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Sushi Veggie Style

Columns Veg'n Out

September 22, 2013

Story By: Terri Hefner | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

The Islands are awash with Genki Sushi shops. And lucky us. With more than a dozen locations here, the eatery is well-known as a quick and tasty way to grab a bite or two. It’s bright and clean, and Genki’s kaiten-style of service can’t be beat. Just watch the plates glide by on the conveyor belt and grab your all-time faves or order on the touch-screen monitor. It’s fun, convenient, always fresh and good to go.

But, hey, let’s reel in the facts about sushi. Sure, it may make a big splash for some people — there’s a boatload of sushi places to choose from these days — but if you’re a vegetarian, so what? It’s all about fish anyway, right?

Not here. There’s quite a variety at Genki Sushi, and scattered amid its lengthy list of offerings are a number of meatand fish-free morsels to sink your teeth into. And with color-coded prices ranging from just $1.50 to $4.80, you don’t have to scale back. You can just plunge right in.

Vegetarian plates include Edamame ($1.50), Cold Tofu ($2.20) Eggplant Fry ($2.20), Potato Fries ($2.20), Oshinko (Japanese pickle) Maki ($1.50), Kappa (cucumber) Maki ($1.50), Kabocha Tempura ($2.20), String Bean Tempura ($2.20), Ocean Salad Gunkan ($1.50), Agedashi Tofu ($2.80) and more. So you can pick and choose to make a meal — and there’s absolutely no catch.

So, the next time you’re hungry for Japanese food, don’t let the fish scare you away. Just give ’em a wave and enjoy Genki Sushi veggie style. But beware, there is one fish that you may not be able to avoid: selfish.

Contact Terri Hefner at diningout@staradvertiser.com

Genki Sushi

Ala Moana Center
Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

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