Sansei has turned more non-believers into sushi lovers than any other sushi restaurant in Maui. D.K. Kodama started in a little spot in Kapalua that exploded into a beloved, award-winning restaurant. While the original Kapalua location has grown, new restaurants in Kihei, Hawaii Island and Oahu have made the Sansei name synonymous with sushi and is now recognized as one of the nation’s top 10 sushi restaurants. Incredible rolls like the Kapalua “Butterfry” Roll and the Sansei special, to say nothing of their great late night sushi happy hour, keep Sansei dominating this category year after year. 1881 S. Kihei Rd.; 808-879-0004 / 600 Office Rd., Kapalua; 808-669-6286; sanseihawaii.com
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Runner-up: Kai Sushi (JR) 1 Ritz- Carlton Drive, Kapalua; 808-669-6200.