Takeout shop offers variety, flavor for allA La Carte Columns
July 30, 2017
Story By: Kelli Shiroma | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
Aja Sushi & Bento truly proves that “variety is the spice of life” when it comes to creating your own customized bento. According to general manager Lauren Yoo, Aja is perfect for customers who want a plethora of choices while looking for convenient grab-and-go choices.
“Our strength is having a variety of options all the time,” Yoo confirms.
Located in Ala Moana Center’s Makai Market Food Court, Aja is known for its made-to-order bentos and extensive selection of bento ingredients.
For those searching for quick meals to-go that don’t sacrifice flavor, Yoo says Aja’s five set mini bentos are especially popular.
“We have a salmon and garlic chicken combo; meat jun and garlic chicken combo; garlic chicken; saba; and shrimp/garlic (and) chicken/ mandoo combo,” she says.
While the famous garlic chicken is frequently ordered as an entrée at Aja, Yoo says there isn’t a specific bento that reigns as the best-seller.
“They’re all popular, and mini bentos are $7.99 each,” she shares. “With these five set mini bentos, you get a good combination of variety of our main items.”
Furthermore, regardless of the customer’s choice of meat, every mini bento comes with broccoli and daikon for a refreshing finish. Yoo adds that these bentos are perfect for any occasion and encourages individuals to stop by Aja and check out the shop’s daily assortment.
“A lot of our customers buy these mini bentos for lunch, company lunches, office meetings, get-togethers or as a small thank you for their friends and family,” she says. “Customers are welcome to call ahead for big orders.”
Aja Sushi & Bento
Ala Moana Center, Makai Market Food Court
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu
Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.