Human taste buds go into hibernation if they get bored, much like bears who don't have Xbox. Stimulate your senses with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of Japanese cuisine and drinks
- $25 for $55 worth of Japanese cuisine and drinks for a group of four or more
The menu unveils traditional Japanese dishes such as manalta mori (a mix of fresh ahi, jumbo-shrimp tempura, beef teriyaki, and grilled saba) ($23.99), futaba-style yosenabe with seafood, tofu, and vegetable bouillabaisse ($18.99), or diners can enjoy futaba-style oxtail and peanut soup ($17.99), pork tofu nabe mono ($15.99), or a half-order of sashimi ($8) made with fish brought in daily.p>
In a mini mall off Farrington Highway, shoppers passing Futaba Restaurant’s modest façade might never guess the culinary gem they’ll discover inside. Co-owner and executive chef Tadao Nezu––who once cooked for the Imperial family of Japan, according to the Honolulu Advertiser––has spent more than three decades at Futaba Restaurant treating Hawaiian taste buds like royalty with Japanese cooking wizardry and golden scepters that double as chopsticks. Noodle dishes dominate the menu, which includes six varieties of udon and soba noodles mixed with shrimp tempura and egg, and saimin noodles made from scratch and tossed in in homemade broth. Diners can also sample more indulgent dishes, such as the manalta mori, a mix of fresh ahi, jumbo-shrimp tempura, beef teriyaki, and grilled saba.