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Dinner with Friends on 12/23/2018 at Minori Craft Japanese Tavern


My friends and I at Minori Craft Japanese Tavern @minorihawaii on December 23, 2018. Three of us are December babies: Brandon, Ellen, and I. If you’re interested in checking the restaurant out, their business hours for 12/25/18 to 1/7/19 are as follows:

Mondays & 1/1/19 New Year’s Day — Closed.

Tues. to Sun. from 5pm-12am (Open on Christmas, Dec. 25, 2018). 🥢

Reservations at (808) 951-4444.

Take-out bento reservation – one day advance notice. Bento pick-up time is from 11am-3pm.

10% discount when you bring their flyer or Nikkan Sun ad.

Soft Opening business hours on 1/8/19 & for the rest of the month of January 2019 are as follows:
Mondays — Closed.
Tuesdays to Sundays 5 pm to 12 am.
Happy Hours from 5 pm to 6 pm & 10 pm to 12 am.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern is located at 1731 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, which is on the Westside/Ewa of Kalakaua Ave. & North/Mauka or mountainside of the Hawaii Convention Center & Kapiolani Blvd. There’s parking in front of the restaurant. 2-hour parking validation is available at Century Center Condo. at 1750 Kalakaua Ave., East/Diamondhead of Minori Craft Japanese Tavern.

The restaurant serves dishes such as nabe/hot cooking pot; yakiniku/BBQ; sashimi; tempura; sushi; curry; other popular Japanese cuisine; & dessert.

They’re on Yelp, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest, & its website is at http://www.minorihawaii.com.
Tsukada Nojo was its former brand. Mahalo!

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Minori Craft Japanese Tavern Open Christmas & New Business Hours


Wishing you & your loved ones a wonderful holiday season! Minori Craft Japanese Tavern is open tonight, if you want to go out for a Christmas dinner.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern’s business hours from 12/25/18 to 1/7/19 are as follows:
Mondays & 1/1/19 New Year’s Day — Closed.
Tuesdays to Sundays from 5 pm to 10 pm.
 
Call to make reservations at (808) 951-4444.
 
Take-out bento reservation — One day advance notice. Bento pick-up time is from 11 am to 3 pm.
 
10% discount when you bring our flyer or ad in the Nikkan Sun.
 
Soft Opening business hours on 1/8/19 & for the rest of the month of January 2019 are as follows:
Mondays — Closed.
Tuesdays to Sundays from 5 pm to 12 am.
Happy Hours from 5 pm to 6 pm & 10 pm to 12 am.

 

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern is located at 1731 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, which is on the Westside/Ewa of Kalakaua Ave. & North/Mauka or mountainside of the Hawaii Convention Center & Kapiolani Blvd. There’s parking in front of the restaurant. 2-hour parking validation is available at Century Center Condo. at 1750 Kalakaua Ave., East/Diamondhead of Minori Craft Japanese Tavern.

The restaurant serves dishes such as nabe/hot cooking pot; yakiniku/BBQ; sashimi; tempura; sushi; curry; other popular Japanese cuisine; & dessert.

They’re on Yelp, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest, & its website is at http://www.minorihawaii.com.
Tsukada Nojo was its former brand. Mahalo! #japaneserestaurant #hawaiirestaurant #japanesefood #honolulu #hawaii #christmas

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Minori Craft Japanese Tavern’s 2nd Floor


Hi Everyone!

Here’s a view of Minori Craft Japanese Tavern’s second floor lounge and dining area that’s great for company meetings or gatherings, or a birthday celebration or get-together with friends! Check it out when you dine there.

The restaurant is now open to the public for its December 2018 special business hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only, from 5 PM to 10 PM! Call to make reservations at (808) 951-4444.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern is located at 1731 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, which is on the Westside/Ewa of Kalakaua Avenue and North/Mauka or mountainside of the Hawaii Convention Center and Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii. There’s parking in front of the restaurant. Also, 2-hour parking validation is available at Century Center Condominium at 1750 Kalakaua Avenue, East/Diamondhead of Minori Craft Japanese Tavern.

The restaurant will be serving various dishes such as nabe or hot cooking pot with chicken, pork, beef, and assorted vegetables; yakiniku or BBQ chicken, beef, and pork; sashimi; tempura; sushi; curry; other popular Japanese cuisine; and dessert. They also have take-out bentos available.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern has two floors and a bar, a great place for dining for lunch and dinner. They will be able to accommodate business and private events as well.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern restaurant is on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, and its website is at http://www.minorihawaii.com.
Tsukada Nojo was its former brand.

Mahalo!

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Minori Craft Japanese Tavern


Dear Friends,

I’m excited for Minori Craft Japanese Tavern, a Japanese restaurant that will launch in the first quarter of 2019 at 1731 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816, which is on the Ewa-side or Westside of Kalakaua Avenue & Mauka or North of the Hawaii Convention Center & Kapiolani Boulevard.

The restaurant will be serving various dishes such as but not limited to assorted sashimi; assorted tempura; sushi; nabe or hot cooking pot with chicken, pork, beef, & assorted vegetables; yakiniku or BBQ chicken, beef, & pork; other popular Japanese cuisine; a number of different appetizer dishes; & some dessert choices. There will also be take-out bentos available for people & organizations.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern has two floors & a bar, a great place for dining & pau hana or after work gatherings to unwind. It will be able to accommodate business & private events as well.

The restaurant is on Facebook & Instagram, & its website is at https://www.minorihawaii.com Minori Craft Japanese Tavern. Have a great day!

With Warmest Aloha,
Jon

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The restaurant will be serving various dishes such as but not limited to assorted sashimi; assorted tempura; sushi; nabe or hot cooking pot with chicken, pork, beef, & assorted vegetables; yakiniku or BBQ chicken, beef, & pork; other popular Japanese cuisine; a number of different appetizer dishes; & some dessert choices.

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Farewell Richard Minatoya


I’m saddened by the passing of my friend Richard Minatoya, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney of Maui County and former Councilman of the Kauai County Council. He is pictured in the middle. Richard passed away on Sunday November 18, 2018. He was 51. We worked together when I was serving as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Legislative Liaison of the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu. In addition to work, I enjoyed socializing with him and our mutual friends. I will cherish the memories I had with him.

Kauai Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar, Hawaii Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth, Maui Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Richard Minatoya, Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jon Riki Karamatsu, and Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tricia Nakamatsu .

The Team: Kauai Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar, Hawaii Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth, Maui Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Richard Minatoya, Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jon Riki Karamatsu, and Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tricia Nakamatsu at Hawaii Legislative Opening Day on 1/21/2015.

Deputy Prosecutor Richard Minatoya addresses the Hawaii Supreme Court in the Baldwin Auditorium in Wailuku in August 2017,

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My Mom’s Birthday Dinner at MW


Celebrated my mom’s birthday tonight at MW with my dad, sister, and brother-in-law. The owner of MW is my mom’s high school friend’s daughter. It was a great night!

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A smile to a stranger goes a long way.


I ran 5 miles in Waikele, Oahu, Hawaii on Monday October 29, 2018 at about 2:00 P.M. I ran up the hill to the upper part of Waikele. At the top, I smiled and waved to a female professional groundskeeper who was working on the front area of a house on the main street with her co-workers, a man and another woman. Their white van was parked on the driveway that stuck out onto the sidewalk. A little surprised, her serious face turned into a smile, and she waved back.

When I reached the house again on my second lap, I had slowed down into a walk, resulting from me being out of shape and the heat from the intense humidity. The same lady went out of the way to meet me on the street. “Did you run around? she asked with a beaming smile.

“Yes,” I answered.

“How many miles is it?”

“It’s about 2 miles.” The neighborhood block contains several planned communities within Waikele and about 40% of the Waikele Premium Outlets, which is about 2.5 miles to go around.

“Have a good one!” she cheered.

“Thank you!” Her happy energy pumped me up to get back into a run.

I stopped by the Waikele Community Park to drink water from a water faucet near the swimming pool. As I walked out into the parking lot, I saw the lady again in the driver seat of a the white van with her colleagues inside. They were parked in a stall near the grass of the park.

Upon eye contact, we enthusiastically waved at each other with laughter.

I put my hand by my mouth like it was half of a megaphone. “I’m following you!” I joked.

She laughed and made a running motion with her arms and upper body. “I want to run like you,” she said.

“Have a good day!” I told her. Happy, I was again motivated to run the last part of the way home.

This was one of only three people I spoke to that day and it made my day!

When I got home, I was even more happier when I found out entrepreneur James Altucher liked one of my haiku pictures I posted about going within ourselves to build, explore, and create. Plus, earlier that day, a business partner of mine from Kona, Hawaii emailed my a nice message, following up on a great meeting we had last Thursday at Starbucks in Waikele. All this positive energy is motivating me to finish my 3rd edits/4th draft of my 2nd novel, a historical, suspense, and romance based in Baghdad, Iraq during the U.S. occupation.

Everyday we can spread love through a smile!

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