lahaina, maui (hawaii) : sansei seafood restaurant & sushi bar.

when in hawaii, a fish eater must get sushi at least once. and since one half of this husband & wife duo happens to be just that (hint : it's not me.) ... off we went to sansei seafood restaurant & sushi bar at the kapalua resport for dinner one evening.

about sansei : "contemporary sushi & new wave asian inspired dishes served in a lively setting." cool. 

here's what i had ... 

ocean salad :
a fancy name for seaweed salad.

avocado sushi :
i had never seen avocado offered in this form of sushi, so i obviously had to try it. served with perfectly ripe avocado & a little bit o' rice ... lovely.

paia maki & grilled veggie roll :
paia maki : kula greens, avocado, sprouts, cucumber & pine nuts.
grilled veggie roll : squash, roasted red peppers, avocado, cucumber & kaiware sprouts.
both completely new & unique to me ... both with great flavor. i loved that both rolls incorporated local veggies. although for me, the paia maki was just slightly tastier.

and for the fish eaters :
josh & the best tuna he's ever had in his life.
forever spoiled by amazing sushi. 

like i said, if you're traveling with a carnivore, you've absolutely got to eat sushi at least once. and i would highly recommend sansei to both vegans & non-vegans alike.

and if you're not in lahaina or on another island ... sansei has three other locations. #winning.

sansei seafood restaurant & sushi bar
600 office road
lahaina, maui, hawaii 96761