SAKE & MORE

What is Sake?

Sake is a 6,800 year old, all-natural fermented alcoholic beverage made from four main ingredients: rice, water, yeast and koji — an enzyme that converts starch into sugar, and lends a prominent and delightful flavor. Sake is essentially brewed like beer but the end product is served like wine, with very similar alcohol content and tasting characteristics.

Like wines, a sake can also be defined either as dry or sweet as its basic characteristics. The Nihonshu-do, or Sake Meter Value (SMV) is a measure of the density of the sake relative to water. It is a very general reference to the sweetness or dryness of a sake.

Sake Sampler

Premium Sake Trio
$15
Lost in all the varieties? Sample three of our amazing Sakes with this set! Includes Kokuryu (Ginjo), Mu (Daiginjo), and Hakkaisan (Tokebetsu Junmai). Served slightly chilled to bring out the best in the sake’s flavor. Substitute any of the above choices with Kubota Hekiju or Hakkaison (Junmai Ginjo) for $2.00 additional.

Junmai Daiginjo Light, elegant, delicate with at least 50% of the rice grain milled away.

Kubota Hekiju
$82.50 (720ml bottle) $47 (420ml lg. carafe cold) $34 (300ml lg. carafe hot) $21 (180ml sm. carafe hot/cold)
Niigata Prefecture A masterpiece. Clear, balanced, with an elegant finish. Textbook example of Niigata sake. Pairs well with sushi and sashimi, especially our Uni, Toro and even our Hawaiian Volcano Roll.
Mu
$50 (720ml bottle) $29 (420ml lg. carafe cold) $21 (300ml lg. carafe hot) $13 (180ml sm. carafe hot/cold)
Hyogo Prefecture Nice even and consistent flavor in a delicate lightly fruity frame with a hint of Anjou pear. Goes great with sushi, sashimi, agedashi dishes and our Salmon Poppers.
Dassai 23 
$88 (720ml bottle) $50 (420ml lg. carafe cold) $33 (300ml lg. carafe hot) $22 (180ml sm. carafe hot/cold)
yaMaguchi Prefecture This sake is the pinnacle of refine delegance, subtlety, delicate flavors and wonderful aromas. This is not to be missed! It is the perfect companion for our finest sushi and sashimi.

Junmai Ginjo Best for newer sake drinkers with at least 40% of the rice grain milled away.

Hakkaisan
$57 (720ml bottle) $33 (420ml lg. carafe cold) $23 (300ml lg. carafe hot) $14 (180ml sm. carafe hot/cold)
Niigata Prefecture You’ll enjoy hints of rice and the mellow texture of this delicious brew. Look for exceptional clarity of flavor and a quiet elegance. Pairs perfectly with Shiono’s Poke and our Chef’s Special Sashimi.
Kokuryu Black Dragon
$65 (720ml bottle) $38 (420ml lg. carafe cold) $27 (300ml lg. carafe hot) $16 (180ml sm. carafe hot/cold)
Fukui Prefecture Savory and smooth, this is a sake you can really taste some depth of flavor. Rich, dynamic and welcoming. Perfectly positioned between elegance and casual. Goes great with our Tuna Tataki and even our teriyaki.

Ginjo light and refreshing on the palate, with fruity and floral flavors.

Dewasakura “Izumi Judan” 
$57 (720ml bottle) $33 (420ml lg. carafe cold) $23 (300ml lg. carafe hot) $14 (180ml sm. carafe hot/cold)
Yamagata Prefecture Dry and clean sake with a hint of juniper, reminiscent of Tanqueray. Very clean and smooth to drink. Pairs wonderfully with Hamachi, Unagi, Furikake Chicken and other richer dishes.

Tokubetsu Junmai Extra milling of the rice creates an extra special Junmai.

Hakkaisan
$40 (720ml bottle) $23 (420ml lg. carafe cold) $16 (300ml lg. carafe hot) $10 (180ml sm. carafe hot/cold)
Niigata Prefecture Super clean, smooth and dry like the cold clean water of the Mount Hakkai rivers in Niigata. It pairs well with not only sushi and sashimi, but also lightly oily dishes such as tempura and our fried special sushi rolls.
Otokoyama
$50 (720ml bottle) $29 (420ml lg. carafe cold) $21 (300ml lg. carafe hot) $13 (180ml sm. carafe hot/cold)
Hokkaido Prefecture This very dry sake has a sharp and rich, full-bodied taste. A perfect pairing with our fresh Pacific Oysters and our famous Miso Butterfish.

Junmai Full-bodied, woodsy traditional sakes with at least 30% of the rice grain milled away.

Miyasaka “Yawaraka” 
$40 (720ml bottle) $23 (420ml lg. carafe cold) $16 (300ml lg. carafe hot) $10 (180ml sm. carafe hot/cold)
NAGANO Prefecture Light and easy to drink with just a hint of wild plum, but also pleasantly dry. Pairs wonderfully with the citrus flavors found in our Yuzu Soy Yellowtail Roll or the Island Sashimi Salad.
Sho Chiku Bai Nigori
$14 (375ml bottle)
Niigata Prefecture Lightly filtered, slightly sweet with vanilla creaminess. The rich and robust flavor is especially delicious with spicy foods. Goes great with our Chef’s Special Sashimi and spicy Salmon Poppers.

House Sake

Hot or Cold
$19 (420ml lg. carafe cold) $13 (300ml lg. carafe hot) $8 (180ml sm. carafe hot/cold)
Our house sake goes great with the Crunchy Roll and Shiono’s famous Furikake Chicken.
Hana Fuji Apple or White Peach Sake
$23 (750ml bottle) $7 (glass)
A contemporary beverage that has appealing aromas with a smooth, mellow taste. Available with Fuji Apple or White Peach flavors. Both are very refreshing as an aperitif before dinner.
Tsukasabotan Yama Yuzu Shibori
$21 (720ml bottle $30 (420ml lg. carafe cold) $21 (300ml sm. carafe hot)$13 (180ml sm. carafe cold)
 

Shochu

Iichiko Black
$57.50 (bottle) / $9.50 (glass)
Iichiko
$38.50 (bottle) / $6.75 (glass)
Kuro Kirishima
$32 (bottle) / $5.75 (glass)
Toyonaga
$52 (bottle) / $9.00 (glass)

Wine

La Marca Prosecco Split,
Italy
$7 (187ml bottle)
Columbia Winery Riesling,
Columbia Valley, WA
$21 (bottle) / $7 (glass)
J Pinot Gris,
California
$30 (bottle) / $10 (glass)
Edna Valley Sauvignon Blanc,
Central Coast, CA
$25 (bottle) / $8 (glass)
10 Span Chardonnay,
Central Coast, CA
$25 (bottle) / $8 (glass)
Laguna Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, CA
$36 (bottle) / $10 (glass)
Chloe Pinot Noir,
Monterey County, CA
$28 (bottle) / $9 (glass)
Concannon Founders Cabernet Sauvignon,
Paso Robles CA
$30 (bottle) / $10 (glass)
 
The Federalist Zinfandel,
Lodi, CA
$34 (bottle) / $11 (glass)
 
Kenzo Estate Rindo (Red)
$80 (187ml bottle)
 
Choya Plum Wine
$7.75 (glass)

Draft Beer

Kirin Ichiban Draft
$5.50
Sapporo Draft
$5.50

Kona Brewing Co. Local Beer

Big Wave Golden Ale
$4.95
Longboard Island Lager
$4.95

Bottled Beer

Heineken
$4.95
Heineken Light
$4.95
Budweiser
$3.95
Bud Light
$3.95
Stella Artois
$3.95
Coors Light
$3.95
Corona extra
$4.95
Sapporo (21oz)
$7.75
Asahi (21oz)
$7.75
Beck’s Non-Alcoholic
$3.95