81 Years’ Worth Of FlavorA La Carte Columns
January 8, 2017
Story By: Caitlin Basilio | Photos by: Caitlin Basilio
Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen has been sharing its ohana values with Hawaii since 1935. The business first was located on School Street, where twin sisters Taisuke and Katsuko Sekiya opened School Delicatessen to sell various okazu (Japanese-style deli fare), shave ice and ice cream. Fast-forward 81 years and the family’s legacy lives on at Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen.
The current eatery has been located on Kaimuki Avenue since 1955 and proudly serves a variety of Japanese dishes with a local twist. Its saimin and udon noodles are served with a homemade dashi soup, and its Beef Teriyaki and Nitsuke Butterfish are just a few dishes loved by many.
Not only known for its good food, guests immediately can feel the friendly spirit emanating from Sekiya’s — with its open and casual-style dining room, outstanding customer service and large windows that offer a view of a koi pond.
Currently, Sekiya’s senior discount offers 10 percent off the bill on Mondays for dine-in patrons.
YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL
Get a taste of everything at Sekiya’s with its Combination Special ($17.95). Guests can select two options to create their own full-course meal that includes rice, miso soup, tsukemono and hot tea.
Choices for this well-rounded meal include Beef Teriyaki, Pork Teriyaki, Yakitori Chicken, Shrimp Tempura, Ahi Tempura, Mahimahi Tempura, Vegetable Tempura, Fried Ahi, Fried Mahimahi, Tonkatsu, Chicken Katsu, Marinated Fried Chicken or Nitsuke Ahi (add $3.50 for Nitsuke Butterfish).
Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen
2746 Kaimuki Ave., Kaimuki
Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.