Variety is the spice of life at Odori-koA La Carte Columns
October 2, 2016
Story By: Kelli Shiroma | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
There’s no better way to get over “Hump Day” than by taking advantage of Odori-ko’s $1 Beer Day Wednesdays. Customers are still learning about this recent special, according to vice president Rie Akita.
“Our draft beers — Kirin and Budweiser — are $1, and some other selected bottles are $2-3,” she confirms. “This special goes throughout dinner (from 4:30 p.m. onward) and it’s every Wednesday. You just have to order one appetizer from our menu to get the $1 beer throughout the night.”
The new “Happy Wednesday” deal is just one of several specials Odori-ko offers. Customers ages 60 and older can enjoy entrees at a discounted rate all day on Tuesday for Senior Tuesdays. One of the most popular specials is Sushi Teishoku, which is discounted from the regular menu price of $32.50 to $19.95 during Senior Tuesdays. As Akita explains, this teishoku option includes sashimi, tempura, four pieces of nigiri sushi, udon in hot broth, salad, edamame and miso soup.
Whether you dine at Odoriko for lunch or dinner, the teishoku options — which are “set meals,” according to Akita — are popular customer choices because they include various components.
Combination Teishoku is a great sampler of sorts, consisting of a small salad, edamame, rice, miso soup and an entree choice. The price of the set meal depends on the selected entree; available options include chicken (yuzuor teriyaki-style), salmon, beef teriyaki, misoyaki butterfish, homemade hamburger steak and more. “The Combination Teishoku is popular because you can choose your main item,” Akita says. “The Homemade Hamburger Steak ($32.50) and the Salt & Pepper Pork Chops ($26.50) are especially popular items.”
1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
Daily, lunch: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; dinner: 4:30 p.m.-midnight; happy hour: 4:30-6 p.m.; late night: 10 p.m.-closing