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5 Must-Try Foods at Honolulu’s Best Okazu Restaurant September 12, 2017

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5 Must-Try Foods at Honolulu’s Best Okazu Restaurant, Honolulu, Hawaii

Everything on the menu at Honolulu’s best Japanese okazuya location is sure to please, but there’s nothing like starting off a great morning or afternoon with delicious okazu or filling meal from Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen. If you’re lucky enough to visit Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen in Honolulu, HI, you’re in for a treat. This okazuya is available from 8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m, 7 days a week. 

The 5 Best Okazu Foods at Honolulu’s Leading Japanese Restaurant

1. Tempura 

A delicious variety of tempura is served all day long, making it a great start to any meal. Corned beef hash, rolled into balls and dipped in tempura batter, is a MUST. Other varieties of tempura that are only available in the okazu include shrimp tempura, vegetable tempura, and a unique sweet potato tempura – an excellent sweet surprise. 

2. Sushi

Delectable sushi made fresh.  A staple to the okazu, Nori Maki is rolled with sushi rice, tuna, kampyo (traditional Japanese dried gourd), and special red and green oboro (dried sweet shrimp powder). The secret to this one is the sushi-su (or sushi vinegar) and oboro is made in-house, not from one of those pre-packaged varieties. Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen also serves some of the best Inari Sushi (Cone Sushi) around.

3. Luncheon Meat 

Enjoy something out of a typical Hawaii school lunch! We know what you’re thinking – “Luncheon meat?!”. Trust us. This meat is thinly sliced, lightly braised in a sweetened pineapple juice, and baked to perfection. It’s a great add-on to round out any plate.

4. Gobo

Gobo (Japanese burdock root) is a very traditional Japanese side dish. Otherwise known as kinpira gobo, it’s sautéed in shoyu (soy sauce) and sugar, along with a handful of pork and just a touch of cayenne to give it a little kick. Cooked until soft, you’ll feel the love given with every bite. 

5. Butterfish

Butterfish is the star of the show here at Sekiya’s. A tender, flaky white fish (Alaskan black cod to be precise) cooked local style in a nitsuke sauce. Served by the piece as either a filet, belly, or tail cut, the mild-sweetness and overall melt-in-your-mouth texture will definitely have you coming back for more. 

No matter which tasty option you select, when you dine at Honolulu’s best Japanese okazu location, you’re sure to be pleased. To view the full dinner menu from Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen, head to their website. You can also call (808) 732-1656 to speak with someone from the restaurant.