Waikiki Yokocho to bring Japanese ‘side street’ dining concept to tourism hotspot

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It’s like a Japanese “Eat the Street,” but the streets are underground in Waikiki and KHON2 got a sneak peak on Sunday for the new eatery concept to soon open.

Yokocho, in Japan, are alleys or side streets, where you can grab bites to eat.

Dubbed the Waikiki Yokocho, it will be in the basement level of the Waikiki Shopping Plaza is scheduled to open Dec. 1 at 11 a.m.

Finishing touches were put on the new eatery location on Sunday,

The Waikiki Yokocho will feature 16 japanese stand-alone dine-in eateries on three so-called streets…Ramen Road, Noren Street with “savory” food like tempura, curry, sushi restaurants, and Engawa terrace, which will feature desserts for sweet tooths.

“The only shop you can find in Hawaii is Marion Crepes, other than that these are all first timers,” said CEO Frank Clark referring to the restaurants to be featured in the Yokocho. “In addition to that, some of these restaurants are about 125 years old.”

Among the restaurants opening, a Hokkaido ramen shop, food from Kyoto, Osaka and an organic musubi shop.

For more information on the Waikiki Yokocho, you can visit its website by clicking here.

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