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Bringing holiday cheer with sushi platters

By Lynsey Beth Futa Photos By LAWRENCE TABUDLO
December 29, 2015

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Christmas in Hawaii not only is about nourishing souls with holiday cheer, but also about feeding the mouths of loved ones with delicious grinds.

Although Kozo Sushi always is prepared to provide delicious local Japanese fare for all family parties and special occasions throughout the year, the eatery especially is geared up for the overload of Christmas brunches, lunches and dinners. And, nothing says “Happy Holidays!” quite like a party platter filled with Kozo’s favorite sushi items.


D-Maki Set ($28.99) is the perfect choice to please family members of all ages. Chopsticks and hands will grab for maki sushi such as California, Futo and Tamago, while little ones will enjoy picking from hosomaki (thin roll) selections of Shinko, Ume, Kanpyo and Cucumber.

Last but not least from the 52-piece platter, is Inari sushi, an all-around favorite. Manager of the Kahala branch, Miulene Pilanca, notes that D-Maki Set is ideal for those who aren’t fans of raw fish, as the seafood options are all cooked in this platter.

On the other hand, if you are hoping to please raw-fish lovers, look no further than Kozo’s Family Set ($28.99).

The platter contains nigiri selections of Ahi Tuna, Salmon, Ebi and Tamago, as well as a few hosomaki choices. This set also offers California and Futo Maki rolls, and a few Inari sushi.

There are many more platter options to choose from, with all sushi made fresh daily. By simply calling ahead, Kozo is able to have your order ready in time for your multiple Christmas shindigs.

With five Kozo Sushi locations to choose from — all open 365 days a year — make sure that you bring the best gift of all to your holiday gatherings. Your sushi offerings truly will be the highlight this merry season.

Kozo Sushi

Kahala Mall
4618 Kilauea Ave., Kahala (near McDonald’s)
738-5696
Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.;
Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-8 pm.;
Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.