Sushi Sasabune Hawaii

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SUSHI SASABUNE was just voted "Best Restaurant Hawaii" and wins "Top Food Honors" by 2011/2012 Zagat’s survey magazine. But be advised, we do not offer California rolls, and the majority of our 'OMAKASE - leave it up to chef" style of sushi is not to be seasoned with soy sauce or wasabi. This should be new experience for you, and we assure you that you will enjoy. Each small plate is meant to compliment the previous, and prepare you for the next. You will experience Nigiri Sushi, and some crafted sushi in its purest form. A local food writer, after sharing a dinner in our restaurant described the style of sushi as "The fish and shellfish, is extremely fresh. There is no odor or aftertaste. It is so fresh that its taste is sweet, a characteristic have not experienced at other restaurants."
We serve our "OMAKASE" 50 people for per day and we closed when we sold out. Please make a call first for availability. Mahalo
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JB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Omikaze

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best sushi restaurant in all 50 States. Not even close.

VV
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!
The fish is fresh and incredibile.
One of the best japanese restaurants

M
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

LC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Sushi Omakase I’ve ever had in my life, and value for money. Good combination of imported and local ingredients. Nice chef and kind servers

GT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had always wanted to eat here and finally had an occasion for an excuse to make reservations. I was looking forward all week for this day. We were quickly seated as soon as we entered. I had called earlier to check if we could sit at the counter but our time slot was already filled.

Our drink orders were quickly taken and we ordered the Omakase dinner. We were treated to 14 courses altogether; 2 appetizers, 8 sushi, 1 temaki, 2 hot dishes and miso soup. A lot of the dishes featured local products.

The spacing between plates sometimes was served quickly and at times lagging. Nevertheless the staff was always attentive either bring plates out and explaining the dishes, refilling your water glass or removing the empty plates. The staff all helped each other on the floor.

Overall a nice experience. The only disappointment was we should have sat at the counter for the experience of interacting with the chef.

H
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding and attentive staff. Knowledgeable and informative presentations of the meal. Quality imported and local ingredients prepared in some imaginative and tasty ways. Quite reasonably priced as well. I'm looking forward to dining there again.

G
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi. Excellent service. Sasabune is hard to beat.

a
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best. Thanks!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The guys at Sasabune know what they're doing. We had an amazing omokase experience for half the price of the other restaurants in town. Thanks for making it a great birthday for my gf.

C
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect down to engagement with the chef owner. He grows all of the fruit/produce in his own garden and the fish was unbelievable. Truly a great experience and hyper local. Not to be missed and not all that expensive comparatively to a super high end restaurant (for two with sake we left stuffed and it was $350.

M
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding and very innovative sushi.
Definitely do omakase style... the sushi chef is a master!

NY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let's just say that the part of town it's in isn't quite as picturesque as some other spots on Oahu... but walking into Sushi Sasabune is a true experience - Prepare to be transported! The Ambiance at the opening (5:30pm) was quiet, but in a refined and dignified way, the perfect setting within which to really focus on our meal. We sat at the sushi bar, and every single item that came across it was wonderful. These guys nailed the classic standbys, updates some with delightful twists, surprised us with some unique flavors and consistently knocked our socks off with the incredible freshness and quality of the chef's selections. The food would have been enough on it's own for the 5 stars, but the service brought it to the next level. The staff succeeded with the mystical balance of being completely scarce while we ate while also being constantly available - not a single empty plate sat in front of either of us more than a few seconds. This is all really saying something, as we have made a habit of trying some of the more exceptional restaurants in our hometown, NYC. If we make it back to Oahu, a return visit to Sushi Sasabune will be a must!

B
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since 2000 I have had many many meals at the sushi bar - mostly excellent to superb.
Chef Seiji's move to serve more local, premium fish for his nigiri and topped with his
innovative and tasty "garnish" is wonderful. His sake prices are a deal - have not gone
up in Five years! Very Highly recommended!

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals I’ve ever had-omakase

GT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The absolute best sushi experience we’ve had - and it’s our favorite food and we have frequently gone to high end sushi restaurants.

J
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good experience. I enjoyed the breadth and variety of the dishes, better than most and the food has improved over the past few years. Reasonable price point given the two dozen or so dishes.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the experience. I went for my birthday dinner. The Omakase Japanese style was definitely worth the price of admission. Everything was delicious and seemingly unique from what I've had before, especially one piece that stood out, due to its amazing smoky flavor. The staff was professional and kind as well. Looking forward to returning next time I am in Honolulu.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply one of the finest, most delicious Omakase experiences of my life. Expensive. Worth every cent. One amazing bite after another. Do yourself a favor TRUST THEM!

K
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After 14 years of eating here this is still my favorite place and I am always amazed. Even after traveling all throughout Japan I still love to come home and eat at Sasabune.

TT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 3rd or 4th visit there, consistent over a 10-12 year period! Just tell the boss “omakase” and let the magic begin. Not inexpensive but worth every penny. “trust me”.

SS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing showcase of local and Japanese fishes. Worth the omakase price and would definitely return if we are back in Hawaii. (Traveller from Australia). We also sat at the bar in front of sushi chef where all the action happens! Highly recommend that!

OT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First omakase experience for my wife. Thank you for the amazing food and top notch service!

MM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

There is a sense of excellent craftsmanship here at the restaurant. How they treat each product and present it with timing and excellence. The chefs truly try to bring the customer the full expression of each fish or dish presented and served. My only wish was that the pace of service was a little more relaxed, I felt rushed to eat each dish and they were served back to back to quickly. I thank them for the craft and dedication.

M
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bday fun!! Service, food, and company were amazing as always!! Highly recommended for the foodies who want to be blown away!

EI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sasabune Styleの味とOmakase menueのRootsがLAにあることを初めて知りました。HonoluluでけでなくNYCやLAでも地元の素材と季節の味を試してみたいです。

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was truly amazing. The best omikase my husband and I have ever experienced.

KO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Sitting on the sushi counter was a wrong choice. It was a pre-fixed arrangement and no choice.
I did not see that in the OpenTable menu.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Sasabune. Has been my favorite sushi place for over 15 years!! Every dish served deserves a standing ovation.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

良くハワイにいくお友達からオススメしてもらい
食べに行ってきました!

場所は近く、bikiを使ってもいけます!

結論から言うと、最高に美味しい!
日本でもなかなかないと思うくらい

創作寿司

おまかせコースをいただきます

まぐろ、ホタテ、ウニ、イクラ

新鮮なネタに、特別な手作りのオソースや、タレ、

お醤油をつけて食べないお寿司は初めてでした。

さいごには、出汁がたくさん入ったお味噌汁!
最高でした!

デザートも🍮とても美味しく、

2名 1ドリンクずつ 250ドルくらいでした!

また是非是非行きたい

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It tastes horrible with a super expensive price! The wasabi is not fresh, the rice for the sushi is warm! It doesn’t even taste like sushi rice! Every sushi they serve, the taste of the rice, fish and souce are spreate instead of whole. We want to cry after looking at the $300++ bill for two of us and feel suffering eating each course because they don’t even let us order ourselves! And we cannot even go on with any dessert because it is really really too horrible!!!!!!!

M
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

AL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I wouldn't say there's much of an "ambiance" but this is a definite must go when in Hawaii. I loved every piece from the chef's selection. Everything was fresh, delicious, and creative. Quality, taste and overall cost makes it a GREAT omakase value. I mean especially if you're comparing it to NYC.

DM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely fantastic Omakase - only, sushi only restaurant. Each piece was fresh and came with its own sauce to accentuate the flavor of the fish (no soy sauce). Their motto is “One piece, one bite.” Could eat there every day!!

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Definitely one of the best Japanese restaurants in Hawaii. I highly recommend this place and I will definitely come back again.

LE
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place to enjoy the "chef's table" in all of Hawaii! The chef's table experience, quality of the sushi/sashimi are well worth the price! What we did notice during this dine, that we have not in the past, is the servers provide the details of some of the courses rather than only the sushi chef. It does change the dynamic of the experience. We prefer the chance to interact with the sushi chef and have the chef provide the details on what is being served, how it is best enjoyed, etc....that part of the experience was missing this time and would suggest that it is a small detail that we had enjoyed in the past that made the dining experience that much more special.

MG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd time dining at Sushi Sasabune and it was as good if not better than our 1st experience.

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here twice for Chef’s Choice at the bar. One of the best experiences I have ever had including Japan- the unique pairings and flavors are amazing - the chefs opened the restaurant 20 years ago and take great pride. I will go here for a special evening every time I am in Oahu. Simply one of the best meals I have had anywhere in the world.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in Oahu, been going here for years and will continue to.

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