Ichiriki thrills the senses with nabe

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July 27, 2014

Story By: Jaimie Kim Farinas | Photos by: Anthony Consillio

Enter Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant, and tempt your senses.

In its chic dining room, you’ll see diners adding premium meats, seafood and vegetables to steaming pots of nabe. The sounds of convivial chatter and dishes clanking indicate a good time. And most importantly, the aroma permeating the air, making your mouth water, lets you know you’re in for a treat.

With a variety of nabe combinations, Ichiriki’s menu really is your oyster. Plus, its interactive dining concept makes for a memorable experience with friends and family.

Always a favorite, USDA Choice Ribeye Chanko ($21.95) features a generous portion of perfectly sliced meat. This is in addition to a plateful of sausage, fish, tofu, veggies and other delectable items that may be added to a steaming broth of your choice.

USDA Prime Ribeye Sukiyaki ($27.95)

USDA Prime Ribeye Sukiyaki ($27.95)

Also popular is its USDA Choice Shortrib Shabu Shabu ($20.95). Like Ichiriki’s other dishes, a choice of broth accompanies meat and vegetables.

At the end of the meal, select from ramen, udon or zosui noodles, which soak up the leftover broth.

Nabe is not the only thing with pizazz. Diners also are encouraged to sample sukiyaki options, such as USDA Prime Ribeye Sukiyaki ($27.95), served with vegetables, tofu and other accompaniments, as well as two pieces of sausage.

Just remember one thing: don’t let the limitless options overwhelm you. Instead, take it as an opportunity to try anything, because you always can come back for more.

And take advantage of the eatery’s happy hour specials. At Ichiriki’s Piikoi location, an early happy hour menu is available from 2 to 6 p.m., and a late-night happy hour starts at 9:30 p.m. (until last call), with separate menus for each.

Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant

510 Piikoi St. #102 (and other locations)
Lunch: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m.-midnight

Honolulu, HI 96814

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