Dig into this delicious Mother’s Day donburiA La Carte
May 3, 2020
Story By: Nicole Monton | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen has been serving up comfort food during a time when Hawaii needs it most, and in the days to come will be preparing a delicious Mother’s Day dish with all the fixings.
The Oyako Donburi special with tossed green salad ($14.99) consists of a hearty helping of chicken and long rice, mixed together with onions, mushrooms and egg — all simmered in the restaurant’s signature dashi.
“It’s one of out most popular items,” explains manager Deanna Hara, who’s actually the great-granddaughter of the restaurant’s original founders. “The name ‘oyako’ is ‘parent and child,’ hence our reason for the Mother’s Day special.”
For a little more variety, opt for one of four Plate Lunch Specials ($10.99) — choose from Chicken Katsu, Tonkatsu, Marinated Fried Chicken and Yakitori — that come with two scoops of rice and a side of tsukemono and sauce.
“We designed these plate lunches to be easy to grab and go,” explains Hara.
The regular menu remains up and running — with a few exceptions, so call to make sure what you want is available — and locals can also get their hands on okazuya from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.
“We have a lot of our favorites, such as Oxtail Soup, Saimin and our hamburgers, as well,” adds Hara.
When picking out a delectable dish for Mom, there’s lots to choose from at Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen. Indeed, the whole point is to ensure there’s something on the vast menu to satisfy every palate, especially the matriarch of your family.
“And we would like to wish everyone a happy Mother’s Day, from our family to yours,” Hara concludes.