Providing hungry kamaaina with oishii sushi, bentos and moreA La Carte
October 28, 2018
Story By: Don Robbins | Photos by: Kozo Sushi
The year 1972 saw the emergence of some significant inventions and events. For example, Atari initiated the original era of video games by releasing Pong, digital watches hit the market, and Sapporo hosted the Winter Olympic Games in Japan.
Another auspicious development occurred in 1972, when Kozo Sushi opened its first store in Osaka, Japan. The young sushi business filled a gap in the market, between an okazuya and an expensive sushi bar — and the company expanded with locations throughout Japan. Fast-forward to now, Kozo Sushi has five successful locations on Oahu — one in Moiliili across the old Stadium Park and the others in Kahala Mall, Pearl City and Pearlridge Center, and on Keeaumoku Street.
Customers of Kozo Sushi admire the eatery because the company consistently provides takeout sushi that caters to local tastes with the flavor and high caliber of sit-down restaurant food, but at modest prices.
Additionally, the establishment imbues its high quality rice with an exceptional sushi vinegar blend. Kozo Sushi offers everything from mouthwatering hand rolls, plentiful party platters and bountiful bentos.
For example, Chicken Katsu Bento ($7.99) is a hearty meal that easily can satiate your appetite. This menu item features perfectly cooked crisp chunks of chicken katsu and sauce nestled on a bed of rice. It is accompanied by a salad, inari sushi, California maki and shinko maki.
Kozo Sushi offers many other ways to get your cravings quenched with dishes like Teriyaki Chicken Bento ($7.99). The lip-smacking teri chicken is surrounded by other foodie favorites such as toothsome soba noodles, salad greens and shinko maki. Meanwhile, Ebi Fry Bento ($7.99) is sure to reel in seafood lovers and make them jump for joy. The hefty plump shrimp are breaded, fried and sprinkled with the restaurant’s handcrafted sauces. This delightful dish is served with inari, shinko maki, rice and salad.
So, the next time the mood for sushi strikes, stop by Kozo Sushi to fill up on food that will make your stomach happy without breaking the bank.