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Dishing out plate lunch goodness

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May 6, 2015

Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: Bodie Collins

Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant introduces a new take-out menu with four different lunch plates at its Kaneohe location this week. Making the menu shine are Ahi Poke Plate ($9.55), Ichiriki Beef Plate ($9), Ichiriki Chicken Plate ($9) and Avocado Maguro Plate ($9).

“All of these plates are based off of our appetizers,” notes assistant manager David Oshiro. “We decided to start this menu because of feedback from our workers and some cus tomers. Our first source (of information) is in-house from our workers. We encourage them to eat the nabes, but after awhile, we noticed they’re ordering all appetizers and rice. Even if it’s tasty, you can get tired of it over and over again.

“Also, we have customers who come during their lunch break and they only have an hour at most maybe, so we wanted to help cater to the community here. We know some people don’t have a lot of time at lunch.”

The new take-out lunch plates will be available Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kaneohe location, starting May 4.

Each plate comes with rice, edamame, salad and arabiki sausage. The Ahi Poke Plate features a flavorful poke mix of ahi, onion, green onions, masago and Ichiriki’s original spicy tuna sauce.

The Ichiriki Beef Plate is the restaurant’s take on the traditional Japanese beef bowl known as gyudon.

The beef is briefly marinated in a homemade shoyu-based sauce, and then boiled and served over rice.

The Ichiriki Chicken Plate features an original chicken karaage recipe. The meat is briefly marinated in a homemade shoyu-based sauce and then deep-fried and served over rice.

Of course, if you have time to dine-in, Ichiriki is most famous for its fun, healthy and delicious nabe, including sukiyaki and shabu shabu. Locally owned and operated, Ichiriki opened its first location near Ala Moana on Pi-ikoi Street in 2006, followed by a second restaurant in Aiea in 2011. The business expanded to Kaneohe (at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, across from Windward Mall) in 2013.

Ichiriki Japanese Nabe

K A N E O H E
Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center
46-047 Kamehameha Hwy.
236-2299

Lunch daily,11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dinner Sunday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m.,
Friday-Saturday,4 p.m.-midnight

A I E A
98-150 Kaonohi St. #C-216
484-2222
Lunch daily, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dinner Monday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m.-midnight,
Sunday, 4-10 p.m.

A L A M O A N A
Ala Moana
510 Piikoi St.
589-2299
Lunch daily,11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dinner Sunday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m.,
Friday-Saturday 4 p.m.-midnight

W E B
ichirikinabe.com

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