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Sekiya’s Restaurant

Down for Donburi

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! Get ready for rice! Yeah, you’re probably thinking, “Who gets this excited about rice?” Well, I do — when it’s incorporated into donburi! Donburi is a Japanese dish diverse in types and flavors, but all-encompassing in terms of comfort. So whether you prefer your bowl of rice topped with chicken and…

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March 2, 2014

Sekiya’s Spotlights New Offerings

Generations of Oahu diners have been attracted to Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen because of its simple and tasty menu. There is also something comforting about recipes that have been handed down since 1935, when Taisuke and Katsuko Sekiya opened their first establishment. It gets even better when old favorites are paired with new items geared…

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December 8, 2013

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: NABEYAKI UDON ($13.95) Cheers was a favorite show for my family growing up. I can still hear the theme song playing in my head: “Sometimes you wanna go, where everybody knows your naaaaaaame.” Well it was true then, and it’s true now. I still want a side…

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November 10, 2013 , ,

On a Sweet Road to Savoring Sukiyaki

A giant scoop of kettle corn … glossy strips of candied bacon. Or how about the first bite of a teri burger fresh off the grill? It simply doesn’t get better than sweet and savory food combinations. I can’t explain the science behind it, but there’s something so utterly pleasing about this contrasting mixture of…

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September 1, 2013

Keep It Simple With Local Classics

A fine wine gets better with age, as does Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen, which has been serving up Japanese-inspired favorites with massive amounts of local flair for almost eight decades. A legendary landmark in the charming neighborhood of Kaimuki, Sekiya’s was founded in 1935 by Taisuke and Katsuko Sekiya. Today, the Sekiyas’ granddaughter, Joy Morihara,…

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July 7, 2013

Ohana is Everything at Family-owned Sekiya’s

These days, it feels like everybody is on the go, rushing to school, work, home and everything in between. That’s when okazuyas are a godsend. Their quick, easy, tasty, and the options are endless. Known for its simple menu of local-style Japanese food, Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen in Kaimuki has been serving generations of customers…

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June 9, 2013

Start a Meal With Sekiya Staples

Seventy eight years is a long time, and in the restaurant business it’s an eternity, if not a virtual impossibility. Yet through war, recession and changing food tastes, Sekiya’s has survived to serve the grandchildren of the diners who first made this Kaimuki eatery an island staple of Hawaii-style comfort food. Somewhere, enjoying either the…

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March 17, 2013

Warming Up With Sekiya’s

If there’s one word to describe what Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen is all about, it would have to be comfort. From the friendliness each staff member exudes to the coziness of a dish that feels like a home-cooked meal, it’s no wonder the Kaimuki Street eatery has warmed up Hawaii diners since the 1930s. A…

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February 17, 2013

Expanded Menu Retains Sekiya’s Roots

With a menu that has retained many of the same items since the 1930s, Sekiya’s Restaurant and Delicatessen is like a portal into the past. Serving what owner Joy Morihara calls a blend of local favorites and Japanese food, the restaurant has long been a go-to locale for plate lunches and saimin. “A lot of…

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January 6, 2013

Savoring the Sweetness

There’s no doubt many people have made New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier and spend more time in the gym, but if you plan on dining at Sekiya’s be warned that its sweet sensations will be hard to resist. And, honestly, there’s no harm in treating yourself to something tasty once in a while. Many…

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