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Japanese BBQ Yoshi

June 26, 2016

Savor The Sizzle

Japanese BBQ Yoshi is bustling with business as usual and “firing up” its high-tech infrared grills. The yakiniku spot has seen great success in its first year of business and continues to welcome new patrons and regulars alike. Adding to the quality of the meat and the overall cooking experience, Teflon sheets are added to…

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May 22, 2016

Sweet Updates

After a delightful meal at Japanese BBQ Yoshi, make sure to indulge in its new dessert menu. In an attempt to utilize kitchen manager Ryan Lai’s extensive pastry background, the restaurant has introduced the new selection, which features sweets such as Creme Brulee Bread Pudding ($4), Creme Brulee ($3.50) and Panna Cotta in various flavors…

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April 3, 2016

Beef Up Your Lunch

story by MARIA KANAI Whether at a casual backyard barbecue or a fancy restaurant, something about charring your own meat over high heat appeals to our carnivorous sides. At Japanese B.B.Q. Yoshi, yakiniku’s (Japanese for “grilled meat”) simple concept of cooking meats is taken to a new level of upscale delicious. The restaurant is renowned…

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February 29, 2016 ,

Staying On Top Of Great Cuisine

When going out to eat, regardless of the type of cuisine we are craving, there is one ingredient we all seek: quality. But as many of us know, seeing through clever marketing tricks and behind-the-scenes shortcuts some restaurants employ can be tricky, and at times we’re left wondering: Am I really getting my money’s worth?…

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January 11, 2016

Where Dreams Come True

The story behind yakiniku eatery Japanese BBQ Yoshi reads almost like a restaurateur’s fairy tale: A man who knew Yoshi’s co-founders from another restaurant loved the way they prepared their meat so much that he actually funded them to start their own venture. “It was our chance to showcase what we could do,” supervisor Scott…

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December 7, 2015

Young Street Eatery Specializes In Old-School Quality

If you love the thrill of the grill — the tabletop grill, that is — for cooking savory and succulent meat yakiniku-style to your heart’s content, look no further than Japanese BBQ Yoshi. And if the sound of that particular meat being marbled, melt-in-your-mouth beef is music to your ears, you’re in for a treat…

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October 18, 2015

Japanese cuisine made for sharing

Since opening its doors in February, Japanese BBQ Yoshi has been making waves with its pristine selection of meats — eaten yakiniku-style — including its various wagyu beef options, which are notable customer favorites. And according to supervisor Scott Motoda, feedback has been nothing but excellent in regards to the establishment’s first-class customer service and…

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September 13, 2015

Yakiniku set apart from the rest

As of February, what once was an empty lot has become a restaurant offering an elevated level of yakiniku dining. Japanese BBQ Yoshi opened its doors to customers and showcased top-of-the-line meat and service right off the bat. Having started its venture at such a high point, it’s hard to imagine that the eatery could…

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August 2, 2015

A new style of yakiniku emerges

There are plenty of aspiring restauranteurs who strive to open their very own eateries, but here’s someone who followed a different path: Hajime Saito, the force behind Japanese B.B.Q. Yoshi, actually was asked by an investor to start the culinary venture. The investor had been so impressed with Saito’s work that he wanted him to…

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July 5, 2015

A Carnivore’s Dream Restaurant

Any visit to Honolulu’s newest yakiniku destination, Japanese B.B.Q. Yoshi, will quickly reveal its undeniable motif: meat. And not just any meat — only the highest quality, premium kind. Whether it be U.S. Kobe kalbi or ascending grades of primo wagyu, Japanese B.B.Q. Yoshi caters to every diner’s true carnivorous side, the one that demands…

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