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Sekiya’s Restaurant

June 21, 2015

Catering to the Hungry Crowd

LONG KNOWN AS THE GO-TO SPOT for heart-soothing neighborhood comfort food that somehow finds that perfect balance between authentic Japanese inspiration and unique Hawaiian flair, Sekiya’s Restaurant and Delicatessen doles out steaming bowls of goodness alongside affordably delicious okazu offerings that simply hit the spot. When dining at the family-friendly eatery, which has been a…

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Say YES to Sukiyaki

Synonymous with comfort food, sukiyaki is a dish that’s absolutely worth getting to know. The popular form of simmering nabe may be traditionally enjoyed during winter months, but here I am — in the middle of May, clad in a tank top and all — craving this Japanese stunner as if it were the last…

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April 5, 2015

A gathering place you can count on

Sekiya’s Restaurant and Delicatessen is approaching its 80th anniversary as an authentic house of convenient, affordable and freshly made Japanese fare and local comfort foods. One of the most heartwarming achievements that has come from maintaining a successful business for decades on end, is playing home to multiple generations of families who have grown alongside…

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February 8, 2015

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK A THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Sekiya’s Party Tray (price varies, as all items are sold a la carte) At Sekiya’s Restaurant and Delicatessen, the keiki are as excited about the koi pond as the adults are about the food. A Kaimuki staple, Sekiya’s has been serving up local Japanese food…

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January 4, 2015

A family serving families local-style, Japanese delights

Since its opening almost 80 years ago, generations of families have been dining at Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen near Kapahulu. Even restaurant operations are spearheaded by the third generation, with the grandchildren of founders Taisuke and Katsuko Sekiya running the popular local eatery. “We’re still using the same recipes from 80 years ago,” says general…

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November 30, 2014

Savor it All at Sekiya’s

When looking for a place to chow down, it can be difficult to decide on a restaurant unless you’ve already tried the food or know some one who has. You want something relatively affordable with good-sized portions, tasty and, if you have keiki, kid-friendly. In a world full of weird sauces and unpronounceable ingredients, it’s…

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Cool down with the lowdown on cold noodles

Is there an attractive way to slurp up noods (noodles)? If so, my inquiring mind would love to know. All my life, I’ve been a complete sucker for noodles — ramen, pho, chow mein, pasta, pad Thai, somen and soba — you name it! And to be honest, in this recent, disgustingly humid and hot…

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August 31, 2014

Menu variety still rules at Sekiya’s

Sekiya’s Restaurant and Delicatessen has been serving up local-style Japanese eats since it opened in 1935. And for the families of many of those original customers, Sekiya’s is still a family favorite. “We’ve got people who have come in for four or five generations,” explains David Morihara, whose grandparents founded the restaurant and who is…

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July 27, 2014

Get on the gravy train

Mashed potatoes. Turkey. Loco moco. What’s the point without gravy? Gravy is what transforms a hamburger into a hamburger steak. And what better way to make a homey meal authentic, than to make it from scratch? That’s why Kaimuki eatery Sekiya’s boils its beef stock for hours, to get the most concentrated, full-bodied flavor for…

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June 22, 2014

Sekiya’s appealing specials

It’s the comforts of family and home that make an ordinary meal an unforgettable experience, and Sekiya’s Restaurant and Delicatessen has perfected this homey atmosphere. Next year, the family-run establishment celebrates 80 years of business. “What we serve is classic, Japanese-American food, from recipes evolved from th ’30s and ’50s, for the most part,” says…

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