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Ocean Sushi Deli

#46 of 212 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
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250 Keawe St, Ste C, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2853
808-961-6625
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Bento for a Great Price

We were very happy with our recent trip to Ocean Sushi. We each got Bento Box C which had generous portions of tempora shrimp and veggies, tuna poke, sashimi, California roll, fried scallops and oysters, salad and miso soup. The seafood was perfectly prepared and the miso soup was particularly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Molly R
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
via mobile
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Dinner one night. Note this is a bring your own alcohol establishment. The hostess let us wait 10 minutes without acknowledgment. Most of the meal was good however we questioned seeing skin still on one piece of fish-never seen that before. Restaurant was loud and crowded.

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Portland Oregon
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place seems to have been recently renovated in a modern style. Not your typical Japanese ambiance. The room is open and a bit noisy. The sushi was decent and recently priced. The service was decent.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We were very happy with our recent trip to Ocean Sushi. We each got Bento Box C which had generous portions of tempora shrimp and veggies, tuna poke, sashimi, California roll, fried scallops and oysters, salad and miso soup. The seafood was perfectly prepared and the miso soup was particularly delicious. They had a lot of other options on the... More 

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hilo
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I really enjoyed the new tables, chairs, utensils and especially the new glass cups. The old location had gross plastic cups with bite marks. The atmosphere is very different from the old space, it seems too contemporary. We can't see the sushi chefs anymore. The sushi tasted the same as the old location, it was still good. The service was... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The sushi here is probably the cheapest in town and it's delicious! My favorite roll is the manhattan. Some of the servers could work on being more friendly though.

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Anaheim, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We put our name on the list to be seated at 7:15 and were told it would be a 20 minute wait. We were finally seated at 8:00. It took 15 minutes for our order to be taken and a half hour for our food to start to arrive. Our orders were bought out piecemeal and my Ben to didn't... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Good sushi. Great prices. Friendly service. The miso soup was tasty and I really liked the Mermaid roll. It is not a fine dining restaurant and they do not serve booze, but if you want a simple and affordable sushi dinner, this is your spot.

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Sonora, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place is ok, if you are hungry and want a full stomach meal. Place reminds me of a hospital cafeteria. All white, nothing on the walls,very sterile. Simple,but not a bad place to eat. Service was good and friendly. The food was ok, nothing exciting. Typical oriental food. Serves late,when all other places are closed.

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Anchorage
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

First of all, no sake. Sushi without sake? No. When I realized this, I should have turned around and found somewhere else, but figured that'd be rude so had a few things. Mistake. The 15 piece sashimi plate was made with the most laughably sized pieces of fish. I'd ordered four pieces of saba additionally on the sashimi plate and... More 

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California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

What an incredible find. Read about this sushi spot in Hawaii Revealed guidebook. So, while waiting for volcano helicopter tour from Hilo, stopped in for lunch. Wow! The sushi was absolutely delicious and the prices were extremely reasonable. Considering that I am from Southern California where there is a sushi joint just about on every corner, I will tell you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 250 Keawe St, Ste C, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2853
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 808-961-6625

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Sushi

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