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Kai Sushi Bistro - The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

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1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9067 (Office Road)
+1 808-665-7089
17:00 - 21:00
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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We sat at the sushi bar and ordered specialty sushi rolls and we even asked the sushi chef to create a unique roll, which he did!!! Had a bottle of wine and all was reasonably priced! Service was excellent

Thank LBKbeachnut
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great experience! Dined here with dear friends celebrating a birthday, along with my wife for our 27th Anniversary. Incredible quality, setting and service. It was pricey but it is at the Ritz on Maui. Shitake & Pepper appetizer was a hit with all 4 of us. Ahi Shashimi grade salad was stellar. Our rolls were all exceptional as... More 

Thank Danny C
Twinsburg, Ohio
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353 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hope this restaurant to get a view of the hotel as well as the best rated sushi restaurant on Maui. Because I want to see the hotel in their life, and walk around and see all the melodies, I scheduled our dinner at 5:30 PM, right in the middle of happy hour. That was a wise decision. They have... More 

Thank Bruce C
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

When you are at Kapalua and want sushi you have two excellent, contrasting choices. One choice is Sansei Kapalua which is excellent and very much westernized. Sansei is casual, free wheeling fun with an active (and often noisy bar). Great food and fun Another choice is Kai Sushi at the Ritz Carlton. Kai is very quiet, elegant, and could easily... More 

Thank Argyle41
Henderson, NV
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212 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Too bad the fish sacrificed its life for this--especially at the Ritz. We have eaten at many sushi restaurants world wide and have had the pleasure of dining frequently at a master sushi chef's restaurant so we think that we are fair judges. The good--the fish was fresh and the portions were generous. The bad, well let's start out with... More 

Thank NikkoHenderson_NV
The Ritz Carlto... K, Manager at Kai Sushi Bistro - The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, responded to this review

Aloha NikkoHenderson_NV, Mahalo for dining with us and taking the time to share your feedback. I was very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the quality of fish and the generous portion size. That said, I apologize that we were sold out of a few menu items. The Thanksgiving holiday is definitely a busy time for us and while we... More 

St Louis
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful sushi that was expertly prepared and presented. An excellent time in a great environment. My best friend knows his sushi and also gives this a 10/10! We highly recommend!

Thank RJCardinalFan
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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153 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We like to mix in a dinner at a good sushi restaurant during a vacation week with other nights spent at high end restaurants. Kai Sushi was a good change of pace with well made rolls. We find we can more likely avoid overeating and keep the cost a little less at a good sushi restaurant such as Kai Sushi.

Thank Karl B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Straightforward, traditional sushi fare you'd expect - well executed. Location lets you overlook the Ritz Carlton's oceanfront terraces and pools and lobby.

Thank Underdog-traveller
Tampa, Florida, USA
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124 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good sushi, a little pricey but that was expected given the location. Service was good and the presentation was excellent.

Thank jhwwre
Sayville, New York
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Sorry to say this place was terrible! We are staying at the Ritz and while the server was nice and the place pretty the food was gross! I ordered the seared salmon roll and they must char it with a blow torch because it had the worst chemical flavor. The other rolls were very small. All four of us thought... More 

1 Thank BellaBella30
The Ritz Carlto... K, Executive Chef at Kai Sushi Bistro - The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, responded to this review

Aloha BellaBella30, While I was pleased to read that you enjoyed the service and ambiance at our restaurant, I was very disappointed to learn that you felt the food quality was lacking and left feeling this way. I can assure you that this is not typical of Kai or our other restaurants as our culinary team always strives to provide... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9067
    (Office Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: +1 808-665-7089

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