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SASA, Cleveland, OH

SASA

4.7
4.7
845 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Located at historic Shaker Square, SASA is a Japanese Izakaya restaurant. SASA's menu reflects global inspiration while maintaining the tradition and beauty of Japanese cooking. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails, an extensive sake list, and craft beers on tap. Whether a night out with friends, dinner with family, or a business dinner, SASA will create a memorable evening.

SASA has a REME HALO® indoor air purification system that uses U.V. filtration & hydro-peroxide plasma to inactivate bacteria & viruses to make our indoor dining room safer than ever.

We welcome you to SASA!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Asian, Contemporary Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (216) 767-1111
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Scott Kim
  • Catering
    Please email info@sasamatsu.com or call us 216.767.1111 for details.
  • Private party facilities
    SASA offers a limited semi-private dining area. Please contact SASA for details.
  • Private party contact
    Brenda Kim: (216) 225-9366
  • Neighborhood
    Shaker Heights
  • Cross street
    Shaker Blvd
  • Parking details
    Self parking available in the large, secure lot behind SASA (Dave's Market). On street parking also available.
  • Public transit
    SASA is on the Rapid Transit Line--Shaker Square stop.
  • Entertainment
    A variety of some of Cleveland's most talented artists. A mix of jazz, vocalists & other contemporary style music.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 845 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Innovative

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Healthy

  • Cleveland

    Innovative

  • Cleveland

    Healthy

  • Cleveland

    Neighborhood gem

845 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great but the service was weird. It looked like 1 manager was there, 1 server, and 1 food runner. We ordered appetizers and both came in a timely fashion. Manager and food runner checked on us. We had to flag the server down to order sushi. No one said anything to us about the kitchen being slow so we don’t know why the 2 sushi rolls we ordered after took over 30 mins before arriving at our table. The server didn’t check on us or clear appetizer plates during that time either. We immediately asked for the check and boxes. Maybe the server just had an off night? We still left a 20% tip too but we would’ve understood and ordered everything together if we knew it was going to be that long of a wait for sushi.

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  2. GregS

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of sushi artfully prepared. Knowledgable staff. And specials, very well done

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  3. Kimothys

    Phoenix

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive to my allergy issues. Megan was a great server, the food was yum.

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  4. Liba

    Cleveland

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 2nd time at Sasa and we’ve loved it both times. The menu has lots of variety, there’s a very good wine and saki list, and several yummy desserts available. Service is friendly and attentive. The food is delish. We’ll be back.

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  5. Dorey

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi here is the best you will ever have! The weight staff is very friendly, and have been here a long time and greet you when you come in like an old friend

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  6. FrankC

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, Excellent service. Room is acoustically bright so somewhat noisier than needs be.

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  7. JoelS

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, the food was good and our server, Megan, was excellent.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always a yummy and safe bet for sushi! The weekly Toro special was very good.

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  9. Dinner

    Cleveland

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had beef ribs and pad thai. The place is quiet, comfortable, food was good, not great this time.

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  10. JaclynP

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We LOVE Sasa!!! Freshest Sushi, the food is always amazing and the service is 10 Stars!!! We drive almost an hour to come here because its truly a gem and the best!!!!

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  11. CliffB

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner to celebrate the birthday of a dear friend. It was her first visit to SASA. She loved the setting, the service and the food and said she'll be back. We have been dining at SASA for years and it continues to be a big favorite. We are always happy to have a meal there!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great drink as well, really enjoyed our server he was awesome

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I wanted to love it because I love sushi, but this was mediocre and overpriced and a disinterested server

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  14. happygirl

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Maybe my expectations were too high. Based on Nigiri Sushi prices, I thought it was a high-end Japanese restaurant, but it was more like a casual Asian diner with high prices. We went there for my boyfriend's birthday on Wed evening and they were not busy at all. Overall, service and food was okay level but not worth $160 for two people out the door. We ordered some nigiri sushi and their special roll but nothing was impressive. It was very strange that a server person poured too much soy sauce into our individual trays. I much rather prefer that they leave a soy sauce bottle on the table. I am Japanese so I know what sushi should be. They also put too much rice on each nigiri; sushi should be eaten with one bite but it was too big. The best thing we ordered was "SASA Fries" which my friend recommended. However, it was frustrating for me that $13 French Fries were the best among all the dishes we ordered. We may go back for French Fries but not for Sushi.

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  15. RLHCLE

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Japanese food at Sasa is reliably delicious. I’ve never had a bad experience and we eat here frequently. Whether you try a combination of small plates or a sushi roll, you will find that they pay attention to detail at Sasa. The restaurant also has a great vibe to it.

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  16. Foodman

    Cleveland

    82 reviews

    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cozy little restaurant on Shaker Square. Really good sushi with many other Japanese, innovative options. Great play on traditional Caesar salad that was as good as Ive had. Great friendly service

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  17. SusieZ

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sasa is our club, our family, our favorite dining experience. If you want the best Sushi, fresh and delicious Sasa is your place! If you want to try the Sasa Fries as your appetizer or main dish, they are to die for. If tomatoes are your thing enjoy the fresh tomato and feta salad is the way to go! If you are not a Sushi lover there are many options on the menu….Sliders, Chicken Katsu, Ribs and other dishes to choose from… Top off your meal with the crème bur-lee trio!!! Enjoy!

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  18. RalphT

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, perfect staff, food was excellent with a lot of variety, and the setting was very nice.

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  19. LocalEater

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved Sasa! We'll be back. Staff is courteous, helpful, and well informed

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  20. Liba

    Cleveland

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christmas Eve at Sasa-wonderful dinner. Wide range of menu choices and great service. It’s quite a gem at Shaker Square where so many other businesses have closed. I definitely recommend!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time good food, unfortunately I got sick from it:(
    SASAResponded on December 27, 2023
    I am glad you had a nice time and enjoyed the food, but I am very concerned about you getting sick after your visit. I sent you a private message. I hope to hear from you soon to discuss your experience. Thank you

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  22. Shelly

    Cleveland

    64 reviews

    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasant experience at SASA - the service was impeccable, the atmosphere was fun and inviting, and the special dishes were very tasty. The fish and chips are delicious and the fries are the best in Cleveland. The sushi dishes are fresh, unique, and beautifully presented. Delicious!!

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  23. Spencer

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Remarkably friendly and competent staff. The food is excellent.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food.

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  25. AmyM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. Plus the I Love Roll special was really good!

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  26. LaurenG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    my grandfather always said they had the best fries in town

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place to eat, drink, and enjoy life!!!!!

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  28. Dinner

    Cleveland

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is at Shaker Square. We were seated in a booth, and although it was a cold night, it was pleasantly warm. The server was excellent. I had a “beef rock“ which was tenderloin of beef, thinly sliced and marinated. In the middle of the plate was a very hot “rock” on which the patron cooks the beef, which was amazingly tasty and succulent. My companion had miso soup and shrimp tempura, also excellent.

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  29. JeEi

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply put. Japanese fine dining at its best. SASA is a must.

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  30. JoelS

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Immediately greeted with a genuine smile from Donna. Served by Jeffrey. Brought out of town guests who were impressed by the entire experience. Enjoyed the Vietnamese and lobster rolls and yam tempura. Unfiltered saki was a perfect compliment to our meal. Proud to highlight our city with an independent restaurant which exceeds so many around here.

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  31. BelindaT

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is consistently amazing! The service was perfect.

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  32. Alyse

    Cleveland

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect as always! Food, service, etc....our favorite restaurant in Cleveland!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Finding good sushi in Cleveland can be a challenge and I have no idea why we hadn’t tried SASA before. I’m glad we did. We only had sushi (and edamame - which was delicious) and the fish was fresh, high quality, and tasty. The rolls were creative and the two daily specials we had (torched salmon and toro) were outstanding. We’ll be back for sure.

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  34. BlakeD

    Cleveland

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love SASA. The food is always awesome - probably because Chef Owner Scott Kim is always in the kitchen. And most items come in small portions so you can enjoy multiple wonderful dishes. The sushi is exceptional. Everything is great including the service.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time ,nice ambiance the fish and chips were good , the crème brûlée trio was good minus the chocolate. The dumplings were also good . My date enjoyed the food as well

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  36. visitedfromCleveland

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing. Cant come without getting the fries!

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  37. Jazzy

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The short ribs were brunt and very dry! The value of the fish was not worth the cost. The shrimp pad tai was good as was the calamari. First and last trip there!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our evening at Sasa was incredible. Morgan and Megan both took care of us immaculately and were so helpful with their suggestions. The food was absolutely amazing.

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  39. davidS

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a pleasure to dine at Sasa! We never regret dining here and we’re always treated like family.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Hamachi was the best!!Had seconds…it would be nice if they offered sushi or sashimi samplers.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from SASA using the Order Online button. SASA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 767-1111.

SASA is rated 4.7 stars by 845 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for SASA

13120 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Shaker Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Shaker Heights
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Asian, Contemporary Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Self parking available in the large, secure lot behind SASA (Dave's Market). On street parking also available.
  • Public transit
    SASA is on the Rapid Transit Line--Shaker Square stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Scott Kim
  • Entertainment
    A variety of some of Cleveland's most talented artists. A mix of jazz, vocalists & other contemporary style music.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (216) 767-1111
  • Catering
    Please email info@sasamatsu.com or call us 216.767.1111 for details.
  • Private party facilities
    SASA offers a limited semi-private dining area. Please contact SASA for details.
  • Private party contact
    Brenda Kim: (216) 225-9366
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