Genki SushiDigest Step Up to the Plate
January 5, 2014
Story By: Alana Folen | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: PLATTER A ($55.50; FEEDS AT LEAST 4 TO 5 PEOPLE.)
Genki Sushi is highly regarded as one of Hawaii’s premier kaiten-style sushi establishments, as it serves up quality sushi and other local favorites with authenticity. With an impressive amount of sushi creations to select from, even the most fickle diner will find something that appeals to them.
Yet, many aren’t aware that Genki Sushi offers an array of takeout/party platters to choose from as well. Platter A is, in fact, the restaurant’s most requested platter featuring a vibrant array of delectable sushi options.
Some people still are ringing in the new year with festive parties, and Platter A is a hit among party-goers. “This platter is mostly made up of a variety of sushi prepared in the traditional Japanese style,” says David Moon, director of purchasing for Genki Sushi USA Inc.
Spicy Tuna Gunkan is the restaurant’s best-selling item, so, of course, it’s included in this platter. No platter would be complete without this local specialty. And for all of you spicy tuna fanatics, unfortunately the special recipe is kept firmly under wraps.
Genki Sushi utilizes a special crop of California rice for its sushi — it’s one of the best! According to Moon, the sushi rice recipe comes directly from Japan, and it’s the rice that will make or break a sushi creation.
Cheers to ahi! Incorporating ahi into your diet is one of the Island’s most widely-observed New Year’s traditions. Ahi is believed to bring good luck.
Want to experience the best of what Genki Sushi has to offer? Well, Platter A is the answer, as it features the establishment’s signature items, including Onion Salmon, Tamago, Unagi and Tobiko at an affordable price.
Here’s a tip: When ordering (platters) be sure to call at least 15 to 30 minutes in advance to allow enough time for preparation.
“We brought back these types of platters because of popular demand,” Moon says. “Our takeout platters and sets are always made fresh to order.”
1200 Ala Moana Blvd.
Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
942-9102 Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
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