Peculiarly located just mauka of Ala Moana Center, SushiSan is a conveyor-belt sushi shop that aims to be a step up from the now ubiquitous Genki Sushi chain. Boasting three separate conveyor belts and hot water taps at each table (to make your own tea), the setup makes a strong first impression.

The dish prices are higher than at most sushi restaurants, though, and while some items are new and an unexpected delight, some tried-and-true items are a disappointment. More selection on the belt actually means some pieces spend a lot of time going in circles. The service was friendly but forgetful (we had to ask about our missing order a few times), and on the day we went, an open door in the kitchen meant some flies playing hopscotch on the food.

Overall a decent alternative to the usual (my kids declared it better than Genki, so we’ll be back), but they have to work on consistency.

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1409 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 944-0670

Ryan Kawailani Ozawa

Geek dad in paradise.