Tokkuri-Tei Grand Re-Opening... Tonight!

December 27th, 2010
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OK so I lied when I said that my "Christmas Lights in Kapolei" blog was the last post of the year, but there's a good reason for disturbing your peace and quiet this holiday season. *grin*

You see, Tokkuri-Tei, my favorite restaurant on the planet, has moved, and tonight is the grand re-opening at their new location: 449 Kapahulu (the old Sam Choy's/Sergio's/Ranch House, above Hee Hing).

This post was made with equal parts of the following in mind:

  • inform you of the move (not everyone knows yet)
  • invite you down to come eat with us tonight
  • support Santa, Kazu, & the rest of the Tokkuri-Tei posse on this new chapter in their lives
  • encourage you to give them a try (once is all you need to get hooked) or
  • encourage you to continue to support them at their new location
  • starve you half to death with the following photos! hehe!

Tokkuri-Tei Grand Re-Opening
Teriyaki Cream Tofu

Tokkuri-Tei Grand Re-Opening
Ama Ebi

Tokkuri-Tei Grand Re-Opening
There's a Spider in Da Poke

Tokkuri-Tei Grand Re-Opening
Stuffed Portobello

Tokkuri-Tei Grand Re-Opening
Sunagimo Karaage (Chicken Gizzards)

Tokkuri-Tei Grand Re-Opening
Lilipuna Poke

Tokkuri-Tei Grand Re-Opening
Ika Yaki (Squid Pancake)

Tokkuri-Tei Grand Re-Opening
Ahi Tempura Poke

Tokkuri-Tei Grand Re-Opening
Nori-chos

Tokkuri-Tei Grand Re-Opening
Soft-shell Crab

Tokkuri-Tei Grand Re-Opening
Seafood Risotto

(still trying to convince Santa that this should be called the Sugimoto Risotto :P )

Tokkuri-Tei Grand Re-Opening
Santa Miyoshi

See y'all there! :)

Tokkuri-Tei Restaurant
449 Kapahulu (the old Sam Choy's/Sergio's/Ranch House, above Hee Hing)
Honolulu, HI. 96815 (Street View)
(808) 732-6480 <--- NEW Telephone Number!

(サンタさん と かずさん と とっくりてい オハナ、がんばれ!)

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22 Responses to “Tokkuri-Tei Grand Re-Opening... Tonight!”

  1. NeedaHobby:

    Good morning. You'd think I'd learn by now ... not to look at your blog, if I'm hungry. GAH! Everything looks so ono! Is that ahi tempura poke spicy? Those nori-chos look interesting.


  2. zzzzzz:

    Is the new location bigger than the old one? How's parking?


  3. World Wide Ed:

    * 1.NeedaHobby:
    Good morning. You'd think I'd learn by now ... not to look at your blog, if I'm hungry. GAH! Everything looks so ono! Is that ahi tempura poke spicy? Those nori-chos look interesting.

    The sauce on the plate had a little spice, but not too bad. Handles. Yeah, the Nori-chos is super goooood Hobbz! Fly ova! :P

    * 2.zzzzzz:
    Is the new location bigger than the old one? How's parking?

    Yup, yup! Maybe double or more, but still has that hole-in-the-wall izakaya vibe somehow. Not sure if the lot underneath is valet only or not so I've just been parking on the road right in front (free after 6pm). Last night, we noticed the FHB could be another option after hours, but should double-check on that... See you there sleepy! ;)


  4. tweetpeep22:

    thanks for the update! i like tokkuri tei, ate there twice. they were very generous in donating gift certificates to liholiho elementary's silent auction. (go bid on them in feb 2011!) i needed their new addy/location so i can deliver the thank you note! i think i got my kid to eat the gizzards, lol. it was fried...


  5. Kel Sr.:

    Eddie (DA MAN)

    Call Jr., maybe he'll keep you company tonight (it's his day off).

    Kapahulu Avenue has a lot of restaurants along it, and this will be a welcome addition to the restaurant scene there!

    Have a great holiday season!


  6. che:

    I didn't know they moved or was closed.


  7. che:

    I'll have to try it this or next week. I can make it tonight if you paying Ed. :D

    YOu try all kinds of stuff. Squid pancake look interesting.

    Have a happy new year!


  8. World Wide Ed:

    * 4.tweetpeep22:
    thanks for the update! i like tokkuri tei, ate there twice. they were very generous in donating gift certificates to liholiho elementary's silent auction. (go bid on them in feb 2011!) i needed their new addy/location so i can deliver the thank you note! i think i got my kid to eat the gizzards, lol. it was fried...

    Anything fried is grindz yeah? :P If you want me to hand deliver the note, you can give it to me. Whatever's easier. D'uh! Just thought about it. Mailing it is probably easier. LOL! Happy Holidays!

    * 5.Kel Sr.:
    Call Jr., maybe he'll keep you company tonight (it's his day off).

    I doubt it. He's gonna have to get permission first. Hehe, nah, nah. I'll send him an email. Don't wanna wake him up right now.

    * 6.che:
    I didn't know they moved or was closed.

    Yup, was real quick. Moved out and in within the last week.

    * 7.che:
    I'll have to try it this or next week. I can make it tonight if you paying Ed.

    LOL! I thought first round at 8 FatFat 8 was on me? :P


  9. che:

    Ed, have fun and let us know how it is.

    My guess for "Where is Ed" for 12/29 is Tokkuri-Tei on 12/27, reason is the grand opening and time is 8:15pm.


  10. carokun:

    Yay! See you there!


  11. Scott:

    Aloha Ed-great pics
    sorry I've been awol the last year
    Will be on vac to Oahu with the fam in a few weeks!
    I wish you all the best this new year!!!


  12. zzzzzz:

    WWE, were all the pix taken at the old location?


  13. Chicken Grease:

    Looks really great. I have to get there at some point.


  14. Chicken Grease:

    Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL YOU WWEers!!!! Great year, great year!!!


  15. snow:

    looks yums! i've got to go check out the new location! i haven't been there in a while anyway... hopefully, the new bigger location will mean it won't be as crowded!

    happy new year WWE-ers!


  16. M:

    Howzit Ed!
    Tried to make it last night but couldn't. Got to add it to my list.


  17. che:

    Happy New Years!!!!


  18. World Wide Ed:

    * 9.che:
    Ed, have fun and let us know how it is.

    My guess for "Where is Ed" for 12/29 is Tokkuri-Tei on 12/27, reason is the grand opening and time is 8:15pm.

    Bahahahaha! Was super onos (as usual). So happy nothing changed. See you dea cheche?

    * 10.carokun:
    Yay! See you there!

    Eh, wea you wuz? Woo hoo! Next time!

    * 11.Scott:
    Aloha Ed-great pics
    sorry I've been awol the last year
    Will be on vac to Oahu with the fam in a few weeks!
    I wish you all the best this new year!!!

    Same to you Scotty2Hotty! Have a safe trip and hope to meet ya soon!

    * 12.zzzzzz:
    WWE, were all the pix taken at the old location?

    Yup yup! But I took some new ones the last two nights. I'll be posting it on my AroundHawaii article come Jan 1st.

    * 13.Chicken Grease:
    Looks really great. I have to get there at some point.

    WWE partay? ;)

    * 14.Chicken Grease:
    Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL YOU WWEers!!!! Great year, great year!!!

    Word up!

    * 15.snow:
    looks yums! i've got to go check out the new location! i haven't been there in a while anyway... hopefully, the new bigger location will mean it won't be as crowded!

    Actually, was still crowded. Had one line out da door, but that's a good thing. :)

    * 16.M:
    Tried to make it last night but couldn't. Got to add it to my list.

    Shucks! Next time emmz!

    * 17.che:
    Happy New Years!!!!

    Woo hoo! Pretty soon!!


  19. che:

    Ed you're famous I saw a picture of you serving someone at Tokkuri-Tei


  20. soogs:

    mmmmmm. the ama ebi is winnahs. once when i went with a group of friends to the old location (near dave's), there was a table next to us that had ordered a big sushi set. they finished everything except the fried shrimp heads. i guess they thought they were decoration. i was so tempted to reach over when no one was looking to grab all of them to eat! i love tokkuri tei's version cuz there is not so much breading on it and they are usually huge. plus i love to gross out the wife by chomping on them whole. new years resolution - get my butt to the new tokkuri tei!


  21. Rosette:

    @ soogs:
    Next time if you want the shrimp head you just pretend you are the guy that clean tables then bring out your ziploc and eat the shrimp..omg funny!


  22. World Wide Ed:

    * 19.che:
    Ed you're famous I saw a picture of you serving someone at Tokkuri-Tei

    LOL! Not sure if you'd call that fame cheche, but I'll take it! ;)

    * 20.soogs:
    mmmmmm. the ama ebi is winnahs. once when i went with a group of friends to the old location (near dave's), there was a table next to us that had ordered a big sushi set. they finished everything except the fried shrimp heads. i guess they thought they were decoration. i was so tempted to reach over when no one was looking to grab all of them to eat!

    LOLOL! I would've been tempted too big bro! That's like the best part! Ahahaha!

    * 21.Rosette:
    @ soogs:
    Next time if you want the shrimp head you just pretend you are the guy that clean tables then bring out your ziploc and eat the shrimp..omg funny!

    LOL! Good idea Rosey!