Kaiseki everyone will ‘Go’ forA La Carte Columns
October 4, 2015
Story By: Abby Sadoy | Photos by: MISSY ROMERO
Since opening in December of last year, Gokoku Sushi has been serving up a notable menu of Japanese fare, as well as a twist of contemporary fusion. Launched by Japanese restaurant group Pierthirty USA, the eatery continues its savory streak as the first restaurant of the group to be opened in the U.S.
Some of the favorites include misoyaki butterfish, tempura, bento boxes, as well as steak. Hungry patrons also can enjoy a plate or two of the eatery’s daily specials. Situated along scenic Koko Marina in Hawaii Kai, Gokoku welcomes stunning views of ocean waters and unbeatable sunsets. The interior is just as impressive, having all Asia-sourced décor put together by a Japanese designer. The exquisite ambiance really is an excellent bonus to its already excellent menu.
“If you want to eat real Japanese food, this is the place,” says manager Waki Shimada. The restaurant plans to have a newly updated menu starting in November, but customers now are able to try its Kago Kaiseki. The plentiful meal offers both a lunch and dinner version. For lunch, Triple Don Kago Kaiseki ($17.95) includes ahi, tempura, soboro don, kobachi, tsukemono, miso soup and dessert. If you’re down for another round, try Kago Kaiseki ($29.95) for dinner, which includes mini yosenabe, mini una don, tempura, steamed Hawaiian fish, poke, kobachi, tsukemono and dessert.
So, if you’re longing for that ultimate Asian dining experience, make your way to the East side of Oahu, where you can go authentic, go fresh and Gokoku.
Koko Marina Center
7192 Kalanianaole Hwy.
Tuesday-Sunday, Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner: 5-10 p.m.