Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

I met up with a friend for dinner at Sansei. I hadn’t seen her since her wedding in March, so we had lots of fun rehashing the moments of her special day and thumbing through the proofs of her professional wedding photos.

The last time I went to Sansei was when they were still located at Restaurant Row, so that goes to show just how long it’s been. They’re now located inside the Waikiki Beach Marriott on the 3rd floor and share an entrance with D.K. Steakhouse. Their menu features a lot of specialty sushi rolls that mix the flavors of east and west as well as more traditional nigiri and maki sushi selections.

My friend ordered the Shrimp Dynamite ($11.95), one of her favorite appetizers here. It was light, tasty, and the portion size was generous.

Sansei - Shrimp Dynamite ($11.95)

I tried the Ahi Carpaccio ($11.95). I love carpaccios of any kind and cannot pass it up if I see it on a menu but I was disappointed by Sansei’s version. It was just thin sashimi swimming in a watery vinegar (Thai Vinaigrette) and garnished with peanuts and cilantro, but I think it should have been less sweet and with a little bit of oil to enhance the texture of the fish.

Sansei - Ahi Carpaccio ($11.95)

Here’s the White Diamond Roll ($18.00) which was one of their specials. It had so much going on including spicy tuna, kabayaki sauce, pickled ginger, onions, etc. but it tasted pretty good.

Sansei - White Diamond Roll ($18.00)

We also enjoyed the Spicy Tuna Dynamite ($9.00), a california roll topped with spicy tuna, creamy dynamite sauce, tempura chips and masago.

Sansei - Spicy Tuna Dynamite ($9.00)

Everything is on the sweet side and smothered with a million kinds of sauces, but overall Sansei is a fun place to eat! If anything, it’s at least entertaining to me to see what crazy flavor combinations they come up with to inject into sushi.

OVERALL: OK-GOOD
MENU: $6.95-$14.95 for sushi rolls. View their menu here.
MY BILL: Around $40
RETURNING?: Probably not on my own. Except Sundays and Mondays before 6:00pm, when all food is 50% off!

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
3rd Floor of Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
2552 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
808.931.6286
Dinner Nightly: 5:30p-10:00p
Late Night Dining & Karaoke: Fri & Sat 10:00p-1:00a

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2 Responses to “Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar”


  1. 1 せっちゃん May 11, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    どれがAhiですか?赤い色のひらひらしたように見えるやつがそうなの?Ahiって日本では食べられないお魚ですか?もし、そのひらひらがAhiならマグロとかかつおとかみたいな魚に似ているように見えるけれど・・。

    • 2 honolulueats May 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm

      せっちゃん:あ、そうそう。Ahiってマグロの事をハワイではそう呼ぶの。キハダマグロの事だそうです。ハワイで採れるそうなのでこちらでは人気のお魚です。


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