Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar. Heavenly interpretations of sushi and contemporary Asian cuisine are created by famed Hawaii chef D.K Kodama. More than a few dishes have won awards, including the shrimp dynamite in a creamy garlic masago aioli and unagi glaze, and the panko-crusted ahi sashimi sushi roll. Though it has tried-and-true mainstays, the menu is consistently updated to include new and exciting options, such as the Hawaiian moi sashimi
rolls and the Japanese yellowtail nori aioli poke. You can certainly make a meal out of appetizers and sushi rolls, but Sansei's entrées, from both land and sea, are great. On Sunday and Monday from 5 to 6 pm, selected menu items are half off (limited seating; first come, first served). Or opt for a late-night meal on Friday and Saturday, when sushi and appetizers are half off from 9:30 until midnight, though you may have to put up with karaoke singers (21 and older). 201 Waikoloa Beach Dr., 801 Queens' MarketPlace, Waikoloa, HI, 96738. 808/886–6286. www.sanseihawaii.com. No lunch.