Mama Mia, That’s Good!A La Carte Columns
January 19, 2016
Story By: Caitlin Basilio |
The literal translation of Japanese restaurant Mamaya’s name is “mama’s house.” With the goal of serving large portions of comfort foods just like Mom used to make at affordable prices, this eatery sure knows how to please.
With three locations guests can visit — Pearl Kai Shopping Center, Shirokiya at Ala Moana Center and downtown on Bishop Street — Mamaya takes pride in its fresh fish, made-to-order dishes such as plate lunches and donburi bowls, and ready-to-go bentos. Stop in any morning and you’ll see customers picking out a tasty lunch to pack on their way to work.
Some of Mamaya’s most popular bites are Butterfish, Salmon and Poke Bowls. The shop also offers a Hot & Cold Deli Mix and Match for $7.95 per pound. Customers are free to choose a container size and select foods such as mochiko chicken, squid karaage and butterfish tempura.
Next time you stop in to Mamaya, be sure to try one of “Mama’s” tasty poke bowls ($7.50 each). Customers may choose from a Regular Poke Bowl with either Spicy Ahi or Shoyu Ahi poke, or California Spicy Ahi Poke Bowl. The latter is new to Mamaya’s Pearl Kai location and includes spicy ahi, seafood salad, diced cucumber and avocado drizzled with mayonnaise and Sriracha. It’s also served with pickled ginger.
Pearl Kai Shopping Center,
98-199 Kamehameha Hwy. A-7B, Aiea
Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.