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Treat yourself to a pleasing weekday Japanese lunch

A La Carte

December 1, 2019

Story By: Don Robbins | Photos by: ROKKAKU HAMAKATSU

Rokkaku Original Katsu ($30)

Looking for a delicious, surefire way to refuel now that we’re in the midst of the busy holiday season? Visit Rokkaku Hamakatsu in Ala Moana Center to satisfy those hunger cravings to keep up your shopping momentum.

As a matter of fact, the traditional Japanese restaurant nestled on the second floor of the mall offers some delicious weekday specials including succulent seafood items as Shrimp Katsu Tamagotoji ($15) and Grilled Salmon Belly ($15).

Another item on the menu is the Rokkaku Original Katsu ($30). It includes tender Berkshire Pork Loin with Homemade Miso Sauce, Yamaimo with Mentaiko, Pork Tenderloin with Ume and Shiso Leaf, and Shrimp Shinjo.

Shrimp Katsu Tamagotoji ($15)

Rokkaku Hamakatsu also offers its flavorful Simmered Madai (Sea Bream) Head ($28).

“All of these are lunch items and are served with rice, miso soup, tsukemono and a small side dish,” explains general manager Takuma Suga.

The restaurant’s concept focuses on seasonal ingredients from Japan to create innovative dishes highlighting the integrity and quality of Japanese cuisine, Suga notes.

Grilled Salmon Belly ($15)

Rokkaku Hamakatsu specializes in Tonkatsu as well as various seasonal dishes.

Other popular items are the Assorted Sashimi Platter, Grilled Miso Butterfish and more.

If customers make advance reservations, the restaurant can also create a full omakase style course with a variety of cold and hot dishes.

Simmered Madai Head ($28)

The restaurant also uses a special charcoal imported from Japan called binchotan to grill meat and fish.

Suga says binchotan is ideal in Japanese cooking because of the incredibly high heat it emits — and it can preserve the flavorful juices and adds a beautiful sear. In addition, it doesn’t leave any unnecessary tastes and smells to the dishes.

The restaurant is owned by Ringer Hut with more than 900 eateries in Asia.

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