Blooming With FlavorCover Story
July 30, 2023
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
Like the Japanese flower for which it is named, Rinka Japanese Restaurant continues to blossom with an array of delicious dishes and flavor combinations within its spacious, inviting setting. The popular dining destination sets the stage for an amazing meal with new seasonally inspired set menus that are being rolled out for guests to enjoy throughout the month of August.
Situated on Aeo tower’s ground level within the bustling Ward Village, the awe-inspiring locale was constructed with an open concept that includes a sushi bar and a sleek interior complete with warm tones and a high ceiling accented by modern lighting elements.
Rinka also offers a private dining room, which includes beautiful wood accents, and is ideal for parties, family gatherings or special events. The restaurant features a full bar where guests can enjoy their favorite food and spirits, and ample parking is available in the lot above the restaurant as well as throughout the Ward Village community. Be sure to get a seat by the sushi station fronting an open kitchen that whirls with activity as skilled chefs prepare orders throughout meal service.
With a spotlight on summer flavors, Rinka Japanese Restaurant is featuring two new teishoku (set menu) collections available Aug. 1-31 that celebrate the vibrant flavors of the season. Chirashi & Ube Udon Teishoku ($54.75) is bursting with bold flavors as the seafood medley is accompanied by tempura and assorted small dishes.
Chicken Hot Pot Teishoku ($49.75) offers outstanding value as the savory chicken is accented with side dishes of nigiri sushi, spicy tuna sushi roll, chicken karaage and additional small dishes. “During August, we really want to focus on showcasing the fresh, delicious fish options, as well as our popular sushi and chirashi choices,” says Rinka Japanese Restaurant manager Midori Omura. “If you are a sushi lover, the Chicken Hot Pot Teishoku is a really good deal. If you’re looking to enjoy Japanese food with your favorite beverage, and hang out with friends and family, we’re here to welcome you with a great meal, drinks and excellent customer service.”
In addition to the set menu options that shift through out the year depending on seasonal selections, guests can look forward to a robust sushi menu featuring nigiri, inari and roll varieties that “upgrades the dining experience” with multiple a la carte selections.
For more details about the well-rounded dining experience, as well as other special offers and popular menu items introduced throughout the year, follow Rinka on Instagram (@rinka_restaurant) and visit rinkahawaii.com.