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Sansei in Waikiki Marriott--should I hold out for Maui?

Charmie Oct 13, 2006 09:28 PM

What are your experiences? I'm visiting Oahu (and not Maui) on my next trip to Hawaii and wondered if I should use my limited time to dine elsewhere (where?) and wait to eat at Sansei when I do visit Maui. I'm looking for fresh fish (sushi, sashimi, etc.) and great preparation and service. Can Sansei in Waikiki deliver?

  1. c
    Charmie Oct 13, 2006 09:29 PM

    BTW, I am not visiting Maui anytime soon, so should I go anyway?

    1. t
      torta basilica Oct 14, 2006 07:32 PM

      Believe it or not, there's no really great sushi in Hawaii - esp. on Maui. The Oahu Sansei has better sushi (pick carefully after eyeing the fish - the maguro was very anemic looking when we were there, so steered clear & everything else was pretty good). I thought the service was pretty good - much better than elsewhere in the restaurant. Don't go Kapalua for sushi - definitely the weak link in their offerings. Having said that about sushi, you will find other ahi preps all over Oahu, most of which are very good.

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        Bob Foster Oct 16, 2006 03:28 AM

        Out by the airport on Oahu is a small place called Mitch's. It has some of the best sushi I have ever had. (there was a long thread about it a few months ago on this board.)Superb, just supeb

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