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Ahi & Vegetable

February 26, 2017

Bentos offer best in raw, cooked seafood

With the goal of offering a substantial, quality meal that’s also good for you, Ahi & Vegetable owner Sam Seo takes the necessary steps to make that possible. From venturing to the fish auction each morning to acquire the freshest, top-of-the-line ahi for his restaurant, to cutting everything in-house, there is nothing Seo wouldn’t do…

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January 29, 2017 ,

Keeping Up With Kimchee

We all have Korea to thank for creating arguably the most flavorful preserved vegetables in existence: kimchee, in all its glorious forms. Though we’re most familiar with the standard wonbok, or Napa cabbage, variety of the banchan (side dish), there are actually an estimated 200-plus styles of kimchee and a far greater number of personalized…

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December 4, 2016

Fresh ahi shop gets the party started

What does one bring to a holiday party? Here in Hawaii, the answer is poke. Ahi & Vegetable is the place to get it, as the eatery provides locals with quality, fresh seafood at an affordable price. Owner Sam Seo unveiled his second location in Kapalama Shopping Center two years ago, and since then residents…

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October 23, 2016

For The Love Of Ahi

If you’re a regular at Ahi & Vegetable in Kapalama Shopping Center, you’ve tasted the first-rate ahi and other delectable fish served up at the convenient take-out spot. And up until last month, you’ve also probably stood in line during the busy lunch rush with other folks who can’t believe how affordable the shop’s delicious,…

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September 4, 2016

As Fresh As It Gets

Ahi & Vegetable has doubled in size at its main location on Dillingham Boulevard, extending its restaurant another 1,000 square feet and adding about 50 more seats for customers — plus three large flat-screen TVs. Known for its fresh, healthy food, especially in fish and seafood, Ahi & Vegetable offers an assortment of donburi, sushi,…

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Poke: Gotta Eat ‘Em All!

Whether you love it or hate it, play it or don’t, Pokemon Go is the hottest topic of conversation at the moment — one that cannot be ignored, even by our team here at Dining Out. Now, I do have to confess that I’ve never actually played the mobile-device game, but I’ve heard so much…

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July 10, 2016

A Bento Bonanza

Having worked in fish wholesaling for many years, Sam Seo knows how to pick the freshest ahi. But Seo dreamed of having his own restaurant to share that fresh fish with even more people — a goal he achieved by opening Ahi & Vegetable. Initially, he had one location downtown, but the eatery became so…

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June 5, 2016

Seafood shines with true flavor of freshness

You can find all sorts of poke bowls in Hawaii, but at Ahi & Vegetable, owner Sam Seo says the fish he gets daily from Pier 38 is so fresh that he doesn’t want to overwhelm the flavor of his poke with condiments. That’s why you can find simple, glistening chunks of ahi on his…

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May 1, 2016

Eatery beefs up space, menu

Ahi & Vegetable’s Kapalama Shopping Center location (on Dillingham Boulevard) will be expanding this summer with plans to take over the vacant space next door. According to owner Sam Seo, the extension will result in seating for 80-90 customers, double its current capacity, as well as a bigger kitchen facility and additional menu items. The…

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Keep The Kimchee Comin’

When it comes to kimchee, dining in Hawaii simply would not be the same without it. Extending far beyond just a banchan (side dish) found in our favorite Korean restaurants, this coveted fermented food has become a staple here that goes well with just about any savory dish. Got fried rice? Go ahead and add…

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