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About Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar - WAIKIKI, Oahu
Sansei, meaning third generation, is a locally owned contemporary Japanese Restaurant offering new wave sushi. The force behind the food is Chef/Owner Dave "DK" Kodama. An Oahu native, he is fearless when it comes to flavors and one of the most adventurous chefs you will meet. At Sansei, he has combined his Japanese heritage with Hawai'i's incredible ethnic mix and the flavors he experienced in his travels to create a New Wave Sushi, Japanese-inspired Pacific Rim, Contemporary Japanese type of cuisine. Call it whatever you like. What you will taste are unique combinations of flavors and textures.
Honolulu, HI 96815-3662
Contemporary Asian, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm.
Late Night: Friday - Saturday: 10:00pm - 1:00am.
Ohua & Paoakalani
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Free Karaoke on Friday Nights for 21+, 10pm-1am Open Mic Night on Saturday Nights for 21+, 10pm-1am 50% off Sushi & Appetizers & Drink Specials
Off property caterings and private dinners from 20-200 covers. Plated or buffet style.
Parking in the hotel. Self parking = 3 hours complimentary, valet parking = $12 flat rate.
Private Party Facilities:
Intimate Private Dining Room that can accomodate up to 22 people. Set menus or ala carte from our menu.
Private Party Contact:
Ivy Nagayama: (808) 931-6286
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar - WAIKIKI, Oahu Ratings and Reviews
The wife and I had a great time here. I had noted on my reservation that my wife is allergic to gluten and eggs and when we arrived to check in the hostess handed us a gluten free menu and listed items on that menu that contained egg so my wife could avoid ordering those items. It may seem like a small gesture but we really appreciate the care and attention to detail, as finding gluten and egg free meals in Hawaii is tough. We will definitely visit Sansei again on our next trip back to Hawaii!
We discovered Sansei on an earlier trip to Waikiki, staying at the Marriott. Great sushi, great views, great service, every time I've come back. The prices are Waikiki typical but if you love sushi, and your budget allows for at least one Waikiki dinner treat, Sansei won't let you down.
Made New Year’s Eve reservations over a week on advance. Still had to wait. Finally given a tiny table on a dingy balcony, shut away from the rest of the restaurant. (Another couple refused to sit in this area.) Mediocre food was extremely slow to come. Nothing special sushi. Clearly understaffed in the kitchen. Served one dish at a time with a lot of wait time in between. Really, how long does it take to serve a bowl of miso soup? Had to inquire about it four times. We canceled the last dish we ordered as we were just tired of waiting. Lots of apologies and excuses. Very disappointed.
Decent food but not worth the money. Basically you are paying for a lot of fluff. Really nice presentation and the service is prompt and polite but for the amount they charge for simple things you are much better off putting in the effort to find a local gem.
We were vacationing at Waikiki during December. We had stayed at the Marriott in Waikiki and thought we would try the restaurant. We booked ahead of time, it was a slow night and when we arrived the restaurant was only 30 to 40% occupied. We were seated at the worst table in the restaurant right next to the hostess stand. It was very loud and had constant foot traffic of new patrons and servers, we requested to be moved and the staff made a big deal out of it, I think they were trying to divide up the customers by section so the different servers had an even number of customers. After they agreed to move us, the server was rude the remainder of the evening. We ended up spending around $74 on a very light dinner. I would say the food was mediocre. The best thing we had was the teriyaki beef starter. The sushi was okay, but definitely not great. Our advice would be to dine elsewhere, try sushi at any other location, as this one was extremely over priced for the quality, service and overall feel of the dining experience. There are a whole bunch of better sushi places in Honolulu, look there first.
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