Getting ready to roll with new sushi bites

A La Carte Columns

March 21, 2016

Story By: Christina O Connor | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Teriyaki Chicken and Kalbi Bowl ($5.15)

Teriyaki Chicken and Kalbi Bowl ($5.15)

One of the appeals of kaiten-sushi spot Genki Sushi is the element of surprise. You can sit at the table as a variety of items float past you and simply pick what looks good. The options of what may move along on the conveyor belt are seemingly never-ending — Genki’s menu is stocked with a wide array of various nigiri, signature rolls and donburi.

As of May 2, those options are expanding as all Genki Sushi locations (14 in the state, and nine on Oahu) will be adding several new menu items to the mix. (Also note that as of that date, prices will increase.)

“We just wanted to try something different and give our customers updated items to keep it fresh and to keep it new,” says director of purchasing David Moon.

Spring Roll with salmon ($3.15)

Spring Roll with salmon ($3.15)

These include Spring Roll ($3.15), which comes with your choice of salmon or ebi as well as lettuce, crab and cucumber. Each roll is topped with unagi sauce.

Another new offering is Seared Spicy Ebi ($3.15), which features ebi with garlic mayo and a spicy sauce — all seared to perfection.

Genki has long been offering a variety of donburi, and for diners who just can’t decide on one, there will be the option to create a combo bowl. Examples of the combo bowls are Teriyaki Chicken and Kalbi Bowl ($5.15), and Spicy Tuna and Ahi Poke Bowl ($5.15), both served over rice.

Seared Spicy Ebi ($3.15)

Seared Spicy Ebi ($3.15)

Other new menu items include Shogun Roll ($4.15), a fried tempura roll loaded with cream cheese and ebi, and Inari Udon ($3.15). There’s also a four-piece Sashimi Combo ($5.15) with ahi, two pieces of salmon and hamachi.

With these items about to roll out, Genki already is looking to bring its customers even more variety. The restaurant is constantly concocting new items — with each of the locations individually creating its own specials. Moon says that another menu change can be expected in the near future.

Genki Sushi

Ward Centre (and other locations)
1200 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu
Sunday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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