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Rely on local ‘Grill’ for a mix of flavors

A La Carte

October 15, 2017

Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: Elima Pangorang

Chinese Chicken Salad ($10.95)

Living in Hawaii has its perks, and the diverse cuisine readily available to both residents and visitors is certainly something to be thankful for. Asahi Grill on Ward Avenue is one eatery that diners can count on to satisfy an array of cravings for everyone, from the rice-lover and “leaf-eater” to the one who wastes no time when there’s a “slurp-plus” of noodles.

Asahi Grill presents customers with a full selection of donburi (rice bowl) sets complete with a side of soup and tsukemono (pickled veggies). Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Don is a worthy choice that comes packed with a generous serving of spicy marinated chicken and two eggs atop a bed of steamy rice for $9.95.

Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Don ($9.95)

For the light eater, Asahi Grill offers a bountiful list of salads such as its new Chinese Chicken Salad ($10.95). A crisp mound of lettuce, wonton strips, parsley and tender slivers of chicken provides the perfect level of refreshment on a warm Hawaiian day.

And, of course, with the end of the year comes Hawaii’s wet and rainy season. Restaurant supervisor Victoria Sanyo is preparing for the upcoming winter months with a full stock of saimin and soups for diners.

“With the cold weather coming, customers will want something warm, such as Oxtail Ramen ($11.50),” says Sanyo.

Oxtail Ramen ($11.50)

With noodles on the Islands’ list of staple food items, Sanyo makes a valid point for those looking to fill up — and warm up — with the light yet tasty oxtail dish. For those looking for more reasons to eat oxtail, the eatery’s classic Oxtail Soup ($15.95) also is a winner.

With other daily specials — and an extensive menu — a stop at this eatery won’t disappoint. The restaurant even offers seniors a 10 percent discount on Tuesdays.

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