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Sansei Kapalua Maui gone bad

Just discovered that one of my favorites, Princess Sushi, run by the Seguchis has moved from Maui to Hilo and is now called Hime, "princess" in Japanese.

Sansei Kapalua Maui gone bad

A good point. I too like inventive food, but, and perhaps familiarity breeds contempt, found the offerings to be much less so this time. Also, I found the new space to be confining and loud.

Sansei Kapalua Maui gone bad

Hard to say for sushi. My second and third choices are no longer in business. That said, I had a great meal at Hula Grill--I know, kitchy name--in Kaanapali. Great service. Great Pacific Rim food. Relaxed atmosphere. I also love Hali'imaile General Store.

I should say that I've been to a dozen or so Guide Michelin Star restaurants but generally prefer less fussy places with great service and food that is both subtle and surprising, if that's any help.

Sansei Kapalua Maui gone bad

Ate at Sansei about a year ago and it offered perhaps the best sushi experience I've every had. Just returned (Oct 07) and things have changed, They have moved to a much smaller and noisier place. The sake selection seems far smaller, But most disappointingly the service and food where not nearly as good as before the move. Now it's just another Asian fusion place desperately trying to be innovative. Do yourself a favor and go for one of the less desperate-to-be-different sushi restaurants run by the many talented chefs who inhabit this lovely island.