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Traditionally prepared sushi at Hanale - Hanale by Islander Sake Brewery, Honolulu, HI

Hanale by Islander Sake Brewery

4.9
4.9
121 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
New batch of Islander Sake will be sold in November!

Hanale by Islander Sake would like customers to enjoy “Sake” , pairing Sake with "Ate" that is called in Japanese, great combinations of “Islander Sake” with dishes, and sake vessels.

These are the concepts of Islander Sake Brewery. We serve “Ate” which is great combination dishes with Sake.

However, we are not currently selling our sake at Hanale by Islander Sake due to the transition of our liquor license. We apologize for the inconvenience. We would appreciate it if you could purchase and bring our sake in advance.

2 ways to Buy Our Sake
①. Online by Kakaako wine(Direct delivery to Hanale by Islander Sake)
②. Purchased at The Sake Shop, the nearest store from Hanale by Islander Sake (all types are available) or other retail stores

Please visit to our website and sign up the news letter: http://eepurl.com/hTH1Pf

Let's bring your Sake Bottles and enjoy with "Ate" and Onolicious dishes!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Kaiseki

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 517-8188

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Cross street

    King St (between Nuuanu & Smith)

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Sushi Kaiseki

    $120.00 per person

    Feb 24 - Oct 14, 2022
    Hanale by Islander Sake would like customers to enjoy "Sake”, pairing our sake with "Ate" that is called in Japanese, sushi, and Onolicious dishes which are great combinations of our sake! $120 per person for dinner  Not including tax + tip Bring Your Sake Bottles please! 2 ways to Buy Our Sake ①. Online by Kakaako wine(Direct delivery to Hanale by Islander Sake) Please order your sake at a minimum a day before your reservation and use 25 N King St. as the delivery address when checking out. https://kakaakowine.com/collections/sake or ②. Purchased at The Sake Shop, the nearest store from Hanale by Islander Sake https://sakeshophawaii.com Corkage fee Sake, Beer - free Other alcohol - $25 per bottle
  • Koji Saturday Night by Chiaki

    $75.00 per person

    Oct 15 - Nov 5, 2022
    4 Days ONLY! Koji Saturday Night is coming back on October 15, 22, 29, and November 5 . The owner and Toji Chiaki's "Koji and fermented food dinner" held on March 2nd will be coming back. We will be serve Koji and fermented food dinner. Please bring your Sake! 3 Recommended Sake at THE SAKE SHOP https://sakeshophawaii.com , the nearest store from Hanale SAKE can be purchased at other retail stores and online shop Kakaako wine (Direct delivery to Hanale) https://kakaakowine.com/collections/sake Please order your sake at a minimum a day before your reservation and use 25 N King St. as the delivery address when checking out. Corkage fee Sake(Japanese sake), Beer - free Other alcohol - $25 per bottle

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  1. S

    Sabrine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, excellent service, perfect jazz, and an owner who was friendly and helpful. We can't wait to return.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Felt as if the sushi chef was in a rush to pump the nigiris out instead of taking his time to prep. Everything was premade and felt cold. Service was good otherwise
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. Hanale is hands down my go to omakase spot. I've visited them once and I found myself going back 4 more times thus far and they've only been around since Jan 2022 (at this location). It's difficult to find a place that provides excellent quality omakase, a calm and comfortable dining area, genuinely good and consistent service, and easy parking. I will definitely be going back again and I recommend Hanale to anyone who's looking for omakase.
  4. CH

    CharlesH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As you step into the restaurant you get that warmth welcome your always looking for at a sushi restaurant. The staff greeted me and my wife as soon as we stepped and explained to us on how they received their fish from Japan. Honestly, I wasn't expecting a big difference, but for the price point of 120 dollars per person the quality was on par with some higher end priced omakase. I would totally try this place out before it gets impossible to make reservations!
  5. M

    Manoaboy73

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, traditional omakase sushi. If you like mayonnaise and avocado in your sushi, this is not the place for you. Currently BYOB(sake and beer), so a bargain.
  6. CB

    CourtnayB

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very traditional but delicious food. Problems with service, they don’t sell alcohol but we were notified. Also, lots of discussion about the seating arrangement, very awkward to just stand there and wait for them to figure out where we should sit.
  7. J

    Jojo

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    - An incredible journey of flavors, textures, and aromas. - Service was amazing. - Yao San prepared some amazing pieces of sushi. - My only note is regarding the lighting. It was a little bright.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was a fun experience.. we did the 18 course W/ Sake pairing.. The staff was very knowledgeable about the sake, learned some cool things about our sake.. Nothing was “WOW” but overall I recommend the experience! Sushi was fresh and tasted great..Staff was very friendly and accommodating! I would definitely recommend!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time at Hanale by Islander Sake. The staff was so nice and welcoming and even took the time to tell us about the sake we chose. The sushi was delicious and the side dishes the bring throughout the meal were also really yummy and different. Would definitely recommend!
  10. CK

    CliftonK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sake, sushi, staff was excellent. We will be going back again.
  11. GT

    GrahamT

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good sushi.
  12. Z

    Zzzz

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic omakase sushi experience. Sat at the bar, sushi chef was friendly and every dish was thoroughly explained. BYOB drinks, must be pre purchased as they do not sell any alcohol at the restaurant. Have been here a couple times now and amazing experience and food every time.
  13. Z

    Zaimojin

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive staff and value for price!
  14. GT

    GrahamT

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious sushi and sashimi.
  15. L

    Lynnie1

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was very satisfying until it was time to leave. It was very difficult to get our server’s attention and get the check. We waited for an unusually long time.
  16. CF

    ChrisF

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience - one of the best paired food experiences of my life.
  17. BB

    BBaker808

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Intimate and warm ambiance. Highly recommend
  18. SN

    ShayneN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment, friendly staff, and most of all delicious food!
  19. GT

    GrahamT

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good chef and sushi.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the outside you would never think such an experience waited inside. Subtle but beautiful ambiance. Very intimate experience with just a few tables and a sushi bar which seats around 8. Very clean and lit inside. The food was very high quality and prepared beautifully. The service was very prompt and friendly. I will definitely be eating here again. Awesome job Hanale by islander sake!
  21. R

    Roman

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our visit! Food is great, service is awesome! Will definitely come back!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yao San provided us with the best sushi I’ve ever had. Thank you so much to all the staff.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Omakase experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing! Great value, fresh ingredients. We will definitely come back! A hidden gem for sure!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh and tasty! So much flavor and detail in the smallest of bites. Knowledgeable chefs and staff re the food and sake. Enjoyed our 18 course meal and will be back again.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. The servers had a great amount of knowledge for wine.
  27. DG

    DeeGee

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very good experience, food and service were excellent.
  28. o

    oleg

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely and warm atmosphere and delicious sushi...the chef was very warm, kind and above all excellent...we shall be back, thank you!
  29. WH

    WeHeartHawaii

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new dining room in Downtown provided my friends and I an excellent experience. The food and service was great, the only downside was there was another party there that was extremely loud especially as they kept drinking. One particular gentlemen was so loud our entire group was already sarcastically mocking him and trying to talk over him in order to hear each other.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kaiseke/Omakase dinner. From the different beautiful serving dishes and sake glasses, to the beautifully and delicately prepared food and the service, this place was outstanding. We would most definitely return. Everything was prepared with such care including the presentation. We tried their @islandersake that we picked up at the @sakeshop beforehand and it paired perfectly. The restaurant was quaint and atmosphere authentic. Definitely recommend as a don’t miss.
  31. j

    jeanetteb

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious!! I loved the personalized service, Sushi quality, and great sake!
  32. p

    petah

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Kaiseki menu, worth the trip alone
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time at Hanale. Food was great, it wasn’t too loud, the servers showed us and described each dish, and the pacing was good. We were there to celebrate a special occasion and it felt worth the evening!
  34. r

    reddo

    Orange County

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Good, but expensive for what you get.
  35. Y

    Yolosolodiner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing foot, service and experience. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a unique food experience while in Honolulu.
  36. TC

    TC721

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality sake and very fresh fish. I enjoyed every dish. Their sake is so delicious too!
  37. MD

    MatthewD

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely unbelievable, eaten sushi all over the world. This was one of the best. Worth it!
  38. SF

    SmileyFace

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most amazing sushi experience we’ve ever had! Incredible!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    35th anniversary
  40. DR

    DaniellaR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in Hawai'i! Service was amazing and sushi was the best sushi I've ever had in Hawai'i :D :D :D

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Hanale by Islander Sake Brewery is rated 4.9 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Hanale by Islander Sake Brewery

25 N King St, Honolulu, HI 96817

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    King St (between Nuuanu & Smith)

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Kaiseki

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

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