Sunrise Restaurant – Kaimuki, HI

Sunrise Restaurant is an old school Okinawan restaurant located at the edge of Kapahulu near Waikiki. I’ve been wanting to try this restaurant for the longest time but dang, there is absolutely no parking. We tried lunch one day here and my gosh, it was worth the wait and we are itching to go back. Super small restaurant, if you can’t make it right when they open, you better wait a bit for next seating. They definitely have their regulars…and there is one chef. Seriously. He makes all the plates of sushi and then he has to hustle to the back kitchen to prep the oxtail soup. The lunch orders seem to be mostly oxtail soup and sushi combination so that’s what I got!

Looks like a typical sushi offering but it tasted great.

Oxtail Soup – star of the show. It was delicious. They don’t give a whole lot…probably because it’s part of a sushi combination. The soup is flavorful yet very clean tasting. We don’t have enough good Okinawan restaurants around, I want more, more and more! Wish they had more readily accessible parking…perhaps the hunt makes the meal all the more worth it.

Took a quick pic of their hours in case you’re curious, they’re not always open for lunch!

6 comments

  1. Arlene says:

    That oxtail soup looks so yummy! Now, if the weather would cool off enough for me to enjoy it…maybe later on this November or December, lol.

    • Jenny says:

      Oh I know right Arlene? I look forward to work for the AC! No worries, they have AC too so you can still go enjoy now if you like…lol.

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