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Sushi Sasabune Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Sushi Sasabune Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Sushi Sasabune Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Sushi Sasabune Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Sushi Sasabune Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Sushi Sasabune Hawaii

4.9
4.9
922 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
Sushi Sasabune offers a unique Omakase-style sushi experience. 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. In the words of head chef and owner Seiji Kumagawa, "Trust me!"
Omakase only, limited seating (party of 6 max), please call (808) 947-3800 for reservations.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    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
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Seiji Kumagawa
  • Neighborhood
    Honolulu
  • Cross street
    South King and Keeaumoku St.
  • Parking details
    Open-air (not covered) parking in rear behind the building. $1 per hour pre-paid parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 922 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Best Food

  • Hawaii

    Good for business meals

  • Oahu

    Best Food

  • Oahu

    Best Service

  • Oahu

    Good for business meals

  • Oahu

    Good for special occasions

922 Reviews
  1. EdithZ

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Sushi we ever had. Chefs Menu is sensational.

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  2. Sumo

    Phoenix

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This omakase restaurant is a sushi lovers dream. Best tuna belly I have ever had. The chef nails it every course.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible dishes, the service was wonderful and amazing experience

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been coming here every time and its always amazing.

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  5. jack

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sublime sushi/sashimi. Truly special restaurant . Michelin worthy although they do not rate Honolulu restaurants.

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  6. Dani1313

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is still the best sushi in Hawaii, brilliant! If tou appreciate a great traditional omakase, this is the place for you.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been coming here every year for 15 years. Always amazing. Highly recommended sitting at sushi bar.

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  8. JamareeC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best omakase experiences I’ve ever had! Excellent sake selections. Chef took us on an incredible tasting journey. Surely one we will never forget.

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  9. NottheNorthEndbutgreat

    New York City

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been coming here for nearly 20 years and it is a required reservation for us. The omakase menu has some staples that are a welcome reminder of why we continue to dine here along with some new dishes that provide just the right amount of change to keep things interesting. The chef and his team are experts and we always learn something from them at each visit. Already looking forward to coming back in the spring when we return to HNL!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best tasting sushi in Honolulu. Great experience. Must try if you love sushi and have an open mind to trying what Chef Seini serves.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food great time, lots of awesome delicious courses.

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  12. PaolaT

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the most amazing experience! Great quality of fish! Everything was delicious!

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  13. VikramK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal as always. Just say "I'm done" when you're full or ask them to keep bringing more (as I did!)

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  14. BIGD

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceptional attention to quality and detail

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  15. RoslynC

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi Sasabune is simply the best. The food is superb, the sushi chefs incredible and friendly and wonderful. I feel so excited to share this restaurants with friends and colleagues. One of my favorite restaurants in the world.

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  16. DavidK

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the world’s greatest sushi restaurants.

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  17. StevenC

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been eating here for 22 years it is always excellent. best Sushi place I've ever eaten at. My Kendo Sensei from NYC goes to Tokyo twice a year eats at the best says Sasabune is better!

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  18. Umame

    Houston

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the fish were fresh and delicious. The sauces or accompaniments enhanced the fish so well. The sushi rice were just right. Got a medium low -priced bottle of cold sake which was also wonderful. All in all one of best omakase we have experienced.

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  19. DougW

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Our second time. Every dish was amazing. Tasted like we visited japan without the flight

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  20. TROYI

    Las Vegas

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed Sushi Omakase dinner. Selection of nigiri sushi was spot on- great presentation and flavors. Sake & Beer selection always satisfying. always great to try old favorites as well as new recommendations from host Tate and Fano. Always enjoy ourselves dining here for dinner. Thanks to Seiji and the chefs as well as the service staff. Job well done.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    VERY CONDESENDING "Company Policy" - “YOU MUST EAT YOUR SUSHI IN ONE BITE!” Rating: 🌟 One Star I had visited Sushi Sasabune in Honolulu, Hawaii, four times in the past always sitting at their sushi bar and unfortunately, this time, my experience was far from pleasant. Brent, Sushi Chef and Server’s, condescending and arrogant attitude left me feeling verbally abused and upset during my dinner. On two separate occasions, in front of other guests, Brent told me and insisted that I must "eat the sushi in one bite" due to their supposed "company policy." The second time he came around to see how I was eating my sushi, he literally cut me off mid-sentence in my conversation with my husband to reprimand me. Despite explaining that I had a disability and physically could not eat in that manner because my mouth and throat had been reconstructed due to cancer, he responded without any compassion, saying, "Try to do it." Is this guy for real? A restaurant should not dictate how you eat your meal! This lack of understanding and empathy towards my situation was truly disheartening. His dismissive behavior made me feel humiliated and uncomfortable, to the point where I could not take another bite. For a restaurant that charges $200 per person, I expected a much higher level of professionalism and customer service. I believe it is essential for restaurant staff to be accommodating and respectful towards customers in general. Unfortunately, Brent failed to meet even the most basic standards of customer care. It is disappointing to encounter such a negative experience in a high-end establishment like Sushi Sasabune. I strongly urge the management of Sushi Sasabune to address this issue and provide appropriate training to their staff regarding customer service and inclusivity. No one should be made to feel verbally abused or humiliated during their dining experience. In conclusion, I cannot recommend Sushi Sasabune based on my personal encounter with their condescending

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service here are excellent however the experience was overpriced. Other high end sushi experiences I’ve been too are easily 20-30% less expensive and equally high service and quality.

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  23. kphjr

    Toronto

    257 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    257 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed trying new sushi and sashimi entrees. Would prefer a notification in items outside of that spectrum. Example, had we known, we would request no oysters and enjoyed more sushi entrees. Out of 13 to 14 courses, we stopped at 9. We go again. Delicious!

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  24. Mish

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, amazingly fresh sushi, and a pleasant atmosphere- always a favorite place to dine for us.

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  25. Brenna

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best omakase on the island. Every bite is delicious!!

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  26. Frank

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi and service are outstanding. Expect to spend a couple hundred dollars per person, but you will not be disappointed.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very traditional. Dress is relaxed - most people will not be dressed up.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best omakase experiences I’ve had. Great variety in the meal, and they easily accommodated my shellfish allergy

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  29. BensonY

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Omakasa is hands down one of the best in Honolulu if not the best. We try to visit every chance we get while in Honolulu.

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  30. CarolM

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Omakase where the starters were my favorites again. On all dishes the fish was carefully sourced and used and their sauce additions are spectacular and just the right minimal amount. I don’t care much for mackerel but even that was good. My least favorite this time was the lobster. Very tentative and friendly staff!

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  31. MichaelC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely love this place. The service is like a hawk they know what you want before you do. The food is excellent, some of highest grades of sushi I’ve had and the sauces that compliment the nigiri are perfection. My favorite Omakase experience in America hands down!

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  32. TROYI

    Las Vegas

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frequent Patron- Food & Service always outstanding. Love the Omakase menu. I like their beverage list and sake offering, very reasonably priced. Overall, Great Quality, Value, and Service.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love sushi, but this was next level! Bring your adventurous side - we tried things we have never had and loved every bit of it. The sake recommendations, service, and atmosphere were all wonderful. Nothing short of amazing, we are already planning our next visit.

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  34. JYPCHICAGO

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Paid $180 for a meal that should have been around $50. Service and ambience also not at par with the price - no menu or overview of the courses, single use utensils, plastic low quality plates, ginger and wasabi to share for the table, etc… Food was terrible: cheap fish (so much mackerel) and fish that wasn’t fresh (tuna texture off, slimy fishy smell on several courses, oysters are not delicate, half piece of uni…. Overall very dissatisfied and pretty frustrated.

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  35. BondJamesBond

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic experience. Watching first-timers relish in each new bite is always amusing. Great attentive staff are always right there when you need them.

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  36. Dirtysideup

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, small and intimate. Way too much rice. Some more sashimi would have been nice and a few more minutes in between courses. The fish was fantastic.

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  37. LukeM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This omakase was hands down the best we’ve ever had, especially considering how many pieces you get. And if you can’t complete it, they only charge for what you ate (very nice of them!). Cannot recommend this place enough!!

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  38. John

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been going to Sushi Sasabune for over 10 years and it has never disappointed! When I compare it to the Michelin star sushi I’ve had in Japan and the US I find it’s superior in most ways. The innovation, the freshness of the seafood, the complex flavors make this a must try for anyone who thinks they know good sushi

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn’t been for 10 years, but still my favorite Omakase in Hawaii.

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  40. FrankO

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you Sushi Sasabune for an awesome dining experience. We'll be back.

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FAQs

Sushi Sasabune Hawaii is rated 4.9 stars by 922 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Sushi Sasabune Hawaii

1417 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96814

Additional information

  • Cross street
    South King and Keeaumoku St.
  • Neighborhood
    Honolulu
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Open-air (not covered) parking in rear behind the building. $1 per hour pre-paid parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Seiji Kumagawa
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine
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