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Sushi Sasabune

1417 S King St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2506
808-947-3800
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Ranked #33 of 1,920 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $50 - $50
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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  • Japanese first
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VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I like the idea of a sushi tasting menu, but I didn't find the sushi spectacular. Yes, it was fresh, but they cover it up with sauces and wasabi which drowns out the lovely fish. They have a no talking on cell phone policy which I saw them enforce, but I was sitting next to a very obnoxious party of... More

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This small, storefront restaurant has maintained its reputation as one of the best restaurants in Honolulu based entirely on its cuisine. The decor is modest, there is no view, and almost no choice in your meal. The diner chooses the number of "courses" you want (each course is equivalent to two or three pieces of sushi or shellfish) selects either... More

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There are a lot of rules to this place. Only omakase. No cell phones. No soy sauce. Eat the sushi in one bite.But don't let that put you off. The fish was amazing and though flown in from distant parts of the world ( Japan, Scotland, North Carolina)very fresh indeed. The flavors were expertly blended. The service was attentive and... More

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Tustin, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stopped by Sushi Sasabune on our last night in Oahu and were not disappointed. The 13-course omakase dinner (majority is sushi) was a wonderful experience. To start, the abalone served in its own shell was fresh and crunchy. The baby squid stuffed with blue crab was very memorable and creative. The sushi selection was good, but I think the... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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124 reviews 124 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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