Longtime Eatery Pleases EveryoneA La Carte Columns
March 15, 2016
Story By: Lynsey Beth Futa | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
If you’re in a rush, try barbecue meat, chow fun noodles and fried chicken from the restaurant’s okazu section. There also is shoyu chicken, vegetable tempura, an array of sushi and so much more to choose from. With its delicatessen and bento options, Sekiya’s proves that eating fast food doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the quality and taste of your meal, as everything that comes out of the longtime eatery’s kitchen is delicious and made with love.
Amongst Sekiya’s notable fish dishes are two automatic favorites: Fried Ahi ($13.95) and Nitsuke Butterfish ($18.95). Each showcases fish in a completely different way, but both are equally tasty. For Fried Ahi, fillets of the ocean’s best are lightly tossed in flour and pan-fried until golden brown. The fillets are served on a bed of shredded cabbage with a side of grated radish and lemon.
Nitsuke Butterfish is made to order and involves cooking the delicate, flaky fish in Sekiya’s own rendition of teriyaki sauce. The sauce thickens after a while, becoming the perfect topping for a bowl of hot, white rice. Both meals are served with miso soup, rice, tsukemono and green tea.
Sekiya’s Restaurant And Delicatessen
2746 Kaimuki Ave., Kaimuki
Sunday-Thursday, 8 A.M.-10 P.M.; Friday-Saturday, 8 A.M.-11 P.M.