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Sushi Sasabune Hawaii

4.7
4.7
878 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, please call (808) 947-3800 for reservations.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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, Takeout, Wine

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What 878 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Good for special occasions

  • Oahu

    Good for special occasions

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  1. SM

    StantheMan

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very creative sushi prepared beautifully. Omakase, means the chef decides what to prepare, so you may get something completely different. It is expensive, though.
  2. d

    donh

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. What an omakase! That was some of the best Japanese food I have ever had. Book it.
  3. MB

    MarieB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi meal we’ve had in a long time. The fish was so fresh and flavorful with the different sauces and flavor combinations. Will be a must stop from now on every time we are in. Oahu!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Been coming here for years was my favorite omakase on the island, but last night we inquired about sweet shrimp and were told we had which in
  5. TR

    TROYI

    Las Vegas

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Dining Experience as always, Food Presentation and Flavor/Taste was superb. Service Attentive but not overbearing. Thank you for a wonderful evening
  6. MM

    ManoaMom

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food is consistent in quality and the staff is efficient. Having eaten there for almost 20 years, I can say the quality of the sushi has always been top notch.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New year’s eve
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed it.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi I have ever had and even better dining experience
  10. PB

    PericaB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly excellent omakase experience. Best one my husband and I have ever had.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a few of my friends first time experiencing the Omakase menu. They enjoyed it to the fullest
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is AWESOME!! Service was spectacular. Sushi was magical. I enjoyed every moment!!! Perfect dinner for our anniversary.
  13. TR

    TROYI

    Las Vegas

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omakase menu amazing as always. Chef/owner Seiji does an absolutely wonderful job presentation, selection, flavors, and taste spot on. Service crew always attentive but not over bearing. Fano & Tate and the rest of the staff always deliver great service. Had another wonderful dining experience at Sasabune. Thank You
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best sushi on the planet! If you have one last meal on this earth, do yourself a favor and go to Sasabune.
  15. e

    eluder

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best Omakase experience my friends and I have ever had. It was worth the trip to Hawaii from California for this dinner alone.
  16. GT

    GeneTee

    Hawaii

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best sushi in Hawaii. Omakase is the way to go. Sit at the bar!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Definitely overpriced for what you get. I would not come back or recommend to others.
  18. MM

    ManoaMom

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GOOD FOOD, GOOD SERVICE. WE HAVE EATEN THERE FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND THE FOOD IS CONSISTENT
  19. A

    Amles

    Portland

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    All nigiri’s were over seasoned. Good quality products but not the impressive, delicate experience you would get at similar-priced Omakase restaurants. Disappointing.
  20. JO

    JoeO

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wasn’t sure what to expect when we got there, but needless to say it was very good. The service was great as well. As soon as we finished a plate, they cleared it and brought out the next course. They also refilled our glasses regularly. The fish was literally “melt-in-your-mouth” quality. I wish I had taken photos but they have a strict no phone policy but I believe that only applies to calls. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a place in Waikiki with great Omakase, I highly recommend Sushi Sasabune!
  21. PH

    PatrickH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only real issue is the INSANE amount of you they deliver. It’s a reDONKulous amount. Feel like a workout.
  22. O

    Oahu

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s our favorite sushi place on the island.
  23. I

    Ivyy

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    the quality of fish didn't quite match up to the price point of the omakase, unfortunately. Only 50% of the fish tasted of high quality (rest tasted mushy and had a weird texture, the ikura was the most bland I've ever tasted...) Was a bummer because I was soo soo excited for this meal :(
  24. DB

    DBsonoma

    San Francisco

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You probably never had a sushi experience like this unless you have spent a lot of time in Japan! We made a stop in Honolulu en route to Kauai from California JUST to eat here again (3rd time) Amazing experience that we will repeat again. FRESH, creative, and oh so delicious!!! Go there.
  25. TR

    TROYI

    Las Vegas

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frequent Patron- Great as always- Seiji and the staff behind the sushi counter always offer a Great Omakase Menu- wonderful presentation & great tasting sushi. Fano & Tate and the rest of the service staff are always attentive providing great service. They were out of my go to bottle of sake but they suggested an alternative that paired really well with the menu. Thanks to all the staff at Sasabune for another wonderful dining experience
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. We sat at the counter and had the chefs menu! It was very exciting and a LOT of food. The quality is top notch and the price reflects that. You do get close to 15 courses, so the juice is definitely worth the squeeze. Brandt was amazing and talked us through every detail of what we were eating. 10/10 would recommend to anyone who loves sushi!
  27. s

    stacy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this place was amazing service was great, food was the best iv ever had and it puts all other sushi places to shame.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    This was the worst sushi we’ve ever had Stale frozen and poorly presented Stay away from this one
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    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.
  30. JK

    JuliaK

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    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.
  31. BS

    BillS

    Seattle

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    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.
  32. 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
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flama flame
  34. MM

    ManoaMom

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

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

    JustADude

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 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!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We would appreciate more creativity over sheer quantity. They used to be more modern and innovative but now seem outdated and uninteresting. With all the great omakase restaurants out there now, it was way too much food. One piece of sushi per person per serving is always best because you get to taste more and not roll out of there so full you can barely breathe.
  37. AS

    AndrewS

    Hawaii

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Sushi and experience. One of the best in Hawaii!
  38. 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.
  39. E

    Esther

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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
  40. J

    John

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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!

FAQs

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

Sushi Sasabune Hawaii is rated 4.7 stars by 878 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 8 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

  • 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, Takeout, Wine

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