Sushi Sasabune Glendale

4.6
83 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 83 people are saying
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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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vip100Stones3x
Los Angeles
11 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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vipCarrieW
San Diego
11 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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JTillard
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
Baja California
8 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
1 review
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
3 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
23 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Real sushi. No tempura no California rolls!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best and freshest sushi we’ve had.

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LadyPablum
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place so much. The sushi is incredible. We are so lucky to have this in Glendale.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Just too expensive - good quality but not good enough to warrant price

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vipJason
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and reasonably priced for Omakase. You should go.

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viprobtastic
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Don't let the location throw you. It's situated in an office building between two discount sit-down restaurants but the food here is a world apart. The omakase is one of the best in town. A bit on the expensive side but worth every penny for quality sushi prepared with care and creativity. A real treat.

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HilaryL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It’s okay. Parking is easy, which is nice. The restaurant did not seem to have air conditioning so it was way too hot. I had to ask for water 4 times before I got any. Food was tasty but nothing like the original Sasabune and not worth the $$

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ScottC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Extremely slow and inattentive service. For the price, the food was underwhelming. Presentation was terrible , portions were small, quality was just adequate. For the prices they were charging I would expect at least two of the three criteria I mentioned would be much MUCH higher. I don’t think I’ll ever go to a Sasabune again.

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KymB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Sushi & Sashimi here is amazing !
I will be back & highly recommend it now knowing what to expect

There are no hot vegetable options on the menu but wonderful cold seaweed salads are available .... & miso soup is available if you request it

Finding the Restruant was tricky
It’s inside an office building on the second floor

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LadyPablum
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sasabune so much. It brings the sushi experience usually found to the west right to our little cornball Glendale.

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Aprmd
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jyst the best! But expensive!

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Wisebuyer
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

I won't recommend unless they want to burn money. Too pricey for the ambiance! There are a lot nicer eating places around with great sushi taste and the ambiance is even better! I will not come back to this place again.

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mikeb
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very limited menu

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Slangevar
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Probably the best sushi in Glendale. The quality is on par with Sugarfish, but Sasabune's flavor profile is more individual and unique. Definitely get the omakase for the best experience.

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BistrodelaGare
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sasabune is an omakase restaurant. The sushi chef made interesting choices and interesting sushi combinations - a wider variety than at other omakase shops. The taste was good, and the price was reasonable. The omakase meal comes with no soup or dessert, which are a la carte. Sake choices were interesting and easy, as well. The place seems popular, and the full tables created quit a bit of noise.

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vipHollyR
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delicious find! Difficult location, but definitely worth the effort. Freshest fish ever. Wonderful meal with family!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional quality sushi - the bluefin tuna is my favorite at this location. Everyone I’ve taken here has truly enjoyed the experience. This is sushi to savor, to enjoy chewing every piece thoroughly.
The lychee ice cream to top off the meal is the best my family has ever had.
It’s not every day sushi to gobble down if you’re hungry or in a rush.

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CiaranV
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Sushi was too expensive for quality and portions. Portions were very small. Misobsoup was bland and wasabi was watered down. Service was okay but would not recommend for the price.

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CrystalL
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

INCREDIBLE! Some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. Decided to do omakase and every single piece of fish was fresh, and absolutely delicious. Expensive but worth every penny

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Been going to Sasabune in Honolulu for 10 years. Glendale location is excellent.

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Tina
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, so soft it melted in my mouth. It was pricey but worth the amount charged.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in the town.

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Fanman
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without question some of the best sushi in LA. Incredibly fresh & perfectly made. Service is impeccable. Overall a great experience. May be tough to find but well worth it. A totally different level of sushi than nearly every other place.

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LadyPablum
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sasabune is wonderful and consistent. We can't afford to eat like this often but when we have a special occasion,.this is the spot.

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KatK
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here twice while visiting LA and will definitely come back! We had Omakase both times and loved the food and experience!

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vipSKPasadena
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food. Love the fact that this is authentic and they have a sign that saws no California or Rainbow rolls!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing sushi! Very expensive but the best we have had

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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 4.6 stars by 83 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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