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“EXCELLENT” 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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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kamuela, Hawaii
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371 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Sansei is one of my favorite restaurants. It is always very good. The service and food are always consistent. I highly recommend eating here.

Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Jose, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great time as expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

I have heard good things about this place and was not disappointed. We did not manage to time our visit for one of the discounts. My son thought the prices were a bit high, but i think they were reasonable for a resort area. 3 of us had sushi and found it very tasty. My wife does not eat raw fish, so she had the chicken and she thought that was very good.

Wheel of Fortune was filming at the Hilton that week, and Vanna White and Pat Sajak came in half way though our dinner. Good food and celebrity sightings, does not get much better than that.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Christopher M
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

An amazing variety in the menu!! Excellent service , very friendly stuff , one of the best Japanese food I've had ! Everything is so testy and great !!!! Well done !!!

Visited May 2014
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Thank NINA M
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Frisco, TX
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, but avoid the 50% off night on Sunday!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Went here for dinner on Sunday night after reading Trip Advisor reviews.
We arrived at 5:00 and ended up standing line to get in. After waiting 30 minutes in line, we were told we had the last table. The doors opened at 5:30, so we waited another 30 minutes as the patrons filed in. Once at the counter, we were told they had miscounted and they did not have a table so we were handed a pager. (We then discovered, what we did not know was it 50% off night on Sunday evening, thus the crowd). After another 30 minutes, the couple in line behind us was called to their table!!! After complaining, we were seated in the back room (which was completely empty with about 20 tables) by the kitchen door!!!!. Needless to say, I was not in a very good frame of mind. Finally, after ordering, we found the food was every bit as fantastic as reviewed. Final take, great food but, avoid the Sunday evening madhouse and go after 7:00 if you must go on Sunday night.

Visited May 2014
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Healdsburg, California
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Average strip mall sushi at decent price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

This restaurant seems to attract hordes of people likely due to it being the only value-priced sushi place for miles. I was with several Japanese work colleagues who are by definition good judges of quality sushi. To them, it was just okay. I have spent enough time in Japan myself to know that the sushi was just okay, too. The best part was that we ordered during the happy hour period, resulting in a discount off our total bill. All three of us ordered the Sansei combo which was adequate for our appetites. It offered a good assortment of typical nigiri items. All were fresh, but not outstanding. I appreciated that the offered Omission gluten-free beer on the menu. On the other hand, the place is all hard surfaces and the music was a bit too loud, making it difficult to carry on a conversation with my co-workers.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank William C
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