Sushi Sasabune Glendale

4.7
137 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.
Trust me!

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 137 people are saying
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MarcT
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding experience. The food was wonderful and adventurous, and the ambiance was perfect for a business meeting. I imagine Covid is keeping people away, otherwise I believe there would be many more diners there for lunch.

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Ghostwriter
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

You get what you pay for & at Sushi Sasabune, it's the freshest fish prepared by real Japanese Sushi chefs.

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Fitgod
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The server was so rude. Too expensive of a restaurant to get treated like we were at Applebee’s

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DiamondKnotts
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have had some great sushi in Los Angeles since I moved here in the 90s. This may have been my favorite sushi ever. Each course more delicious than the last. Amazing, attentive and even artful service. Inventive dishes. Fish which must have been swimming hours earlier. Amazing.

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

Great. Tables were set apart at a safe distance.

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vipfbhdines
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh, tender sushi and excellent service.

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GlendaleSlim
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sasabune is easily the best sushi restaurant in Glendale. The fish is fresh, the preparation is perfect, and the service is fantastic. It's not cheap, but as is always true with sushi places, you get what you pay for.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection.

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Anya
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best omakase I have had in my life. Everything was so fresh and all condiments were the best quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very limited menu, as they pushed you to order their Omakase. If you don’t, you will be a ‘second-class’ customer. And with server that barely speaks English and has zero delight to serve you, $100+/person seems a good reason to NOT come back. For good. I guess I’m not the only one: deserted sushi bar on Sat night proves it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh authentic sushi!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to leave due to an emergency but they were very understanding and nice. Lovely place.

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CoyoteFeo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Oh My Kase!! This was so good. Every piece of fish they brought us was amazing.

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Mderm
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Get the omakase. Easily some of the best sushi in so cal, on par or surpasses Brothers and sugar fish.

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Daddy626
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

I left hungry. Miniature is the theme of this place. It’s really not about the money..which it is super pricey. I’m already there, I’ll pay your expensive prices..bring me some damn sushi.

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vipEnygma24
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Omakase is outstanding and reasonably priced. Highly Recommended.

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vipJohn
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and outstanding Sushi. Would highly recommend !

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ArmanA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible sushi and service. Everything is really fresh.

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vipDonS
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Each piece of sushi showcases the chef's attention to detail. You can not find better sushi rice in the area. One new item this week was ika stuffed with rice, lightly seared, and sliced into bite-sized slivers. Monk fish liver, not always available, was a highlight of the meal. The wait staff is well-trained. This is a must-visit sushi restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Been here 4 times and the omakase never fails. Most under rated sushi spot in LA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always the freshest of fish, cut to perfection.

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Littleme
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Came for an a casual anniversary dinner and the food was great! The ambiance was pretty casual so don’t expect a high end feel…but the food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sassabune never disappoints. The fish is always fresh and the service top notch. Always try the omakase. The chef knows his stuff and each piece of delicious sushi is well crafted and seasoned. Follow the instructions that the servers give and enjoy some mouth watering sushi. My favorite is the Toro and the Tuna sushi.
Also, as they say in the signs out outside, this is NOT the place for spicy tuna rolls or California rolls. None of that fake stuff.
Enjoy sushi the way all Japanese do. Fresh and simple.
Five stars ⭐️!

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AnandR
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Most of the sushi was fresh and excellent. I was a bit disappointed that the uni was not from Santa Barbara. The abalone was so and there were a few other pieces of sushi that were just okay. I would say overall the experience was good. A bit pricey for the Japanese Omakase in my view.

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vipDonS
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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justinc
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was amazing! It was my first omakase experience and I would definitely go back. The staff seated me even though they were about to close and were very friendly. They gave me some tasty green tea cake for my birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
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
7 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
14 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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vip100Stones3x
Los Angeles
14 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
7 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
10 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
3 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
18 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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Sushi Sasabune Glendale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 696-1124.

Sushi Sasabune Glendale is rated 4.7 stars by 137 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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