Wasabi Bistro - Honolulu

4.8
227 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 227 people are saying
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vipNYCdiner90
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
399 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!!

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vipRTanaka
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Ordered a variety of dishes and enjoyed every bite!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Sushi I have ever had. Amazing!

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JamieD
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very accomodating and knowledgeable of gluten free

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vipbobbo501
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Quaint atmosphere with interesting, creative menu selections. Highly recommended!

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vipG888
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent presentation, friendly courteous and prompt service.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With blue water chemistry and delightful romantic light we dined in exhilarating tastes of fresh seafood with decadent flair

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vipdStar
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was fabulous.

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Sean
Anchorage
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This small restaurant, tucked into a quiet, airy hotel in the middle of Waikiki, brought me back as a repeat customer today. Despite a relatively simple menu, the gourmet level of artistry that these chefs deliver satisfies my every need for Japanese cuisine. The deluxe sushi and sashimi plates, although pricy, are worth every dollar. The restaurant itself is small but quiet and provides a relatively intimate setting good for a small group of friends, or a date. Make sure to ask if there is a special on sakes that night!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful staff very reasonably priced fresh sushi

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality of food and service. Very reasonable prices. Miso cod on par with Nobu.

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vipCPXMD
Jackson Hole
31 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Wasabi Bistro, they have a great selection of foods and everything is well-prepared and very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You need to go here… It’s off the beaten path so they don’t charge “main strip” prices, but they easily could for the quality of the food they service. We got tempura and then the chef’s choice sushi and every last bit of it was phenomenal. I’m from Seattle where I’m also surrounded by very good sushi options and this place stacks up with the very best of them.

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vipdenise808
Hawaii
39 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is excellent. Staff so attentive. Server gives great advice on specials. Their daily specials are always the best. We had all of the specials lat night which were: kauai crispy shrimp (very good), grilled hamachi collar had a lot of meat, and the steak tartare, which was also excellent. We also had the miso eggplant, which is half of the large round eggplant served with miso on top. We ordered the tofu salad and had various sushi. The Otoro (blue fin tuna, the best) sushi was so fresh, so buttery. The fish just melted in your mouth. We also had a bottle of sake. We live in Pearl City, but come here at least a few times a year.

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Delaney
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was absolutely divine. The food, service and ambiance was top tier. Highly suggest this restaurant!!

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Captparker
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service is great, would definitely recommend!

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Captparker
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!! Small place with a great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on our honeymoon and had a wonderful experience. Fantastic food, incredible atmosphere and wonderful service!

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vipMontana5
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Authentic. Fantastic. Lovely place

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SuzieQ
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the best sushi experience I ever had. Would come back or recommend to anyone who loves good sushi.

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vipFirefly
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must when in Waikiki! Our meal was delicious and the service was wonderful!

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MellyMel
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasabi Bistro was very good the sushi was.extra fresh and tasted, the tempura is some of the best on the island.

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Wiseman518
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were visiting Honolulu. Had heard about it and wanted to try it. Staff was amazing. Some foods they did better than others. The vegetable tempura and the gyoza were bland and tasteless. The teriyaki chicken and the Otoro were fantastic.

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vipJulie
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I lived in Honolulu I wouldn’t write this review. I’d want this place to stay as under the radar as possible so I could always get a reservation. Without question one of the best meals (not just best sushi) we’ve ever enjoyed and we eat a lot of sushi. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Steered us to a terrific sake and great dining choices. Do not miss the Baked Scallop Special but everything was great and beautifully served. Even something “simple” like shrimp tempura was perfectly prepared with a incredibly light crispy crust. Find this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We has such an amazing experience! The food was absolutely incredible and the service was equally amazing. Every dish we had was so good it’s hard to pick a favorite! We had such a great time our first time that we went back again the next night. Such a great hidden gem!

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Apple
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time visit. Excellent food and excellent service !

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vipHKLC
Hawaii
51 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food, just not sure it is worth a trip into Waikiki. Our family did a staycation in Waikiki and we wanted to try places we wouldn't normally go to. We met some friends that were also staying in Waikiki and had a great meal. Everything was fresh, delicious and well-presented. I am just not sure it was a good value. It was certainly expensive for Hawaii. Nearly $25 for a 3-4 oz portion of misoyaki butterfish, with absolutely nothing else on the plate as an example. For these prices I would have expected a slightly higher end experience. But absolutely nothing to complain about, but just don't think I would come back.

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ST14
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was quite good, though wasn’t a fan of the sushi rice personally. A bit too hard and not enough vinegar. Quality of the seafood was top notch. Loved the ootoro topped with caviar. Sad that what was called the signature dessert was not available.

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vipHate2Wait
San Francisco
137 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly, efficient kitchen and staff, delicious food! Validated parking at the Bank of Hawaii garage.

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JonathanK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a little early, but we’re seated right away. Nice partitions between tables not only made us feel safe, but also cut the overall noise down. The crispy rice and spicy tuna was a hit, and sushi was all very fresh. We’re definitely returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and server (Cindy) was excellent. I will plan to visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome sushi / sashimi - try the otoro sashimi and uni sushi!

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vipRene
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Always perfect food and service.

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GailY
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Sashimi and sushi was delious

FAQs

Wasabi Bistro - Honolulu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 922-1133.

Wasabi Bistro - Honolulu is rated 4.8 stars by 227 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.