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Shochan Hiroshimayaki

This restaurant is no longer in business.

July 22, 2012

Shochan Hiroshimayaki

Shochan Hiroshimayaki first opened its doors on University Avenue five years ago, when head chef Shinji Yamamoto moved to Hawaii. Since its beginnings, Shochan has provided customers with delicious Hiroshima and Kansai-style (or Osaka-style) Okonomiyaki ($8). The Hiroshima style differs from the Kansai as the ingredients are layered rather than mixed together. But it doesn’t…

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June 17 - 23, 2012

Exploring a New World of Flavors

Shinji Yamamoto, owner and head chef of Shochan Hiroshimayaki, is excited to introduce traditional Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake) to Hawaii’s diners. His cozy eatery, which first opened on University Avenue in 2007, recently relocated to a new-and-improved Kapahulu locale where diners can watch Yamamoto masterfully prepare his hometown dish on an impressive tableside flat…

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April 1 - 7, 2012

Cooking Up Authentic Okonomiyaki

As two customers walk into Shochan one late afternoon last week, they are immediately greeted by the restaurant’s friendly staff — and after they place their order, owner and head chef Shinji Yamamoto gets to work. He pours batter onto the stove and seasons it with bonito powder while it cooks. Next, he fries up…

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