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Party time is excellent when sushi’s on the table

A La Carte Columns

May 29, 2016

Story By: Maria Kanai | Photos by: BODIE COLLINS

D-Maki Set ($28.99)

D-Maki Set ($28.99)

In Hawaii, there’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned sushi platter to bring everyone around the table. With all the keiki graduating from school and a special day dedicated to fathers coming up, there’s no better excuse — not that we needed one — to celebrate with perfectly hand-cut rolls of delicious sushi. At Kozo Sushi, along with take-out bentos, there’s a wide selection of affordable, signature sushi party plates.

“The party plates are popular because they have a good variety,” says Kyle Higashi, manager of the Kahala Mall location. “They’re perfect for special occasions and events, especially with graduation season going on.”

D-Maki Set ($28.99) is the people-pleasing platter on the menu, with 52 maki or hoso maki sushi with cooked and non-raw items. The set is palate-friendly with multiple options that are crowd favorites, such as futo, egg, California, ume, kanpyo, cucumber, shinko and inari maki.

Aloha Set ($28.99)

Aloha Set ($28.99)

Prefer raw fish when it comes to your sushi? Aloha Set ($28.99) is your best option, with 43 nigiri pieces of ahi, ika, egg, ebi, salmon, tekka, cucumber and shinko maki.

All party platters are carefully prepared fresh upon ordering, so you can call ahead and pick up your order as soon as it’s ready. “We’re all trained upon hire on how to hand-roll sushi from scratch,” says Higashi.

With five convenient locations around Oahu — in Kahala, Pearlridge, Pearl City, Keeaumoku and Moiliili — Kozo Sushi is a well-known store that’s long been a local staple. Take a look at the party platter menu this season and enjoy this signature Japanese cuisine for any special occasion.

Kozo Sushi

Kahala Mall (and four other locations)
4618 Kilauea Ave., Kahala
738-5696
Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

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