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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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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Excelleny

If you think this place isn't worth the money then you should stick to a Sushi Train. Even in Tokyo it's hard to find Sushi this good. Thankfully there is an extremely generous explanation in English of each and every course as well as the detailed way each piece is seasoned. There is even a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
Carmi69
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you think this place isn't worth the money then you should stick to a Sushi Train. Even in Tokyo it's hard to find Sushi this good. Thankfully there is an extremely generous explanation in English of each and every course as well as the detailed way each piece is seasoned. There is even a Western and an Eastern Omakase... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This restaurant is Omakase style which means you eat what the chef serves. Each serving of sushi is a work of art from the chef. There are 13 courses, but you can stop if you are full. The meal is expensive but well worth it. People can request the American version with a bit less exotic ingredients. All the sushi... More 

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Kensington, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This restaurant only has a tasting menu but apparently you can stop tasting once you are full. We stopped at nine, which were brought out in rapid succession. The tab before tip was over $400 which I thought excessive. The sushi was okay, but not great, and for all the fanfare we had heard about this place, all four of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Recommended by friends, we went with high expectations, and a little trepidation given previous reviewers' issues with bookings. After using Opentable to book, we never received a "confirmation phone call" but our booking was still there when we arrived. Taxi from Hilton Hawaiian village was 11USD. Even though the restaurant was half empty, they wouldn't seat us until our designated... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Okay, this place is not cheap. If you can justify spending a few hundred dollars on a meal for a special occasion, then I cannot recommend Sushi Sasubune enough. This is the best Japanese meal that I have ever eaten (Sokyo in the Star, Sydney, coming close), and close to my favorite meal of all time. We had the degustation... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Didn't realise that it was an omakase only place. Had 9 courses and was very full. High quality sushi rice. Room itself not particularly nice. Maitre d' very pleasant and accommodating. Pricey - $200 for 2 with no drinks (including tip).

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

so its really an omikase speciality sushi restaurant. its a little expensive (@ $120-140/person plus alcohol). but it is soooo much fun and sooo well done you dont mind. the toro tuna was the best I have ever had no doubt. Its a great place with great service. its on a dull street in an uninteresting part of Honolulu but... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We went two nights in a row. You receive 12 or 13 courses of sushi. They were all delicious and we really enjoyed the dinner.

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VA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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: 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?