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Sushi Sasabune

1417 S King St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2506
808-947-3800
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Ranked #38 of 1,922 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $50 - $50
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Cuisines: Sushi
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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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I returned yet again to Sushi Sasabune last week, this time with two world-traveling foodie friends who had never dined there before. They were blown away by the seafood, the presentations, and the experience as a whole -- and they walked out of this gem of a restaurant with expressions of amazement on their faces. He is a high-level exec... More

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Bear, Delaware
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wow, this was a different sushi place that what I am used to. This was a small establishment. Restroom was well decorated and was well attended. The service was phenomenal! We sat at the sushi bar where many creations were made. This was a pre fix menu 12 courses total. I only made it to 9. Once you are full... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you saw "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" you will appreciate Sasabune which is Hawaii's answer to Jiro. If you are lucky enough to get a reservation for a seat at the sushi counter, you will be treated to the finest seafood dining experience you can imagine. The freshest fish, crab, lobster, salmon roe, squid, abalone, sea urchin, and angler fish... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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107 reviews 107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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