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Sushi Sasabune

#155 of 1,946 Restaurants in Honolulu
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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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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 200
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    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
Trust Me...this is Spectacular Sushi!!

This famous house of Sushi/Sashimi where it is only Omakase for $100 per person if revered by locals. The fish is the freshest, the presentation gorgeous and the service impeccable. Went with friends who are regulars and we had a blast! Great Saki menu also!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
HGKCFP
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Honolulu
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Sasabune on my last trip to Honolulu in 2013 and absolutely loved it. I loved it so much that I booked it again a month in advance for a girls trip to the city. It was definitely highly anticipated but fell short of our expectations. Service was about the same as my last visit. They are strict and... More 

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Thank Grace K
Honolulu
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This famous house of Sushi/Sashimi where it is only Omakase for $100 per person if revered by locals. The fish is the freshest, the presentation gorgeous and the service impeccable. Went with friends who are regulars and we had a blast! Great Saki menu also!

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Thank HGKCFP
Tamuning, Mariana Islands
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

A must, by far the best sushi spot in Honolulu. A little pricey but the experience is well worth it.

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Thank AnankaM
MAreviwer
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is not a typical Sushi restaurant, no Sushi rolls here. Think gourmet Sushi. I work for a Japanese company and travel to Japan often. I have never experienced anything like this. The sushi literally melts in your mouth and each contains various, delicate flavorings. The décor, atmosphere and especially the service was wonderful. One warning, they recommended first timers... More 

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Thank MAreviewer
Mequon, WI
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263 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Truly one of the great dining experiences one will ever have. The omakase at the bar is simply put, a delightful/wondrous experience for those whom $$ are no object in the chase for culinary heaven. Sitting at the bar one will observe the sensei preparing some of the most incredible one bites you will ever experience. This is an annual... More 

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Thank BosoxKen
New Hope
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

If you like Americanized Japanese food, this is not your place. Sasabune means trust me in Japanese. That is exactly what you should do. Go with the Omakase which is where the sushi chef picks for you based on what is fresh that day. They will tell you what you are eating, where it is from and how to eat... More 

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Thank Vivian B
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing experience. I heard about this place from friends who had been there before. They told me ahead of time to be prepared to leave some serious cash and to just let the sushi chef do his thing. I made a reservation and was told that they don't do rolls. That was OK by me. The sushi was... More 

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Thank IMLady_Marion
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

From the facade of the restaurant, you would not imagine what a gem lays inside. The decor isn't lavish, but the food, beverage, service, and artistic flair of the chefs is befitting opulence (maybe I'm exaggerating, or I am?). The catch phrase of the establishment is "Trust Me". There is a menu but it is not recommended to order personally.... More 

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Thank Asya M
Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The sushi was so amazingly creative and life altering that it has ruined me for sushi anywhere else in the United States. The chef's tasting menu is the most exquisite experience you could imagine. Trust it and embrace it - no doubting anyone and everyone would love it!

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Thank nadia s
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Very delicious sushi and great service. We were asked to eat the sushi in one bite, which we made sure to do, as chef kept a close eye on us. This is sushi that didn't need soy sauce or wasabi -- very flavorful. Each dish on the Omakase got better and better. I would highly recommend!

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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?