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Sekiya’s Restaurant

Beggin’ For Butterfish

Soft pieces of white fish ooze with oily succulence, as a sweet miso glaze caramelizes each bite. Across Hawaii’s scene of Japanese and contemporary restaurants, many a patron can be found digging into these tender morsels of misoyaki butterfish, their chopsticks navigating around tiny bones to get to the prized, buttery meat. Misoyaki butterfish always…

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July 2, 2017

Indulging In A Nostalgic Bite

Tucked away from the bustling streets of Kaimuki is a little gem that diners escape to for a taste of the “hanabada” days. Founded in 1935, Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen is a refreshing mom-and-pop shop that attracts customers for its local-Japanese a la carte options. Whether dining in or taking out, Sekiya’s offers a simple…

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Finding A Sukiyaki Sanctuary

Take a look at any hot-pot eatery around town, and you’ll find its tables full — and usually a line out the door — of patrons ready to cook their favorite ingredients within large, communal pots of bubbling-hot broths. It’s easy to see that this dining trend will continue to sizzle, especially with the variety…

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April 9, 2017

Getting A Taste Of Tradition

Founded in 1935, and at its current location in Kaimuki since 1955, Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen continues to be a neighborhood favorite for local-style Japanese comfort food. Still owned and operated by the founding family, but now in its third generation, the casual eatery serves up plate lunches, sukiyaki, ochazuke, donburi, sushi, burgers and more….

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March 5, 2017

Oldie But Goodie

It’s the humble beginnings of Sekiya Restaurant Delicatessen that make it iconic. The eatery began in 1935, when two Japanese sisters, Taisuke and Katsuko Sekiya, opened their restaurant on School Street. The menu was simple: okazu, shave ice and ice cream. The restaurant may have moved around a bit since then — from School Street…

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February 5, 2017

Going gaga over comfort food

Make this Valentine’s Day memorable for that special someone by celebrating at Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen. According to general manager Faye Hara, the eatery is featuring Steak & Tempura Combo ($23.95), which is available only Feb. 14. “Before, our steak combo featured an 8-ounce steak, but now it’s an 11-ounce portion,” Hara says. Aside from…

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January 8, 2017

81 Years’ Worth Of Flavor

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen has been sharing its ohana values with Hawaii since 1935. The business first was located on School Street, where twin sisters Taisuke and Katsuko Sekiya opened School Delicatessen to sell various okazu (Japanese-style deli fare), shave ice and ice cream. Fast-forward 81 years and the family’s legacy lives on at Sekiya’s…

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December 4, 2016

Good food, luck in your future

It’s never too early to start preparing for the new year. With 2017 right around the corner, Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen general manager Faye Hara encourages customers to place orders early for their New Year’s parties. “New Year’s Eve is our busiest day,” she says. “We’re open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on New…

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October 30, 2016

Local Eatery Hits The Spot

The restaurant business is a notoriously difficult one with a high turnover rate. But Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen has been around since 1935 and has attracted generations of families. “All of our sauces and stocks are made from Sekiya’s family recipes, creating the same flavors generation after generation,” says general manager Faye Hara. “This hits…

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September 18, 2016

Get Ready For Game Day At Sekiya’s

Football season is here, and good, filling food is a necessity while cheering for your favorite team. The perfect solution is getting a party platter from Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen. Located on Kaimuki Avenue, Sekiya’s is one of those humble, old-time restaurants that’s been around for decades on end — since 1935, to be exact….

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