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Sushi Sasabune

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1417 S King St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2506 (Keeaumoku St.)
South King street and Keeaumoku street by bus.
808-947-3800
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
skip jack loving it

came to this place for all the hype and they sure live up to it. been visiting Japan for the last ten years visiting many sushi spots throughout the country and Sushi Sasabune would work well over there. my title goes for a fish I like and hard to find in restaurants and normal grocery stores. skip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
kai_khem
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Candy Land
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Candy Land
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163 reviews 163 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

came to this place for all the hype and they sure live up to it. been visiting Japan for the last ten years visiting many sushi spots throughout the country and Sushi Sasabune would work well over there. my title goes for a fish I like and hard to find in restaurants and normal grocery stores. skip jack tuna (aku)... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Our Sushi Sasabune experience began with a lady calling to confirm our reservation. It was pretty funny, yet nice, for her to call and let us know that this is "traditional sushi and not like American California rolls and such." We understood that it was basically going to be all sushi-mi and it is Omakase style, which means you "trust... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It was perfection. This place a true culinary treasure. Excellent service, food was unique and really good sake. Unforgettable experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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166 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We sat at the sushi counter and had the chef’s menu. Two pieces of different items ate presented until you are done. I enjoyed he experience. All piece we extremely fresh and full of flavor. This was my second visit. If you elect the chef’s menu expect to pay $150-$175 pp including saki and gratuity.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A friend highly recommended this restaurant and it was definitely the best sushi meal I have ever had. You definitely need to make a reservation. The chef was offering two options: more fish or more shellfish. I chose shellfish and specifically asked for "no squid". One after another, the wait staff delivered the courses and explained each item clearly. The... More 

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Cali Sun
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This by far is one of our favorite sushi diners in Honolulu, reservations in advance highly recommended for any night. Since we come here 2-4 times a year we always order ala carte sushi from the menu: all fishes are the best and freshest and the cuisine/quality is exactly that of those establishments where fine sushi can be had from... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My wife and I have dinned here many of times and have enjoyed the service and the creative sushi. We will be coming back again. The frozen toro just melts in your mouth. The food kept coming and and at the end they even asked if we wanted more. If I had any more room I would've said yes but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

When traveling to, or through, Honolulu we ALWAYS plan a meal at Sushi Sasabune. This is absolutely my favorite sushi restaurant, period, end of sentence. This is OMEKASE style; not with creativity in mind. Rather the absolute freshest fish, expertly prepared. I you do plan to go there, make your reservation well in advance. I used OPENTABLE. The seatings are... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went for the Omakase which is like a chef's tasting menu. I went for the Western Omakase and my spouse had the more exotic Eastern Omakase. There were 13 courses with some courses overlapping between the Western and Eastern Omakase. The entire point behind Omakase is to eat the sushi the way the chef intends it to be eaten.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My husband and I eat our fair share of sushi and I don't mean suburban. I'm talking NYC, and SF. We always try to hit the top rated places but guess what...until we ate here, we had no idea. The preferred method is omakase which means essentially that the chef chooses your dishes. Bottom line...worth every penny. Our meal without... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1417 S King St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2506
    (Keeaumoku St.)
  • Public Transportation: South King street and Keeaumoku street by bus.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-947-3800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?