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Serving up surf and turf for local dads

A La Carte

June 21, 2020

Story By: Nicole Monton |

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen does its Oxtail Soup ($17.99) right, which is why fans of the local staple consistently flock to the eatery to get their hands on a bowl. The pieces of meat are hearty, and so soft and tender that they fall off the bone. A. Consillio photo

Tucked away along Kaimuki Avenue sits Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen, a decades-old eatery that has made a name for itself with generations of locals. It’s known for friendly service — and variety great food — that ensures all diners truly feel like family.

“We’re hoping people are staying safe during this time,” says chef/manager Trey Paresa. “We’re open and ready to serve. We invite people to come and eat — safely, of course.”

Happy Father’s Day, dads! To celebrate, Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen presents its Father’s Day Rib-eye and Shrimp Tempura Combination ($26.95) that comes with the ever-popular shrimp tempura and 8-ounce rib-eye. “It’s a meatier option,” says chef/ manager Trey Paresa. “Like a surf and turf, Sekiya’s style.” Photo courtesy Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

The timing is perfect, with the celebration of Father’s Day today (June 21), and Paresa has a special Father’s Day Rib-eye and Shrimp Tempura Combination ($26.95) that’ll make Dad plenty happy.

Grab-and-go is still available, and Paresa suggests one of Sekiya’s special plate lunches ($10.99). Choose from yakitori, marinated fried chicken, chicken katsu, tonkatsu or hamburger curry as the main dish, and enjoy two scoops of rice and a side order of tsukemono.

Sekiya’s popular okazuya remains open (average prices are anywhere from $1 to $3), though some items are currently not available at this time.

According to Paresa, patrons can still order takeout and pickup curbside, or order through Bite Squad.

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