Asian eatery remains ‘on a roll’ with new, specialty menu items for all sushi-loversA La Carte Columns
August 27, 2017
Story By: Dining Out Team | Photos by: RANDY DELA CRUZ
BY RANDY DELA CRUZ
Whether you’re looking for a quick bite, full meal or takeout, Genki Sushi is the place to go to satisfy hunger pains of any size.
Since arriving in Hawaii back in 1992, the Japanese-based sushi chain has been delighting local palates with its wide variety of delicious handcrafted nigiri, gunkan and hand-rolled sushis, party platters, bentos and much more.
Starting with its first location in Kapahulu, Genki Sushi has grown to include nine restaurants on Oahu, one on Kauai, two on Maui and a location in Kona with another store to be added in Hilo in October.
According to David Moon, purchasing director at Genki Sushi, primary menu items are virtually the same, no matter where you go.
Customers are able to enjoy all of their favorites from the convenience of the restaurant’s conveyer-belt system or the ramped up bullet express, currently in five locations, which zips your menu-ordered meals right to your table.
Moon, whom Dining Out caught up with at the restaurant’s Ward Center location, also said that while you may fill up with longtime favorites, each location fashions an in-house special that is catered just for their customers.
Through the years, Genki Sushi has welcomed and thanked its customers by offering a family-friendly dining experience with an ever-expanding menu.Moon reveals that come Aug. 28, Genki Sushi will offer more for its customers to enjoy by adding three new mouth-watering items to its menu.
From that date on, diners may also choose Ebi (shrimp) Crunch Roll ($4.35), Sukiyaki Beef served over udon or rice ($4.35), and Takoyaki ($3.35).
The crunch roll is a yummy combination of shrimp tempura, imitation crab and avocado, rolled maki-style in rice and drizzled with drops of fried tempura batter and tempura sauce.
Not to be outdone, the Sukiyaki Beef with udon or rice is a must-try combination, as is the Takoyaki, which is a deep-fried battered ball with tako (octopus) in the middle.
Try one or all three next time you stop by. You’ll be glad you did.
1200 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu (and various other locations statewide)
Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.