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Asahi Grill

July 27, 2014

Get your grill on

Nothing says summer quite like the aromatic, smoky char of well-seasoned meat. Such an inviting scene is common at Asahi Grill on Ward Avenue, where locals have been feasting with friends and family for years. “It’s all about cooking with love here,” says manager Victoria Sayno, who has been with the eatery for almost 25…

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June 29, 2014

Asahi Grill

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: ADOBO FRIED RICE ($8.75) Asahi Grill on Ward Avenue offers island-style grinds at your fingertips. We’re talkin’ local favorites done right! The majority of the restaurant staff have worked for the eatery for years, and the chefs have perfected the recipes down to a T. Restaurant manager…

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May 25, 2014

Asahi debuts new dishes for patrons

If you’re craving local home-style comfort food, but don’t have the time or energy to cook it yourself, Asahi Grill on Ward Avenue is the place to go. The locally owned and operated ohana-style restaurant is casual and family-friendly. Known for its mix of local and Japanese fare, the menu is constantly expanding, giving customers…

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In Need of a Kim Chee Kick

Tell me, is there a bug going around? Because I feel as if I’m coming down with something. Not good. With no time to be ill, I need a major pick-me-up — something to get me out of this funk and kick me into high gear. With my energy level at almost empty, I talked…

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March 23, 2014

Asahi Grill is in it for the Long Haul

The foundation of the menu at Asahi Grill is island-style fare accentuated by Asian influences. And for those familiar with brok-da-mout local grinds, it’s clear that this Ward Avenue establishment is here to stay. For the past seven years, Asahi Grill has had a diversity of patrons come through its doors, as this 50-seat eatery…

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February 2, 2014

Channeling My ‘Inner-Arnold’ at Asahi Grill

Known for almost seven years now as the “Original Home of the Famous Oxtail Soup,” Asahi Grill, located on Ward Avenue, has become known as the local “go-to” Japanese restaurant as well. High praise, yet the veggie in me wants to know what menu items Asahi Grill has to offer without “tail” (or any other…

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January 5, 2014

Go Hog Wild for New Menu Items

At Asahi Grill, where some recipes have not changed in 20 years, you can bet you’ll get your fix of comfort food. But sometimes a little change is in order. Manager Victoria Sayno welcomes you to try a taste of the new crave-worthy fare. “New year, new dishes,” she exclaims. Adobo Fried Rice ($8.50) is…

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December 1, 2013 , ,

Ramen’s All the Rage

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! It’s the first day of December and an exciting time of year, marked by holiday celebrations and a growing number of romantically rainy days and chilly nights. During such times, there’s no better way to cozy up to that blissful wintery feeling than sipping from a steaming hot bowl of ramen….

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October 27, 2013

Comfort ‘Meats’ Flavor at Asahi

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Asahi Grill is that it’s not as old as you think. For whatever reason, Asahi is the sort of restaurant that just seems to have been around forever, even though it served its first plate just six years ago. Maybe it’s the timeless combination of local and Asian flavors…

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September 22, 2013 ,

Spice Up the Season With Curry

Autumn is officially here, and Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes, progressively cooler nights and a fashion-forward fall wardrobe are just a few of my favorite introductions to the season. And from a food enthusiast standpoint, my cravings for refreshingly lighter fare seem to vanish, leaving me yearning for rich and rustically dense dishes made with immense…

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