Chef Naomi Hamamura's spinoff from his popular Central West End restaurant is bright and meticulously appointed, featuring Japanese standards and an excellent sushi bar, as well as a stunning omakase (chef's choice) dinner that runs $40-$80 per person.
If Naomi Hamamura, a.k.a. Hama-san, asks you to trust him, take him up on it.Hama-san has been spending most of his time lately at the second location of Sansui, which took over the old Ted & Teiko's space on Manchester Road near Sappington Road... More »
There was a time, not long ago, when the phrase "raw fish" made most St. Louisans blanch. But our palates are changing; we no longer gag at rawness, and sushi joints are popping up all over the place. Everyone's got his or her fave, but we say Sansui West is the best. Occupying the former location of another sushi restaurant, Ted and Teiko's, Sansui West's menu is exhaustive. The restaurant also caters to raw-fish cowards; in addition to an array of sashimi and sushi, Sansui boasts fantastic... More »
The given name for it is usuzukuri, and you won't find it on the menu at Sansui, the Central West End Japanese restaurant where master sushi chef Kenji works his magic. Nonetheless, this plate full of razor-thin slices of raw halibut served with grated radish, finely sliced scallions and the citrus-flavored soy sauce called ponzu is usually a wonder to behold, especially when Kenji-san isn't terribly overworked or rushed and has time to form one or more of the slices into dainty little white... More »
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