Sliced meat: good. Vegetables: good. All cooked together in a warm, soupy broth at your table: crazy, ridiculously good. When your day demands something soothing and healthy, heed the call at this Japanese nabe restaurant, located in Ala Moana, Aiea, Kaneohe, and Kaimuki. Customize your hot pot first by choosing from classic & premium broths, then selecting between seafood or finely sliced USDA Choice cuts of meat. Then combine with generous platefuls of vegetables & tofu, and complete your meal with ramen, udon, or a rice porridge. Ichiriki gets extra budget-friendly twice a day, during early and late-night happy hour, where adult beverages, appetizers, and a special nabe are offered at discounted prices. For a quicker-paced experience, try the newest hot pot location in Kaimuki, where you can grab your soup supplements as they sail past you on a conveyer belt.
This local chain delivers with familiar favorites like sushi, chicken katsu, and poke donburi, as well as more traditional Japanese selections like misoyaki butterfish and nishime. With daily lunch specials and an early bird special from Wednesday through Friday, Gyotaku lets you fill up on bento, leave with a full stomach, and have your wallet still be... well, half full, at any rate.