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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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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DM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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!!

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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.

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LE
New York Area
23 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mindblowing! Hands down the best meal of my life. I love sushi and this was the best sushi I have ever had in the world. Incredible service as well- ever dish is described in detail with recommendations on how to eat it. Wonderful, sensory experience.

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London
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I dined here on the final night of our honeymoon and what a treat it was! We sat at the bar and had the ‘omakase’ (chef’s set menu) which was absolutely delicious. It went very nicely with the bottle of sake we drank.
The produce was fresh, delicious, high quality and with a lovely local twist. Either the garnish was a Hawaiian flavour or the fish was a locally caught favourite of Hawaiians. Every course was described to us before we ate, by the very knowledgeable staff.
We left full and very satisfied. Would highly recommend for a special occasion as with the wine and tip we spent around $300. But no regrets as it was so delicious!

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1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience. Great quality, nice ambiance, attentive service. The chef’s omakase is unique and creative with a nice blend of high quality standards and Hawaiian and other memorable twists. I visit Hawaii every few months and make a point to by here every time.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Honey moon diner

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Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

いつも美味しく安定した新鮮なネタで大満足しています。
オーダーの必要がないので、なにがでるのか楽しみなのと、醤油を使わないことで新しい感覚が楽しめます。

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Portland
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent service and amazing sushi.

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Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I had not been to Sasabune for about 15 years...maybe I had it built up in my mind of how great it was back then ....not saying it isn’t great now but maybe just not as fabulous as I had in the past.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great experience.

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San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic and unique sushi.

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EK
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chef's menu will not disappoint! Explanations of each dish convey a thoughtfulness for every taste in Chef's chosen order. The food was immaculate, delicous, and so fresh!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Cant wait for more!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sasabune does not disappoint! Omakase menu is so good. The chef is the real deal. Be open minded and try new things. Let the chef take you on a sushi journey!

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding location for high quality sushi. Omakase and a la carte options are available, but I highly recommend the omakase to get the full experience.

This is not a good choice for someone who is not an avid sushi eater, or who is not familiar with the concept of omakase. This restaurant is very formal in their presentation of the omakase experience, and they can be firm about exactly what is the right way to eat each specific dish. For some who are not interested in or familiar with omakase, I could easily see this coming across as pushy or judgmental (for example, it would be a bad idea to ask for a dish of soy sauce, if they wanted you to dip your sushi in soy sauce then they would have put it in front of you and told you to do it).

That being said, if you love sushi and enjoy the omakase experience, you can not afford to miss this restaurant. This ranks among the best sushi I have ever had.

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R
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the best sushi I’ve ever eaten. It’s a great place to take a group of friends, eat some great food and have some laughs. Outstanding.

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GB
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word.... amazing!

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TL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my favorite sushi place of all time. Not only is the sushi the freshest and unique but the experience is second to none!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On vacation with my family. We had our 11 month old son and even though they didn’t have a high chair they were very accommodating. Everything was delicious and the service was very good. It was definitely expensive but worth it for the experience.

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RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!

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d
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great sushi restaurant for weekend and special occasion!

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1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was so friendly. They explained every course and how to best eat it. It was all delectable.

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KC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

If you're looking for a traditional Japanese style sushi this is not the place. No food menu, just drink menu. You eat what the chef makes. With that being said, this is one of the best "sushi" places we have ever ate at. They turn sushi not just into art but also cuisine. They fuse flavors together that you would never think of putting on a fish or sushi. They use local ingredients and local fish, which is amazing. They turn traditional sushi into a classy gourmet tasting that will leave you wanting more.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Overall just felt like a typical sushi experience not really omakase. No interaction with the chef and the “traditional” vs “Japanese” omakase felt very similar just different order

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VD
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food as always. We love it here!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an amazing experience. The food was fantastic. The service was excellent and the recommendations were on point. Im already looking forward to bringing friends so that they can share our experience. We're definitely coming back.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The omakase was amazing with all staff assisting everyone there! Very kind and easy. They asked that if my beer was low that they can refill my glass and they will of you allow them to. For the price and type of dinner occasion, it was great!

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Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

For the Omakase, they put has sauce on every piece of fish. If I am going to pay that much for top quality fish, i want to taste the fish, not onions or salmon pate. We also think the oysters were off as they smelled funny and we were sick afterwards.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent sushi preparation and quality.

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1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food. Very authentic japanese sushi

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KH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Would recommend the service and omakaze experience if never been. Very attentive waiters and staff. A few spectacular courses but for the price I would expect an all spectacular dinner course. Maybe because we are very familiar with this type of dining food and style that we are more critical of the review. Have had better dishes. Not amazed. Had such big expectations.

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MG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first Omakase experience and it was awesome, will definitely be back soon.

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l
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was by far the best meal we had on our trip. I visited with my husband who eats sushi but is not a connoisseur and my daughter who definitely considers herself one. We had the omikasse . This was truly a dining experience. Each piece was amazing. My husband who we told how dinner would be survived was initially skeptical. He left dinner amazed at how good it was and how much he enjoyed it. We truly were spoiled.
Then only thing I would tell you that we were not told was you can limit how much you want. I could have stopped at 9- 10 rounds and they went 14. This was quite a lot of sushi and a hefty bill. But that said it was truly a dining experience.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Omakase was good but certainly not the best ever. I’ve paid half the price and gotten more food at a higher quality in San Diego.

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HV
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Tried this based on good reviews but my experience here was was below average. Decent service but very average food and not really omakase in the traditional sense. One visit here is enough for me.

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