Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Hawaii 2017): Happy Hour
Sansei Seafood Restaurant and DK Steakhouse have been two of our favourite spots to dine in Waikiki since we first found them a few years ago. And although we were aiming to try a bunch of new restaurants, the pull of delicious food from Sansei Seafood couldn’t keep us away.
Sansei offers up a popular Happy Hour special on Sundays and Mondays between 5:30pm and 6:00pm where most sushi and appies are 50% off but the lineups to get in during this time are insane. We wound up going on a Thursday instead where their Happy Hour is only 25% off but we managed to snag a table on the patio which overlooks Kalakaua and the beach.
First off, some drinks to get us in the mood… Lychee Sangria ($9.50) made with moscatto, prosecco, lychee puree, cranberry juice, pineapple juice and orange juice as well as a Paradise Mojito ($11) made with Pau vodka, house-made lemongrass syrup, mango puree, and mint.
DK’s Crab Ramen with Asian Truffle Broth ($18.50) arrived on our table with a fragrant aroma of truffle. It’s no wonder why this dish is listed as one of their award winners… the generous portion of crab along with the cilantro, Thai basil and mild jalapeños paired with the toothsome ramen in the amazing broth is killer.
Sansei, and Hawaii for that matter, is known for their seafood, and what could be better than trying their Sashimi Trio ($18.50) with hamachi, ahi tuna, and salmon. Talk about fresh and buttery sashimi!
One of the best dishes that we had this night (and that’s saying a lot) was the Matsuhisa Style Miso Butterfish ($17.50). The tender butterfish is marinated and roasted in sake and then finished with a sweet miso glaze. This fish, with its large buttery flakes, was seriously da bomb!
For our main course, we decided on the Filet of Beef Tenderloin and Australian Cold Water Lobster Tail ($57.50). My goodness! That lobster tho! The beautifully cooked beef tenderloin was served on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes with a shiitake mushroom cabernet demi-glace.
Although we were stuffed, we had to have some dessert and wound up with the lightly tart and refreshing Lilikoi Sorbet ($4.50).
Service was excellent during our visit and the food was as good as I remembered. If you get a chance, this is a great place to enjoy watching the sunset while enjoying some fabulous food. On a side note, we wound up finally going to the Sansei restaurant located in Seattle so stay tuned for that blog post.
2552 Kalakaua Avenue (Third Floor of the Waikiki Beach Marriott)
Posted on July 10, 2017, in Hawaiian, Japanese, Restaurant Review, Seafood, Steakhouse and tagged Beef Tenderloin, Crab Ramen with Asian Truffle, Drinks, Food, Happy Hour, Hawaii, Hawaiian, Honolulu, Japanese, Lilikoi Sorbet, Lobster, Miso Butterfish, Oahu, Ramen, restaurant review, Sashimi, Seafood, Steakhouse, Waikiki. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.