Mitch's Sushi Restaurant. This microscopic sushi bar (15 seats) is an adjunct of a wholesale seafood market operated by gregarious South African expatriate Douglas Mitchell, who oversees the sushi chefs and keeps customers chatting. The fish, air-freighted from around the world, is ultrafresh, well cut (into huge pieces—to the regret of those who follow the one-bite rule), and nicely presented. You can spend as much or as little as you like—$56 for a half-dozen
pieces of prime bluefin tuna belly, or just a few dollars for pickled plum sushi. Off the beaten path even for residents, the place has a sort of cult following. 524 Ohohia St., near Honolulu International Airport, Mapunapuna, Honolulu, HI, 96819. 808/837–7774. www.mitchsushi.com. Reservations essential.