Sushi Sasabune Glendale

4.8
110 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Japanese authentic style sushi with hand picked fresh fishes every day.

Sasabune is known as one of the earliest and the best "Omakase" Edo style sushi restaurant in Los Angeles for over 20 years.
Owner chef Nobi Kusuhara opened Sasabune in West LA in 1993 and newest location in
Glendale opened in 2015.
Head chef / owner Genji Sato used to work in West LA location and learned all the skills from Nobi.
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Safety precautions

Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 110 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDonS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omakase is fantastic. A world class chef delivers the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi

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Maria
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The omakase was tasty! My husband and I loved the food and will make this a regular outing.

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vipSadsplandour
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely one of the best and most authentic sushi restaurants in Los Angeles. I had a bad experience once in the West LA branch whose waiter was pushing me to buy the Omakase. The Glendale branch has so much nicer service. It's definitely a treat for the family as my young 5-year-old likes the restaurant too. The lunch special at $35 or so is a great value five star sushi meal.

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100Stones3x
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Best sushi I have had in Glendale. Limited menu, but everything I tried was fantastic. The crab rolls — prepared at the table so the nori remains extra crispy — are a must.

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vipMayH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great quality of fish! unique items as well. service was professional and on point.

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Clementine
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi I’ve ever had! Did the regular omakase and everything was amazing. Service was friendly and the tables were clean and spread out. Can’t wait to go back!

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HenoY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service amazing. Food amazing. Ambiance amazing. Will be back

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vipnarocan
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The quality of the fish, although good was not excellent. I would have expected more from Sasabune.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Our experience was terrible. I felt absolutely terrible about our waiter who was obviously trying his very best to serve us in a timely manner and keep us from freezing. First of all the outdoor patio is at the lobby level of the building (next to fountain) and the restaurant is on the third floor. Waiter had to use public elevator to retrieve our orders. Took forever to get our orders and the size of the rolls was microscopic. The taste of the rolls was not very good and they were like I said, really tiny. Then the propane heaters began to progressively run out of gas which left everyone freezing. No gas back up was available except for one out of the six or seven heaters available.

The quality of the sushi and sashimi was mediocre. Could have lived with this but the entire operation is a nightmare. Definitely not worth the $150 bucks we spent. Stay clear.

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MichaelW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Possibly the best sushi in Los Angeles! Odd location inside a building surrounded by California Pizza Kitchen and Olive Garden. We got the Omakase and every single bite of sushi was INCREDIBLE. Melt in your mouth good.

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BEVMO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat to be able to enjoy an amazing Omakase experience without having to drive to the West Side! The sushi/sashimi was amazing and the chef/staff were charming and so hospitable. We can't wait to come back with our friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Top quality fish. TOP. A league higher than most sushi options on the east side. They hold it down here. My favorite spot when I want the best.

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vipDonS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb sushi. I haven’t had better, fresher fish in this area. Great service.

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BonnieS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Our favorites were the baby tuna sashimi and the hand rolled blue crab roll which is prepared by the sushi chef at your table. We sat outside by the fountain which was lovely.

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vipDonS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary food.

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KeithL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary and bday

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vipSimoneS
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sasabune keeps delivering one of the highest sushi experiences in this area of Los Angeles. And the service is always excellent.

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Dieu
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Definitely wanted to try omakase for the first time...but like one that doesn’t serve so much and not that expensive. I could either go for high end and be satisfied full or choose affordable and be satisfied and full. Sushi sasabune omakase was fulfilling, satisfying and affordable! Would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and plenty of heaters to sit outside and eat. Staff is great very kind and thoughtful. Our food came out on time even tho they had to bring it down from the restaurant to the outdoor area. All the food was transported in closed containers. They went above and beyond to serve us food in the cold and considering all the stupid covid restrictions. I love this place!

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Alis
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Under high wind advisory, Sushi Sasabune seats you next to a fountain and underneath a tent. A tent would sound comfortable during high wind advisory, except sushi Sasabune seats you under a tent with no tarp. Essentially useless. When expecting exquisite taste for something you expect to eat it in peace and comfort, not rushingly chowing down each piece in the wind. The food was great, the service on the side of chef was nice and orderly, while my green tea was only refilled once leaving half of my meal without a drink, the hostess could’ve been more attentive.

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JonahW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. We went for Valentine’s Day. Meal was phenomenal. Service was great! 11/10 would recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were eating outside as part of COVID precautions and it was so windy that we had to hold on to our chopsticks. I’ll be happy go back under better weather conditions. The wait staff made the best of it. Food was gorgeous.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having experienced some dining following lockdown restriction easing, I didn’t expect much. The staff at sasabune Glendale were perfect and my date and I were both extremely pleased with the food and the service. Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic!! I can tell they put a lot of care into their craft. They did a nice job with the outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sassabune Glendale has the best sushi I have had in LA and NY.. the quality of fish and the attention to detail is exceptional. Their omakase is well executed and the chef and servers take time to explain how to eat the fish being presented and enjoy it to the fullest.
I have been coming here for the past 3 years and was never disappointed.
Five sushi stars !!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely staffs nice dishes

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100Stones3x
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent sushi. The menu is limited but the food is uniformly wonderful. Very pleasant and attentive staff.

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vipButterLover
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the regular omakase, and it was deeeeelicious!

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vipCarrieW
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The main hostess was not friendly but the wait staff was very nice. Fish was not as fresh as expected base on prior reviews. No dessert with omakase. Perhaps it is not as good due to COVID. But would not be returning.

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vipJTillard
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sushi Sasabune was delicious. Would love to go back, especially when Covid19 is behind us.

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vipSarahK
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went here during COVID, so seating was outside. I actually felt the timing was great, and the amount of food was a lot! I actually couldn't finish. The fish quality was excellent, but sometimes I really do wish I could have great sushi without spending a fortunate and I had found those place but now they are gone :(

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JACSON
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the best sushi I have had. Its going to cost you a bit, but its an amazing experience. With the outdoor experience, they actually delivered quite well! Our waitress was very nice and good at her job! The chef was also quite nice and personable and helped us find the correct area for dining.

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NinaP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fish was very fresh, excellent service. we would definitely come back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi we’ve had ! Fresh and always tasty ! Highly recommend

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Baby
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was amazing. I wouldn’t expect this omakase spot in Glendale! What a gem!!!

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AndrewC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience2

Dinner took 2.5 hours which is crazyyyy, every two pieces of the omakase came out every 15-20 minutes, my gf timed it, we were both in shock. Ended up hungry and not satisfied at all. Also beware of ordering omakase because they do not have a system to keep track of it. My gf and I were both shafted when they tried to end our meal without giving us our two remaining items, which values at around $20-$30. My gf didnt even want her items because she wanted to leave so badly. I had to bring it up to the server. It was really bad for a high end restaurant. Not romantic as there are kids there crying. Overall feeling, the restaurant did not care for us, and focused on other tables, food came out sooooooooooooo slow and it wasn’t even busy. My gf and I agreed that we’d never go back...out of the last ten years it was the worst dinner date we had ever been on...tbh...

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DebbieH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Expensive but worth it. The food was beautiful and the small version of chefs choice was enough for us. We also ordered the green tea cake a la mode. It was fantastic.

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vipShelleyG
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Real sushi. No tempura no California rolls!

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Sushi Sasabune Glendale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 696-1124.

Sushi Sasabune Glendale is rated 4.8 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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