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Nuuanu Okazuya

September 2, 2012

Home, Sweet Home at Nuuanu Okazuya

If you’re a longtime patron of Nuuanu Okazuya, you feel right at home once you step through the door. Owner Mark Kitagawa, chef/manager Johnathan Mosley and the rest of the staff know you on a first-name basis, are familiar with your favorite dishes and treat you like family. Now, if you have yet to experience…

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July 29, 2012

Steve Uyehara

Nothing says comfort food more than the scrumptious local grinds found at Nuuanu Okazuya. Open from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, many are waking up early to feast on the eatery’s renowned local and Japanese fare. No newbie to…

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On the Road to Recovery With Ginger By My Side

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! It’s been one brutal week for me. I recently caught a pesky virus that I just couldn’t seem to rid of. Fever, body aches, dizziness, nausea, chills, sore throat, congestion and cough attacks that kept me up all night — you name it, I had it. Yet, of course, we all…

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Bittersweet Cravings for Bitter Melon

My world revolves around food. At work or at play, food is the center of my universe. Go figure, right? As the editor of Dining Out that shouldn’t come as any surprise. And being that I come across a variety of exotic foods on a daily basis, I’m grateful that I’m not a picky eater….

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May 13 - 19, 2012

A Pupu Haven in Nuuanu

Jan and John Straley didn’t travel all the way from Sitka, Alaska, to enjoy the butterfish at Nuuanu Okazuya, but after a few bites of the delicate fish, they were sure glad they made the effort to find the classic eatery. “We were having sushi last night and someone told us we had to check…

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April 8 - 14, 2012

Home Cooking Like No Other

Nuuanu Okazuya is known for serving the kind of traditional okazu and local dishes that remind you of childhood. As the eatery’s tagline suggests, one bite and it’ll taste “… just like home.” But owner Mark Kitagawa and manager Johnathan Mosley also have a few tricks up their sleeves when it comes to putting a…

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March 11 - 17, 2012

Filling Up on Okazu

At Nuuanu Okazuya, there’s sure to be something to satisfy any appetite. Its extensive menu offers not only an impressive list of traditional Japanese-style okazu, but also a great selection of local favorites such as Pork Hash Stuffed Aburaage, Chicken Long Rice and Loco Moco, as well as comfort foods including Spaghetti, Meatloaf, Chili and…

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February 5 - 11, 2012

Merging the Traditional with the New

When asked what makes Nuuanu Okazuya unique from other local okazuyas, owner Mark Kitagawa mentions the food … along with other characteristics of the homey eatery. “We’re open seven days a week and we take plastic — Visa, Mastercard and debit cards,” Kitagawa says. “We also specialize in fishcakes.” Established by the Nagamine family about…

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