Restaurant Insider with Anne Lee: Genki Sushi
STORY BY: ANNE LEE | PHOTOS BY: REID SHIMABUKURO
Genki Sushi has been in Hawaii for over 27 years and has been a popular restaurant loved by locals and tourists alike.
The restaurant now boasts more than 360 restaurants around the world, even one in Kuwait!
I was able to dine with their executive team that takes the lead on the menu at their Kapahulu location, which was the first one built outside of Japan.
Before each season starts, they start talking about the menu and think up different ideas to bring forth a blend of Japanese and local flavors. They take a consensus from each Genki Sushi location, and ask their staffs what would be good to add to the menu.
The goal is to bring together an affordable family dining atmosphere, quality sushi and Japanese food items at reasonable prices in a unique dining setting.