I found this restaurant by accident while looking for an early breakfast on Waikiki. No one was in the restaurant at 6:30 a.m. but an elderly "waitress" and me. She didn't speak much English and I didn't speak much Japanese but we did very well together. I wasn't quite sure what to do with my food when it arrived so she helped me... added a touch of shoyu here and there and showed me how to roll the rice in the nori. The salmon was perfect as was everything else... miso soup, three different kinds of seaweed, pickled cabbage, egg, rice, a tart fruit, and finished with a half papaya with lemon and, of course, tea. I lived in Japan about 40 years ago so the experience at this restaurant was especially delightful -- I felt like I was back in Japan again. The food was perfect as was the entire experience. Though I have only two more days in Honolulu, I expect to go back and take family and friends. The best part, actually, was that the Japanese lady helped me with my food and we chatted as best we could. I found that she was close to 80 years old though she certainly did not look or act it. I doubt that a younger "waitress" would have helped me in quite the same way. I highly recommend the food and everything else about Yoshitsune Restaurant.
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