Kikuya is one of my mom's favorite Japanese restaurants, but it's in Kaneohe so we rarely go there. I just found out that there's a Kikuya in Kalihi too. Does anyone know if they're the same?
I've just been reading reviews on the restaurant and a lot of people say that there's usually a wait. Whenever we've been there, though, we've never had to wait. In fact this time, there was only one other guy already eating when we got there. It was on a Sunday at lunch time.
I love, love, love their miso soup. No fancy ingredients; it's really plain, but it is soooo oishiiiii.
Let me explain how I ended up with this combination plate even though I'm on a diet. I was gonna order the Chicken Tofu. Good choice, right? But my mom says that for a few dollars more I can get the lunch special Chicken Tofu and Shrimp Tempura combination plate which is a far better deal. Since I always listen to my mom *ahem*, I said okay, but she could have my tempura and I would just eat the chicken tofu. She ordered the same thing as me. When our food came and we saw that it wasn't just one shrimp tempura but a whole bunch of tempuras, my mom totally bailed on me and said that she couldn't possibly eat all that. And so I was "forced" to eat the tempura too. But you know what . . . was sooo ono!! I took a bite of the potato salad too, and even though it just killed me 'cause it was good too, I didn't eat any more of it.
The next morning as I got on the scale, I closed my eyes and cringed. When I opened them, I was surprised to see that I had actually lost weight. Hoo hoo. I think that me and my mom might just have to go back to Kikuya again!