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Sushi Sasabune

1417 S King St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2506
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Ranked #39 of 1,939 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Keeaumoku St.
Transit: South King street and Keeaumoku street by bus.
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Recommended by friends, we went with high expectations, and a little trepidation given previous reviewers' issues with bookings. After using Opentable to book, we never received a "confirmation phone call" but our booking was still there when we arrived. Taxi from Hilton Hawaiian village was 11USD. Even though the restaurant was half empty, they wouldn't seat us until our designated... More 

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Okay, this place is not cheap. If you can justify spending a few hundred dollars on a meal for a special occasion, then I cannot recommend Sushi Sasubune enough. This is the best Japanese meal that I have ever eaten (Sokyo in the Star, Sydney, coming close), and close to my favorite meal of all time. We had the degustation... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Didn't realise that it was an omakase only place. Had 9 courses and was very full. High quality sushi rice. Room itself not particularly nice. Maitre d' very pleasant and accommodating. Pricey - $200 for 2 with no drinks (including tip).

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews 99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

so its really an omikase speciality sushi restaurant. its a little expensive (@ $120-140/person plus alcohol). but it is soooo much fun and sooo well done you dont mind. the toro tuna was the best I have ever had no doubt. Its a great place with great service. its on a dull street in an uninteresting part of Honolulu but... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We went two nights in a row. You receive 12 or 13 courses of sushi. They were all delicious and we really enjoyed the dinner.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I like the idea of a sushi tasting menu, but I didn't find the sushi spectacular. Yes, it was fresh, but they cover it up with sauces and wasabi which drowns out the lovely fish. They have a no talking on cell phone policy which I saw them enforce, but I was sitting next to a very obnoxious party of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This small, storefront restaurant has maintained its reputation as one of the best restaurants in Honolulu based entirely on its cuisine. The decor is modest, there is no view, and almost no choice in your meal. The diner chooses the number of "courses" you want (each course is equivalent to two or three pieces of sushi or shellfish) selects either... More 

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There are a lot of rules to this place. Only omakase. No cell phones. No soy sauce. Eat the sushi in one bite.But don't let that put you off. The fish was amazing and though flown in from distant parts of the world ( Japan, Scotland, North Carolina)very fresh indeed. The flavors were expertly blended. The service was attentive and... More 

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Tustin, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stopped by Sushi Sasabune on our last night in Oahu and were not disappointed. The 13-course omakase dinner (majority is sushi) was a wonderful experience. To start, the abalone served in its own shell was fresh and crunchy. The baby squid stuffed with blue crab was very memorable and creative. The sushi selection was good, but I think the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I returned yet again to Sushi Sasabune last week, this time with two world-traveling foodie friends who had never dined there before. They were blown away by the seafood, the presentations, and the experience as a whole -- and they walked out of this gem of a restaurant with expressions of amazement on their faces. He is a high-level exec... More 

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Additional Information about Sushi Sasabune

Address: 1417 S King St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2506
Phone Number: 808-947-3800
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
Cuisine: Sushi

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