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Dive Into Sushi King’s Eats

Columns Pupu Picks

April 14, 2012

Story By: Dining Out Team |

Watching chef Edgar San Juan work behind the counter at Sushi King is a pleasure. He is quick without being rushed and the flavorful, artistic creations he serves are a reminder of why the restaurant has been an area staple since 1992.

The best thing about dining at a sushi restaurant is that there are no rules when it comes to appetizers, main courses and even desserts. OK, maybe not desserts, but almost the entire menu at the King Street restaurant is pupu compatible.

Fresh Oysters are a good way to start, and priced at $7.25 it’s a delicacy you can afford. The fresh shucked oysters are cleaned and served with green onion, grated daikon that is mixed with Japanese chili peppers and a ponzu dipping sauce.

Equally satisfying is Ika Maruyaki, or whole squid. The tender squid ($11.95) is grilled and served with either a teriyaki or shiyoyaki sauce. As with everything on the menu, it looks as good as it tastes.

Soft Shell Crab ($9.50) is a crispy appetizer option that is a definite pairing favorite with any number of menu items, including Ahi Poke ($9.50). The buttery fish is served with green onion, tobiko, yamaimo (mountain potato), ogonori, radish sprouts and tossed with a sesame oil seasoning with a few ingredients San Juan isn’t ready to identify.

They are not appetizers, but the Early Bird Dinner ($15.96) and the Late Night Special ($11.45) are crowd pleasers, with options including chicken teriyaki, shrimp and vegetables, salmon katsu and ahi cutlets, just to name a few. All come with rice, salad and miso soup.

Fresh Oysters ($7.25), Ika Maruyaki (whole squid) ($11.95), Ahi Poke ($9.50) and Soft Shell Crab ($9.50)

Sushi King

  • Where
    • 2700 South King Street #C
    • Honolulu, HI 96826
  • Call
    • (808) 947-2836
  • Hours
    • Open daily for lunch
    • 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Dinner
    • Wednesday – Monday
    • 5:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Tuesdays
    • 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.