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Phone (808) 589-2299
Address 510 Piikoi St, Honolulu, HI 96814
Serving Japanese style cuisine for lunch and dinner. They specialize in Hot Pot, Shabu Shabu, and Sukiyaki.

• Food Types: Bar / Appetizers • Food Types: Beer / Cocktails • Food Types: Japanese • Payment: $$ - Average - $15 to $30 • Meals: Dinner
• Meals: Lunch • Service Type: Table

I love shabu shabu. It's one of my favorite things to eat, and Ichiricki does it very well. The food at Ichiricki is fresh and the quality is consistently good.

Shabu shabu comes with very thinly sliced beef and vegetables. You cook them in boiling water and dip in two dipping sauces, ponzu (citrus soy sauce) or goma (sesame seed sauce) before eating. The name Shabu shabu comes from the sound the food makes when you swish the ingredients to cook them quickly in the boiling water. It's a fun and delicious way to eat a meal because you cook it just the way you like it.

I get the basic beef, 6oz USDA Choice Beef Ribeye. I tried the Kobe Beef but it was too fatty and I didn't like it as much as the Ribeye. I normally get udon instead of ramen noodles at the end. Udon takes longer to cook but I like it better than ramen. When you add the broth to the udon, it's like eating another meal. I like my soup broth with more flavor so I upgrade the soup broth to ginger nabe broth for a couple of dollars. After the meat and vegetables have been cooked in the broth, the broth has a wonderful flavor and it tastes really yummy with noodles.

Make reservations because Ichiricki is popular with many locals.