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Sushi Sasabune

1417 S. King St. (Keeaumoku St.) Send to Phone
808-947-3800 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This traditional sushi bar is best enjoyed by sushi purists who don't mind being told what to eat.
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Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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Sushi Sasabune Restaurant Review

: At Sasabune, you can’t get it your way. Chef Seiji Kumagawa serves sushi his way and if you don’t like it, well, go to another sushi bar. What chef Kumagawa serves you, though, is fresh and sweet seafood: tuna from Ecuador; albacore from Canada; blue-fin tuna from the waters off Tasmania; scallops just 24 hours out of the waters off Boston; and meltaway raw sweet prawns from Santa Barbara. All are served on warm balls of fresh rice. Our favorite is the baby squid stuffed with Louisiana blue crab, which is as wild as the sushi gets here. We also recommend the marinated ikura, the monkfish liver, and even the uni, sea urchin, which in the Sasabune version earns the nickname, ice cream of the sea. Not fancy and not for everyone, Sasabune has a dedicated following among Honolulu bon vivants. If you want a good glass of wine or even a high-end saké, you might bring along a bottle.

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