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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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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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  • 190
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Finest quality sushi I've ever tried

My boyfriend is a sushi buff so we decided to try this place even though we knew it would cost at least $150US per person. It is located a bit far from the main tourist area, so a taxi is recommended although we decided to walk. They have a regular menu where you order each piece of sushi, or you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Sarah W
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Vancouver, Canada
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My boyfriend is a sushi buff so we decided to try this place even though we knew it would cost at least $150US per person. It is located a bit far from the main tourist area, so a taxi is recommended although we decided to walk. They have a regular menu where you order each piece of sushi, or you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It's our first time in Honolulu. We were looking for something we had never tried before. Needless to say, we actually found such a place. In a bad way. It was the most expensive dinner we had ever had. But nothing exceptional! First of all. Guys, don't order omakasi. Completely rip-off. Our waiter (who was very nice and professional though)... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Went here on a date night just looking for a new place to take visiting family and friends. Best decision ever. Although it is a bit difficult to find its worth the search. It's easy once you know. We ordered the Chef's omakase and let him pick, smart choice. From the start to finish, each course was enjoyable and delicious.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I want to give this restaurant both 5 stars and zero stars for different reasons! Five stars first: Fabulous food: 4-5 elements on each sushi piece Great attention to customers - they ask about allergies, things you don't like etc. A heavenly experience Tips: Make a reservation Traditional style 'chef's choice' - no menu, just the freshest fish and the... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Small restaurant, must make a reservation. There is no menu, the chef keeps sending different types of very tasty and creative sushi until you tell them to stop. Best white rice I have tasted.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We had a celebration dinner at Sasabune recently and enjoyed the delicious sushi. Very unique flavors and combinations that we totally enjoyed. The restaurant has some changes with the staff and people helping the head sushi chef, so it may be the reason for some things being not quite up to par. Have been here multiple times in the past,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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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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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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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: Japanese, 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?