Nothing Does It Quite Like Nabe

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January 8, 2017

Story By: Caitlin Basilio | Photos by: Caitlin Basilio

Niku Nabe ($18.95 special available throughout January)

Niku Nabe ($18.95 special available throughout January)

Lately, days and nights have been much cooler here in Hawaii, giving hungry diners plenty of reasons to stop by Ichiriki, where pots filled with simmering nabe quickly heat things up.

With four locations on Oahu — Piikoi, Aiea, Kaneohe and its newest spot in Kaimuki — Ichiriki offers guests the ultimate hot-pot experience with an abundance of broths to choose from and an array of tasty ingredients ready to be dunked and cooked to perfection right before your eyes.

Mushroom Medley ($5 happy hour, $7 regular)

Mushroom Medley ($5 happy hour, $7 regular)

In addition to delicious nabe, Ichiriki serves up a variety of appetizers such as Spicy Tuna Wrap ($5.50 happy hour, $7.50 regular) and Mushroom Medley ($5 happy hour, $7 regular). And be sure to stop in for happy hour everyday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and again from 9 p.m. to closing.


Ichiriki gives patrons something to drool over every month with its monthly happy hour specials. Throughout January at all locations, indulge in Niku Nabe ($18.95). According to owner Riki Kobayashi, niku means meat in Japanese, which is exactly what patrons will receive when they order this hearty selection. It consists of 3 ounces of chicken, 3 ounces of short ribs and 3 ounces of pork, as well as a tsukune stick. Additionally, Niku Nabe comes with bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, chives, aburaage (fried tofu), kuzukiri (Japanese noodles), rice, and your choice of broth.

Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant

510 Piikoi St., No. 102, Honolulu (And Other Locations)
Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight (last seating one hour before closing); Happy hour daily: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-closing

Honolulu, HI 96814

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