If you’ve never had a bento lunch from a Japanese restaurant, you’re missing out on a filling treat that makes a perfect midday meal. Oahu residents and visitors are in luck — no one serves this unusual lunch option quite like Takumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar in Kapolei, HI.
Newcomers to the world of bento need not worry. The culinary experts at Takumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar explain what makes this form of Japanese carryout so special.
What Is A Bento Set?
A bento set is a portion-style lunch that features an assortment of Japanese cuisine staples. Each set comes with a main component of meat, seafood, or vegetables, as well as side dishes of miso soup, mixed greens, rice, pickled radish, and kimchee. The lunch menu at Takumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar features an array of options for these single-portion sets, which are easily transportable and thus ideal for your midday break.
What Are My Options?
While bento sets are convenient Japanese carryout options for anyone on the go, they also can be enjoyed as a sit-down meal. Takumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar offers an array of meat bento sets, including pork kimchee, sautéed pork belly, and grilled chicken or rib eye slices. Seafood is also a popular main component, and the restaurant offers salmon and shrimp sets. For vegetarians, there are vegetable and tofu options.
Takumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar serves special sets for young diners. Children under 12 can enjoy bento sets with the main item of their choice, as well as miso soup, rice, strawberries, sweet corn, and milk pudding.
See for yourself how a delicious, hearty bento set can take your lunch to the next level. Call Takumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar at (808) 674-1999 for a reservation, or visit their website to see their bento options and other signature Japanese dishes.