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Tempura Ichidai

June 25, 2017

Filling Up On Japanese Fare

Nestled in the newest wing of Ala Moana Center is the quaint Tempura Ichidai restaurant. With its open windows and contemporary design, passersby can’t help but want to take a peek inside this stylish eatery. Tempura Ichidai’s friendly staff invites guests to sit at the counter or a booth and gets things started with a…

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Oh Yes, It’s Oyster Time

Happy Mother’s Day, Ono readers! I hope you are spending this most special of holidays with the leading ladies in your lives, who deserve the utmost praise. Preferably you’re treating your queen to a fine feast today — I know I am — and in honor of my favorite person, I also am seeking out…

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April 9, 2017

Tempura Passes The Crunch Test

Literally feeding diners’ love for fried foods, Tempura Ichidai — Hawaii’s first authentic tempura bar — offers a special Japanese eating experience at its Ala Moana Center location. The restaurant’s chefs cook and serve fresh, made-to-order tempura right in front of customers, ensuring optimal crunch and flavor — the way that tempura is meant to…

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March 5, 2017

A New Japanese Dining Experience

Tempura is one of those foods that is so universally loved that restaurant group Pierthirty had the idea to create a whole eatery dedicated to it. That venture is Tempura Ichidai, which offers an authentic tempura bar experience. “From their seats, guests can watch our chefs as they delicately fry fresh meats, seafood and vegetables…

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January 29, 2017

Tempura Has Never Tasted So Good

When seated at one of the countertops at Tempura Ichidai, which wraps around lively tempura-frying stations positioned right in front of you, you can hear the ultra-hot sizzle of the oil, erupting with bubbles as just-battered pieces of tempura are transformed into crispy morsels of joy. Then, all that’s left to do is devour them….

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November 13, 2016

Spice Up Thanksgiving With Fresh Tempura

The key to making good tempura is using quality oil and serving each piece as fresh as possible — going straight from the fryer to your plate to be eaten right away. That’s what sets Tempura Ichidai apart from any other tempura restaurant in Hawaii: You won’t find anything soggy and oily there. Each piece…

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July 31, 2016

Fresh tempura spot debuts new menu

Since opening in January, Tempura Ichidai has risen to the top of many locals’ list of favorite Japanese restaurants. As part of Ala Moana Center’s new Ewa Wing, the eatery is proud to offer the freshest tempura in the state. “Before Tempura Ichidai, there was no tempura bar in Hawaii,” explains vice president Masayoshi Kurita….

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June 19, 2016

Tempura Ichidai

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Tokusen Course ($25) Tempura lovers can rejoice once they step into Tempura Ichidai at Ala Moana Center. Besides the authentic and modern Japanese ambiance, the invigorating aroma of crunchy temptations welcomes hungry diners into the spacious eatery. Since opening this past January, the restaurant has showcased a…

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