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Sensei Asian Bistro, Gainesville, FL

Sensei Asian Bistro

4.9
4.9
188 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
Sensei Asian Bistro unites classic along with modern Asian elements in a sophisticated, contemporary setting.

Right across street from Regal Cinemas in Celebration Pointe!
Indoor and outdoor patio (covered) seating available.

Give us any detail you are comfortable with for your special occasion! (Names, # of yrs for anniversary, Birthday, etc.) We love to make your day personal and memorable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Afternoon Tea, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 4:30 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (352) 214-1239
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Xiaoqian Hu
  • Neighborhood
    Gainesville
  • Cross street
    Across Street from Regal Cinema at Celebration Pointe
  • Parking details
    Free Parking Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Offers

  • Golden Hour Everyday 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

    Feb 25 - Dec 31, 2024
    Sun - Tue - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM,Thu - Sat - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Your Delight Await! Join us for our Golden Hour •Everyday 4:30 PM-6:00 PM •Exclusively at the bar and patio Tapas Starting from: $8 Wine by Glass: $6 Draft Beer: $5 Weekly Crafted Cocktail: $12

    Golden Hour Everyday 4:30 PM-6:00 PM Photo
  • Lunch Special THU & FRI 12:00 PM-2:30 PM

    Feb 26 - Dec 31, 2024
    Thu - Fri - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    We offer lunch special on Thursday and Friday, from 12:00 PM-2:30 PM. Tantalize your taste buds with our Sushi, Wok Entrees, and more! Grab your friends and make lunchtime unforgettable!

What 188 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Innovative

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Overall

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Food

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Service

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Value

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Good for business meals

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Innovative

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Healthy

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Hot spot

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Lively

188 Reviews
  1. MaryS

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience was exquisite and service was impeccable!

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  2. MikH

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely recommend. Food was excellent as always. Service is awesome and it is still my fav restaurant in GNV, even though it is pretty pricey.

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  3. RichardG

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome first date experience. The food was wonderful, and service impeccable.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the wagu fried rice and it was fantastic! Wife had the filet and loved it! Alil pricey but TOTALLY worth it!

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  5. KimC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Sensei has a wonderful, varied menu that breaks away from being just another restaurant with the same menu you see all over Gainesville. Excellent food, beautifully composed dishes, and you can actually have a conversation without raising your voice! The oysters, Wagyu tataki and foie gras are personal favorites.

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  6. RickSr

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good, just a little pricey. Went for lobster fried rice, discontinues.l Lamb chops great. Recomend you give it a shot.

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  7. OneEaredStag

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorites. Food quality and service are outstanding.

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  8. KimC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gainesville's best kept secret! The oysters, uni, wagyu beef, foie gras and ottoro were presented beautifully and tasted sublime. Highly recommended!

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  9. JoSa

    Orlando

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Cocktails were delicious. We enjoyed our apps (foie gras, stuffed avocado and tofu)! Entrees were beautifully presented and delicious, tomahawk pork chop, duck and ‘eggs,’ and filet! Lastly we enjoyed our desserts, matcha affogato and red bean crepe cake! A bit pricey, but worth it!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, atmosphere, and presentation. Our waitress was fantastic and staff went above and beyond to celebrate our anniversary!!

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  11. SarahF

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we had was prepared perfectly! Would recommend sharing a few things to try as much as you can.

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  12. DanS

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, excellent food and service always a pleasure.

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  13. ChadR

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I want to like it but for the price the food is not good. Won't go back and don't recommend.

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  14. ChristineP

    Treasure Coast

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite Asian restaurant. The food is very upscale and delicious.

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  15. Jenny529

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant, though on the pricier side, is well worth the splurge. Their menu offers relatively unique asian dishes and always super delicious. Their decor and ambience is really nice too! The restaurant is on the quieter side and I hope more people check them out because they’re well worth the night out.

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  16. Bernard

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Asian Bistro with beautiful food and a very personable service. A must in Gainesville.

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  17. JohnA

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent cuisine and hospitality…impressed with the ambiance too!

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  18. ClarenceN

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From A-Z Sensei Asian Bistro is first class. The ambiance, the service the food presentation, the taste of the food is simply exquisite. Do yourself a favor and experience one of Gainesville’s best eateries by visiting Sensei Asian Bistro.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time! The setting was perfect and the server was very knowledgeable and friendly. A little on the high side as far as price, but you definitely paid for a great experience. Looking forward to going back.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. The food presentation was awesome. Sensei is one of our favorite restaurants in Gainesville

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  21. MikH

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food ,but overpriced. Only go there for really special occasions.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were amazing, enjoyed the tuna appetizer. Love the experience.

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  23. barttw

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant is beautiful, food is artfully presented but very small portions. Pricey for the serving size.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food blew me away, especially for the price. The place itself was very respectable.

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  25. EvanR

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, the service was great, Zoe was a great server! However, the kitchen was very slow.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Food and Great Customer Service . A bit overpriced.

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  27. DavidM

    New Jersey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice dinner with friends service was excellent , food and drinks were very enjoyable. Would definitely come back

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at sensei always an occasion. It’s one of the best places in Gainesville Keke. Our waitress is always fantastic. The food is always wonderful and the ambience is always top-notch.

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  29. NCBSeminole

    Orlando

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect dining experience. Attentive service and amazing food.

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  30. OneEaredStag

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I LOVE THIS PLACE. It is one of my favorite places in Gainesville for sushi and Wagyu. I can’t wait to go back!

    1 person found this helpful

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit - will be back again. Everything was unique and delightful. Service was excellent. drinks were fantastic.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. OpenTable Diner

    Treasure Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food I have eaten in a long time. Exquisite and refined!

    1 person found this helpful

  33. gcabanas

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is very good but the very high prices are hard to justify with any food. Zoe was fantastic.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and service! Elegant dining done well.

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  35. Michelle

    Berlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Asian fusion in a great ambiance. Service was excellent. Food was absolutely exquisite. Highly recommend!

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  36. builder

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Great food & even better service.

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  37. TeriB

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the first time we ate at Sensei Asian Bistro and we will definitely put it on our list as favorite restaurants. The food was a wonderful fusion mix. The duck dumplings wrapped in spinach dumpling dough were spectacular. The Chilian Sea Bass was excellent and the shrimp and scallop dinner was so tasty. Highly recommend for those who want to explore a fun and yummy eating experience.

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  38. Bernard

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a gem in the area. From a comfortable and bespoke design to delicious food with beautiful presentations. The service is top notch - professional, friendly and personable. Definitely the best place to visit in the vibrant Celebration Pointe in Gainesville.

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  39. MichelleR

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Winni, our waitress, gave us some great recommendations. The food came out timely and hot and was very delicious and flavorful. Great small atmosphere for date night

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  40. DianaR

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is the best Asian cuisine in Gainesville hands down, we love Zoe as a waitress, she fast, helpful and friendly but all the other waitresses we have had have been great too. If you haven’t tried it you are missing out.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Sensei Asian Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (352) 214-1239.

Sensei Asian Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

Sensei Asian Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sensei Asian Bistro

4860 Steve Spurrier Way, Ste. 10, Gainesville, FL 32608

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Across Street from Regal Cinema at Celebration Pointe
  • Neighborhood
    Gainesville
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 4:30 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Afternoon Tea, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Free Parking Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Xiaoqian Hu
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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