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Hinone Mizunone, a Japanese home-style restaurant, provides customers with plenty of Japanese favorites, as well as kamadakigohan, a traditional way of cooking rice that takes a lot of dedication to make.
Dining Out caught up with Brant Yamamoto and Wayne Tanaka for lunch one day at Hinone Mizunone. Both have their regular dishes that they order, but today was different — they both tried something new.
The lunch menu is served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features an assortment of teishoku meals served with rice, miso soup, two side dishes and pickles, and udon and curry dishes.
Also, for the month of July, Hinone Mizunone has a weekly specials menu priced at $8.50 a dish: Yaki Udon (Monday), Garlic Chicken Katsu Teishoku (Tuesday), Pan Fried Pork and Vegetable Teishoku (Wednesday), Deep Fried Tofu with Vegetable Ankake Sauce Teishoku (Thursday), Mabo Eggplant Teishoku (Friday), Salmon Tempura Donburi (Saturday), and Kimchee Fried Rice (Sunday).
Brant Yamamoto: “I’m eating the Chicken ‘Amakara-Age’ with Sweet Ginger Sauce ($11). This is the first time I’m eating it. I usually get the Broiled Saba ($8.50), but I’m on a rice diet. All the dishes here are good, the service is good, and the location is great.”
Wayne Tanaka: “I got the Butterfish Misoyaki ($14.75). I like butterfish, but this is the first time I’m trying it from here. I usually come here for dinner. This place is clean, the food and service are always good, and the prices are reasonable for Japanese food.”
1345 S. King St., Honolulu
Open daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.