Leading The Way In Sizzling Nabe

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February 12, 2017

Story By: Lynsey Beth Futa |

Niku Nabe ($18.95, happy hour)

Niku Nabe ($18.95, happy hour)

It’s no secret that hot pot is still trending, because who wouldn’t want to fill up on simmering bites of freshly cut meat, generous helpings of vegetables and umami-filled broths? And while there are many hot pot places set up around the island, it’s no contest that Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant is leading the pack.

Offering a unique version of traditional-style Japanese nabe and shabu shabu dishes with a modern twist, Ichiriki spearheads the hotpot movement with quality ingredients and irresistible flavors.

The one-of-a-kind eating experience takes you through a selection of original soup broths, including Pirikara, Tomato, Angry Goma, Tom Yum and many more. Next, choose your fillings, which range from USDA Choice short rib and USDA Prime ribeye, to seafood sets.

Lastly, decide if you’d like to add any a la carte items to your meal, including extra shiitake mushrooms or tofu, and whether you want ramen or udon noodles (part of dinner sets).

Don’t wait to heat things up with soul-soothing nabe.


Happy hour at Ichiriki Nabe Japanese Restaurant is extra special, as it runs three times every day (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-closing), which means triple the opportunities to take advantage of delicious fare at discounted prices.

Try Niku Nabe ($18.95, only available during happy hour), which includes the usual selection of veggies and Tsukune stick, as well as Berkshire pork, chicken, USDA Choice short rib, rice and ramen or udon. Or, bite into Ahi Katsu ($6 happy hour, $7.95 regular), featuring four pieces of tuna, lightly seared, wrapped in shiso leaf, battered and then deep-fried. The appetizer is served with katsu sauce and is perfectly devoured with a nice cold White Peach Shochu Cocktail ($4.50 happy hour). Shochu Cocktails come in various flavors and sizes.

Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant

Westridge Shopping Center,
98-150 Kaonohi St., No. C-216
(And Various Other Locations)
Lunch: daily, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; dinner: Sunday-Thrusay, 4-11 p.m.,
Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m.-midnight; happy hour: daily, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-closing

Aiea, HI 96701

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