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Sushi Sasabune

1417 S King St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2506
808-947-3800
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Ranked #47 of 1,886 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $50 - $50
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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Manila, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Eating here is the gastronomical equivalent of unconditional faith. They only have one thing on the menu which is an omekase meal which in Japanese loosely translates as "Trust Me". So for you to enjoy, you must have complete faith in the chef. If this is your thing, he will then spoil you with the freshest and most delicious sushi... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Omakase dining means the chef picks the best of the night and will feed you until you are full (sort of). Here we always select sitting at the sushi bar where we can watch the chefs at work. Also a good place to meet like diners and cool people. This was our 4th visit and this is the first time... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

It wouldn't even be worth it to go to this place for free. Granted the food is good, but the service when you walk in and the rudeness of the restaurant manager and table liaison person could not be tolerated. This whole place is really not worth going to, unless you like a sushi chef telling you what to eat,... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Although the chef trained at the place w/ the same name in Los Angeles, Sushi Sasabune Honolulu is mo bettah!!! At the advice of bradda Dave F. and Nelson Q., my friend and I sat at the sushi bar, and ordered Eastern Style Omakase ($140/each): The only way to enjoy the chef's creativity. We started off with Koshi No Kanbai... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

I loved the concept when I first came to the restaurant. When I tasted sushi, I understood I got into a sushi heaven! Worth going and spending all your money for a dinner like this. Make sure you don't eat the whole day before, as you won't be able to stop that easily!

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Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I dare to claim that I know what good sushi are and here they are among the best for sure. You cannot order in this restaurant but have to trust the chef as the logo says and we actually enjoyed it. If I try to find some fault than it would maybe be the fact that the course includes sushi... More

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california
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Ate at Sushi Sasabune 12 years ago, while attending a technical conference at the Hilton -- it was so good I brought my colleagues for 2 other meals. Twelve years later, the sushi and sashimi are still the best I've ever had. Full stop. Here it's all about freshness / quality of the fish, the cuts ( which affect tenderness)... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Been twice now and was not disappointed. Both times were for lunch at the sushi bar and we went with the chef's selections. The food is incredible and fresh.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I lived in Japan for 9 years. This was decent sushi, but nothing near the best sushi I've ever had. I will say that I had abalone liver for the first time in my course menu and it was interesting and excellent. Having said that...it is extremely expensive! With tax and tip for one person the cost was $227. The... More

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Memphis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I'll begin by accepting some fault for our disappointment at Sushi Sasabune...we interpreted the hype and reviews to indicate that this restaurant is on par with sushi/nigiri we've had in Japan, specifically at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo and as part of many multi-course kaiseki meals during our travels. It simply is not. We were expecting 10-12 courses of... More

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