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A Million New Tastes of Asian Fusion

Digest On the Menu

November 30, 2014

Story By: Alana Folen | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

Palates will prosper as Million Restaurant shovels out more bang for your buck. The Sheridan Street eatery is no-holds-barred when it comes to serving the most authentic Korean cuisine, and recently has stepped up its game with a myriad of new dishes.

Having established a loyal fan base throughout its more than 20 years in business, the yakiniku hot spot now is exploring the realm of Asian fusion cuisine.

“We continually expand our menu with new ideas, and are always looking to make our dining experience fast, consistent and satisfying for your taste buds,” says manager Diana Paik.

As the weather cools down, cozy up to Nagasaki Jjampong ($11.95 small, $18.95 large), a hearty pork bone-base soup with an assortment of vegetables and seafood, including shrimp, clams, mussels and squid.

Salmon Salad ($8.95) freshens up the menu as well, featuring fresh salmon sashimi with vegetables. Onion and balsamic dressing heighten the flavor.

For both longtime patrons and newcomers alike, Crazy Fried Shrimp (three pieces for $9.95) provokes mouthwatering visions of deep-fried sheikh tempura with crunchy, golden battered chips. “It’s so good, it’s crazy,” Paik says with a laugh.

While Million Restaurant shows off its new spread of fusion fare, traditional Korean favorites, such as kimchee, remain alive and well.

“Kimchee and other dishes are mixed and prepared by the grandmother of the family, giving that authentic Korean flavor, states Paik, who is an integral part of this family-run business.

The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and late-night dining, and Paik highly recommends Mixed Rice with Seafood Hot Stone Pot. It’s no surprise that diners demolish the dish in no time. Priced at $16.95, a bowl of steaming hot rice is topped with shrimp, mussels, clams, squid and vegetables doused in a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce.

You will want to stop by the eatery on a regular basis, because Million Restaurant has an infinite number of choices to spice up your appetite.

Million Restaurant

626 Sheridan St., Honolulu
596-0799
Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-midnight

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