ml) America’s oldest producer creates a dry, yet fragrant sake Mio “Sparkling Saké” (300 ml) A unique, sweet aroma with a refreshing, fruity flavor, appeals to a wide range of tastes “Wandering Poet” Rihaku “Junmai Ginjo” (300 ml) Herbal with green fruit flavors and a crisp clean finish “Shining Prince” Hoyo Genji “Junmai” (500 ml) Brisk & flavorful, with cedar and citrus highlights “Sake Matinee” Yawaraka Miyasaka “Junmai” (720 ml) Smooth and gentle with a hint of plum “Summer Snow” Kamoizumi “Nigori Ginjo” (500 ml) Unfiltered, sweet and creamy pearl sake “Autumnal Elixir” Kamoizumi “Junmai Daiginjo” (500 ml) Elegant and deep daiginjo with hints of fruits and grains “Fair Maiden” Hoyo Kura No Hana “Junmai Daiginjo” (500 ml) Made only in small batches in the cold of winter makes for a floral and rich brew “Dassai” Otter Fest 50 “Junmai Daiginjo” (720 ml) A carefully polished brew with the graceful aroma and delicate sweetness of honey “Crystal Dragon” Kokuryu Tokusen “Ginjo” (720 ml) A delicious, flavorful ginjo that has impeccable balance “Pearls of Simplicity” Konteki “Junmai Daiginjo” (720 ml) Aromas of banana custard and praline follow through on a supple, silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity full body with excellent smoothness and integration of flavors.

Sake by the Carafe


Gekkeikan Almond Haze with Amaretto Golden Haze with Grand Marnier Purple Haze with Raspberry Liqueur


Sho Chiku Bai “Nigori” Cloudy style, unfiltered and sweet “Northern Skies”Akitabare “Koshiki Juntsukuri” “Junmai” Pleasingly dry and mild with subdued elegance “Ohkarakuchi” Oze no Yukidoke “Junmai” Very dry with full rice flavor and smooth mouth feel “Cherry Bouquet” Dewazakura “Oka” “Ginjo” Fruity, floral & slightly dry, great with sashimi “Green Ridge” Dewazakura “Dewasansan” “Ginjo” Fruity flavor with a clear, crisp & refreshing finish. “Lady Luck” Tedorigawa “Daiginjo” Clean and balanced with a touch of honey “Gensen Karakuchi” Yoshinogawa  Classic extra-dry style with a crisp and clean finish “Tenth Degree” Dewazakura “Izumi Judan” “Ginjo” Super dry & potent, great for martini lovers



Koloa Twisted Mai Tai A twisted take on the classic Mai Tai with Koloa Spiced Rum, fresh lime juice, and Macadamia Nut Liquor Sansei Mai Tai A Hawaiian classic made with Hana Bay Rum…delicious! Kai Thai Jito sweet, crisp and refreshing, this take on a mojito is made with Kai Lemongrass Vodka, St. Germaine, mint, fresh lime juice and lemonade Pear Sake Martini Absolut Pear Vodka, Nigori Sake, fresh squeezed limes & lychee sorbet balls Strasberi-Suika Lemonade Stolichnaya Strasberi and Dekuyper Watermelon Pucker topped with lemonade and soda Starburst Absolut Citrus Vodka with POG, cranberry juice and passion puree Coconut Dreamsicle Smirnoff Coconut Vodka with Cointreau, liquid ice cream, and orange juice. Served on the rocks or blended! Lychee Martini Kai Lychee Vodka & Liqueur served with lychee sorbet balls and a splash of POG Strawberry Lemon Drop Maui’s own Organic Ocean Vodka, lemonade and strawberry puree Sansei Mango Martini Maui’s own Organic Ocean Vodka, mango puree and splash of pineapple juice Southside Sangria Sansei’s variation on a white wine sangria, with fresh strawberries and oranges, with a splash of lychee liqueur on the rocks. Moscow Mule, Dark ‘n Stormy, or Rye Buck Sansei’s house-made cayenne-ginger beer with your choice of Pau Maui Vodka, Old Lahaina Dark Rum, or Dickel Rye Whisky Shochu Elixer Iichiko Shochu, Aperol, muddled cucumber, and fresh lime juice Purple People Eater Appleton VX Reserve Rum, pomegranate liquor, splash of fresh lime juice


Gingerberry Cooler Sansei’s house-made cayenne-ginger beer, strawberry puree, and a splash of sweet and sour. Served blended Sansei Slushy Lemon-lime soda, grenadine, mango puree. Served blended Italian Cream Soda Your choice of strawberry, mango, lilikoi, or raspberry. Served on the rocks Coco- Berry Coconut water, raspberry puree, Served blended


Cranberry, Orange, Pineapple, Lemonade, POG (Passion, Orange, Guava)


Cane Sugar Cola, Diet Pepsi, Lemon-Lime, Ginger Ale, Root Beer, Tonic, Club Soda

Other Beverages

Iced Tea, Coconut Water, House-made Ginger Beer


Beer from the Tap

Bud Light

Coors Light


Blue Moon Belgian White

Stella Artois

Kirin Ichiban

Kona Longboard Lager

Kona Wailua Wheat

Kona Lavaman Red

Maui BC Bikini Blonde

Maui BC Big Swell IPA

Maui BC Coconut Porter

By the Bottle

Large Bottles

Asahi (21 oz.)

Sapporo (20.3 oz.)

Corona (24 oz.)

Heineken (24 oz.)

Small Bottles

Heineken Light (12 oz.)

Bud Light Platinum (12 oz.)

Michelob Ultra (16 oz.)

Budweiser (16 oz.)

St. Pauli Girl N.A. (12 oz.)

Craft Beers

Mana Wheat (12oz) ) 5.5%ABV

A handcrafted wheat beer brewed with fresh Maui Pineapple.

Coedo Kyara IPL (333ml) 5.5%ABV

Aromatic hops carry notes of white grapes and spicy citrus, while a fresh , clean bitterness.

Coedo Shikkoku (333ml) 5%ABV

Dark, slow-aged brew marked by an elegant, mellow flavor profile.

Ayinger Bräu Weisse  (16.9oz.)  5.1% ABV

Delicious lemon and vanilla scented wheat beer with yeast a benchmark for this style of beer.

Hitachino Nest White Ale (11.2oz.)  5.5%ABV

This Japanese ale is Belgian white style with orange zest, coriander and nutmeg (97 pts Beer advocate)

Koshihikari Echigo   (17oz.)  5%ABV

Made from super premium Koshihikari rice, this Japanese lager is dry, crisp and perfect for sushi

Wells  “Banana Bread Beer”  (500ml) 5.2%ABV

Ripe banana flavor,  a hint of bitterness.. A unique brew!

Trappistes Rochefort “8”   (11.2oz) 9.2%ABV

The monks from this brewery have been making beer for over 4 centuries  (100 pts RateBeer)

Goose Island “Sophie” (750ml) 6.5%ABV

Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale is wine barrel-aged with orange peel and spicy white pepper notes.

Goose Island “Pere Jacques” (750ml) 8.7%ABV

This Belgian Style Abbey Ale with caramel malt flavor is a delicious beer to pair with dessert.

Goose Island “Matilda” (750ml) 7%ABV

This award winning Belgian Style Pale Ale has a fruity biscuity malt flavor

Located in the Kihei Town Center next to Foodland. 1881 S. Kihei Rd

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Dinner nightly 5:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M Late Night Dining Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM 21 and Over, ID Required First Come, First Served Ample Self Parking


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Kihei Town Center

1881 South Kihei Road

#KT-116 Kihei

HI 96753

Randy Rinaldi

General Manager

Phone: 808-879-0004