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SASA

4.7
489 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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SASA..... a Japanese tapas style restaurant serving contemporary Asian cuisine. Located right next door to Shaker Square Cinema, SASA is the perfect place for a small meal, dinner or late night snacks. SASA offers an array of tastes from Japan and an Asian spin on tasty classics. Known as Cleveland's premier sake bar, SASA also offers Japanese beer on tap, exotic drinks such as an Asian pear martini & delicious favorites. Welcome to SASA.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Asian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - Midnight, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(216) 767-1111
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Kim
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Private party facilities
SASA offers a semi private dining room that can accommodate up to 40 guests. The restaurant is available for special events for up to 100 guests during lunch time hours. Please contact SASA for details.
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Private party contact
Brenda Kim: (216) 225-9366
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Catering
Please email sasamatsu@sasamatsu.com or call us 216.767.1111 for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Shaker Blvd
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Thursday-Saturday. Self parking available in the large, secure lot behind SASA (Dave's Market). On street parking also available.
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Public transit
SASA is on the Rapid Transit Line--Shaker Square stop.
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Entertainment
A variety of some of Cleveland's most talented artists. A mix of jazz, vocalists & other contemporary style music.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 489 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We have been coming to SASA for a few years, our son attends the college nearby. We were celebrating his graduation. An excellent evening. The food was outstanding as well as the service. We don't anticipate returning to Cleveland, we will miss this restaurant.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Overall the experience was good but not as good as we'd expected. The food was delicious, but most of the plates came out so slow. We waited over 35 minutes for some, and though the staff apologized for the delay (after 25 minutes), there was never any explanation given, nor was the restaurant crowded (on a Sunday night). Perhaps the kitchen and wait staff were both understaffed that night. The place is LOUD, even when not full.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Came out smelling like smoke
Not a good choice

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

What a fun time. There were absolutely no problems with the reservations; we were seated promptly in a very comfortable booth. The service was excellent and the food superb.

This is quite the unique place. The name says Sushi, but the menu is so much more. Most dishes are like tapas; smaller plates allowing a small group to experience many different tastes, styles, and flavors.

And the price ... very reasonable; $120 for four people, including alcohol and tip.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We tend to forget how interesting it is to eat at SASA. Their Asian version of tapas, combined with a full sushi selection, is unique in Cleveland if not the USA. Creativity is endless. Our seaweed salad included squid and rice crackers. The lobster miso bisque with a mini crab cake is to die for. Feiry tuna roll was afire with Siracha. Gyoza are made with Kobe beef. Try the sake sampler for an education.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Attentive servers, large selection of sake but average food

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Outstanding food and service as usual. Great variety in menu. Outstanding sushi quality. A favorite of ours!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

A great experiences as always. Wonderful dinner. The real gem here is the staff - I will often go here just for the staff and a sense of family.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Casual atmosphere, amazing food!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

food was, as always, great and we sat for 3 hours and talked on a Friday night and they weren't upset.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wonderful food and service. By far, Cleveland’s superior sushi option.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very nice relax atmosphere baby like the surrounding his first time there I’m sure we will be back

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Wonderful, helpful staff and great food. Really excellent cocktail menu. Lovely place for a date night, the menu is built for sharing.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Had another great experience at SASA. Introduced my sister and brother in law to this local gem. I like trying different dishes every visit. Their cocktails are quite lovely. As someone with Celiac disease it is always a pleasure being able to enjoy more than plain sushi at a restaurant. The poached pear dish is fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Go for the Fries. They are the best you ever ate. Many other good things - largely lots of Sushi and other Japanese influenced foods.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Food was excellent and service was great. I will be back for sure

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Sasa, is always good. Best part is you can try several things as there are small portions

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our standby for great food and fabulous staff!! Sushi is delish!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Every visit to Sasa is great! Always excellent food, cocktails and service.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I am disappointed in the service I received. I made a reservation on opentable. When I arrived was told there are no tables. I went to bar and it took forever for service.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Enjoyed an evening out with my husband. We savored some tasty cocktails. Their sushi rolls are on the larger size. I was content after eating a tiger roll and a hand roll. The poached pear dessert is a amazing. On a side note, the waitress did have a list of options for those with gluten allergies.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We spent $120 and ordered a few sushi dishes as well as two main dinners. The sushi was not very good at all and the only good thing was the Korean beef dinner. Just overall we we're very disappointed for the price we expected far better.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Good food and drink

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This is a great Neighborhood Restaurant. An excellent choice of menu items. Good wine list. And the prices are really good as well. Best french fries in the world!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Eli did a nice job

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I rarely do dining reviews and I eat out constantly across the globe. Sasa is a huge go to for our family, at least 2x per month. The food and service is always outstanding. Great place to go before catching a movie at Shaker Square. Awesome for take out too! The hot rock is always a hit. Sushi is excellent. We left a glove last time and they immediatly contacted me so I could retrieve it before having left Shaker Square.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Scott Kim and his team might make the best sushi on the East side. I love their SASA fries and
SASA fire roll, which does sizzle before you eat it. Great place to warm up on frigid winter evening!

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3.0Dined on January 10, 2018

The food items we had have element of sugar in most of it, it needs to be more authentic. The menu selection have several choices and also has good seafood options. The service was great with several efforts made to make good recommendations.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and oustanding service. A good place for a meal on the east side of Cleveland.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The service at SASA was great. The food is mediocre and costly. My kids love it.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Theee stars overall. Layout is not optimal, and we had a table near the door on a bitter cold night and froze. Menu is interesting, pan-Asian with some twists on American standards. Nice wait staff.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Perfect!! As usual. New menu is wonderful. Toro special roll was perfection.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

We went to Sasa for my daughter's 18th birthday party. We were a big group, but they accommodated us without complaint. The food and the service were both excellent. We couldn't have been more pleased. Thanks for a great party, Sasa!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was delicious. I had they meatballs and spicy dynamite rolls and since that day I buy them weekly.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Our server, Kayla, was attentive, personable and well versed with the menu and suggested several delicious appetizers and small plates!

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

The four of us enjoyed a variety of dishes, from sushi to hot pot to desserts. Every item we had was made with high quality ingredients and was well prepared. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Love this restaurant and the owners.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a delicious meal and Sasa went above and beyond to take care of us. We had two separate tables and both were well taken care of with excellent service. We will return often.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

One of the best spots on the East side for fusion Asian!

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent sushi dining experience! Sasa fries are a must and if you enjoy some spice in your meal with an excellent presentation the SASA fire roll is great. Overall expierence was nice however if your looking for a boring sushi experience (quiet/no conversations) then SASA is not for you!

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