Genki Sushi Gets TechyColumns Who's Counting?
August 25, 2013
Story By: Jaimie Kim Farinas | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
By now, you’ve probably heard all about the recent renovations made to Genki Sushi in Ala Moana Center. Its new tableside order and delivery service is excitingly innovative and an experience only the Jetsons might have been able to previously relate to.
“We’re the first one to use it — they call it the express system (in Hawaii and the U.S.),” says director of purchasing David Moon.
Sit down and delight in Genki Sushi’s technologically-stunning system of ordering. After placing orders via a touch panel, wait in anticipation for it to arrive on a second or third level that has been added above a regular sushi conveyor belt. Once you’ve unloaded your dishes, a button next to the touch panel sends the bullet train tray back to the kitchen. Customers may order up to four items at a time.
The system has been adopted from the restaurant’s Japan locations, and will be implemented at Genki’s other island-wide establishments in the future.
And despite the recent renovations, Genki Sushi still offers your favorite items, such as Ahi Nigiri ($3.95), Fried Squid Combo ($3.95), Spicy Tuna ($2.95), California Roll (2.35) and Onion Salmon ($2.95).
Genki’s wide range of rolled sushi is also available. Soft Shell Crab Roll ($4.95) includes soft shell crab with carrots and sprouts topped with the restaurant’s special sauce, which consists of mayonnaise, tobiko and chili peppers.
Another favorite, Spicy Tempura Roll ($4.95), has an ebi (shrimp) fry in the center, which is rolled and topped with spicy tuna and drizzled with unagi sauce.
Volcano Roll ($4.95) is a variation of the famous Spicy Tempura Roll, but with crab in the center.
As if the touch panels aren’t fun enough, when ordering dessert, you can play a slot game while waiting for your sweet treat to arrive. If you’re lucky, you can even win a prize from the restaurant.
Genki Sushi is on a roll!
Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd #2096
Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.