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“The dynamite roll was mega!”
Review of Ocean Sushi Deli

Ocean Sushi Deli
Ranked #47 of 247 Restaurants in Hilo
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 7 November 2012

We dropped in on Ocean Sushi for a quick bite after returning from Mauna Kea. It does not look like much from the street, but is a little havern for the sushi lover. The service was quick and friendly and we watched our sushi being made before getting tucked in.

The rainbow and dragon rolls where gorgeous and we left nothing!!!

For a delicious, quick and great value for money meal, Ocean Sushi is the place to go in Hilo.

Thank you guys!

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Thank RColtz
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

This is a locals, side-street Hilo sushi joint. The place is remarkabley pedestrian in decor, feels a little more like a cafeteria than a restaurant, which made think twice upon walking in. But amazingly enough they've got saucy waitresses and very good sushi, just like some of the best places in SanFran.

I had miso soup, sake nigiri, spicy tuna handroll (had seconds on that, yummy) and a spider roll (not very adventurous am i?) All was very good, very fresh and well presented. quick too, the guys behind the counter were jumping. No sushi bar, just tables in two adjoining sparsely furnished rooms.

Here is a place that if they got a liquor license and spent $80K remodeling would en the best sushi place on the island. As it is, it's a very good place to go grab sushi then scoot someplace else to hang out. Definitely worth a visit if you are jonesing for sushi.

Thank urbanelectron
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

We walked into a room 1/2 full of people, and no one ever asked to seat us. So we walked over to the 2 servers and asked where we could sit. After another 10 min. we were asked "What you want" by our not so nice server. He acted like he didn't want to serve a haole. We ordered 3 rolls, and a bento box. It took another 15-20 min. to get our food. The hot items were cold, and 2 out of my 3 rolls were not what was stated in the menu. The 2 servers NEVER came back to our table, but they did help every other table that was non haole.... We Will Never Go Back - Period

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1  Thank HiloBob
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

From the outside you would never suspect the great sushi inside. We had gone to another sushi place to have lunch, it was 1:45 and many places close from 2-5:30, they were having a slow day so they said they were already closed. On to Ocean Sushi. We walked in exactly at 2pm and they gladly seated us. We dined on the special rolls of the day. They were great and we walked out stuffed for under $25. No atmosphere but great sushi.

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Thank Sue Z
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

The Sushi was alright, not terrible but not amazing. The prices definitely made up for the so-so sushi though, very inexpensive. Lots of food for two and less tan 50$. The interior is all plain white, not a single thing hanging on the walls. The table was sticky even after it was wiped down, the bathrooms were definitely the 'squating' type, and the service was a disappointment. You wander in, seat youself because no one is seating you, and hope a menu is dropped off within 10 minutes. We'd be craning our neck to spot a waitress and then even raising our hand to get her to come see us. There were times she was at the table right next to us and ignored dirty plates, empty waters, ect. The place was full of locals and they seemed to be served and fed in no time, so maybe the poor service was just for us?

Either way, I won't be back and I wouldn't recommend it. Surely there has to be a decent place to get a bite of sushi in Hilo that doesn't mean sticky elbows and poor service.

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Thank AmandaNomad
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