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Ichiriki

July 19, 2015

Come on, get happy with Ichiriki’s specials

The clamor of cooking utensils dipping into pots of soy-based broths and the satisfied slurps of diners can be heard throughout the spacious and ethereal venue of Aiea’s Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant. As customers fish into their hot pots, treasures of delicious proportions emerge in the form of an assortment of veggies and thinly sliced…

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June 14, 2015

Nabe is Here to Stay

When Riki Kobayashi, one of Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant’s founders, decided to open an authentic nabe restaurant in 2006, he knew he was taking a risk. Just 10 years ago, there was nothing mainstream about nabe on Oahu. Even if patrons were familiar with the specialty, they would have been hard-pressed to find a restaurant…

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May 6, 2015

Dishing out plate lunch goodness

Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant introduces a new take-out menu with four different lunch plates at its Kaneohe location this week. Making the menu shine are Ahi Poke Plate ($9.55), Ichiriki Beef Plate ($9), Ichiriki Chicken Plate ($9) and Avocado Maguro Plate ($9). “All of these plates are based off of our appetizers,” notes assistant manager…

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March 1, 2015

Oh, happy day

After a long day at work, there’s nothing quite like meeting up with some friends, grabbing a drink and gradually letting go of the day’s worries with each outburst of laughter. Even better is when you add a handful of pupus to the mix, maybe even a light meal, and the total price comes out…

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January 18, 2015

Spice Up Your Life

For those who love to cook, dining out is a luxury that allows one to avoid doing dishes and having to prep the food. For those who are less skilled in the kitchen, eating out can be hard on the wallet if made a habit. However, at Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant, both amateur chefs and…

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December 14, 2014 ,

Udon, the New Noodle in Town

Wintertime is the best season to cozy up with a bowl of steamy udon, especially after completing a hectic day of Christmas shopping. While everyone is gushing about ramen this, ramen that, udon is where my true love lies. Sanuki udon, the long, thick, white noodle that is a specialty of the Kagawa region in…

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November 9, 2014

A hot nabe sensation

While dreary days easily inspire the sentiment to go home and curl up with a good book, Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant invites you to skip the solitude and, instead, gather friends, family or coworkers for a warm, congenial meal around a hot pot. “Nabe is a great food to bring people together,” says Ichiriki partner…

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September 7, 2014

Nabe for a Happy Soul

For Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant owner Issei Kazama, the vibe at this 8-year-old restaurant is easy-going, lively and fun. “It’s as if you’ve stepped foot into the living room at a friend’s house party. We want our guests to feel like they’re at home.” Kazama and Riki Kobayashi opened the Piikoi establishment in an effort…

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August 31, 2014

Semantics snafu

When I first moved to Hawaii back in 2006, I wasn’t too hip with the local lingo (I still have nightmares of confusing the Hawaiian saying for brother with female underwear, ya’ll). I’m also painfully clear in my recollection of the very first time I was invited via email to go with some new friends…

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July 27, 2014

Ichiriki thrills the senses with nabe

Enter Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant, and tempt your senses. In its chic dining room, you’ll see diners adding premium meats, seafood and vegetables to steaming pots of nabe. The sounds of convivial chatter and dishes clanking indicate a good time. And most importantly, the aroma permeating the air, making your mouth water, lets you know…

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