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Keeping It Healthy While on the Go

By Jaimie Kim Photos By Leah Friel
April 28, 2013

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When you think “fast food,” sushi probably doesn’t immediately come to mind. But forgo a burger and fries for something a bit more health-conscious that you’ll be able to eat just as quickly from Kozo Sushi.

“We try to serve the food as quickly as possible because we are, in essence, a fast-food restaurant,” shares employee George Roszko. “We do our best to provide what the customer wants.”

You won’t only be able to satisfy your sushi cravings here either. The restaurant currently offers bentos and sushi sets as well.

The Teriyaki Chicken Bento ($6.99) is one of the most popular bentos of four that are offered. Chicken is sliced into bite-size pieces and cooked with teriyaki sauce. It is served with soba noodles, as well as shinko maki (pickled radish sushi) and a salad with a simple mayo dressing.

Another popular item is the Fried Chicken Bento ($6.99). Deep-fried chicken is placed on a bed of rice and topped with teriyaki sauce. It also is served with shinko maki and futomaki — a sushi that contains tofu, cucumber, seasoned egg and kampyo (a type of gourd).

If you were hoping for a dish with a little more sushi, don’t worry. The restaurant also offers a Tempura Sushi Set ($7.25). It contains two pieces of shrimp tempura and two pieces of kakiage — a tempura consisting of shrimp, onions and green onions. It also features one piece of each of the following delicacies: ebi (shrimp), ika (squid), ahi (tuna), tamago (egg), unagi (eel) and salmon.

Further your healthy fast-food experience with Kozo Sushi at its Keeaumoku location and substitute white rice for brown rice.

Kozo Sushi

638 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu
946-5696
9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., Fri. and Sat.
9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
kozosushihawaii.net