Where to Find the Best Sushi in Waikiki

Waikiki’s best sushi restaurants are numerous and some are even famous (Nobu, we’re talking about you). Here is our list of the top spots.

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Doraku Sushi

The first concept of restaurateur Kevin Aoki, this is a very popular spot — as in lines out the door. It’s also one of our favorite happy hour destinations with an extensive menu featuring hot food, sushi dishes, as well as alcoholic beverages. Doraku’s complex menu consists of both traditional and fusion creations that satisfy both sushi beginners and connoisseurs. Open 11:30am to 10pm. Happy hour is every day 4pm to 6pm. dorakusushi.com

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Eating House 1849

We LOVE the reason this behind this restaurant name – it’s an homage to one of the first restaurants on Oahu. Award-winning chef Roy Yamaguchi honors Hawaii’s history by using the simple flavors of the past in bold modern dishes. Open daily 4pm to 9pm. Happy hour is daily 4pm to 6pm. eatinghouse1849.com

Best Sushi in Waikiki
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Furusato Sushi

This stylish sushi restaurant is front and center in Waikiki. There’s a wide selection of sushi but if you’re dining with a partner, opt for the Waikiki Bridge or the Hawaiian Bridge. Both offer a delicious assortment of fresh sashimi and sushi for two to share. Open daily 11am to 10:30pm.  furusatosushi.ne

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Sushi Ginza Onodera

Let’s start with the fact they call their chefs, sushi craftsmen… they aim to dazzle the most sophisticated taste buds delivering authentic Edomae style sushi to the world. Open Monday, Thursday, and Friday 5pm to 10pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am to 10pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. onodera-group.com

Best Sushi in Waikiki
Photo: Courtesy of Nobu Honolulu

Nobu Honolulu

1118 Ala Moana Blvd. #100, Honolulu
Temporarily Closed

If you have to choose your last meal — this would be a good choice. Just saying. It’s not cheap, and we can’t say it’s better than any of the others on the list, but… noburestaurants.com


Sansei Seafood and Sushi Bar

Popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Extensive sushi and bar menu, how can you go wrong? sanseihawaii.com

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