Best Honolulu Restaurants: Akira

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Address: 1150 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96814

Akira is a Japanese restaurant in Hawaii, and it has a really diverse menu of items. Unfortunately, right now they are only doing takeout, so they do not have their usual full menu. Still, they seem to have adjusted well, and all of their takeout dishes are typically good.

One thing I really like about Akira is that they use snow crab instead of imitation crab in their dishes. While this does make things like California Rolls a bit more expensive, I think it is worth the price. Most places in Honolulu only using imitation crab, so when I find a place that uses actual crab, I really enjoy it.

Akira normally has a lot of sushi options when they are open for dine-in, but I think it has become a bit more limited for takeout. Still, they do have a chirashi that looked good, and it comes with maguro, salmon, yellowtail, uni, ikura, and crab. These are typically higher end items, but the takeout chirashi is still reasonably priced.

Akira is in a sort of weird location, as it is at the bottom of a building that mostly has medical and dental offices. This makes it very convenient if you have an appointment there, but a bit inconvenient if you do not. Still, it is located in town, so if you are in the area you should definitely try out one of their many bento boxes!

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This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.

NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.

I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!

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