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Gokoku Sushi

January 5, 2016

Successful Sushi Spot On A Roll

This year, make it your resolution to venture out to Gokoku Sushi at Koko Marina Center in Hawaii Kai for some authentic Japanese food with local and Pacific Rim twists. In addition to great food, the eatery offers a trendy setting with beautiful views of the marina. Gokoku literally means “the five grains,” which in…

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November 29, 2015

The Best Of Japan

Stepping through the tinted doors of Gokoku Sushi in Koko Marina Center, one is transported to a chic, modern eatery, wafting with yummy delights. Coming close to its one-year anniversary, Gokoku’s chef Toshiyuki Watanabe already is planning a special December menu to help celebrate. Watanabe, an honored, experienced chef from Japan, has helped the restaurant…

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October 4, 2015

Kaiseki everyone will ‘Go’ for

Since opening in December of last year, Gokoku Sushi has been serving up a notable menu of Japanese fare, as well as a twist of contemporary fusion. Launched by Japanese restaurant group Pierthirty USA, the eatery continues its savory streak as the first restaurant of the group to be opened in the U.S. Some of…

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August 30, 2015 ,

Keeping Up With Kaiseki

When we go out for a traditional meal — be it for a special occasion or otherwise — we’re doing much more than merely satisfying hunger pangs. There’s an intangible, but very special, nourishment that comes from connecting with time-honored cooking techniques and cultural meanings that link us to generations past. I get a strong…

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July 5, 2015

Cheers to Summer Beer Fest, Japanese Cuisine

Anyone who travels to Japan this time of year is likely to find rooftops buzzing with beer gardens and merriment, as residents partake in the local custom of cooling down, relaxing and having fun with ice-cold brewskis in hand. Right here at home, diners can tap into this culture and more at up-and-coming eatery Gokoku…

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May 19, 2015

Epic sushi that comes with a view

The first thing one notices when walking into Gokoku Sushi at Koko Marina is the décor. Bathed in subtle light, the quiet restaurant features dark woods, deep reds, plush furniture and a sushi bar overlooking the marina harbor. It is, without question, one of the most beautiful Japanese restaurants on Oahu. Matching the ambience created…

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April 5, 2015

Gokoku expands its repertoire

Gokoku Sushi hit Hawaii’s dining scene late last year, but chef Katsuhisa Inoue already had been crafting new culinary creations. The Koko Marina restaurant in Hawaii Kai features Japanese-European fusion, which is further explored in its new, expanded menu, which unveiled April 1. The new menu features three specific elements, including dishes that represent traditional,…

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February 22, 2015

It’s time to go to Gokoku

Although the heavenly harbor view alone would be more than enough to entice Islanders to come running, Gokoku Sushi — a new gourmet sushi spot making its home in Hawaii Kai — also offers fresh and delectable eats as well. “When a first-timer walks in, they always comment on how beautiful the restaurant is, and…

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January 18, 2015

It’s time to go to Gokoku

When looking out over Koko Marina in Hawaii Kai, with its glistening turquoise water sitting at the foot of the Koolau’s vast expanses, the view is nothing short of breathtaking. It’s only appropriate, then, to enjoy a meal that’s just as inspiring while taking in the area’s natural beauty. Opened just last month, Gokoku Sushi…

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December 21, 2014

A New Sushi Spot Rolls Out in Hawaii Kai

Looking out on the beautiful Hawaii Kai marina, Pierthirty — a Japanese restaurant company — has established the prime location for its flag-ship restaurant: Gokoku Sushi. Potentially the first of a fleet of 20 more restaurants under the Pierthirty name, Gokoku Sushi’s traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes already are becoming a local favorite. “We only…

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