Fukuya Deli is one of the oldest and most well-known okazuya on O’ahu. Let’s explore okazuya and Fukuya’s delicious offerings.
What is Okazuya?
An okazuya is a Japanese delicatessen, where you line up at a counter and order all of the side dishes your heart and stomach desire. Usually there are pre-made bentos offered, but if you’re like me, you enjoy making a custom plate with all of your favorites. Common offerings include musubi, noodles, croquettes, shrimp tempura, fried chicken, hash, namasu, nishime, hotdog, and fish.
What Did I Order?
On this occasion, I ordered most of my favorites: cone sushi, shiso musubi, potato croquette, gobo, kabocha (pumpkin), and a piece of ahi. I tend to have a hard time saying no to all the rice. If I was really going crazy, I would’ve thrown in a maki sushi roll and shrimp tempura, too. (Keep in mind that I’m a pescatarian, so I don’t have any chicken or beef on the plate, but there are tons of choices for meat-lovers.) I was incredibly happy as each dish had the familiar sweet and savory flavors that I enjoy.
As you can tell from all the different choices, it’s easy to get a little carried away with your ordering. I would recommend picking 5-6 items, with a mix of starch, veggies, and protein. If you do happen to over-order…not to worry! You can always eat the leftovers later.
Fukuya also makes the softest, most delicate and yummy mochi. I picked up a bento container filled with 13 beautiful pieces. It was an assortment of chi chi dango, an mochi (filled with red bean), and manju. There were also almond cookies and brownies available too. I highly recommend their mochi, as it is some of the best on the island.
- 2710 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96826
- open Wed-Sun 6am-2pm, closed Mon. & Tues.
- Parking: handful of spaces in front of the building or street parking
If you’re interested in other okazuya spots, you might want to check out this post about Nu’uanu Okazuya or this video of Masa and Joyce in Kāneohe. Let me know your favorite okazuya dishes in the comments. As always, mahalo for reading!