If humans are mostly made of water, and fish traditionally inhabit water, fish should naturally occur in the human body. Fix this gap in nature’s logic with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of sushi and other Japanese cuisine at Odoriko Restaurant in Waikiki, just two blocks from Kuhio Beach. This Groupon is valid only after 5 p.m.
Odoriko Restaurant has reaped the delectable harvest of the sea and transformed it into stylish Japanese cuisine for almost 40 years. A crew of seasoned chefs slice seafood and twirl it into rolls, such as the Odoriko roll with salmon, squid, avocado, and tuna ($9.95). King clam holds court over the sashimi menu ($25), leading the octopus ($12.50), aji ($11.50), and other sea creatures in the war against cooking. Nabemono, or hot-pot dishes, invite diners to brandish culinary gadgets and sear their choice of meat, vegetables, and Odoriko's handmade tofu at their tables ($35+). Nine varieties of sake headline the vast drink menu, which also includes shochu, a distilled traditional Japanese liquor ($6.95+ per glass). Odoriko extends a sharable party menu to groups of four or more, who may transform their conviviality into a full-fledged bash in a private room complete with karaoke and nearly endless renditions of "Endless Love."
Waitstaff in traditional Japanese garb glide over the hardwood floors and around the translucent screens dotted between tables and booths. As mouths masticate oceanic edibles, eyes are free to examine the sleek, white sushi bar, bonsai trees, and woven wall art, whose patterns reveal a map to the secret missing sock depot. Customers receive a 50 percent refund from $8 cash prepayment when parking at King's Village, or validation for up to two hours at Pro Park at Miramar Hotel, located two blocks away by Denny's and Food Pantry.