Sansei - Fresh Seafood and Sushi in Waikoloa
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Sansei Restaurant and Sushi Bar in Waikoloa offers Sushi, fresh seafood, and selections for land lovers. The dishes are beautiful, the service is friendly, and there are also many choices for take-out. 

- The Local Expert Team

One cannot visit Hawaii and not experience the fresh seafood. Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar is part of  D.K Restaurants, which was started in 1996. The first restaurant was opened at Kapalua Resorts on Maui. The restaurant served contemporary sushi and innovative fusion seafood in a lively and fun setting. Not long after opening its doors, this restaurant received numerous awards and accolades. Because of this success, numerous restaurants have been opened in Hawaii.

This Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Bar location can be found in Queens Marketplace Mall in Waikoloa. Because of the pandemic, the restaurant is currently open for limited in-room dining and offers an abbreviated menu. Indoor and outdoor seating are both available. As times change, these precautions could be lifted. Stay tuned. For now, it’s best to make a reservation if you’d like to dine in. If you have kids, feel free to bring them along. This restaurant is child friendly. Takeout is also available. Some menu items and specials are only available for takeout. 

This location is currently closed on Wednesdays and is only open for dinner the other six days. At this time, masks are required in the restaurant. If you’d like to order takeout, you can do so online or by calling the restaurant.

Even if you have someone who does not like Sushi in your party, there are plenty of menu selections to please everyone. Here is a look at a few favorites from the menu:

Ahi Poke Bowl
Find cubed fresh Ahi with sweet Maui onions in this dish. In addition, there are wakame and kaiware sprouts in a spicy poke sauce. 

Holy Cow Roll
This selection comes with eight pieces with shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, kaiware sprouts, cucumber, avocado, and cream cheese. It’s topped with tempura crunchies and an unagi glaze.

Sashimi Trio
Enjoy Ahi tuna, Hamachi (yellowtail), and salmon in this sushi dish.

Fresh Hawaiian Ahi Carpaccio
This tasty dish is garnished with cilantro and chopped peanuts with a Thai chili vinaigrette.

Gomadare New York Strip Steak
You may not think about ordering a steak at a Sushi and seafood restaurant, but this steak will not disappoint. The meat is very tender and comes with a gomadare sauce, sweet miso, and sesame seeds. 

Shrimp Dynamite
Enjoy crispy tempura shrimp tossed in masago oil and unagi glaze.

Warm Granny Smith Apple Tart
Satisfy your sweet craving with this delicious tart served with vanilla ice cream and house-made caramel sauce. 

Also, check out the new take-out specials and family meals. You can order sushi platters if you are looking to feed a crowd. In addition, there are several selections for family meals that include a variety of food for one price. 

Insider Tips:
-Come early to take advantage of the Early Bird Special, which offers 50% off food and sushi. Keep in mind that you need to make a reservation even for this deal.
-This restaurant is vegetarian and vegan friendly. It’s also easy to find gluten-free dishes.