Now, before I start this section I want to let you readers in on a little something — I love food. Even more so, I put together the restaurant binder at Isle Concierge… so even more so: I love food.
Back to the story: Shokudo.
This Japanese – Style restaurant is located on Kapiolani Boulevard, right next to AlaMoana and right next door to Angelo Pietros (another restaurant that deserves a great review). From the moment that you step into the doors, one becomes amazed with the modern style Japanese decor and smell of mouth watering Japanese cuisine. We were quickly seated by friendly hosts and were soon tended to by welcoming waitresses.
Because my mom was very hungry, we chose to go with the “ordering everything that sounds good” road, and orderd basically all of the house favorites. These include:
- Dynamite Roll – A tray of in-side-out California Rolls, topped with Shokudo’s dynamite sauce, and lobster
- Karaage Chicken
- Shrimp Tempura
- Fried Flounder – one of the special dishes that night;)
- Garlic Shrimp with Rice (#37) – Garlic shrimp (no shell!), with rice, served in a sizzling hot stone bowl — mixed right in front of you upon request
Shokudo serves everything family-style, allowing you to take part in all the tastes that they have to offer (well, if your family members let you).
For dessert, we got Shokudo’s honey toast – a signature dessert (that you should highly delegate ordering if you ever get to go there!)
The food was brought out in a timely fashion, our glasses were never empty and we walked (or better yet — rolled) out of Shokudo; as a full and happy family.
If you ever have the opportunity, go and visit this wonderful restaurant — I give it a five star rating (because they even had clean bathrooms haha).