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Sushi Sasabune Hawaii

4.8
4.8
850 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
Omakase only, limited seating, please call us for online reservations.
Sushi Sasbune offers a unique Omakase-style sushi experience. Ranging from 13-15 courses, we specialize in using as much local fish as possible, creating a meal that can be found nowhere else in the world! Sasabune is a specialty sushi restaurant, meaning we do not serve tempura, noodles, California rolls etc. All nigiri are served with its own unique sauce and topping, meant to be eaten as is, so we do not offer shoyu at the table. Diners will experience our unique Omakase course, as it best reflects our sushi identity. In the words of head chef and owner, Trust me!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 947-3800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Seiji Kumagawa

  • Private party facilities

    We are excited to announce that dine-in will resume October 22! For dinner only,reservations are available from 5:30 to 9pm. We will also continue our Omakase Bento($30) for the time being. Starting will be 12-1.

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Cross street

    Keeaumoku St.

  • Parking details

    Open-air (not covered) parking in rear behind the building. $1 per hour pre-paid parking

  • Public transit

    South King street and Keeaumoku street by bus.

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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What 850 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    By far the most innovative omakase experience. Just delicious. If you value the quality and thought that went into your meal, then the high price is worth it.
  2. JK

    JuliaK

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fresh sushi! Chef made sure to give me my course without wasabi. The staff were also really quick about taking away plates when you’re done with each course. Just be prepared to pay for the quality.
  3. BS

    BillS

    Seattle

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi Sasabobe is a delightful Fanta rustic onakase experience. Each piece and plate are delicately flavored and prepared. We will now come back every time we are in Honolulu. Both the chefs were very service oriented and traditional. Brent did a great job explaining each course. Worth every penny. Best sushi/sashimi onakase place .we have tried. Every piece of fish melted in your mouth.
  4. KT

    KTHL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dining experience. Food was very unique for an omakase type of menu. Very well thought out and fairly radical considering it’s an omakase. The chef put lot of thought and effort into the food and it really shows. Food is a bit on the pricier side for what it is
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flama flame
  6. MM

    ManoaMom

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is consistently great and the staff always attentive
  7. JA

    JustADude

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We absolutely loved it. We eat sushi weekly and this place is deff worth a return trip. Thank you for a phenomenal meal!
  8. AS

    AndrewS

    Hawaii

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Sushi and experience. One of the best in Hawaii!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Should offer a la carte options again. Should make it clearer that they are omakase only.
  10. E

    Esther

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sushi experience. Just that it was too much sushi coming non stop. Delicious food. But too much rounds of sushi
  11. J

    John

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi Sasabune is my favorite restaurant on the island and the best sushi I have had outside of Japan. Ever since I first came here in 2011 I’ve held it as the gold standard for fine Japanese dining. If you consider yourself a sushi lover or a foodie you would do yourself a disservice by missing this gem. The same chef has been tweaking the menu for 25 years!
  12. a

    aldc

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had many Omakase in and outside Japan, and this one is among our top choices in US. I like it better than Morimoto and Nobu, as it feels more traditional. 14-course is a bit too much food for us. Overall, well worth it!
  13. NN

    NottheNorthEndbutgreat

    New York Area

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come back here on every visit to Honolulu. The omakase is stellar and the staff very nice. My wife can’t eat as much as I can and they were very gracious in letting her end at the point of her fullness while I soldiered on. In addition, she doesn’t eat oysters so we advised them in advance and during that course, they substituted an amazing warm butterfish sushi for her. For those who have had a poor experience on both these points, I would bet it’s on you, not this great staff. A little kindness and respect goes a long way. Can’t wait until we get to come back!
  14. JL

    JacobL

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cannot say enough good things about Sushi Sasabune. I have been to Japan four times, and this is the most authentic experience I have had outside the country. I would go as far as to say it rivals the sushi I had in Japan, just exquisite. I cannot eat shellfish, and the chef accomodated me really well and did not feel like I missed out on anything. Had a party of 5, and everyone was blown away. 10/10 recommend it is by far the best sushi I have had in the United States.
  15. c

    carolinaw

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and quality. The best in the area.
  16. GH

    GHSJ

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amount and quality of food cannot be beat!
  17. JZ

    JasmineZ

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The chefs and the servers are really nice. Food wise, there are some amazing ones while the seasoning on the fish can be a little redundant.
  18. b

    boydstun

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down, the best sushi in Hawaii. Chef Seji Kumagawa is a true master.
  19. NW

    NelsonW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best fish I've had from all over the world.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Wrote oyster allergy, served us oysters. Told the chef we didn’t eat salmon and the chef looked offended. When asked if we would like anything else, we asked for fish they ended up not having and the chef swung his hand without looking up around his ear to signal no. Didn’t acknowledge us like he was embarrassed for not having the fish. Not a perfectionist. Needs lessons from sushi sho or go to japan and do an apprenticeship for 30+ years at sukiyabashi jiro. Very disappointed.
  21. IG

    IslandGirl

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is our first time trying omakase, and we had a great experience here! The food was great & the seasonal flavored fish was very interesting. Definitely tried things I wouldn’t normally try when we go out for sushi. The only course we didn’t really enjoy was the Uni and Ikura, but that’s just a personal taste. Aside from that everything was delicious, and service was great too.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I went to Sasabune to celebrate his birthday. Our reservation was on a Friday evening. We chose bar seating and were served omakase. The host directed us to our seats at the bar. Our server, Tate, came by and helped us choose a bottle of sake to drink with our meal. The sushi chefs were very attentive and served beautifully plated varieties of fish and various seafood. I am not normally someone who craves fish, as I sometimes have issues with texture. But the omakase course at Sasabune was without a doubt one of my favorite meals at any restaurant in recent memory. The seafood tasted fresh and the sauces added to them brought incredible balance to each piece. The sake paired very well with each variety and preparation of our meal. My boyfriend was very impressed and happy with his birthday dinner. The meal closed with hot miso soup and ice cream. Everything about Sasabune was understated but worth every penny. The service was professional, quiet and efficient. The ambience and aesthetic of the restaurant lends itself to really showcase the food. The chefs took great care in each dish they presented to us. The flavors were unexpected but amazing. Some morsels melted in my mouth. Standout dishes were the toro and the Kona lobster. We will definitely be back.
  23. TR

    TROYI

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Dining Experience- Seiji and the crew always do an outstanding job with their selection, taste/flavor, quality, and presentation. shout out to the service crew Tate and Fano (sp?) for their attentive service.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I brought my son and two of his school friends who just graduated high school for a special dinner. Having dined here before i knew what to expect, however I was surprised as it seemed even better than before. Each dinner seemed like it was un-topable, yet the next dish did just that. I could have stopped after the toro special but was afraid to miss out on an entirely new flavor or texture. The boys were overwhelmed to say the least, which is the response i wanted. Now they have another experience to drive them harder to succeed in college and grad school. This place is pure perfection incarnate.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best sushi in the world. Anyone who says otherwise has no idea what they are talking about.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite was amazing. I had two other people who went with me. They both rank this place at the top of the favorite omakese place.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely fantastic! The area where the restaurant is located is not very nice ( we got early and thought to walk around but would not recommend to do that) but the restaurant itself is great. Service was outstanding.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. 🍶🍣
  29. C

    Cory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an excellent meal from start to finish. It’s a splurge meal for sure but it didn’t disappoint! Recommend 1000%
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Fresh fish from Japan, Hawaii, US, Canada and Europe. No menu for food. “Trust me” is all they say, basically Omakase. It’s on also and you can mention to servers if there is anything particular you don’t like, such as uni or ikura. We didn’t realize they didn't stop until you were full haha. I think we were 20 pieces in before we realized that because we were so full. Multiple servers all very attentive. Strongly recommend this place.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sushi chefs there are artists. Each bite was a tiny adventure and I can’t recommend the establishment enough 10/10
  32. S

    Sushi

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    As we saw so many rave reviews, we expected a great sushi dinner, but it turned out to be a disappointment. For a good part, the restaurant was rather quiet and the servers were kind and brisk. The disappointment was the quality of food. I am not sure that they know sushi 101. The most important part of sushi is rice, “shari.” It must not be too soft or too hard, and must be relatively cold. Their shari was too soft and too warm. It was not acceptable to have such low grade shari in a reputed restaurant. Tastes of fish “neta” were mediocre; they put various tastes on the neta but I would say it was not successful to make good tastes. I would NOT recommend this restaurant for foodies, who know real Omakase sushi.
  33. T

    Thethe

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was really amazing and it’s a unique Omakase style in the sense that Chef will keep putting food out until you’re done rather than the chefs curtailing the direction of the courses. However when we decided to stop, there was push from various servers to keep asking diners if they want to add another course. It just didn’t feel uncomfortable and I don’t enjoy having to decline so I actually agreed to two more courses after the initially halt. Otherwise service was attentive and really made sure everything flowed smoothly.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Worthy to try.
  35. HW

    HuaiyuW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing food and service. They make use of the local fishes. The sushi are well crafted and always a pleasant surprise to me.
  36. PC

    PascaleC

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each time we come to Hawaii we eat at Sasabune and each time we have a great experience. The food (Omakaze) is incredible. Tasty and unique flavors. We often stop at plate 8 or 9; i wish we could eat more. Highly recommended!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    3rd visit - we go every time we are on the island. Simply one of the best meals I have ever had. The sushi chef is a master and delivers a dozen plates of the best you will ever eat - the restaurant slogan is Trust Me. Exceptional.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi I've ever had. I've never been to Japan, but I'll bet everything that this is comparable in terms of authenticity.
  39. J

    June808

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As expected, excellent quality, must experience
  40. p

    puckeye

    Portland

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi ever this side of Japan. A must in Honolulu

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sushi Sasabune Hawaii offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 947-3800.

Sushi Sasabune Hawaii is rated 4.8 stars by 850 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Sushi Sasabune Hawaii

1417 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96814

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Keeaumoku St.

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Open-air (not covered) parking in rear behind the building. $1 per hour pre-paid parking

  • Public transit

    South King street and Keeaumoku street by bus.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Seiji Kumagawa

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 947-3800

  • Private party facilities

    We are excited to announce that dine-in will resume October 22! For dinner only,reservations are available from 5:30 to 9pm. We will also continue our Omakase Bento($30) for the time being. Starting will be 12-1.

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