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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 & 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 Local 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 local 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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KIhei Wine List

Wines by the Glass


Prosecco, Flor

A VERY delicious, effortlessly light & airy Italian bubbly by superstar chef Mario Batali


My Essential Rosé

A dry, remarkably light, ethereal & food friendly Provencal Rosé

Birbet, Filippo Gallino (slightly sweet & fizzy)

the ideal pairing with our foie gras sushi OR the perfect, refreshing. uplifting way to end the meal (as a sorbet would).



Malvasia Bianca, Birichino

A wonderfully & profusely perfumed, dry, lime edged, contemporary white wine ideal with many of our sushi & Asian inspired foods.

Riesling MEDIUM DRY, CF Wines “Euro –Asian”

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, CF Wines

A dry, amazingly light, delicate, airy, highly refined, unique German white wine from steep, rocky hillsides…..THE ideal wine for our style of cooking

Pinot Grigio, Benvolio “Grave del Friuli”

A dry, tasty, remarkably light & incredibly food friendly Italian white wine

Sauvignon Blanc, Mohua “Marlborough”

a real tasty, riveting, amazingly light, brisk & refreshing, contemporary New Zealand-er

Chardonnay, Ancient Peaks “Paso Robles”

a dry, mesmerizingly minerally, UN-oaked, completely crisp & refreshing “mountain grown” Chardonnay

Chardonnay, Mer Soleil Reserve “Santa Lucia Highlands”

a truly superb, rich, lush, wonderfully layered & oak laden aristocrat from the Caymus wine family



Cabernet Sauvignon, Ballard Lane

Well suited for our food          

 (Gamay Noir), Beaujolais, Cedric Vincent

a true garagiste in full glory – 35 to 90-year-old vines, made the old fashion way, traditional way.

Delicious, wonderfully light, food friendly & gulpable, this is what he would serve at his dinner table!

Pinot Noir, CF WINES “Santa Maria Valley”

a very lovely, classy, wonderfully delicious, seductively textured Pinot

crafted exclusively for Hawaii’s warm climate & our contemporary fusion foods.

(Petite Verdot-Cabernet-Merlot), Los Padres

a wonderfully delicious, intriguing, UN-heavy, contemporary Paso Robles red.

Cabernet Sauvignon, CF WINES

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 climate & contemporary fusion foods.

Malbec, Colome

a lavish, ultra-ripe, very supple, highly acclaimed Argentinean fruit bomb in all its glory

Cocktails and Beer


Sansei Mai Tai                             

A Hawaiian classic made with Hana Bay Dark Rum…delicious!


Thai Me Down                                                    

Vodka, Thai Basil, Passionfruit puree, Aperol, fresh lime juice


Local Berry                                                       

Pau Vodka, yuzu, guava sorbet, hibiscus syrup


Lychee Martini         

Vodka & SOHO Lychee Liqueur served with lychee sorbet balls and a splash of POG



Bourbon, House-made smoked maple syrup, Gran Classico, orange bitters, Angostura bitters.

Served on the Rock


Equal parts Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth. Served on the Rock.


Just Peachy 

Peach Vodka, house made lemonade, mint syrup, black tea


Midnight Espresso   

Dark Rum, Espresso liqueur, mole bitters, sweetened heavy cream



Maui’s Vitalitea kombucha with silver tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime juice


Gin & Juice   

Maui’s Fid Street gin, cucumber, fresh lime, simple syrup, soda and mint.





Kohola Featured Draft

Maui Brew Co. (Bikini Blond & Big Swell IPA)

Kona Brewing Co. (Longboard Lager, Big Wave Ale)

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

Bud Light

Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Ale







Coors Light

Bud Light

St. Pauli Girl N.A.


Hitachino, Red Rice Ale

Ibaraki, Japan, 7% abv

Hitachino, Nest White Ale

Ibaraki, Japan 5.5% abv

Kona Gold Cliff IPA

Kona, HI. 7.2% abv



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Thank you for choosing Sansei Kihei 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)879-0004. Please join us as we always welcome walk-in guests.


Kihei at the Kihei Town Center

1881 S. Kihei Rd #KT-116

Kihei, HI 96753

Randy Rinaldi, General Manager

Phone: 808-879-0004


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 Friday & Saturday, 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM

21 and over, ID required First come, first served

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