On a rollA La Carte
October 23, 2022
Story By: Kyle Galdeira |
By taking the Japanese sushi tradition to new levels, Genki Sushi continues to roll out innovative culinary creations. The eatery popularized kaiten sushi — translated to mean “revolving,” as the popular selections became famous for being served on a conveyor belt.
Local diners of all ages are invited “all aboard” the train as the Genki Sushi “Bullet Express” continues to bring flavor and fun to patrons across Hawaii. The restaurant group is also experimenting with a new mobile technology that allows guests at select locations to order from their phones and pay with a few taps.
When it comes to enjoying one’s favorite items at Genki Sushi, any season is sushi season. With eight locations on Oahu, as well as eateries on Kauai (Kukui Grove Shopping Center), Maui (Maui Mall) and Hawaii Island (Kona and Hilo), Genki Sushi serves up flavorful creations in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Diners may choose from a host of delicious sushi selections, rice bowls topped with local favorites, bento sets, tasty desserts and beverages.
Most Genki Sushi locations across the state offer the double-rail bullet train delivery configuration for convenient, ultra-fast ordering to help identify and select one’s favorite choices in a flash. As part of the train-ordering process, diners place orders via a touch-screen panel and receive their fresh sushi favorites tableside.
Genki Sushi offers a wide variety of nigiri, gunkan and roll sushi, from simple favorites to extravagant creations. Spicy Tuna Roll (price varies depending on location) is a go-to menu mainstay, while California Roll and Spicy California Roll (price varies) are crafted with imitation crab, avocado and cucumber.
Rainbow Roll (price varies) is nearly as colorful as it is flavorful: ahi, salmon and avocado are placed atop the roll with imitation crab and cucumber in the middle of this specialty sushi. Fried Squid Combo (price varies) is one of Genki’s bestselling hot items with squid rings and legs fried to golden-brown perfection atop a bed of cabbage along with lemon.
Diners can also look forward to new specials available now through the fall. Hamachi Carpaccio (price varies) is a must-try special that features the popular raw fish with a savory sauce to bring out the hamachi’s rich flavors.
“Every three months or so, we come up with different seasonal specials as we put together our more popular items and flavors that customers will enjoy — for us, sushi is always in season,” says Genki Sushi senior director of operations Bunji Mine. “These are really great deals when you compare the sets to the a la carte offerings, so come in and enjoy them with your friends and family.”
Some Genki Sushi locations have adjusted their hours of operation due to an industry-wide staffing shortage stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. And, as a reminder, prices may vary by location.