Tempting take-out options | Akira Japanese Restaurant


Executive Chef and Owner of Akira Japanese Restaurant, Taiki Kawai

Although known for their delicious kaiseki menus, the skilled team at Akira Japanese Restaurant prepares a range of take-out meals for those who want great Japanese cuisine to enjoy at home.

Hotaru Ika Sumiso ($7.50)

At this time, restaurants and bars on Oahu can only offer take-out, drive-thru or delivery dining services, and executive chef and owner Taiki Kawai says the restaurant’s new temporary hours of operation are now from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and that “We are sorry for the inconvenience caused and hope to resume our normal activities soon! »

Kawai and her team prepare traditional Japanese cuisine with local ingredients meticulously prepared to order. Kawai specializes in the “kaiseki style” of Japanese cuisine that incorporates small dishes infused with the freshest ingredients, resulting in exquisite flavor, beautiful presentation and a memorable “spirit”.

Grilled Hotate ($5.50)

Eggplant with Shredded Daikon Ponzu ($5.50) is a popular take-out option that has gained popularity as a happy hour pupu because the eggplant is fried, peeled and rehydrated in a dashi marinade for 24 hours, then served with ponzu sauce, with green onion and ginger, and bonito flakes. Other takeout choices include Chicken Karaage ($5.50), Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura ($7.50), Unagi Cucumber Roll ($7.50), Spicy Tuna Roll ( $5.50) and the California roll ($7.50).

The aforementioned a la carte dishes can also be topped with rice, miso soup, and pickles for an additional $5.50.

Katsuo Tataki ($8.50)

Akira Bento Box ($12) is a great take-out option as customers receive a choice of Miso Butterfish or Miso King Salmon with eggplant ponzu, chicken karaage, tamagoyaki, rice, and pickles all in one set.

“The reason we continue is because of the support of our customers – they got us to this point, and I want to do my best to keep customers coming back again and again out of love for my art and for diners through every dish we prepare,” says Kawai.

Ankimo Daihon Steak ($12)

Conveniently located in the Eleven50 building on King Street (parking lot entrance on Young Street), Akira Japanese Restaurant is easily accessible for those stopping in to enjoy the delicious takeout. When the restaurant reopens to full service, it will serve as the perfect destination for a pau hana reunion or a delicious dinner with family and friends.

Sea cucumber ($8.50)

Look forward to happy hour, new menu items

When Akira Japanese Restaurant resumes full service in the near future, customers are encouraged to take advantage of happy hour specials available from 4-5:30 p.m. and then 8:30-10 p.m. Be sure to check in with the friendly restaurant staff. as popular food and beverage specials change as new items and ingredients become available.

The restaurant has its own appointed sushi chef under chef Andy Hideaki Hirahara, who cooks up fresh sushi selections and happy hour favorites. Stay tuned as the team at Akira Japanese Restaurant can’t wait to serve their customers with their extensive menu!

Some of the new menu items diners can anticipate when the restaurant offers regular dinner service include Seared Sawara ($12), Hotaru Ika Sumiso ($7.50), Grilled Hotate ($5.50), Katsuo Tataki ( $8.50), Ankimo Daikon Steak ($12) and Sea Cucumber ($8.50).


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