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July 23, 2017

Slurp Up These Deals

Born and raised in Japan, Riki Kobayashi loved eating nabe. But when he moved to Hawaii, he found that there weren’t a lot of quality options. So he figured he would create one. The resulting eatery, Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant, opened more than a decade ago and now has four locations throughout the island. Able…

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May 28, 2017

Pairing classic nabe with sake, cocktails

When Riki Kobayashi, owner of Ichiriki restaurants, moved to Hawaii when he was in college, he loved it so much that he decided to stay. After graduating from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Travel Industry Management, he took his passion for the service industry to the culinary realm, and thus Ichiriki Japanese…

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April 16, 2017

Bottomless Bowls Of Nabe Goodness

It’s hard to stop eating when your table at Ichiriki Nabe Japanese Restaurant is filled with a colorful array of fresh vegetables and premium meats, surrounding a centerpiece of a simmering hot pot full of savory, flavorful broths. It’s addictive — especially when you know it’s healthy as well. Dip, eat and repeat. That’s exactly…

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February 12, 2017

Leading The Way In Sizzling Nabe

It’s no secret that hot pot is still trending, because who wouldn’t want to fill up on simmering bites of freshly cut meat, generous helpings of vegetables and umami-filled broths? And while there are many hot pot places set up around the island, it’s no contest that Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant is leading the pack….

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January 8, 2017

Nothing Does It Quite Like Nabe

Lately, days and nights have been much cooler here in Hawaii, giving hungry diners plenty of reasons to stop by Ichiriki, where pots filled with simmering nabe quickly heat things up. With four locations on Oahu — Piikoi, Aiea, Kaneohe and its newest spot in Kaimuki — Ichiriki offers guests the ultimate hot-pot experience with…

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December 4, 2016


A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Lunch Chanko Set ($12.95) Everyone knows that unforgettable plate of neatly arranged veggies, mushrooms, tofu and perfectly sliced cuts of quality meat when it comes to their table at Ichiriki. The decadent offering is served with a smile from a friendly staff member, along with the growing…

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April 3, 2016

Nabe Spot To Expand Soon

Kandou and kansha are Japanese words that express making customers happy and showing them appreciation. These are the ideals that the Ichiriki ohana live by. Enter Ichiriki and you’ll see smiling customers as you inhale tantalizing aromas stemming from broths cooking away with meats and vegetables. With current locations in Aiea, Kaneohe and on Piikoi…

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February 23, 2016

Enjoy the ultimate nabe experience

Pots of boiling broth await you at Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant, not to mention an abundance of yummy ingredients ready to be plunged into the aromatic soups, of which there are countless flavors to choose from. For the ultimate hot-pot experience, try Kobe Beef Chanko ($28.95). All chanko meals come with an assortment of veggies…

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January 11, 2016

Hot-Pot Hankerings

Ichiriki is no stranger to the local community, as the eatery’s three locations are strategically spread out around the island, with a new location opening in the next two months in blooming Kaimuki. The traditional Japanese tastes of bubbling hot pot selections and choice offerings of quality meat, vegetables and other ingredients, help make this…

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Ginger Is The Spice Of Life

GOING INSIDE A GINGERBREAD HOUSE The earliest forms of gingerbread may date back to ancient Greece, but it was the Germans who first put gingerbread houses together in the 1500s, laying the foundation for the Brothers Grimm’s tale Hansel and Gretel. Happy Sunday, Ono readers! I hope you’re still feeling full hearted — and full…

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