Indulge In Island Comfort FoodA La Carte Columns
May 15, 2016
Story By: Abby Sadoy | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
Simplicity and longevity at their finest are offered at Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen. For 80 years now, the establishment has withstood the test of time, and has proven itself to be an island-wide favorite among locals and tourists alike.
The tastiest of Japanese fare can be found here, with something for customers of all ages. “We’re a family-style restaurant,” says general manager Fay Hara. And patrons of all ages can happily take part in its long-adored specialties.
A few include saimin, marinated fried chicken, oxtail soup, among other comfort-food delights. Starting tomorrow, the Kaimuki eatery will feature a happy hour menu available Monday through Thursday, from 2 to 4 p.m.
After 3 p.m., while supplies last, customers also can snag a bite or two from Sekiya’s discount bentos ($3.99 each) sold at its okazuya counter. A few features include Hash Tempura, chicken and barbecue meats.
With its new happy hour offerings, Sekiya’s will be featuring a special dish from Monday to Thursday. Starting tomorrow, selected dishes are discounted at $10.95 (from the regular price of $12.95). This week, Dining Out highlights its Monday and Tuesday specialties. On Mondays, get a load of Yakitori Chicken Plate, with tasty chicken marinated in Sekiya’s homemade barbecue sauce and served on a bed of shredded cabbage. On Tuesdays, indulge in a Beef Tomato dish consisting of celery, green peppers, onions and string beans, all cooked with the beef and tomatoes in Sekiya’s delicious homemade dashi. All dishes are served with rice, tsukemono and hot tea.
Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen
2746 Kaimuki Ave., Kaimuki
Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.