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Dig into this delicious Mother’s Day donburi

A La Carte

May 3, 2020

Story By: Nicole Monton | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO

Oyako Donburi ($14.99 special with tossed green salad)

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.”

Large Saimin (call for price and availability)

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.

Oxtail Soup (call for price and availability)

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.

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