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Sushi Sasabune

1417 S King St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2506
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Ranked #37 of 1,921 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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209 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Bear, Delaware
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
116 reviews 116 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
51 helpful votes 51 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 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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Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 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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Top Contributor
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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