THE RESTAURANT

Sensei Asian Bistro unites classic along with modern Asian elements in a sophisticated, contemporary setting.

With customers and victuals at our core, we strive to uphold these values: 

  • To create a welcoming warm environment to inspire better lives.

  • To build a present moment, connecting customers and us with simplicity, clarity, and respect.

  • To execute our work to the best of our abilities, holding ourselves accountable for all words and actions.

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THE FOUNDERS

Founder Hugh started working in restaurant at his age of 19. He studied at "New East Cuisine School" in Beijing to begin his knowledge in cuisine art. Meanwhile, he graduated as an Engineer of Material.

After years of learning and cooking, Hugh decided to fulfill his life-long dream of working as a chef & restaurateur.

Education and Certificates:

Master of Material Science/China National Cuisine Teacher

Cooking Science/WSET Wine Specialist

Seattle Barista Academy/Elite Bartending

China National Nutritionist/International Champion of Taiji

Meet The Team

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Shannon

GM

Aspiring, Witty, Confidante

7 months in Gainesville

10 years in the industry

Favorite Mixology: Thai Chili Sangria

Entrée: Seared Ribeye Sashimi

Dessert: Tiramisu

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Mavis

AM

Proactive, Enthusiastic, Dynamic

2 years in Gainesville

10 years in the industry

Favorite Mixology: Espresso Martini

Entrée: Miso Glazed Sea bass

Dessert: Tiramisu

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Mariah

Bartender

Vivacious, Eccentric, Hodophile

6 years in Gainesville

10 years in the industry

Favorite Mixology: Osaka Old Fashion

Entrée: Seafood Yaki Soba

Dessert: Tiramisu

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Dalton

Server

Helpful, Friendly, Nice

27 years in Gainesville

10 years in the industry

Favorite Mixology: Espresso Martini

Entrée: Chicken Katsu

Dessert: Taiyaki

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Caitlyn

Server

Creative, Friendly, Committed

8 months in Gainesville

6 months in the industry

Favorite Mixology: Sparkling Sakura

Entrée: Omakase Sushi Boat

Dessert: Green Tea Cheesecake

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Elizabeth

Server

Easygoing, Maverick, Fun

3 years in Gainesville

3 years in the industry

Favorite Mixology: Nyanko Sensei's

Entrée: Tofu & Vegetable Curry

Dessert: Taiyaki

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Hugh

Chef

Ambitious, Idealistic, Imperfectionist

9 years in Gainesville

13 years in the industry

Favorite Mixology: Sensei's Mixology

Entrée: All

Dessert: Vanishing Cake

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Spencer

Sous Chef

Dedicated, Reliable, Gregarious

7 months in Gainesville

3 years in the industry

Favorite Mixology: Cold Brew Old Fashion

Entrée: Basil Fried Rice

Dessert: Sensei's Dango

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Joseph

Line Cook

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