Friday, January 30, 2015
Tadashi Authentic Japanese Cuisine
Tonight's dinner was probably the 6th time I have been to this place. Very simple, yet nice for a family dinner to take place. We usually like to eat out during the weekend, so this place has become one of our favorites.
Tadashi is located in Aiea, across the Pearl Ridge Shopping Center, in a little shopping mall called Pearl Kai. Coming from the airport, you'd take the Aiea exit (on the freeway), and head down on Kamehameha Hwy, and turn into the shopping center, which'll be on your left. Parking is pretty tight. But if you go in perfect timing, you just might find a time when there are hardly any cars there anyways. We were there after a Friday work day, just between the time people are still driving home, and settling in, getting ready for dinner, or deciding what to eat or do for dinner. We have already decided!! LOL...
Our favorite dish to get at Tadashi's is the Hamachi Kama. This dish is a "Market Price" dish, meaning that the price could fluctuate depending on how the market is going. So if there is plenty fish, or less fish, it'll depend on it being more costly or not. Most of the time is is $23+. Tonight, we paid $31 for each dish. The hubby n' I had a dish of this each. We of course couldn't finish it. Took it home and will dine on it later. This is the Hamachi Kama (the collar of the Hamachi fish)... lots of fatty tissue, soft & moist. If you haven't tried the Hamachi Kama ever in your life, and LOVE fish, I would suggest you try this at least ONCE!!! My hubby introduced this to me maybe about a year ago, and I have always ordered this whenever I go to eat at a Japanese Restaurant that offers this dish.
We also ordered some Sashimi, which is thinly sliced raw fish. Delicioso!! We got the Ahi and the Hamachi... Oh yum! Looking at these pictures making me salivate!!!
For the little one, we ordered a dish of Tempura. Which are yummies deep friend in a batter. This dish comes with 3 Shrimp Tempura, and various vegetable tempuras. I ate the veggies. I have to stay away from Shrimp for health reasons. :( Unfortunate, but at least my family can enjoy them!
We also got him the Chicken Karaage (Fried Chicken). They don't usually have a kids meal, so we order from the appetizers and get him this with a side order of rice.
After eating our meals, we were stuffed. Couldn't finish everything. But at least we were satisfied. I'll be looking forward to eating those left overs later tho'.... don't be fooled!