Sushi Bushido

4.1
214 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 214 People Are Saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.2
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4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual! CAbnot wait til they reopen in June. 🤗

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HP
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always easier with a reservation. We sat,ordered,and ate within an hour. Can't live without the cosmopolitan roll

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1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The place smelt like sewage, we had 3 rolls and lost our appetite. The waiter was very rude with my family. Price was way too high for simplistic sushi. The only thing that was "neat" was the lollipop sushi. We will not return.

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San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Fish in nigiri had no taste, although fresh. Rolls are better with the sauces and flavoring

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Seeing two sushi chefs at the front counter with their Kimono shirts open to the waist with no undergarments was deplorable. I believe this is borderline unsanitary and should be looked into. I spent 350.00 for a party of six. The food was not as expected. I ordered the steak dinner from the kitchen and asked for steamed vegetables versus the rice. I received additional onions and mushrooms to the point that I had to search for the steak. The steak was very thin and skimpy by any standards for the price of 28.00. To top it off the waitress did not return my credit card. Today is Friday and I have not heard from the restaurant.I have placed a hold on my card until it is returned. Not a good experience and I will not recommend this restaurant to my friends or acquaintances.

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GR
Western KY
26 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have eaten here several times and have always had good service and good food!

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Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Sushi Bushido used to be our favorite sushi bar on Kauai. Something drastic has happened. Quality was way down. Asking for additional wasabi was like pulling teeth. Wasabi! Really? I hope things turn around but not sure we want to go back again and risk it. When having raw fish, quality must be the #1 priority. Gambling with our health is NOT an option. Value wasn't good either.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Charged $2 for 4 lemon slices for our water
I eat out a lot - maybe too much - and that’s a first - they charged us for lemon slices for our water - how low can you go?
Never mind that our waitress was inexperienced (at best), forgetting things, bringing wrong dishes
They charged $25 for 4 shrimps tempura and rice!!
Food was ok
Don’t go there

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S
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food-very good, service-very good, price- average for Kauai. The restaurant needs an update/overhaul. Open air and off the Main Street so not air conditioned with little circulation except for fans. Also created an environment for lots of flying bugs that hovered over the food and drinks. That being said, good place to feed your island sushi fix.

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JA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi was spot on! Sake was fantastic! Attentive staff and everyone seemed to be having a quality experience. My only negative was that the desserts could use some refinement, but I’m still giving Bushido 5 stars because everything else was stellar!

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No problem with our reservation. Got right in with a large party. Service was excellent. Food was fresh and so good. Auli'i roll, Cosmo roll to name a few.

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HP
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time. The food is delicious

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TK
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome as always. Food is always great and the service was good .

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EM
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re on our honeymoon and we wanted some good sushi for a good price. We didn’t wanna be over charged at some resort. After some apprehension from some reviews on here, we settled on Sushi Bushido and we’re so glad we did! What a great, relaxed environment (I think they stole my iPod playlist, haha). Friendly staff, well priced menu, and awesome sushi. We love sushi and ordered the Large Nigiri Combo, which was a hit. So fresh and delicious.

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1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super creative sushi rolls. Great music playing and just a fun place to eat! I wish there was a Sushi Bushido on the south side...hint hint

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HR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Its loud so people cant hear my kids so I love that. Kid menu is limited but tastey. Soda's are $3 each, no free refill so thats annoying. Ive gone with the hubs, hubs and kids and hubs, kids and family. Never a let down!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Mother’s Day

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MN
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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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RM
Hawaii
45 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best place to go for sushi in kapaa

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TJ
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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TJ
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

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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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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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San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bombs food like always

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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RC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Overpriced for mediocre rolls...would not go again

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TB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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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Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The music was too loud but food was good.

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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BT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

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

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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