Sushi platters will make any party betterA La Carte
November 25, 2018
Story By: Caroline Wright | Photos by: KOZO SUSHI
Just as every kamaaina knows the difference between mauka and makai, they also know that one must never go empty-handed to a holiday gathering.
This season, partygoers all over Oahu will find themselves greeted with open arms when they arrive with fresh, colorful platters from Kozo Sushi.
Japan’s leading takeout sushi store since 1972, Kozo Sushi spent years refining its techniques. The company even developed its own special rice vinegar that contains no MSG. Kozo’s close attention to detail and commitment to refinement have made it one of the island’s most popular purveyors of takeout sushi.
Established first in Osaka, Kozo Sushi filled a niche market that existed between the okazuya — Japan’s local-style delicatessens — and expensive sushi bars. With locations in Pearl City, Pearlridge Center, Kahala Mall, on Keeaumoku Street and in Moiliili on South King, Kozo Sushi Hawaii has a reputation for high quality at affordable prices.
Kozo Sushi is presently spotlighting a trio of sets that are just right for holiday gatherings. With 52 assorted pieces, Deluxe Maki Set ($29.99) lives up to its name. A variety of maki-sushi, hosomaki, and inari are included — Futo Maki, Egg Maki, California Maki, Ume, Kanpyo, Cucumber and Shinko Maki, and four pieces of Inari.
Your ohana will be delighted to see Kozo’s Family Set ($29.99), with 45 delectable pieces consisting of Nigiri — Ahi, Egg, Ebi, and Salmon — three pieces of Inari, Tekka, Cucumber and Shinko maki, and California and Futo Maki.
The elegant Aloha Set ($29.99) offers 25 pieces of nigiri and 18 of hosomaki, for a total of 43 delicious bites including Ahi, Ika, Egg, Ebi and Salmon nigiri, Tekka, Cucumber and Shinko maki.
Show up at your next holiday party with any one of these oishii sets from Kozo Sushi, and you’ll be welcomed like a long-lost cousin!