Rock and roll to the Kozo beatColumns Lite Bites
October 19, 2014
Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: Anthony Consillio
I’m all about convenience. So, when I’m in need of a quick lunch or dinner, by myself or with my family; I think sushi and bentos. They’re easy to eat, tasty and there’s always something for everyone.
One of my go-to places is Kozo Sushi, which has many locations throughout the island, including one near my home and work, so that’s a huge plus for me.
Known for its fast-food, takeout sushi and bento options, Kozo Sushi opened its first restaurant in 1972 in Osaka, Japan, and then expanded to Hawaii, where it continues to offer great quality service and an excellent value. And while customers can always find their sushi favorites on the menu, there also are new dishes added regularly. Among the newest creations are Dragon Don ($7.25), Spicy Ahi Don-Super ($7.50) and Ebi Fry Bento ($6.99).
Dragon Don is the donburi version of the Dragon Maki — a Kozo Sushi signature. It consists of rice with three pieces of tempura, and a heaping portion of spicy ahi that’s mixed with green onions and masago, and drizzled with a teriyaki and spicy sauce.
The Spicy Ahi Don-Super, which is an upgraded Spicy Ahi Don, comes with a bed of rice topped with ahi cubes drizzled with Kozo Sushi’s special spicy sauce, and garnished with green onion, nori and habanero masago.
As for Ebi Fry Bento, it features rice topped with nori and three pieces of Ebi Fry that’s drizzled with sweet teriyaki sauce and Kozo Sushi’s original katsu mayo. The bento also includes one piece Inari, two pieces Shinko Maki and a small salad.
“These are just a few of the dishes that Kozo Sushi serves,” notes Kozo’s manager. “There are many items that attract and win the hearts of many local customers, including our party platters and dishes for kids, along with vegetarians.
“The items on our menu are top-quality, but at a much cheaper price. We also use the best ingredients available.”
Convenience, consistence and spectacular taste, are integral components of Kozo’s rockin’ philosophy.
638 Keeaumoku St. (with additional locations)
Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.