Misty
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  • First Review
    September 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 30, 2014
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Sansei, meaning third generation, is a locally owned contemporary Japanese Restaurant offering new wave sushi. The force behind the food is Chef/Owner Dave "DK" Kodama. An Oahu native, he is fearless when it comes to flavors and one of the most adventurous chefs you will meet. At Sansei, he has combined his Japanese heritage with Hawai'i's incredible ethnic mix and the flavors he experienced in his travels to create a New Wave Sushi, Japanese-inspired Pacific Rim, Contemporary Japanese type of cuisine. Call it whatever you like. What you will taste are unique combinations of flavors and textures.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent sushi
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I was craving sushi and Sansei really hit the spot. It was not as fancy as the one in Kapalua and seemed to cater to a different crowd (more families than high end diners), but we still received excellent food and superb service."
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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 Alan Wong’s Amasia - Grand Wailea - Waldorf Astoria
Alan Wong’s Amasia - Grand Wailea - Waldorf Astoria
Literally, Amasia is a conceptual future supercontinent that would result in the merging of Asia and North America. Inspired to bring together the cultures of both continents through his travels and showcase our local bounty in his style of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Chef Alan Wong has created a menu where east and west meet at Wailea.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Terrible food, beautiful place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/23/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/23/2014
 2009
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We were surprised Amasia was empty when we arrived and soon discovered why - the food was awful! It began with a fantastic cocktail, but went downhill. The "clam chowder" was broth, celery, carrots, lots of raw bacon, and a few clams in the shell. It tasted terrible and was sent back. The salad had good potential, but had been drowned it in the dressing. The garlic noodles was mostly what tasted like leftover meat, very little noodles. The fried chicken was processed chicken (chunks of breast meat with a bone sticking out to look like a leg) and had very little flavor. We expected much more from a restaurant that was voted 'best new restaurant in Maui'. Benjamin did provide excellent service, though, and the place was beautiful."
Dined on 10/23/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, scenic view
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Enjoy the exciting art of Japanese Teppanyaki dining. Our talented chefs will prepare delicious steak, chicken, and seafood entrees right at your table. Complete dinners include soup, shrimp appetizer, teppan vegetables, rice, and hot tea. Vegetarian and keiki (kids) menus are available. Sunset dinner specials offered daily at our 5:30 and 6:00 PM seatings. Oku"s fabulous sushi will complete your Japanese dining experience! RESERVATIONS FOR TEPPANYAKI DINING ONLY!!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fun time with good food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We love teppan, so had to hit Kobe while in Maui. The lobster and filet mignon was large and excellent. The hibachi steak was also surprisingly good for a "lower end" steak. Our cook seemed somewhat new at his job, but he still put on a good show. Another cook nearby was crazy and filled in the gaps when we got bored."
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Chef/Owner Peter Merriman has transplanted his version of Hawaii Regional Cuisine to this beautiful ocean-side location in the Kapalua resort. He uses only the freshest products of which 90% or more are locally produced or caught, using only sustainable methods. Peter has always been a front runner in the "Farm to Table" concept. All food is prepared in a way that highlights the natural flavors of the food. We have a very friendly staff to ensure that you have an incredible dining experience. Their food knowledge is among the best in the industry. All this is in the most beautiful location within the resort, right on the water where the most incredible sunsets are watched nightly at our oceanfront winebar.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Not as good as last year
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We booked our reservation 2 months in advance for our anniversary and requested a table in the front for a good view. When we arrived we were seated in the back. I asked the hostess if we could get a better table and she said that they seat from front to back and they can't always honor requests. (Tip: Book when they first open at 5:00 if you care about the view.) The meal was still mostly wonderful with excellent service from the server. The lobster was perfect, although very small. But the ribeye was a big disappointment. Although the steak was cooked and flavored correctly, the meat was poor quality - very tough and grisly. We had better steak at Leilani's for 1/3 the price."
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Visit Lahaina Grill for innovative New American cuisine using techniques and flavors from around the world, all perfectly blended with the freshest ingredients cultivated by Maui's local farms, dairies, and surrounding waters. Lahaina Grill has been voted "Best Maui Restaurant" for TWENTY-ONE consecutive years by Honolulu Magazine readers' poll (1994-2014).
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent food and service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/19/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/19/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Lahaina Grill was voted Best in Maui, and we were glad to get in this time around. The food was mostly excellent. The onion soup was well balanced, although it would have been nice if the cheese had been burnt on top. The salad was fresh, and the braised short ribs were tender and flavorful. I did not care for the chile relleno - it didn't have hardly any cheese and the red sauce was overpowering. We would go back."
Dined on 10/19/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Mama's Fish House is actually a converted beach house in a coconut grove on a secluded white sand beach. Inside, hinged windows open to let in the trade winds and Polynesian artifacts and original oil paintings decorate tropical hardwood walls. The rooms are filled with spectacular flower arrangements and tapa print cloths cover the tables. Outdoor dining is equally exciting, and everyone enjoys watching the windsurfers performing offshore.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Gorgeous setting, great food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/16/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/16/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We started our Maui vacation with lunch at Mama's Fish House. It was well worth the drive and was an absolutely gorgeous restaurant. The drinks were outstanding, ceviche delicious (disappointed there was no poke that day), and the penang curry was very tasty. The only food disappointment was the special, opakapaka, which was a bit overcooked and bland. For the price, the fish really should have been better, especially since this was a seafood place. But overall it was an excellent place to visit and I would gladly go back."
Dined on 10/16/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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The Sea By Alexander's Steakhouse is the bay area's premier seafood dining destination. The restaurant distinguishes itself by focusing on rich sumptuous morsels from the sea, prepared with modern technique and flair. Chef Yu Min Lin blends contemporary cuisine with Japanese sensibility and ingredients to transform The Sea's menu into the extraordinary. Experience The Sea at its best.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Awesome food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We've been to the Cupertino Alexander's and had some disappointments, but The Sea was nearly flawless. Every dish we ordered - tune tartar, beef tataki, Hamachi shots, lobster risotto - was fantastic. The salmon and lobster entrees were also beautiful and excellent. The only food disappointment was the fried clam chowder - too greasy and salty. The drinks were amazing - the Green Machine was my favorite. Dessert was great and the cotton candy and nice touch to end the evening. The food is very expensive, but for a special occasion (we came for an anniversary dinner) this is a great place. We'll be back!"
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Welcome to Maggiano's in San Jose, located at Santana Row, San Jose’s newly opened European-style shopping, dining & entertainment destination. Maggiano's 16,000 square-foot, 220-seat restaurant is ideal for group lunches, festive gatherings & romantic dinners for two. We specialize in serving lavish portions of authentic Italian-American cuisine served family-style. Our menu is large & varied, offering an extensive selection of homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish & memorable desserts.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great deal, lots of food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/01/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/01/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We tried the dinner for two deal where you get two salads, two pasta dishes, a dessert to share, and two pasta dishes to take home. It was a great deal and a lot of food. The baked ziti was good, but the spaghetti and meatball was disappointing - the meatball tasted like filler instead of meat. The raviolis were good, but the sauce very watered down. Overall well worth it for the money, but I normally prefer to get less but higher quality food."
Dined on 10/01/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Blowfish Sushi is an eclectic sushi bar and restaurant that serves both modern and traditional sushi, sashimi, as well as salads. cooked appetizers, and special desserts. The menu style is called Asian Fusion and emphasizes clean, pure, healthy foods. Premium imported sakes and an original line of sake cocktails are featured in the restaurant's stunning liquor lounge. "Walk into Blowfish and step into your senses; 'it' decor houses a modern menu, reinterprets sushi and presents a new palette for the genre" -ctguide.com
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice improvements
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had a very bad experience last time we went, but about a year has gone by so we gave it another try. The menu has changed quite a bit and they have some nice adjustments. The filet mignon and prawn dishes were very tasty. The sushi seemed mushy, but at least one of us still liked it. The drinks were still awesome."
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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La Folie is a French restaurant located in Russian Hill of San Francisco. Chef Roland Passot, with his wife Jamie opened La Folie in March of 1988. He combines the freshest ingredients in exotic combinations. Each plate leaves the kitchen resembling art-a canvas of color and design that tastes even better than it looks. La Folie continues to be rated as one of the top restaurants, receiving a star from the Michelin Guide, 4 stars from the San Francisco Chronicle and 4 stars from San Francisco Magazine. In celebration of 21 years, The Passots have expanded their bar into a lounge located next door, perfect for before or after dinner drinks. <br /><br />**We thank all of our guests for voting La Folie <br /><br />Best French Restaurant - 7x7 Magazine <br />Best French Restaurant - San Francisco Magazine<br />Best French Restaurant - SF Weekly <br />Best Restaurant - Eater SF <br /><br />Merci!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
High hopes but disappointed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"From the reviews, we had very high expectations of La Folie. The meal started off well - the corn soup and burrata salad were outstanding. The second course was escargot, but one of the snails was sandy and tasted bad. With the third course the beef was excellent, but the scallop dish included a poached oyster. When I cut into the oyster, gray ooze ran out onto my plate and the smell from the inerts was overwhelming and made both of us lose our appetites. I did appreciate when I let the wait staff know I had gotten a bad oyster the chef came out to talk to us and assured us the oyster was fresh and that is how they are when they are poached. If that is the case I would leave the oyster out or prepare it differently."
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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