Accolades

  • Favorite Asian Restaurants
    Bon Appétit
  • America’s Best Sushi Bars
    Travel + Leisure
  • Best Maui Restaurant
    Hale Aina Bronze Award, HONOLULU Magazine
  • Best Sushi Bar
    The Maui News, Best of Maui
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Hawaii

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

From My Menu

Chef James Babian reviews Cajun seared white tuna at Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
1 Review
"The white tuna is seared on the outside, sliced sashimi-style, rolled up individually with a few slices of onion to cut the richness, then topped with aioli, tobiko, and a cilantro leaf. It's a very good combination and balance. There is also a light, almost kalbi-like sauce poured over the dish."
Chef James McDonald reviews 22 oz dry-aged "bone-in" rib eye at d.k Steak House
$$$ | Steakhouse
Waikiki
1 Review
"The 22-oz. bone-in rib eye that's been dry-aged for 30 days in-house at d.k Steak House in Waikiki, Oahu is like buttah! Do the bleu cheese butter 'Cafe du Paris' on it, too."
Chef James Babian reviews The Viagra shooter at Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
1 Review
"This is a special but you can always ask for it. It’s not for everybody, but if you like fish eggs, then WOW! It comes in a shot glass with a dark liquid. Inside you have uni, salmon eggs, tobiko, a quail egg yolk, and other interesting goodies floating around. When you shoot it, you get saltiness from the ocean flavors, sourness from the citrus, sweetness from the uni, and all the fun textures from the different eggs. It's a great conversation piece. It will definitely turn heads."