After seeing that Sansei had been recognized by several reputable magazines as a top place for sushi in North America, we had to make a stop!
Atmosphere is not anything special, and I was a bit worried by its dark window/shopping plaza look. Don't let the outside deceive you!
We were very tempted by their $70 tasting menu for two which offered about 8 or 9 full-size portions, but we weren't sure we were that hungry and opted instead to go with their award-winning panko ahi, spider roll, shrimp cake, and mango rolls. The shrimp cake and mango rolls were okay, but the spider roll was very good and the panko ahi was absolutely incredible. Huge plus - prices were very reasonable and completely comparable to any of our local sushi restaurants.
There's no special island atmosphere, but it's absolutely packed! Be sure to make your reservations!
If we'd had more time, we definitely would have gone back and tried more of their creations.