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Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, United States
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  • Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi BarPro 2014

    I love Sansei in Oahu and Maui. I think it is one of the better sushi bars, and have visited a number of times. You really can't go wrong here.

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  • Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi BarPro 2014
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    Sansei has one of the best happy hours in Waikiki, but you'll have to save your appetite until 10pm for it. Their happy hours are currently Friday and Saturday night from 10PM to 1AM. All sushi and appetizers are half off! During this time Friday, they have free karaoke, and on Saturday they have an open mic with an entertainer to play music.

    Sansei is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the Marriott Hotel on Kalakaua ave.

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  • Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi BarPro 2014
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    One of Hawaii's most famous island-born chefs runs this sushi bar and fusion seafood restaurant on the 2nd floor of a chain hotel. Call ahead for reservations or show up before they open to get a sunset-view table on the lanai. Happy-hour and late-night dining specials make the menu more affordable.

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    Sansei offers very good sushi in a great atmosphere. The restaurant has a big lanai (balcony) overlooking Waikiki Beach - a great place to take in a sunset while you eat. The sushi is very good, although I recommend avoiding the award winning specials (just so-so) and sticking with the more traditional ngiri (yellow tail was amazing). Its reasonably kid friendly, although our kids (who like sushi) didn't like the kids sushi sampler much.

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    Sansei is still my favorite casual restaurant in Waikiki. I must have recommended it to every person we met on the trip. Like my last trip, we had dinner here twice. During our first visit, we did the omakase dinner for 2 (the price went up to $75), which is a must order. You get all of their signature dishes, which are all amazing:

    - Edamame & Traditional Miso Soup
    - Sansei's Mango Crab Salad Handroll
    - Sansei Special Roll
    - Panko Crusted Ahi Sashimi Sushi Roll
    - Sansei's Asian Shrimp Cake
    - Japanese Calamari Salad
    - Sansei's Lobster & Blue Crab Ravioli
    - Matsuhisa Style Miso Butterfish

    The best time to come is for their late night happy hour that starts at 10pm. Prices are already super reasonable but you get half off their sushi and appetizers.

    You must order:
    - Dungeness Crab Ramen with Asian Truffle Broth
    - Panko-Crusted Fresh Ahi Sashimi
    - Matsuhisa Style Miso Butterfish
    - Lobster & Crab Ravioli
    - Seared Foie Gras Nigiri Sushi
    - Signature dessert: Sansei's "Granny Smith" Apple Tart

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  • Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

    Happy Hour: 5:00PM to 6:00PM (Mon & Sun only)
    2552 Kalakaua Ave Honolulu, HI 96815.
    (808) 931-6286

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    Amazing food and incredibly fast! I was shocked at how quick they were able to pump out our orders, and quality was not lost in the process. Not the best place to go if you're looking to fill up, but if you are just in it for the taste this is the place!

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    50% off sushi Friday and Sat 10pm-1am

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    Sushi and Restaurant atmosphere were just o.k. Nothing very special.

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Description

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar is a great choice for the sushi lover who also wishes to keep his options open to other traditional Japanese dining options. They serve a long list of popular Japanese favorites here, of which they are most notable for their creative sushi, but also have lots of more well-done offerings like Roasted Duck and Shrimp Cakes. The dining atmosphere is borderline high class, but no overly dressy attire is required to enjoy a meal here. It can be found in the Waikiki Beach Marriot, and with the luxury hotel location comes a great oceanfront view and easy to find location. For a great taste of Japan with a distinctly Hawaiian flair, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar offers up one of Waikiki's best such options.

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4.5 out of 5
10 members' reviews
428 people visited Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

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