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Variety is the spice of life at Odori-ko

A La Carte Columns

October 2, 2016

Story By: Kelli Shiroma | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Sushi Teishoku ($19.95 during Senior Tuesday, regularly $29.95)

Sushi Teishoku ($19.95 during Senior Tuesday, regularly $29.95)

There’s no better way to get over “Hump Day” than by taking advantage of Odori-ko’s $1 Beer Day Wednesdays. Customers are still learning about this recent special, according to vice president Rie Akita.

“Our draft beers — Kirin and Budweiser — are $1, and some other selected bottles are $2-3,” she confirms. “This special goes throughout dinner (from 4:30 p.m. onward) and it’s every Wednesday. You just have to order one appetizer from our menu to get the $1 beer throughout the night.”

The new “Happy Wednesday” deal is just one of several specials Odori-ko offers. Customers ages 60 and older can enjoy entrees at a discounted rate all day on Tuesday for Senior Tuesdays. One of the most popular specials is Sushi Teishoku, which is discounted from the regular menu price of $32.50 to $19.95 during Senior Tuesdays. As Akita explains, this teishoku option includes sashimi, tempura, four pieces of nigiri sushi, udon in hot broth, salad, edamame and miso soup.

Combination Teishoku with Salt & Pepper Pork Chop ($26.50)

Combination Teishoku with Salt & Pepper Pork Chop ($26.50)

Whether you dine at Odoriko for lunch or dinner, the teishoku options — which are “set meals,” according to Akita — are popular customer choices because they include various components.

Combination Teishoku is a great sampler of sorts, consisting of a small salad, edamame, rice, miso soup and an entree choice. The price of the set meal depends on the selected entree; available options include chicken (yuzuor teriyaki-style), salmon, beef teriyaki, misoyaki butterfish, homemade hamburger steak and more. “The Combination Teishoku is popular because you can choose your main item,” Akita says. “The Homemade Hamburger Steak ($32.50) and the Salt & Pepper Pork Chops ($26.50) are especially popular items.”


1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
Daily, lunch: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; dinner: 4:30 p.m.-midnight; happy hour: 4:30-6 p.m.; late night: 10 p.m.-closing

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