When You Can’t Wait For Sushi

A La Carte Columns

November 20, 2016

Story By: Christina O Connor | Photos by: Christina O'Connor

Hurricane Maki ($7.99)

Hurricane Maki ($7.99)

Sushi is one of those foods where, even if you constantly want it, you can’t always indulge your cravings without having to wait to sit down for a lengthy meal at a dine-in sushi restaurant.

That doesn’t have to be the case, however, thanks to Kozo Sushi.

With various locations throughout the island, Kozo is convenient and quick. You’ll go from ordering to out the door in no time at all.

The menu is filled with an array of maki sushi, hand rolls, donburi, bentos, nigiri and party platters. And according to cashier Michelle Thompson, you can expect top-notch, friendly service as well.

“There are a lot of regular customers that I have gotten to know,” says Thompson.

Another thing that sets Kozo apart is its inventive take on rolls (something that Thompson credits to Kozo’s owner). Take, for instance, the Tsunami Maki ($7.99), which is stocked with a California mix — crab, cucumber, avocado — with ahi on top, along with tempura chips and green onions. It’s then covered in an array of sauces: spicy, maki and sweet chili, to be exact.

To learn more about Kozo Sushi and how to satisfy your sushi cravings in no time, visit the company online at kozosushihawaii.com.


If you never thought that potato chips could go well with sushi, then you haven’t tried Kozo Sushi’s Hurricane Maki ($7.99). Inside, it’s got breaded shrimp with lettuce, topped with salmon, green onions and, you guessed it, barbecue chips. The chips add a nice bit of crunch to this roll, which is finished off with sweet chili, unagi and wasabi mayo sauces.

Kozo Sushi

638 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu (And Various Locations)
Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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