Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar - WAIKIKI, Oahu
We don’t mess around when it come to sushi. This is our go-to place for sushi. Didn’t know that it’s 25% off certain items from 530pm-6pm on a Saturday.
Waiter was very helpful with our gluten restriction. Food was delicious.
Great food, awesome views and friendly staff makes sansei always a great choice.
Would recommend on the food but service lacking to the point we might try a different location. We were seated by a busy door and walk way for staff. After our mains were served we appeared to be left and on waiting to get our bill gave up and went to register only to be treated rather abruptly “you should have stayed at your table”! This was our 5th visit and both commented customer service was lost.
We were seated right away. The food was excellent. Jill is an excellent waitress and provided
exceptional service. She was patient and informative. Thank you
Horrible experience at sen
Always a good place t.o go for drinks and lots of appetizers instead of a full meal.
The VIP duck was amazing!! So tender!
Excellent food and the Best Karaoke in Oahu! The 50% off sushi after 10 pm is a great value.
My husband can be stubborn when things are not the way he thinks they "should" be. Sansei didn't have a few of our favorite sushi selections and he wanted to leave. We had already received our drink order and I was going to give in to his mini tantrum but not before we at least tried something and finished our drinks. I didn't want to be rude. We had their award winning Sansei's Mango Crab Salad Hand Roll and the Kampachi sashimi. They were outstanding. So fresh and delicious. While we were enjoying those our chef Clark who witnesses my hubby's tantrum gave us some poke to try....again, fresh, a bit salty (in a good way) and delicious. Another chef, I think the head chef, let us try Ono sashimi since they did not have Aji at the time. First time having Ono raw....I will definitely have it again. I looked and my previously grumpy hubby who was now very happy with the new flavors and asked if he still wanted to leave or did he want to be open minded and try new things?? We stayed and enjoyed the Matsuhisa Style Miso Butterfish and some Ahi sashimi. The butterfish was, well buttery and the wonderful sweet and umami flavors of the miso glaze on it was fantastic. It may be a staple in Japanese house holds but I think it's a treat! So thank you Clark for being patient and kind. You saved my evening. We will be back next time we are in Waikiki.
Mediocre sushi at best. Disappointing as we’re so close to Japan and everything on Hawaii seems so fresh but somehow eluded this restaurant.
Service was very good. Staff was attentive and answered questions about the menu, in particular some food allergies we had at the table. We had an outdoor seat right on Waikiki beach and the weather was perfect. Food was good, but not great. Given all the reviews, I expected much better. Prices were typical for a nice sit-down place on Waikiki.
Hadn't been to Sansei in over 4 years. First night, service and food was as outstanding as always, however on the second night, was brought a water glass wit lipstick on the rim, then attempted to order the same special order from the night before and was told, "You're out of luck" as they would not even consider preparing a simple shrimp, quail egg and flying fish roe order.
Amazing food! Great service! They even surprised us with a free dessert to celebrate our honeymoon. Everything we wanted in a good meal in Honolulu.
Sushi Chef made the experience, would not hesitate to repeat at this restaurant.
Food was not up to par. Average
Food and service are consistently excellent!
Sushi chef got angry w the server when she showed him the request for no fish eggs. It was too visible. Turned out well the second time.
The shrimp tempura was mainly bread, meaning the shrimp was thin and lacking a bit. The oil used to fry needed to be changed we think, as it tasted a little funky/used. Service was pretty good, but during times where you get the most value, you can see the portions are getting smaller...especially when it comes to desserts! The apple crisp tart has gotten smaller each time we have ordered it since 2015. Now the total circumference of the tart is about the same as an apple, that’s a pretty expensive apple no matter how much caramel sauce and ice cream you put around it. Better just stick to ordering sushi rolls now, the kitchen food has not been up to par for a long time. If you’re ordering anything fried with oil that has not been changed, I would take note of the bathroom locations prior to eating, trust me, you’ll be glad you did in twenty minutes or less!
I was disappointed about the service. When I arrived, the hostess did not event bother to take me to the table, she only pointed where my table was. The server was nice, but did not come back to add water. Food is good.
Sadly not the right time of the year for outdoor dining.
Great service. Great food
Delicious sushi with many unique options on the menu. Great service and ambiance!
Fast service. Excellent food. Loved the Happy Hour 25% off special.
The portions were quite small for the cost! Our waiter was fantastic though. We had. Been seated outside but right by the door so that was quite distracting with people coming and going.
All rolls taste the same. Tempura batter is too thick. No dish presentation. Regular service. I can’t believe the high ratings from other customers. Very disappointing. We had to go to other Jap restaurant after to finish our dinner so we can feel better.
We have Jap food almost everyday during our 10 day stay in Hawaii, this one is certainly a disappointment.
Too cold at table under cold air out
Great location and ambiance, but food quality suffered. This is not a knock on Sansei. I have eaten at others in the chain, but on this night they were definitely not "on". The sushi was not the "melt in your mouth" quality I expect. My wife had to send back one of her rolls, which is something I have never seen her do. The vegetable tempura tasted raw and underwhelming. The server was great as was the atmosphere. You can't beat the location overlooking the ocean at Waikiki though. I may try this restaurant again to see if they just had a bad night. I believe in second chances.
Sansei Waikiki was terrific! Def make a reservation. We walked right in for our 7:00pm and I think the wait was almost an hour. Service was incredible and our server was trrrifuc with the kiddos. The double decker sushi rolls were delicious. Great sushi and kids menus. Highly recommend.
Exceptionally good service and even better food. I recommend trying their signature fried sushi roll, the lobster mushroom ravioli, and misoyaki butterfish. Their tempura vegetables are also a huge winner.
Impromptu date with the hubby. Been wanting to try this place out for years. Sat at the bar so we were able to choose from both Sansei’s and DK’s. Our own version of surf n turf. Aside from the great food, we enjoyed watching the awesome bartenders make their concoctions. Already made a date with friends to come back here during their happy hour
Wonderful food. Friendly service. Try the Panko crusted Ahi Tuna Roll...delicious
The price point is great for the quality of service and food. Will be back again.
As always the food is delicious. Our server, A.C. was great.
The food and the service were outstanding. We ordered tempura and a nigiri platter and both were delicious!
Sensei has AWESOME sushi and absolutely is a great place! The food is priced fairly, but it is a high-end restaurant in Waikiki. I highly recommend.
Our favorite sushi place in Hawaii !
Variety of great rolls...wow! And staff Ashley was knowledgeble about their food and was very attentive.