With the number of Japanese tourists swarming Hawaii every year, it's no surprise that Honolulu would have great Japanese food. From ramen to handmade soba, you can find pretty much everything here. One of the places I had my eye on was Kimukatsu, famous for their pork katsu made by stacking 25 layers of pork slices, then deep frying it. This way, the katsu is supposed to retain more of the juices than a thick piece of pork cutlet.
The first thing that came was the heaping bowl of shredded cabbage, with vinegar dressing on the side. Both the pickles were great in cutting the richness of the katsudon but I particularly loved the lotus root pickles.
Now, the katsudon itself is a (square) bowl of rice topped with egg and onions, and the original pork katsu itself. I came here right after my very first surfing lesson and this was such a great, satisfying lunch following all that workout!
You can certainly see the thin slices that make up the katsu!
320 Lewers St
Honolulu, HI 96815