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Sushi Bushido
Sushi Bushido

Sushi Bushido Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sushibushido.com/
  • Phone: (808) 822-0664
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: M-F 2:00pm-5:00pm

    Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-9:00pm

    Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Victor Heresa Jr.
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Victor (808) 635-5511
  • Entertainment: Live local music, nights may vary. Call for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kuhio Highway
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We have street parking in the front of our building and a parking lot in the back of the building.
A word from Sushi Bushido
Sushi Bushido offers traditional, contemporary, new wave, and local style sushi. We are known for our fresh fish selection and our innovative and unique sushi rolls. The Golden Roll, Lava Roll, and Butter Me Up are some of the favorites. A full kitchen menu is also offered with an extensive sake menu. Our atmosphere is known to be personable and upbeat. Come see our sushi chefs in action.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "The sushi and the food from the kitchen was good. I really like the baked lobster roll."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Due to our late reservation (8:15pm, the only restaurant in the area that would take a reservation that late) our sushi was a little delayed because of a full restaurant. Our server Grant greeted us quickly and got our drinks going. He kept coming back and apologizing for the wait but we didn't mind. The music was good and the restaurant atmoshere was festive. Once the food came it came all at once and it was fantastic. The sushi chefs didn't cut any corners because we were the last table. The presentation and quality of the sushi was as if we were the 7:00 table. Again, every person we encountered there were friendly and professional. Grant was the best!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time here and I've noticed they are known and well off known for their sushi, I wouldn't count on their regular food entrees (tempura, fish entrees, steak etc.) The sushi was very good and satisfying - The gold karat roll and Muchiko Roll (sp?). However, we ordered a mixed tempura plate and the spicy scallop/fish entrée and they were both ok. The fish entrée was overcooked, very dry. This goes for our 1st and 2nd time. We also got the soba salad and it didn't have enough dressing which was a simply fix. The steak we got the 1st visit also didn't have much seasoning and was not the greatest for over $30. Otherwise the ambiance and service was great! Our server did not mind our infant making a little bit of a mess."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is not a sushi restaurant. In a word, the food was awful----this is the best I can say about this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Great menu, and Food! Anyone visiting the Island of Kauai, Hawaii should visit Sushi Bushido for wonderful sushi."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Fish was fresh. Rolls were creative and tasty. Did not have everything they advertise on menu. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "First time trying this place. Prices are good for sushi. Had reservations and was seated immediately, service was fast and friendly and the sushi was perfect. Will come back when I return to Kauai."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed the experience. The manager quickly noticed that we needed assistance and passed the request to our server who was busy. Our evening experience was quite pleasant."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "AWSOME FOOD, SERVICE, DRINKS....EVERYTHING WAS EXCELLENT!!! SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS LETTERS ITS DEFINATELY A GOOD SHOUT OUT"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Waitress nice and attentive bit sushi chefs took forever and it was 845pm and less than 1/2 of restaurant filled. Spicy Cosmo roll and lollipop roll where awesome. Perfect snow sake was good and potent. Thick n milky21% alcohol 30lml bottle!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Cocount Wireless Roll was amazing. Sushi chef was worth watching. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "This is a great place. They do creative stuff with their sushi, and it all tasted great to us. We had our kids with us, and normally they might sample a little sushi, but in this place they started scarfing everything I ordered. At the same time, that creativity is reflected in the rather high price of their dishes. It won't take that many rolls to exceed $100 for a family of four."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "We had great sushi & you can tell the food is made with love!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Really enjoyed Sushi Bushido during our stay in Kauai. We returned for a 2nd visit after having delicious sushi and entrees' on our first visit. One of the few locations open late. Live music during the week. We called ahead the first night, Wed, to hold a table for 4 and were seated within 10min after our arrival. Sushi rolls were delicious; spicy items are definitely spicy. Would recommend to anyone looking for sushi on the island."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We came at opening of business at 5 no wait. Good, sake and wine was all good! Excellently prepared, very fresh although saw the uni and it looked sketchy. Would return."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Went for sashimi and was not disappointed. Fresh, tasty and reasonably priced. Kimi, our waitress, was exceptional. Service was far and above what the reviews would have you think. Maki rolls were good but not any better than we have had on the mainland. All in all it was a good meal. Go for the sashimi!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Bushido's is of those places you love to go back to. The food, staff and service are always consistent and good. Great energy and great people!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I had very good feeling about this place the moment we walked in! It was very clean, the host was friendly and the waitress seemed new but nice enough. The tables were very clean and the menu was very well organized. That however was the end of the nice stuff. The food was very very low quality. The best roll they had was the California roll. My party of four had ordered 5 specialty rolls and well they looked nice, the taste was non existent and they rolls were so large it was near impossible to fit a piece into your mouth. All in all I can comfortably say that it was the worst sushi I ever had in my life."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Fantastic food and service! Great find for Sushi lovers. Many great dishes and well priced for the quality. Service was fantastic."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Beautiful Restraunt. The paintings inside are amazing. There's music and good energy inside. The food is OUTSTANDING. My favorites are the butter me up roll and of course their golden roll. I'm also impressed with opentable for making it easy. I had know idea that I could make reservations just like that!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I thought the food was horrible. The server was very nice and did a great job. I would not recommend this for good sushi on Kauai."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dining experience here. Me and my husband likes Japanese food and this place did not disappoint. The only part we did not understand was, they made us wait for 15 mins when we have reservation and there were several tables open in front of us. A line has formed within that 15 mins and we were there on time. When the hostess finally decided to seat us, we were seated right on one of the initially open tables. Besides that, we had a great time."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "The rainbow roll was superb, subtle and tasty. Didn't care much for the lava roll - I guess I'm not a fan of warm sushi. The tsukamono was singularly disappointing. Though fresh, the dressing was strange and not the simple rice wine vinegar I'm accustomed to. Overall, imaginative, vibrant but pricey."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "We were staying at a resort in Lihue and the office personal said the locals love this place so we had to try it. We made a reservation and got in no problem, Service was great and the sushi was fresh and fantastic. We made a reservation for another night as well but were unable to go. If we are in Kauai again we will defiantly get back."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "The food is ALWAYS fresh and awesome. Staff is outgoing and friendly. Wait times, if any, is minimal and worth it. I suggest to any reader if you are in the mood for good sushi. Establishment owner, Victor, is very professional and successful."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "The food was ok I always go to Kintaros n thought I try this place but u can get way more at Kintaros for way cheaper. N the servers arnt rude when givin the check n sayin she will give us her change back but in reality we tipped her big n she gives $5 left in the servin book. It was a good experience overall though the sushi chefs were great. No complaints on the food and drinks overall. Def our eyes were way bigger than our tummy."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Great rolls. Fresh fish. Looks like live music some nights."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "We came here because of all the great reviews but didn't think it was anything special. We eat a lot of great sushi on the mainland and this was not comparable. The one memorable great standout was the tempura onion rings. Definitely try to get those!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "After online searching for a sushi restaurant on Kauai, we decided to try Sushi Bushido which was an hour drive from our hotel on Poipu. It was great....so good we had to eat there again before we left the island. The Cosmoploitian and the Ali'i Rolls were awesome!!! Thanks to our waitress for the recommendations!!! Wish this place was located back home in Dallas! We will definitely be eating here on our next trip to Kauai!"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Golden roll and Butter me up roll were just amazing! Only compliant was slow service and it wasn't that busy. Cocktails were just okay. But worth the drive from Poipu where we were staying (35 minutes) to get the sushi. Would highly recommend again!"
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "We have been in Kauai for 9 days and this was the best sushi we had by far. We will be revisiting before we leave."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We started with an assorted sashimi plate witch was amazingly fresh and then moved on to the most creative and tasty sushi rolls we have ever had. Victor and his team did an incredible job and Grants service was top notch as usual. Also loved the sake selection(Dassai 50 and Kikusui)."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "We've been coming here since they were in nawiliwili. Victor Heresas knowledge and passion for this Asian meets Kauai island style plating has always met our expectation. Sitting at sushi bar is a must-- especially to watch the sushi chefs do their thing!!! Jeremy & Kim"
    Dined on 9/30/2013
  • "Took awhile to get a drink and server forgot if she brought a lollipop roll to us or not...it was all delicious and friendly but somewhat disorganized . Great atmosphere and ambiance ."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "This turned out to be not my kind of restaurant. More for the hip crowd. A singer and guitarist started up a little after we got there. He was talented but too loud and we were too close. Our server seemed new. Our main course came a few minutes after our first course, and it wasn't kept warm after we waved it off. The food itself was good and the portions large. We should have split a sushi plate for the first course. I had spicy beef sauté. It was good but impossible to eat with chop sticks because of the sinew in the pieces. We took home enough for another dinner."
    Dined on 9/5/2013
  • "Great Sushi, slow service.....good spot if you're not in a hurry....even though it was not crowded, it took a long time for sushi rolls...."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "Our reservation was originally made for 11 people but grew to 20 at the last minute but the restraunt was extremely accommodating and everything flowed seamlessly. We pre ordered our food and had it served family style and everyone loved it. Service was GREAT And the live music (Shilo Pa) was amazing. Overall everything was perfect. The private dinning room upstairs provided a great setting for our party and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a place to have a group dinner of up to 30 people."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "We are on vacation so this is the second time in 4 years we have been to Sushi Bushido. A lot of locals eat here so that says something about the place. The fish is fresh."
    Dined on 8/26/2013
  • "We had a great dinner. The rolls we had were the best, To watch the prep at the Sushi bar and pick out what you wanted to have the best. We will be going back over and over again."
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "My husband and I visisted Sushi Bushido twice during a 11 day stay in Kauai (we also did visit the oldest sushi location on the island which we found incredibly boring, old-fashioned, and in need of a revamp-both the location but most importantly the menu) . Sushi Bushido is a fun and energetic restaurant with a very thoughtful and creative menu. The rolls are unique and have wonderful ingredients, toppings, and sauces that make them so flavorful and different than what you would find at other sushi restaurants. The drink menu also has some very fun and tasty combinations! We would highly recommend Sushi Bushido over all other sushi restaurants on the entire restaurant. Thank you Victor and team for two highly memorable dining experiences!"
    Dined on 7/23/2013