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May 22, 2016

Story By: Caitlin Basilio | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

Strawberry and Mango Coconut Panna Cotta ($3.50 each)

Strawberry and Mango Coconut Panna Cotta ($3.50 each)

After a delightful meal at Japanese BBQ Yoshi, make sure to indulge in its new dessert menu.

In an attempt to utilize kitchen manager Ryan Lai’s extensive pastry background, the restaurant has introduced the new selection, which features sweets such as Creme Brulee Bread Pudding ($4), Creme Brulee ($3.50) and Panna Cotta in various flavors ($3.50, pictured are Strawberry and Mango Coconut).

“Our dessert menu was very limited, but now customers have more options and are able to get the full experience here, rather than having to go someplace else for dessert,” says supervisor Scott Motoda.

Crispy Pork Belly Crepe ($8)

Crispy Pork Belly Crepe ($8)

Japanese BBQ Yoshi opened February 2015 and specializes in high-quality meat. Mainly known for its yakiniku-style dining, the eatery offers only the best meats from Japan — specifically A4 and A5-grade cuts of Miyazaki Wagyu, which is the highest grade of Japanese beef that comes from cattle raised on premium feed.


Before dessert — or even the main entree — comes appetizers. Also new to Japanese BBQ Yoshi’s menu is Crispy Pork Belly Crepe. For $8, sink your teeth into these delicately wrapped crepes, which are prepared with braised pork — cured with wasabi — and then stir fried with soy sprouts, onions and mushrooms, and perfected with a sweet-and-sour dipping sauce for the whole table to enjoy.

Japanese BBQ Yoshi

1316 Young St., Honolulu
Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dinner: nightly, 5-11 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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