Customers can enjoy oishii bites on-the-goA La Carte
January 6, 2019
Story By: Caroline Wright | Photos by: Genki Sushi
Roughly translated from the Japanese language, the word “genki” means “vigor.” So, if you’re seeking stamina in the new year, or really any time at all, Genki Sushi is a super source for invigorating sushi, sashimi, soups and salads. And there’s a sizable selection of sides, sweets and sodas for the sinfully self-indulgent.
Thanks to a colorful menu of more than 120 items and a fun delivery system that delights old, young and everyone in between, Genki Sushi is one of Hawaii’s most popular sushi restaurants.
Genki’s charming logo — a frowny little face in sunshine yellow — graces eight locations on Oahu as well as stores on Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii island.
According to a company statement, the frowny face is a visual representation of Genki Sushi’s corporate concept, which embraces health, happiness and warmth through the image of “a child growing toward the future.”
After debuting in Japan in 1990, Genki Sushi opened its first Hawaii store three years later, thrilling guests with its unique conveyor-belt delivery system, the kaiten. Twenty years later, Genki Sushi’s first Bullet Express, named for Japan’s high-speed trains, debuted at Ala Moana Center. Now found at most of its Hawaii stores, the double-rail system delivers sushi, sashimi, and other treats on surfboards, trains, space shuttles and Formula One race cars.
If your day is too busy for a ride on the Bullet Express, you can get your sushi to go. Check out Genki Set 1 ($16.50), a selection of 10 delicious pieces, highlighted by Spicy Tuna, Ika, Tamago and Tako. Genki Set 3 ($24.50) is a generous collection that includes Ebi, Unagi, Salmon, Spicy Tuna, Tamago and Inari.
For those who just want plenty of one good thing, Spicy Tuna Set ($17.50) includes 10 pieces of your favorite sushi, hot enough to make you smile. And if mayonnaise is your jam, go for Tuna Salad Set ($9), as it comes with 10 pieces of the creamy creation.
Customers wanting something other than seafood can opt for Genki’s Tamago Set ($7.50), which features four pieces of Tamago and four pieces of Inari.