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Sushi King

March 16, 2014

Sushi for Generations

Sushi King, located on South King Street near University, has been the mainstay of sushi in the Islands since 1992. Owner and manager Shu-Lee Kondo credits customer loyalty as the main reason for the restaurant’s continued success over the past two decades. “Our regulars bring in their friends, who become regulars as well, we are…

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Wrap Up the Holidays With Sensational Squid

By now, the post-holiday blues have begun to set in and Christmas seems as if it was all a dream. Yet, the gifts strewn around the home and the tree still boasting its majestic glow manage to keep some of that holiday cheer alive and well within me. The holidays have always been a time…

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October 13, 2013

Tempura Temptation

It’s so gratifying to know you’re doing something right. More and more these days we’re hearing about how important it is to eat a variety of vegetables daily — the more colors the better for maximum health benefits. But that’s no problem for veggie lovers. The more the better. Bring it on! Serving authentic Japanese…

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September 15, 2013 , ,

A Yakitori Yum Fest!

During the last week of summer, it’s only fitting to bid the season farewell with a bang. Last-minute barbecues in the backyard, one last jump in the pool on a scorching-hot day and one final full-on tan session … Yes, please! Soak it all in because it won’t be long before the cooler days of…

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August 4, 2013

Creativity Helps Sushi Restaurant Remain “King”

If anything makes Sushi King the true king of sushi, it’s the restaurant’s ability to continually reinvent itself and push the limits of its dishes. Just recently, for example, the restaurant unveiled a new item, Kamikaze Roll ($18.50), which features jumbo red Alaskan king crab leg, cucumber, avocado, lettuce and tomago, and topped with fish…

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These Meals Complete Me

My two favorite pastimes are eating and getting in killer workouts at the gym. Yes, I am a woman of irony. And while it may be known to most of you that I’m always hungry, I’ve also noticed that with the beastly gym sessions comes an increase in hunger pains. With the amount of food…

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June 2, 2013

Japanese Fare Like You’ve Never Tasted Before

After 25 years in business, Sushi King has become a place for nostalgia. Often introduced to young diners during their first semester at the University of Hawaii or taken as the place for a celebratory meal with family, the King Street eatery is more than just a place to grab some good Japanese food. As…

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A Complete Softy for Soft Shell Crab

I could live off of crab drenched in butter, I’m sure! Yet, I’ve always had a soft spot for soft shell crab. For one, these little critters capture all the irresistible flavors of your everyday crab, but without the hassle. In other words, you don’t have to work for your food. The chore of prying…

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March 24, 2013

Sushi King Continues to Reign Supreme

For more than two decades, Sushi King has occupied its throne as the go-to place for traditional, authentic Japanese cuisine — whether it’s for lunch, dinner or late-night cravings. Since opening its doors in 1992 at the convenient South King Street location just east of University Avenue, Sushi King has continued to add popular favorites…

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September 30, 2012

‘Shrooms Crowning Moments

You may be familiar with the taste and flavor of common mushrooms, such as shiitake, reishi or the typical white mushroom. These ‘shrooms are year round delicacies, which add nutritional and health benefits to many dishes. Yet, each autumn, usually from September through November, the matsutake mushroom finds its place in many restaurants. The matsutake…

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