Columns What We're Eating At

March 10, 2012

Story By: Dining Out Team |

At Ichiriki’s opening in 2006, owners Issei Kazama and Riki Kobayashi had a mission: Make people happy and show humble appreciation. Now, six years later, locals and tourists alike have enjoyed the extensive menu, including Ichiriki’s nabe (Japanese hot pot), sukiyaki and shabu shabu, always leaving with their taste buds satisfied and a great dining experience.

  • Back: Kevin Hong, Andrew Won, Sonia Chang. Front: Sophie and Maiko Hong.
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Dining Out caught up with Andrew Won, Sonia Chang, and Kevin, Maiko and Sophie Hong at Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant on Piikoi Street one night for dinner.

The group loves the flavor of the food, as well as the healthy options. Maiko especially loves the menu choices because she can feed little Sophie veggies, tofu and udon — all healthy options.

Andrew Won: “The Kimchi Nabe ($20.95) is very tasty. It’s like a party in my mouth.”

Sonia Chang: “I like the ‘Pirikara’ Spicy Nabe ($11.95) because the flavor is refreshing with a spicy kick, and it’s healthy. And I also like the Ume Cucumber Salad, which they’re bringing back to the menu.”

Kevin Hong: “Kimchi Nabe. I like spicy food and there’s a good kick to it.”

Maiko Hong: “Miso Chanko Nabe ($21.95) because it reminds me of the nabe my mom used to make when I lived in Japan.”


  • Where
    • 510 Piikoi Street #102
    • Honolulu, HI 96814
    • 98-150 Kaonohi Street Suite C216
    • Aiea, HI 96701
  • Call
    • (808) 589-2299 (Piikoi)
    • (808) 484-2222 (Aiea)
  • Hours
    • Piikoi
    • Open daily
    • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Lunch)
    • 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – midnight Fridays and Saturdays (Dinner)
    • Aiea
    • Open daily
    • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Lunch)
    • 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sundays (Dinner)
  • Website

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