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Sekiya’s Restaurant

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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May 18, 2014

Sekiya’s Offers New Look, Same Great Taste

While it has undergone some recent cosmetic alterations and management changes, Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen continues to cater to generations of local residents that have come to appreciate the cuisine initially introduced by Taisuke and Katsuko Sekiya in 1935. Fast forward nearly 80 years later and Sekiya’s Restaurant and Delicatessen still offers local favorites at…

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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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