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All 205 Hilo Restaurants

Ocean Sushi Deli

250 Keawe St, Ste C, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2853
808-961-6625
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Ranked #26 of 205 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Hilo, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I love stopping in at Ocean Sushi whenever we are feeling a little lazy about cooking at home. We definitely have settled into favorites (spicy tempura roll, katsu curry) but enjoy trying new things too. Don't let the somewhat dingy tables and setting fool you (although, I think they are moving...Yeah!!), its definitely worth the stop.

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Seattle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Best sushi on the Big Island for the best price. A true local hangout. Where else can you eat your fill of the best rolls and Nigiri for under $30 for 2 hungry sushi fanatics? If there is a line it is worth the wait (which is never long)

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Inwood, West Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We drove by several times before we could spot the sign. We're glad we did. The sushi was ono (delicious), service was very good, and the food came quick. Fresh fish and a lot of choices. We will definitely be back!

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The sushi places I frequent are on what economists call "the efficient frontier" -- you can spend more and get better sushi, but you can't find cheaper sushi that is of this quality, or better quality sushi without paying more. In other words, this is a bargain! Will it be the best sushi you've ever eaten? No, but it will... More

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Went here as the guide book recommended it for cheap delicious sushi but did warn about the lack of atmosphere. It was exactly as promised. We had some great rolls that were obviously unique to the place. Wish we could have tried more! The sashimi was fresh and the tempura batter was light and delicious! The service was quick but... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

After reading the reviews about Takenoto we tried it again WITH reservations since we have a home on the Big Island. For an 11:30 reservation on a weekday we showed up and were not seated until 12:10. The sushi was average and we actually sent one back because of odor. Usual unfriendly service. Back to Ocean sushi later in day... More

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The Work Place
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Before we went to the restaurant - I read some reviews. Someone mentioned the kalbi being overcooked or something. I wasn't going to order that so I didn't bother. We've gone there before & I have my favorite - the tempura ahi. We took family (inc. kids) from Kona to dinner. The prices are very reasonable & everyone ordered what... More

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great creative variety of sushi rolls without raw fish. A not too expensive place if you like Japanese style cuisine.

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Houston, Tx
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is what most people would call a hole-in-the-wall, but it would be a mistake to discount it. Service is slow - understaffed? - but well worth the wait. If you like sushi/sushima, try this place.

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Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I only leave reviews for places I absolutely love and this place is fantastic! I've been living in hilo almost two months and this is the first place I have eaten at that I was completely impressed with. Excellent food, excellent service and the prices are unreal! You have to check this place out if you love sushi!

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