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Sushi Bushido

4.2
196 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
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  • Creative Cuisine
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  • Great Beer
Sushi Bushido offers traditional, contemporary, new wave, and local style sushi. We are known for our fresh fish selection and our innovative and unique sushi rolls. The Golden Roll, Lava Roll, and Butter Me Up are some of the favorites. A full kitchen menu is also offered with an extensive sake menu. Our atmosphere is known to be personable and upbeat. Come see our sushi chefs in action.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour: M-F 4:00pm-5:00pm

Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-9:30pm
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Phone number
(808) 822-0664
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Victor Heresa Jr.
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Private party contact
Victor: (808) 635-5511
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kuhio Highway
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Parking details
We have street parking in the front of our building and a parking lot in the back of the building.
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Entertainment
Live local music, nights may vary. Call for more information.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 196 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Well we had 6:45p reservations and showed up on time, we waited almost 10 minutes before someone came to seat us. Waitresses passed ua, but did not acknowledge we were standing there to be seated. Multiple tables had been left uncleared, which was a huge turn off. When we were finally seated, we sat there for another 10 minutes with no wait staff bring us water or take our drink orders. There was a huge party near us, but again no acknowledgment from that waitress that she would be with us soon. Honestly, the place was not even super busy. So we got up and left and went elsewhere. Open table makes you rate the food, although we didn't get any, the rating is based truly on ambiance and service. For some reason the place is rated highly on here, but elsewhere they don't even get 4 stars. You'd be better off at one of the local fish markets for a poke bowl or fresh ahi sashimi at a reasonable price.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

While the rolls are certainly creative, flavor and taste are either lacking or overpowering. Tempura was bland and service was mediocre. For the price, I was underwhelmed.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I prefer more authentic sushi and sashimi, everything was fresh and it was an enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always a good time at Sushi Bushido. The food, the service always on point! They treat you like family! My all time favorite place to dine & bring friends & or family. They go above & beyond to accommodate for a party!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

After the last mediocre experience we had (a week or so prior to this one), this truly made up for it. The service was prompt and attentive - our server was friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable - and the food was delicious! The drinks were served promptly and reordered in a timely manner. We plan to return when we are on Kauai next year for vacation.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Our food was OK, and our drinks fine, but the service was terrible. We had a reservation and showed up at the appropriate time to be seated. We were seated immediately but never given water or menus. After 11 minutes somebody finally came around to take our order and we advised them that we have never received menus or waters. We asked if we could please start with cocktails and that we have a schedule to keep to catch a flight. The tables around us were being served quickly and easily while we were served very poorly. We’re going to give them another try this week and hope that things of changed.

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The service was horrible! body language and huge sighs constantly from waiter when Asked for more wasabi and he didn't bother to ask if we wanted to pay together or to split the check, when we responded with split the check please he then let out a huge and obvious sigh of agitation, later proceeded to the cashier, slams check book and pen down and exchanged complaints with other waiters and clerks. Food was not worth what we paid for. Asked for medium rare and got well done steak, was too intimidated to ask for a new one because of the mistreatment my family and I got. We celebrated a birthday and was not happy at all to say the least!

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

I was in Kauai with my wife and her parents, staying in in Lihue, but wanted to explore outside the hotel a bit. This place was just 15 mins up the road from our hotel so decided to try it. Ordered 3 rolls for 4 of us, two of them baked sushi rolls ... all of them delicious. Not a lot of places do baked sushi, and it's not obvious from the menu, but it was nonetheless a pleasant surprise.

Highly recommend the Lava Roll, and the Golden Roll. Shrimps wrapped in shoestring potatoes are a nice novelty too - there's 6 to an order and they aren't jumbo shrimps, so not too heavy or filling. Read some comments about slow service here, but no complaints for the night we visited. Staff were friendly and attentive and the sushi rolls took an expected amount of time for freshly made sushi!

Definitely recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Bombs food like always

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Excellent. Food and ambiance were great. Will certainly visit again next time I'm in Kapa'a

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1.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Overpriced for mediocre rolls...would not go again

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1.0Dined on December 29, 2017

May just be the worst sushi we have ever had...and we’ve had a lot. Way too much rice. Fish was not fresh. Was an insult to the fish.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Good sushi made fresh- great sake menu and good sushi!

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

The music was too loud but food was good.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Amazing sushi, amazing service and an overall wonderful time! Would definitely go again.

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1.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Nobody can call the food served in this place « sushi »... just rice with improbable raw but not fresh fish toped on it. Poor of us!

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent food, a little pricey but very good. Great location but parking is a challenge. Would recommend it to any sushi lover.

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2017

we had reservation and thanks for that.Place was busy and looked understaffed.Hostess seated us in the Bar area all by ourselves and also started to serve us in a timely matter.food was good!!

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Nice place
Great polite server, but backlog at the sushi prep table caused some delays
Go relaxed in no hurry, and all will be fine
Mahalo

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Quality Quality Quality! True sushi. Great atmosphere! Constantly delicious.

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Chairs are very uncomfortable but food is good. Service was a a bit sporadic. Good value.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Sushi Bushido is our first stop once we land in Kauai. Excellent, fresh sushi. Good service. If you love Sushi, this is a great place to check out!

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Was a hidden gem I'm the city. Great service and food. When we went when it wasn't busy so it was fairly quiet. Also great happy hour!!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

While in Kapa'a on our honeymoon, my husband and I were looking for good sushi. We found Sushi Bushido and decided to wait to have sushi when the restaurant opened. It was well worth the wait. The owner was great with conversation and suggestions for the menu. Our waitress was also great with suggestions. They provided a great atmosphere for great sushi and drinks. This place was such a great find; we can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Sushi Bushido is a casual Japanese restaurant. Our server was friendly and attentive throughout our meal. The cost of sushi rolls is on the high end in my experience and there are no refills on sodas, only for iced tea. The rolls however were large and not skimpy on fillings.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Food is good and many options. Limited bar by the brands carried

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1.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Worst sushi I have we had in my life. So disappointing.

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2017

The sushi was good and the sushi chef great.

However, the ambience and especially the service left something to be desired.

We were initially seated outside on a miniscule table where a cross breeze kept blowing cigarette smoke in our faces... we transferred to the sushi bar as despite making a reservation they didnt have a real table for us.

Once inside the service was not very good. Our server only brought out part of the order and forgot our seaweed salad. She never really checked in with us again to see how the food was (which would have given us an opportunity to rectify the matter- our sushi was handed to us directly by the chef across the counter).

So, ok to go, but better places around for the money...

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2017

Food was fresh, well prepared, a bit slow coming out even for sushi, but the seer once was great. Highly recommend Sushi Bushido when in Kapaa.

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was good as always, but the service wasn't so great. Our Server Kapua? She was amazing and sweet and attentive as for any one else in there though, they were kinda rude and not welcoming AT ALL!!

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2017

So Good. So Fresh! So Creative!! We really enjoyed Sushi Bushido, and would drive here from other parts of the island, if we weren't staying so close. Highly recommended!!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Awesome speciality rolls using island ingredients.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Excellent food always a good time

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

As always, everything was terrific. They always have fresh fish and the preparations are always terrific. Food always tastes great and everyone is always friendly. I always make sure I eat here when I'm in Kauai.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Great sushi, but a quite expensive.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Our table was available right away. We sat for about five minutes before the waitress brought us menus. The apps came out quickly but our food took a while. The food was good but kinda pricey for what we got. Overall it was an ok experience.

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1.0Dined on June 15, 2017

Food was good but very disappointed that it is not pointed out that a "service charge" is added to check. I assume now that it is a gratuity on larger groups. Unfortunately did not see it on bill and therefore tipped very generously on top of what was added. Feel like it should be verbally stated. There were many opportunities like when you make the reservation or when they called to confirm the res, when you order and certainly should be pointed out when handed the bill. Feel a bit ripped off. Pretty sure our waitress would have known we didn't mean to give her a 50% tip. Tried to discuss by phone but never can reach anyone there by phone. Prob won't be back.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2017

Awesome and great selection. Great price and was impressed with the sushi.

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2.0Dined on April 30, 2017

Bland sushi, no seasoning in the rice or any wasabi. A little bit of ginger and wasabi served on the side. You had to pay $1 to get more. Also no traditional irasshaimase greeting when diners arrived. There isn't much else to say. It was marginal sushi and not much in the way of atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2017

You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu, the food is amazing. Hands down our favorite stop for sushi on Kauai! Our first stop when we fly in, our last stop before we leave, and a few in between. Sushi perfection!

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