The best of land and seaA La Carte
August 4, 2019
Story By: Brandon Bosworth | Photos by: ROKKAKU HAMAKATSU
Located on the second floor of Ala Moana Center, Rokkaku Hamakatsu offers modernized, Kyoto-style cuisine, specializing in tonkatsu as well as various seasonal dishes. “Our concept is taking seasonal ingredients from Japan to create unique dishes that express the quality and integrity of Japanese cuisine,” says manager Takuma Suga.
Rokkaku Hamakatsu is owned by Ringer Hut, a Japanese corporation with more than 900 restaurants in Japan and Southeast Asia.
One special new tonkatsu item is the Katsu Sandwich ($9), scheduled to debut on Aug. 12. “We get fresh bread every day and our tonkatsu is a 100-gram pork filet which is breaded with fresh panko from Japan,” Suga says. The combination of crisp katsu and soft bread makes for a winning combination of textures and flavors that will no doubt please customers.
There is more than just tonkatsu at Rokkaku Hamakatsu. The Assorted Sashimi Platter (market price) is a mixed delight from the sea. The sashimi is always prepared fresh and most of the fish is directly flown in from Japan. Only the best seasonal fish are used. The platter is adjustable upon customer request, and Rokkaku Hamakatsu offers Omakase style sashimi as well as a la carte options.
THE KING OF BEEF
Sometimes you just want to splurge, and if you do, consider the Miyazaki A5 Wagyu Shabu Shabu ($240). “A5 Wagyu is considered to be the king of beef throughout the world,” manager Takuma Suga says. “At Rokkaku Hamakatsu we offer that as a shabu shabu style or as grilled steak and eaten with wasabi.” He adds that Rokkaku Hamakatsu actually serves two types of Wagyu. “We offer Miyazaki A5 Wagyu and Mishima Wagyu so people can enjoy by trying different types of top quality beef.”