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Best sushi/sashimi in Honolulu

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We will be in Honolulu (Waikiki) next week for 7 days and would love to know where the best sushi/sashimi restaurant is. Happy to hop in a cab and travel for it. Thanks!

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  1. Sasabune $$$$

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    1. re: russkar

      Or if omakase is not your thing & you don't mind an industrial warehouse setting - Mitch's
      Or if you want a variety of dishes in addition to good sushi in an izakaya setting - Sushi Izakaya Gaku

      1. re: killersmile

        2nd mitch's....omakase prob best bang for bucks there....BYOS, too

        1. re: killersmile

          We love Mitch's & Gaku.
          We normally order what we want at Sasabune by sitting at a table.

          1. re: russkar

            Russkar - are you going to "Taste of the Nation"?

            1. re: manomin

              Probably if we're on Island. How about you?

              1. re: russkar

                It's tomorrow night. I'll be there, did the VIP tickets.

                1. re: manomin

                  My bad, thought it was the event in sept with Roy's etc. can't tonight already have a commitment. report back pls.

        2. re: russkar

          Beeeeeeeeeeg +1!

          1. re: russkar

            Tangential question -- what's the name of the newish sushi place across from Side St. (glass exterior)? Someone reputable told me its quite good for the price & we'll be there starting next week as well. Thanks (and sorry for the tangent).

            1. re: Steve R

              Are you talking about the Side Street Inn near Ala Moana Shopping Center or the one on Kapahulu? I can't think of a sushi restaurant across from either location though. When you said glass exterior, it made me think of Nanzan Giro Giro which is near, but not across from the Hopaka Street Side Street Inn, but that is an omakase kaiseki restaurant.

              1. re: killersmile

                If it is the Kapahulu Side Street perhaps they are referring to Genki Sushi, which is actually several blocks farther up across from the new Safeway complex...it does have large glass windows, but has been there for several years, and I don't recall seeing it mentioned as one of the top places for quality sushi. However, it is quite popular with locals, and robo-sushi can be entertaining, especially for visitors who haven't experienced it before. They also have a venue at Ward Centre, which seems to draw more Asian visitors. Kapahulu is K-Man's home turf, so maybe he can clarify things.

                1. re: macaraca

                  So, as it turns out, I misunderstood my "source" (remember KathyYLChan from this board?). At any rate, its Nanzan Giro Giro that she was telling me about over lunch last week (in NYC) and, yes, it's omakase kaiseki, not sushi... oops. I'm still planning to go. Thanks all.

                  1. re: Steve R

                    I'm headed there for Mother's Day actually as it is one of my mom's favorite restaurants. Small portions (perfect sized for her), delicately flavored seasonal food served on nice pieces of original pottery. A good reminder of visits to Kyoto, although I have never been to their sister restaurant in Kyoto.