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Anticuchos, Chancho Fries and Jamaican Oxtail - Dash of Sazon, Honolulu, HI
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Dash of Sazon

4.5
4.5
13 Reviews
$30 and under
Caribbean
Dash of Sazón is the culmination of generations of family recipes from husband and wife team Asia and Ezzio Lavarello. Tradition meets fusion with this mix of Jamaican, Puerto Rican and Peruvian favorites. For some, it's a taste of home, and for others, it's an explosion of new flavors. Sazón is a Puerto Rican phrase that can mean anything from the flavor of food to the flavor you bring to life.

For those looking to try something new, we recommend our Peruvian Lomo Saltado, Jamaican Oxtail, Puerto Rican Pernil and our handmade empanadas. From their start sharing recipes and cooking tutorials with their daughter at home on social media, to becoming a destination for authentic Caribbean and Latino cuisine, Dash of Sazón is the definition of a family business that will make you feel at home.

Enjoy cocktails from the region while enjoying lunch in a beautiful and cozy space in the heart of Chinatown. Embrace the spirit of diversity while bringing an extra dash of Sazón to your life!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean, Peruvian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 490-5723
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Asia Lavarello
  • Catering
    We are available for catering for events of all sizes!
  • Private party facilities
    We are available for private events! The entire space can be reserved, which has a full bar, sound system and setup for a DJ or live music.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Hotel St & Smith St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine
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What 13 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

13 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love! Love! Love! Ordered 4 dishes and enjoyed every bit!

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  2. LorenB

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Service was good. We did have to wait a while for our food but with a larger party that is to be expected and it was totally worth the wait. Would definitely recommend. Has vegan/vegetarian options which is great.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I came across this little gem while trying to make a reservation for another restaurant. They didn’t have the time we wanted, so I decided to search for something new! I’m so glad this little Caribbean/Latino restaurant popped up! We had the lomo saltado and jerk chicken. They were both excellent! Very flavorful food that you can’t really find elsewhere. The owners and staff are so friendly and really made our time there comfortable. We can’t wait to go back and try the oxtail stew.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great flavors and memorable spice combinations!! Will definitely be back😌

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was amazing I got the jerk chicken and beef empanadas they were delicious, my husband got the oxtail , it was ice cold when it came out but the chef came out apologized and even comped the oxtail but my husband said the food was still amazing even with that mishap , service was a bit slow though . We didn't get our order taken until 15-20 min after we were seated .

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  6. Amber

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Flavorful, authentic food made with love! Got to meet Asia and her new baby and she did an excellent job. The service was outstanding and personable. The menu was so enticing that I’ll have to go back to try more of their items! Definitely go! The food is awesome!

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  7. Oiperez

    Hawaii

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good and authentic taste, ingredients that are not common on island were clearly used and the food was amazing. Quality prep and presentation. Price was moderate as all is expensive on an island. Best beans on island, and the pork pernil was perfect. Did not have the yuca fries was the only negative.

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  8. dcmac40

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great! Service could have been quicker and a bit more attentive…overall good new spot!

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  9. Terry

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Great food and service. Nice addition to neighborhood.

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  10. RBrdly

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at Dash of Sazon is delicious! We had a series of small plates at a gathering and it was incredible. The fried chicken and yucca fries combo were our favorite, but everything was good. The service was very good, kind, attentive, thoughtful and fast.

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  11. CherylA

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! The food was amazing, they were sure to to keep us fed very well. The drinks were very good as well. A+

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Mothers Day Brunch special. Food was amazing when you got it. DJ was awesome. Photo when taken when you walked in. Mother’s receive a rose when arrived. Table service was lacking. Constantly having to ask for drinks, water, etc. Silverware didn’t come until we got our food and had to ask for it. 2x separate bills; one for drinks from bar and second was good.

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  13. ChristopherL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Disclaimer: We were here on a special occasion: Mother's Day, and they had a different setup than any normal day, so this is a review for that. My family and I recently visited Dash of Sazon for a special Mother's Day brunch, filled with excitement and anticipation. However, our experience at this restaurant turned out to be quite disappointing. While we appreciated the single-stem rose that was given to us upon arrival, it sadly became the sole highlight of our entire brunch experience. The food, unfortunately, did not live up to our expectations. The empanada we ordered arrived at our table overcooked and burnt, leaving us with a rather unpleasant taste in our mouths. What was even more disheartening was the incredibly slow service we encountered. Despite being the first customers of the day, it took the restaurant more than an hour after the appetizer course to serve us our waffles for the next course. We couldn't help but wonder how it could possibly take so long to prepare waffles, especially when we were there early because we had another event to attend 2 hours after. It was so bad, the staff were telling people that they'd opened up a space next door for kids to charge their iPads - I mean, is that supposed to make us feel better? To make matters worse, my son was crying of hunger already and we had to take our waffles to go since we were running out of time (I allocated 1.5hrs for brunch, but apparently that wasn't enough). The disappointing experience was further compounded by the fact that Dash of Sazon charged us a staggering upwards of $150 for burnt empanadas and a delayed brunch that we didn't even get to enjoy properly. In the end, our Mother's Day brunch at Dash of Sazon fell far short of our expectations. The burnt food, excessively slow service, and exorbitant bill left us feeling unsatisfied and regretful. It's truly unfortunate when a special occasion turns into a disappointment, and we won't be returning to Dash of Sazon in the future.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Dash of Sazon using the Order Online button. Dash of Sazon also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Dash of Sazon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 490-5723.

Dash of Sazon is rated 4.5 stars by 13 OpenTable diners.

Dash of Sazon does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Dash of Sazon

42 N Hotel St, Honolulu, HI 96817

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hotel St & Smith St
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean, Peruvian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Asia Lavarello
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 490-5723
  • Catering
    We are available for catering for events of all sizes!
  • Private party facilities
    We are available for private events! The entire space can be reserved, which has a full bar, sound system and setup for a DJ or live music.
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