New Eats, Fresh Look Reign at Sushi KingAli Carte Columns
July 22, 2012
Story By: Ali Resich | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
Sushi King has long been known among locals for its fresh, authentic Japanese fare. After all, the South King Street eatery has served its expansive variety of sushi and traditional dishes to a loyal base of patrons since 1992. With a fresh look and recently updated menu, this sushi gem shows no signs of slowing down.
“We did a little bit of updating, we wanted to give the restaurant a fresh look,” says owner and manager Shu-Lee Kondo. With a refreshed ambiance that includes snazzy, deep-red tables and wood floors, the establishment has created the perfect environment for sampling its latest edible creations.
“We always try to think of something new,” says Kondo when describing Sushi King’s ability to keep its menu current. For the most recent additions, chef Edgar San Juan and his kitchen team turned t o
the eatery’s robata grill (Japanese grill), which sits behind an impressive sushi bar, to come up with savory Robata Bar Items.
Revel in the bacon-inspired goodness of pupu-style Bacon-Wrapped Enoki ($5.50, two skewers) and Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus ($5.50, two skewers), which pick up a wonderful char-grilled flavor from the robata. Or experience a burst of tastiness from Ebi Mayo with Chili Sauce ($5.50, two skewers).
Another fresh menu item is Karei Karaage ($14.50), featuring pieces of sumptuous deep-fried flounder that are ready to be dunked into tempura or homemade ponzu sauces.
Diners may delight in these culinary jewels for lunch or dinner daily, as well as grab a late-night bite Wednesday through Monday. Those looking for a midnight munch will enjoy the full liquor bar to accompany their meal, available until 2 a.m.
After two decades of serving Japanese classics, Sushi King knows how to keep things fresh with an ever-evolving menu of delicious eats.
2700 S. King St., Honolulu
Daily, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., lunch Wednesday-Monday, 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m., dinner Tuesday, 5:30-10 p.m., dinner