December 15, 2011

Sekiya's Restaurant and Delicatessen

Some people refuse to come here after the restaurant was temporarily shut down for an E.coli outbreak in early 2008, but that hasn't stopped me from coming here for an occasional meal, and it hasn't stopped other people either because the restaurant is always full.

I've been coming here since small kid time, and while it's not as good as it was before, it's still "comfort food" in my book.



Many folks come just for the okazuya items at the entrance to the restaurant. They are perfect to take to athletics events, or if you want to eat a quick meal on the go. We ordered some to munch on in the restaurant while we waited for our food to arrive at our table.

Sekiya's is known for their old fashioned saimin - plain and simple.


My friend ordered the miso butterfish. Let's just say he didn't finish it, and he didn't ask for a take-out container (which is normally does when he can't finish his food).

Sekiya's Restaurant & Delicatessen
2746 Kaimuki Avenue
(808) 732-1656
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3 people spreading the Aloha:

Betty Townsend says:

Wow, I can't believe Sekiya's is still in business. I went to Kaimuki High (1957-6o), we use to go get a snack at Sekiya's before we caught the bus to go home. When I'd go home to visit, we'd go over to get a pot of saimin to take home...the last time I was there (don't remember when exactly), the food was not good...

Nat says:

They are still in business, although I believe ownership has changed at least once, which may explain why it's not as good as before.

Kay says:

I think the best butterfish we had was at Maguro ya in Kaimuki.