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“Creative sushi” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
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Ranked #6 of 67 Restaurants in Waikoloa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
tlcrn
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Creative sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Casual place. Great creative sushi, great service. No views or ambiance. It is in a strip mall. The Saketini is an amazing cocktail. Not too sweet. We ate at the bar and the bartender made great suggestions. I wish I could remember what they all were. They were all great and fresh. But I am not that into traditional sushi. I like the creative stuff with sauces! Give it a shot!

Visited March 2013
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Michigan
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Don't let location mislead you”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Although not always fond of restaurants in strip malls, Sansei was a find. They had an early-bird special which suited economizers in our group, and the vegetarian easily found a meal he enjoyed. Food was excellent and the service was great. Although there was a bit of a line when it opened, we were quickly seated even without a reservation. Would definitely return.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Fe
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Best food on the Kohala Coast! I was so disappointed in the food in this area until I found Sansei. Great sushi, innovative, fresh, and thoughtful. Good wine and sake list. It was so good that I went back the next night too.

Visited March 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Seafood fresh and well prepared”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

very near Hilton Wailakola Village; highly recommended. Fine quality fresh seafood. Nice surroundings and amiable, professional staff. Really good.Very fair pricing!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good place - much better than the nearby food court”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

Went in early evening, several items were discounted until 6pm. We shared items, including the restaurant's recommended specials. Tempura vegetables were okay, nothing amazing. Mango salad roll pretty good. Asian shrimp cakes very good. Panko crusted ahi sushi roll - folks who had been there before said it wasn't as good this time as argula was wilted/soggy. We think for the special price we got leftovers from the day before rather than freshly made. Kid's katsu and noodles were fine. Casual place. Not that expensive.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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