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“Fresh sashimi, oyster shooters”
Review of Yanagi Sushi

Yanagi Sushi
Ranked #233 of 2,438 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Yanagi Sushi, a popular Japanese restaurant located on Kapiolani Boulevard is known for its fresh sashimi. Reservations, especially on weekends are recommended as it is very popular with tourists and locals alike. We ordered sushi ala carte, and the "trio", consisting of four-five pieces each of maguro, (ahi tuna), hamachi (yellowtail) and salmon. (Cost: $25) The salmon was topped with generous portions of sweet (Maui) onions, enhancing its flavor. These meals do not come with soup or even rice but we always order a bowl of rice to go along with the Trio. ($1.95) Yanagi Sushi offers a very extensive menu- teishoku combinations including many meat, fish and sushi options. Because the menu is so varied, it is difficult to decide. There is something for everyone- whether you prefer the cooked items or sashimi. The menu also includes special sushi rolls-- We prefer the standard sashimi- its so fresh, its the best!

Beverages are also plentiful. They offer at least a half dozen sake samplers. For $10 you can have three generous sake cups of grade Fine "B" sake. Always consistently good, Yanagi Sushi is the favorite choice for high quality Japanese food, especially sashimi or sushi. The one drawback is the parking is very small and cramped. Valets are available to park your car.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

My first time to Yanagi's. Love the grilled butter fish,very popular place in town, the restaurant could use an expansion so the seating could be more spacious. But overall, the food is good with reasonable pricing. Even the kids liked it.

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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Had a great meal at Yanagi. The food was excellent especially the sashimi and grilled butter fish. This is a well established restuarant with a good following. Atmosphere is a little dated and the overall service is good. The staff needs a little training on supplying fresh plates after each course. But as far as the food, I certainly would return !

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Thank masapa
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Reviewed March 25, 2012

Check out the pictures on all of the walls! Everybody comes here at least once. The sushi is top shelf.

Thank Bob R
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

I've been going to Yanagi for about 8 years as it is close to my office. It is consistently good. The sushi is excellent. The two ladies who run the place are there working hard at luchtime, and will be there if you go again the same day at 11pm. Even though I've been there a couple hundred times, those ladies still ask me, every time I walk in the door "Reservation?" to which I say "no", and then they find a seat for us. Pretty funny. Yanagi is an iconic Honolulu Sushi restaurant. Thumbs up.

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Thank HanaHou77
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