Mitch's Sushi Restaurant

$$$$ Mapunapuna Japanese

Fodor’s Expert Review

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 prepared for the serious sushi lover. 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. Rest assured, it's unlikely you'll run into anyone from your hotel here, and locals will be mightily impressed you ventured so far. (Even Barack Obama has dropped by when he's in town.) Just be aware that if you come for dinner, come early—they close at 8:30.

Japanese Sushi Intimate Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

524 Ohohia St.
Honolulu, Hawaii  96819, USA


Known For:
  • Hole-in-the-wall atmosphere
  • BYOB
  • Being busy and closing by 8:30 (reservations recommended)



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