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US$10 - US$15
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 6 February 2020

This was a last second decision when the aimed-for Italian proved non-existent. It was a good choice. Despite appearing to be packed (two large dinner parties) we were seated immediately. I ordered a shrimp tempura that included two large scoops of rice and miso soup....The tempura was actually quite good – the batter was light and crispy, and the vegetables not overdone. The shrimp was very good. The only downside, though relatively minor, was the service, which seemed mostly indifferent. Still, not bad considering a last-minute decision.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 December 2019 via mobile

We were one of three families in the restaurant at 5:00 pm. Server took 20 minutes to acknowledge us. Our food took an hour to arrive after that. They completely forgot the food my youngest son ordered. We shared ours until his arrived, more than...15 minutes after we were finished. Wait staff could not tell us what fish we were eating. More rice than I have ever seen on a roll with very little protein. Tons of mayonnaise spread over the rice in some of the rolls was simply gross. Not sure why there are so many 4 & 5 star reviews; this place was horrible. Bad service & unedible sushi. Avoid this place.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 6 December 2019 via mobile

This is a nice looking Japanese restaurant in the middle of Hilo. The menu has a good variety of options, inducing sushi, sashimi and cooked dishes. When we were there the sushi chef must have been inundated with orders as it took the food part...of an hour for our order to come out. The wait staff didn't let us know about the delays and didn't come to check on us that entire time. We eventually got the Jumbo Fukamaki, the Special Ahi Roll and for dessert we had the and Mochi Fried Ice Cream. The food was nice enough, but the service was terrible.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 3 November 2019

It’s always such a treat for us to get sushi. Oceans was recommended by our B&B host. Service was prompt and rolls were delicious! Sashimi was buttery and so good! Prices were very reasonable. If you love sushi/sashimi, don’t pass up Oceans!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 21 September 2019 via mobile

Ocean has turned into our go-to sushi place because the restaurant is comfortable, service is great, they have a children’s menu, restrooms are clean and wide selection of sushi/sashimi at affordable prices. Nigri sushi, rolls, sashimi and katsu has all been good. No matter how...busy it is, service is always good.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

Got a takeout order of Big Island Rolls ($8) and miso soup ($2). Rolls were awesome! Very light, fresh and bursting with flavor. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

This place is my go-to sushi restaurant!! Great selection, great prices and great service. They are BYOB which is nice, don't have to pay high restaurant prices for beer or wine with your dinner. My favorites are the spicy tempura roll and ahi sashimi. Perfect...spot for friends or family to eat yummy food!!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 19 March 2019

I lived in Hilo back in '09-'14 and frequented Ocean Sushi with friends often. The prices were hard to beat. The service was good. At the time they were moving locations, so the new place is a better vibe than the former. Most recent visit...was just as I remembered from the good old college days. All in all, an affordable place to have decent sushi!More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 9 March 2019

We visited at lunchtime and had to wait for a table. It was vacant but needed to be cleaned. Then we had to wait for our order to be taken. It took nearly an hour for our food to come out after we had arrived....By this time we were really hungry. Luckily the food was excellent and it was very good value. We tried bento boxes, sushi and chicken Katsu. If you’re in a hurry or very hungry it might be best to get takeawayMore

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Clean and tasty food here. The ahi rolls were amazing. Great options for the keikis / kids. Enough classic dishes to orient you but enough local flavors to keep it interesting. Service was efficient and friendly if not warm.

Date of visit: January 2019
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No, it's BYOB for beer and wine.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Sushi Deli

  • Yes, Ocean Sushi Deli offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Ocean Sushi Deli offers delivery services.

  • Ocean Sushi Deli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 3