Eatery puts emphasis on ohanaA La Carte
May 8, 2022
Story By: Jocelyn Lansangan | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
Locally owned and operated Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen prides itself on providing customers with a more relaxed, family diner feel with its Japanese dishes that offer a unique local taste since it first opened in 1935.
“Our atmosphere and vibe at Sekiya’s is definitely more of a relaxed, family diner feel,” says the eatery’s manager and chef Leonard Paresa. “We’re nostalgic and the kind of place that’s been serving Hawaii for generations.”
Ohana is important to Sekiya’s, as can be seen with its Mother’s Day Special ($28.95), which boasts a special teishoku set that features seared misoyaki salmon, an ahi poke inside-out sushi roll, yakitori chicken and potato macaroni salad, along with rice, miso, namasu, lima beans and tsukemono. Make sure to take advantage of this deal, as it is only available for Mother’s Day, and can be done for dine-in or takeout.
For any other day, try the restaurant’s house special, Oyako Donburi ($12.99).
“This dish is one of our most popular, and it contains chicken, onion, mushroom and long rice, which is simmered in our dashi with a little shoyu and sugar, which is then finished off with a scrambled poached egg. It’s all served over a bed of rice, and comes with miso, and tsukemono,” says Paresa.
Sekiya’s is also famously known for its saimin and udon noodles, which are served with its homemade dashi soup. It recommends customers try its Beef Teriyaki and Nitsuke Butterfish to accompany it.
In the time of pandemic, it is easy to lose sight of things, but Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen has always put the families of Hawaii first and continues to do so with these specials.
“We understand that these are difficult times,” says Paresa. “We appreciate the continued support from our wonderful community.”