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Kozo’s Rolling Out the Goods With Satisfying Sushi

By Jaimie Kim
October 13, 2013

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Sushi’s individual servings make it easy to forget exactly how much you’ve consumed — exactly the right mind-set you should be in to “pig out.”

Of course, the other component in thoroughly enjoying a meal is good company.

Kozo Sushi Hawaii combines these elements and provides its customers with eight different platters customers may choose from.

One bonus: the price. “The sushi that Kozo Sushi serves has the similar quality of sushi that is served at many sit-down restaurants, but at a much more reasonable price,” says president of Kozo Sushi Hawaii, Mika Yamamoto.

The biggest platter, the Kamaaina Plate ($43.99) serves anywhere from 10 to 15 people and features an impressive 98 pieces of sushi. The variety includes California Maki, Futo Maki, Tempura Maki, Cucumber Maki, Shinko (pickled radish) Maki, Ume Maki and Inari (cone sushi).

For a smaller group of about 5-6 diners, the Deluxe Maki Set ($25.99) has 52 pieces of sushi. These include California Maki, Egg Maki, Futo Maki, Cucumber Maki, Shinko Maki, Ume Maki and Inari.

Maybe you find yourself dining alone — Kozo Sushi’s menu also encompasses smaller servings of sushi, bentos and donburis to dine on.

The Hurricane Maki ($7.25, eight pieces) is tempura shrimp and lettuce rolled into a makimono (rolled sushi). Salmon is added on top with teriyaki sauce and sweet n’ chili sauce, and wasabi mayo provides the dish with a little heat. Sprinkled barbecue potato chips and green onions complete the roll.

Kozo Sushi was first opened in 1972 in Osaka, Japan. Because of its popularity as a “fast-food” takeout sushi restaurant, the franchise traveled to Hawaii and has grown to include five locations throughout Oahu.

“People should expect a friendly and welcoming environment from the workers who are willing to serve all customers,” says Yamamoto.

Kozo Sushi

KEEAUMOKU
638 Keeaumoku St.
946-5696
Monday–Thursday 9:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Friday–Saturday 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

MOILIILI
2334 S King St
951-5696
Monday–Thursday 9:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Friday–Saturday 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

KAHALA
4618 Kilauea Avenue
738-5696
Monday–Thursday 9:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Friday–Saturday 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

PEARLRIDGE
98-1005 Moanalua Road, Aiea
483-6805
Monday–Saturday 9:30 a.m.–9 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

PEARL CITY
1029 Makolu St., Suite C, Pearl City
483-6805
Sunday–Saturday 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

kozosushihawaii.com