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Sushi Sasabune

1417 S King St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2506
808-947-3800
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Ranked #41 of 1,916 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We are regulars at the two LA locations and have been to Hawaii spot multiple times. As of earlier this year, no more soy sauce at the table, sushi dressed the way chef prefers. Chef offers omakase western or eastern options. We did one of each. Tonight, Eastern menu included many new and exotic items, from abalone with abalone liver,... More

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Oslo, Norway
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100 reviews 100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had the sushi time of my life at Sushi Sasabune. After a miserable visit to Nobu Waikiki, I hungered for a sushi experience with high quality food and high class service. Sushi Sasabune more than delivered up to my expectations! This restaurant is excellent in every way. Words can't describe enough the great feeling you get from eating here:... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been a regular patron at Sushi Sasabune since it first opened, and I have never, ever experienced anything less than perfection there. The high quality of the fish and shellfish is unmatched, and the skillful preparation is absolutely amazing. Chef Seiji truly is a sushi and sashimi genius. I don't think there is better food to be found... More

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Kansas
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188 reviews 188 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I went to Sushi Sasabune after reading all the “Sushi Nazi” stories and after the meal I can say nothing was farther from the truth. The outside of the place looks like a run down strip mall, but don’t let that discourage you. The inside is well appointed, the staff is friendly and observant, and the food is un-real. I... More

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AUSTIN
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I'm not sure where the negative reviewers went but it was NOT to Sushi Sasabune! The food was amazing and the staff were super amazingly uber friendly and informative. Yes, they are omakase which means you get what the chef chooses but they are very clear about that when you make a reservation and you are seated. If you don't... More

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Manila, Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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