Enjoy Japanese cuisine swathed in deliciousness

A La Carte

June 19, 2022

Story By: Tasha Mero | Photos by: KOROMO katsu & curry bistro

Pork Loin Katsu Teishoku (price varies)

For all things katsu, visit KOROMO katsu & curry bistro, which is situated in Pearlridge Center (Makai).

The restaurant’s Kushi Katsu a la carte offerings begin at $1.75 per skewer, while its 10-piece assorted Moriawase dish costs $25.25.

“Our Kushi Katsu selection is very popular — fun for pau hana get-togethers,” says Nobutaka ‘Tony’ Sato, executive vice president.

Another bestseller is the Pork Loin Katsu Teishoku, which ranges in price from $13.75 to $28.75.

Assorted 10-piece Moriawase ($25.25)

“The katsu’s crispy outside seals in the tender, juicy flavorful inside (and) makes it a hit with katsu lovers,” Sato adds.

On the eatery’s name, Sato explains, “KOROMO means coating or covering, in Japanese, and refers to the crunchy, crusty, deep-fried golden katsu panko breading that seals in the juicy flavor of our premium meats and vegetables.”

“KOROMO uses fresh premium pork, chicken and oysters,” says executive chef Willy Okimoto. “The panko is prepared fresh daily, from whole loaves of bread for that authentic Japanese-style crunchy katsu coating.”

The restaurant’s chefs bread every kat su to order. Okimoto adds that to achieve a “crunchy, juicy delicacy,” items must be fried at just the right temperature.

“KOROMO also uses premium white and brown rice, and makes its miso soup fresh each meal period with real katsuo flakes. No instant dashi here,” Okimoto notes.

In addition to delicious food, even the air smells good at KOROMO katsu & curry bistro. To ensure guests are safe and comfortable, the restaurant utilizes a special air conditioning system that kills more than 99% of airborne pathogens and viruses.

98 - 1005 Moanalua Rd, Aiea, HI 96701

Hawaii's Best
Hawaii's Best