Shirokiya has been a staple at Ala Moana Center, known for its delicious Japanese food from bentos to ramen, ice cold beer, and a popular pau hana spot for the residents of O'ahu. When you enter Shirokiya, it's as if you left O'ahu for a brief moment and have been transported into the streets of Japan.
The new Shirokiya Japan Village Walk, that opened earlier this summer, is home to 48 eateries and 900 seating squares with a design that mimics, mozen-machi, a town built near shrines and temples. The perfect place to meet friends, catch up, and enjoy a variety of delicacies.
As you walk through the aisles of Shirokiya, the aroma of the freshly fried tempura, sweet musubi rice, and takoyaki fresh off the griddle will leave you hungry as well as indecisive. So what's better than getting a little bit of everything.
Our first stop was Musubi Cafe Iyasume to grab some of our favorite Salmon, Konbu, and Ume musubi.
Next, we stopped at Sakura Gogo and picked up some delicious Sweet Soy Sauce Karaage Chicken to go with our musubi.
And finally, one last stop at S&S Thai Kitchen before sitting down with a nice cold glass of Kirin to wash down all of our delicious food.
Shirokiya is the perfect spot for a quick grab and go as well as the perfect place for a casual lunch or dinner.
Leave a comment
Comments will be approved before showing up.
Also in Happenings
On June 17, 2017 people started appearing at Magic Island, carrying their lawn chairs, many strands of ti-leaf and maile lei, and their tents to set up camp early in the morning. Many even before dawn. In a several hours, at around 9 a.m., the Polynesian sailing canoe, Hōkūle‘a, is coming home after a three-year voyage around the world. Without using any modern-day navigational equipment, the 62-foot-long double-hulled wa‘a, a replica of ancient voyaging outrigger canoe, charted her way through high seas beyond the Pacific, only using their traditional wayfinding methods and techniques. Instead of relying on GPS and other modern technology, they utilized the organic clues provided by the Mother Earth—wind, swells, clouds, moon, stars, fish and birds, just like our ancestors did it thousands of years ago.
Koko Crater Botanical Garden is a 2-mile looped trail, located on the inner slopes and basin of the 200-acre Koko Head Crater. The trail path is flanked by well-tendered shrubs and trees adorned with vibrant island flowers, followed by more exotic selections of floras and cacti from other hot and dry regions such as Mexico and South Africa.
About two hundred years ago, the exotic drink of Ethiopia, finally reached to the Island of O‘ahu after travelling half way around the globe. It was Don Francisco de Paula Marin, the Chilean adventurist who served for King Kamehameha I as an interpreter, physician and confidant…a jack-of-all-trades, who planted the first coffee seeds in Hawai‘i back in 1813.