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Enkai

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Sushi, Vegetarian, Bar, Fusion
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3801 Crown Bay, Frenchtown 00802, St. Thomas
+1 340-774-6254
Today
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Winner of the reader's choice 'Best Sushi of the VI on St. Thomas 2014...
Winner of the reader's choice 'Best Sushi of the VI on St. Thomas 2014'. Enjoy an array of artisanal sushi, created with love.
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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointed with the changes....

We have loved Enkai and have visited each of our trips down. In November 2014, our last trip, it was excellent. In February, the menu was different, which would have been fine except the rolls were not great. Not sure what might be going on; it was Friday night and it was dead. The new gyoza... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
LaurenandMichael
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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We have loved Enkai and have visited each of our trips down. In November 2014, our last trip, it was excellent. In February, the menu was different, which would have been fine except the rolls were not great. Not sure what might be going on; it was Friday night and it was dead. The new gyoza appetizer sounded good, but... More 

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St. Thomas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enkai is one of my favorite restaurants on St. Thomas. I love the atmosphere and the ocean view. The staff is super friendly and always makes you feel right at home.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I ate on more than 1 occasion here, I am a little particular about the sushi I like and one of the chefs Dan can to see me and asked what I liked and made me my own special dish which was amazing. The bartender Erik was also friendly and welcoming. I would definitely head back if I returned to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Everytime I'm on island I head here for great sushi. Fresh fresh ingredients. Unique rolls. I'm dreaming still of the jerk tuna sashimi. Great vegetarian options too. I love to sit out on the water, enjoy the view while enjoying a great meal at Enkai. It's worth searching it out. Looking forward to my next visit!

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uk/usa
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

worst sushi ever had. 1st time sushi was okay if you needed a sushi fix but the last time it was beyond awful and the service was just as bad. there is fair sushi at the restaurant at the cruise dock and very good sushi at red hook next to the gentleman's club. don't go. enough said.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I eat only the vegetarian rolls, but my kids love sushi and they thought Enkai was fabulous. I don't think there is anything else on the island that can compare!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We ventured through the back streets of Frenchtown to come to what looks like a shanty on the water. It's an open air restaurant with an active bar for the dock. Friendly waitress took our order and quickly brought our sake. A very well plated dish of sashimi arrived. Large slabs of very fresh salmon, snapper, tuna and yellowtail. As... More 

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St. Thomas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

What a great lunch! I was not expecting such a great service and tasty food. Drinks were spot on! I had such a great time!

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New York
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We've eaten at Enkai every year from the first year it opened in Frenchtown. Despite ownership and staff changes, it remains the best, most innovative, and reliable sushi restaurant on the island. Assuming you can find it - always a challenge - it's worth the trip and we usually eat there at least twice on every island visit. Steve is... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We have eaten sushi from California to New York, and always looked forward to our annual visit to Enkai to try Katie's inventive and delicious rolls made with the freshest of fish. Apparently Enkai is under new ownership and while the selections on the menu are familiar, the quality is gone forever. In fact, the night we visited we were... More 

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Maki6254, Manager at Enkai, responded to this review

Dear Cherirosenbradley, We are sorry to hear that your most recent experience with us was disappointing. While it's true that Katie left the restaurant two years ago, the current owner, Steve, has been managing the kitchen for more than three years. Food quality is our most important focus, which is one of the reasons we have temporarily removed eel from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3801 Crown Bay, Frenchtown 00802, St. Thomas
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Thomas  >  Frenchtown
  • Phone Number: +1 340-774-6254

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Vegetarian, Bar, Fusion

Description

Winner of the reader's choice 'Best Sushi of the VI on St. Thomas 2014'. Enjoy an array of artisanal sushi, created with love.
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?