Roll With The TimesInside Feature
July 29, 2018
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Kozo Sushi
After undergoing an extensive rebuilding and rejuvenation process, local diners will be thrilled to learn that Kozo Sushi’s Kahala location is reopening very soon (Aug. 1).
When it comes to offering some of Hawaii’s freshest and innovative sushi options, Kozo Sushi definitely is on a roll, and the revamped Kahala locale follows suit with digital menu boards and a larger seating area for customers. Multiple generations of local diners flock to Kozo Sushi as the company continues to dish out stellar sushi via five convenient locations on the island.
In addition to sushi, Kozo serves up freshly made bentos like Teriyaki Chicken Bento ($7.99), which includes soba noodles, salad, sushi and savory teriyaki chicken atop a bed of white rice, sushi rice or brown rice. Customers also can find familiar flavors and value within Chicken Katsu Bento and Ebi Fry Bento ($7.99 each).
The Large Sweet Chili Chicken Bento ($8.99) comes with a half-pound portion of chicken and makes for a great meal whether diners are stopping in after shopping at Kahala Mall, or picking up food for family.
According to the Kozo Sushi management team, the sushi spot is thriving because they are committed to providing customers with quality ingredients and affordable prices. They also take into consideration locals’ tastes and preferences when it comes to the menu options.
Kozo’s recipes blend traditional Japanese flavors and preparation techniques with more mainstream and local flavors that appeal to a broad spectrum of tastes and preferences. New items constantly are introduced to keep the menu exciting.
The eatery offers a host of Party Platters designed to please attendees at any occasion, including family gatherings, special events and business functions. The platters of sushi are great because they are delicious and reasonably priced, and include an array of popular offerings. Favorites include Deluxe Maki Set ($29.99), a 52-piece assortment of 24 Makimono, 24 Hosomaki and four Inari pieces. Sukeroku Plate ($23.50) is another popular platter and features 12 pieces of Inari and 24 pieces of Futomaki.
Here’s an inside scoop for Dining Out readers — the first 10 customers to purchase party platters at the new Kahala store will receive a pair of special Kozo Sushi 50th Anniversary chopsticks, which were crafted to celebrate the 50th year of Kozo Sushi in Japan.
With many classic and new items on Kozo’s menu, there’s something for all eaters, even those who don’t eat raw fish.