Wasabi Bistro - Honolulu

4.8
260 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Wasabi Bistro Hawaii is one of the Honolulu’s casual dining, with an atmosphere of relaxing out-house theme. The restaurant was founded in 1992 as one of the Japanese restaurants in Oahu as a hidden spot, for family and friends to gather, and it has been treasured for many years.

Wasabi Bistro Global is a modern take on intricate, traditional Japanese food enjoyed in a quiet elegance of an intimate bistro setting. Subtly decorated with exquisite Japanese art and artifacts, the dining areas have been designed to offer guests the utmost privacy. Enjoy a front row seat at the sushi bar and watch the intricate handwork of our master chef, as he displays his skills in the art of sushi making.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 260 people are saying
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vipCPXMD
Jackson Hole
35 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go about every month to Wasabi Bistro, the fish and the preparation are always excellent.

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vipMPTN
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food! Superior service. Great value. Excellent saki selection. You can go wrong here. Don’t visit Waikiki without dining here.

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vipSusanK
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time dining there. Everything is delicious. Very accommodating, good choice of sake.

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vipIrwin
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It's been over 5 years at least, since I dined at Wasabi Bistro. Having stayed at the surrounding Breakers Hotel, I always passed by the restaurant.
Even though we were advised upon entering, that the staff was short handed due to a sickness and therefore the menu was limited, we were able to find much to enjoy.
Service was very attentive to our needs
I had the Sashimi Regular(5 kinds, 2 each), along with the Papaya Seafood Motoyaki-both refreshing and delightful to the palate. My guests had the Wasabi #1 Special and the Chicken Terayaki

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vipSusanK
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Very friendly staff.

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vipstepehenm
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Outstanding sushi and accuremants, some tables are not great as it is small. Food is outstanding, we kind of got stuck at a table right by the door. All else was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Amazing experience. I’ll go back every time I’m in Oahu. Elegant, understated with a focus on the food. Please don’t come here expecting a cheesecake factory experience.

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bernardc
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Japanese food I’ve had outside Japan! Great service! We’ll be back!

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vipTheRealEscrila
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem!! One of the best sushi bars I’ve ever eaten at on the planet. Got to order the fries too… they even better the McDonald’s trust me .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect. Definitely my favorite sushi spot by far. !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

テーブル担当のスタッフの方が笑顔で接客して下さりとても気持ちよくお食事する事が出来ました。

また利用したいと思います。

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

美味しいお食事と優しいスタッフさん達。
とても居心地が良いお店です。

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were above par! Loved how attentive the staff were and not to mention how delicious the food was. Will be back again to try the rest of the menu.

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vipASNY
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Wasabi. Great staff and well executed food.

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bernardc
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The finest Japanese food I've had outside of Japan. Superb service by polite, knowledgable personnel. Best evidence of how good this restaurant is: number of Japanese patrons! We'll be back.

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vipDavidP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Great ambiance.

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megabootay
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasabi #1 might be the best thing I’ve eaten this month! Delicious. Service was fabulous. Loved how this restaurant is tucked away. Very quaint!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food very friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent customer service!

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mandy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty great experience, food is unique yet delicious.

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vipNicoli
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy little restaurant with excellent Japanese food and attentive service. Do not be late for your reservation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The people were nice, the sushi was not bad but not what I expected based on recommendation from the concierge and the price.
The tempuras was awesome though, like Ten Ichi in Tokyo. Maybe they should expand the tempura offerings and I would come back again and again

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this dinner as a fancier dinner for my group of friends when we were here on vacation. It was a fantastic experience. And I tried lots of food I never would’ve tried before. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great genuine Japanese cuisine,very fresh Sashimi!

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vipDebbie
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food! Fresh and high quality fish, slight fusion touch. Love the signature dishes - Papaya Seafood Motoyaki and Baked Scallop Special. Didn’t quite enjoy the Wasabi No.1 Special though but the other two signature dishes are unique and tasty.

Tried both the Japan and California uni - Wish I have 10 stomachs to take in all the California uni they have behind the counter!

Highly recommended and this will be a spot I’ll definitely come back to in my next visit.

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NamwanEats
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Most bites of the special sushi were very delicious, such as the unagi, red snapper, and scallop. The only not-so-good thing was the uni topping on the shrimp, which was runny rather than firm and overly fishy.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was so fresh, the scallops were delightful and the service was attentive, detail oriented and thoughtful. The COVID precautions were also very comforting. We will absolutely come here again and will recommend to our friends.

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EdwardP
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best and most original Japanese food I have ever eaten.

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TinaW
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The sashimi is just very fresh but the sushi rice is a bit too hard for me. I got the most expensive sushi and sashimi plate, but some of the fish I don’t quite like because of the texture and taste. Uni (sea urchin) is just so fresh and is to die for. Didn’t reach mg expectation for the price point.

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vipJoey
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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DavidG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality & service! A hidden gem, like walking into vintage Waikiki.

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vipBrianL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and boldly inventive while keeping tradition alive. We’ll definitely come again.

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vipYoshitaka
Boise
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is nice! Nice staff, food and atmosphere.

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vipNYCdiner90
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very, very good sushi. Authentic and high quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. I wish they did omakase instead of chefs sushi but I understand that they have to cater to tourist

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service top.
Sashimi top.
Wasabi disappointed it wasnt more handmade given price point.
Uni was excellent.
Sushi special for the price was 4 stars wish 2 or 3 of the pieces were higher quality tho remaining pieces were fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a go-to when in hawaii. One of the best places I have ever been for authentic sushi.

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PaulA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the value for the fresh seafood exceeded cost. The wait staff was professional and provided wonderful recommendations. I will come back to dine here.

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lorenag
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great find. Fish was fresh, tasty.

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vipSamurai6
San Francisco
410 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Japanese joint tucked away in a nice motel on Beachwalk serves the best Edomae sushi and locally caught raw fish in Waikiki. Just stick with that and you can’t go wrong!!

FAQs

Wasabi Bistro - Honolulu is rated 4.8 stars by 260 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.