Kihei

Welcome to Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Kihei

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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

Tempuras
  • 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

Entrees
  • 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

Sushi
Nigiri
  • 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

Drinks
Wine List

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Wines by the Glass

BUBBLES

Prosecco, Flor

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

ROSE

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).

 

WHITE WINES

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

 

RED WINES

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 Argentinian fruit bomb in all its glory

Cocktails and Beer
Sake

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Sansei Kihei

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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 Town Center

Kihei Town Center

1881 S. Kihei Rd. #KT-116

Kihei, HI 96753

Randy Rinaldi, General Manager

Phone: 808-879-0004

 

Hours

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 and Saturday, 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM

21 and over, ID required First come, first served

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