Fodor's Expert Review Sushi Sasabune

$$$$ Moiliili Japanese

Try to get a coveted seat at the counter, and prepare for an unforgettable sushi experience—if you behave. This is the home of Seiji Kumagawa—Honolulu's Sushi Nazi, who prefers that diners eat omakase-style, letting the chef send out his choices of his favorites for the night, each priced individually (prices add up quickly). Each dish is served with instructions ("Please, no shoyu on this one." "One piece, one bite.") People who defy Kumagawa and go ahead and dip their nigiri in shoyu anyway have been kicked out of the restaurant midmeal. The parade of dishes always includes the signature California baby squid stuffed with Louisiana crab. A caution: the courses come rapidly until you cry uncle. A course is generally two pieces of sushi or six to eight slices of sashimi, and they can add up fast. The final price depends on how far you can go.

Japanese Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

1417 S. King St.
Honolulu, Hawaii  96814, USA

808-947–3800

Known For:
  • One of Honolulu's top sushi spots
  • A strict chef who expects you to follow directions
  • All sushi priced by the course until you stop
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch Sat., Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch Sat

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