What you cannot miss here: the honey toast. As in, you literally won’t miss it as servers bring it to the tables around you. Get your own—it’s a tower of toast, practically half a loaf of Japanese bread, griddled in butter, cubed, drizzled with honey, and topped with ice cream. It sounds simple, but it’s ridiculously enjoyable. As for the rest of the menu, Shokudo recently revamped it. What’s new: otoro sashimi from Japan’s Tsukiji fish market and a deep-fried California roll topped with spicy ahi. Shokudo is sort of a cross between Denny’s and Morimoto—a fun, trendy, stylish, eclectic eatery offering Japanese comfort food and decent (but not the best) sushi. Try the fresh tofu and mochi cheese gratin, too.
At the Ala Moana Pacific Center, 1585 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
Our Rating Neighborhood Honolulu Hours Sun–Thurs 11:30am–1am; Fri–Sat 11:30am–2am Phone 808/941-3701 Prices Main courses $7–$25; sushi $6.50–$15 Cuisine Type Japanese Web site Shokudo