Kapi‘olani Boulevard’s Veteran Sushi Spot is Casual Meets Quality

(Sponsored) Head to Yanagi Sushi for lunch, dinner and late-night happy hour.


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The moment you walk into Yanagi Sushi, the first thing you’ll notice are the hundreds of photos lining the walls, highlighting the many, many celebrities from across the world who have spent lunch, dinner or late-night happy hour at the restaurant since it opened in 1978. While it’s not one of those trendy sushi joints with date-worthy ambience and romantic lighting, Yanagi delivers on what matters: solid, high-quality sushi you’ll return for again and again.


Yanagi Sushi Platter

Photo: Courtesy of Yanagi Sushi



The Hale ‘Aina Awards 2020 Gold winner for Best Sushi and finalist for Best Overall Japanese, Yanagi Sushi’s casual atmosphere and auction-fresh fish have kept their many regulars (me included!) coming back over the years. The restaurant is currently open for dine-in and takeout and is offering a menu of specially priced items for takeout for a limited time. One of the most popular times to dine at Yanagi is between 9 p.m. and midnight, when it offers late-night specials on a huge selection of appetizers, plus rolled sushi, combination meals and drinks.


For more information, visit yanagisushi-hawaii.com. For updates, follow @yanagisushi on Instagram.