Delicious deals this week

Newly updated discounts and deals on restaurant takeout meals for the week of Sept. 21
bozu takeout chirashi

Like the rest of Oahu, we’re crossing fingers that lockdown 2.0 will end this week. In the meantime, it’s a few more days of takeout only and the deals, they still abound. Here’s what we found.

Basalt: 10% off $10 truffle beef & garlic shrimp bento

basalt bento

What’s the deal: Two-day special bento with truffle kabayaki beef, garlic shrimp, choi sum and pickled daikon and carrot on jasmine rice. 10% discount when you call or order online with promo code BASALT10
When: Pre-order Monday, Sept. 21 before 7 p.m. for pickup Tuesday, Sept. 22 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; pre-order by Tuesday, Sept. 22 by 7 p.m. for pickup Wednesday, Sept. 23 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
How: Pre-order only for takeout or curbside pickup; call or order online
Where: Dukes Lane Market & Eatery, 2255 Kuhio Ave., Waikiki
Contact: 923-5689,

Bernini Honolulu: 3-course meal for $25

What’s the deal: Includes one appetizer, one entree (pomodoro pasta, lasagna, quattro formaggi pizza, margherita pizza and more), two assorted desserts and focaccia
When: Daily 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., closed Mondays
How: Call or order online for takeout or delivery 
Where: 1218 Waimanu St., Ala Moana
Contact: 591-8400,

Big City Diner: 15% off online orders

What’s the deal: For the rest of September, use code RW2020 for 15% off online orders
When: Until Sept. 30, 2020; Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
How: Call or order online
Where: Kaimuki, Waipio Shopping Center, Kailua Town Center, Pearlridge East, Windward Mall
Contact: 591-8400,

Bozu Japanese Restaurant: $16.50 chirashi bowls

What’s the deal: The takeout chirashi is slightly smaller than the original and comes with tuna, salmon, hamachi, boiled shrimp, unagi and tamago. Compare with the original bowl with raw ama ebi, negitoro, ikura, saba and more fish. Also at Bozu: 8-piece nigiri sushi set for $16.50 and spicy ahi or negi hamachi bowls for $14.50.
When: Until current stay-at-home order ends; daily lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., dinner 5-8 p.m.
How: Call 955-7779 for takeout
Where: McCully Shopping Center, 1960 Kapiolani Blvd., McCully 
Contact: 955-7779

Chef Mavro: 2 for $20 meals to go

chef mavro $20

What’s the deal: These weekly specials feature items for $20 and will feed 1 or 2 people. Menus change weekly. Photo shows menu for last week, a $20 charcuterie board
When: Thursday thru Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 
How: Call or order online for pickup at the restaurant
Where: 1969 S. King St., Moiliili
Contact: 944-4714,

Fete Hawaii: 20% off online takeout and delivery

fete discount

What’s the deal: 20% off when you order online. Enter code RW2020 at checkout
When: Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
How: Delivery or pickup for online orders 
Where: 2 N. Notel St., Chinatown
Contact: 369-1390,

Mad Bene: Free cheese pizza for orders $25+

What’s the deal: Free cheese pizza with orders of $25 or more
When: Mon-Fri until 3 p.m. through September
How: Order online
Where: 4450 Kapolei Pkwy., Kapolei
Contact: 744-7400,

Nabeya Maido: $9.99 microwaveable nabe bowls

What’s the deal: Choose from Maido House shoyu broth, akakara spicy broth or paitan/tonkatsu broth, plus ramen, udon or fresh Aloha tofu
When: Ongoing, daily 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
How: Call 675-8922 for takeout, $10 delivery via Elite Delivery Services, free delivery for Nabeya Maido subscribers
Where: Market City Shopping Center, 2919 Kapiolani Blvd., Kapahulu
Contact: 675-8922 or

Shokudo Japanese Restaurant & Bar: $5 donburi

$5 (red bowl) and $8 (black bowl) spicy tuna donburi. – Photo credit Toby Tamaye

What’s the deal: Small rice bowls topped with spicy tuna or beef sukiyaki are $5. Feeling extra hungry? There’s a larger size for $8
When: “As long as it sells,” daily 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
How: Takeout or delivery via BiteSquad
Where: 1555 Kapiolani Blvd., Ala Moana
Contact: 941-3701,

Seoul Tofu House: 20% off curbside pickup 

What’s the deal: Anything on the menu is 20% off when you do curbside pickup on Kuhio Avenue or Dukes Lane, excluding alcohol
When: Ongoing, daily noon-8 p.m.
How: Curbside pickup
Where: 2299 Kuhio Ave., Waikiki
Contact: 376-0018

See also: Hot in Waikiki: Seoul Tofu House

Side Street Inn: Buy 2 plate lunches, get 1 snack bucket free

What’s the deal: If you buy two plate lunches, you get one free snack bucket of Side Street Inn’s signature garlic chicken. Offer is valid at both locations on Sundays in September
When: Kapahulu location daily 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Ala Moana (Hopaka Street) location Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-7 p.m
How: Curbside pickup, order online, or delivery via Uber Eats for Kapahulu only 
Where: 614 Kapahulu Ave. and 1225 Hopaka St.
Contact: Kapahulu 739-3939, Hopaka 591-0253;

Sushi Sasabune: $30 omakase sushi bento

sasabune $30 special
Photo by @sushi_sasabune on Instagram

What’s the deal: $30 for a bento with 11 pieces of nigiri sushi and a 6-piece maki roll. Update: Sold out through early October; taking pre-orders from Oct. 1
When: Tuesday to Saturday “until the lockdown is over,” pickups 12:30 or 5:30 p.m., may vary
How: Takeout
Where: 1417 S. King St., Pawaa
Contact: 947-3800

Taormina Sicilian Cuisine: 30% off online lunch orders

What’s the deal: Order online to get 30% off pizzas and pastas during lunch 
When: Ongoing, daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
How: Order online for curbside pickup on Lewers Street
Where: 227 Lewers St., Waikiki
Contact: 926-5050,

Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin: 15% off $22 loin and tenderloin bentos for 60+ on 9/21

tonkatsu ginza bairin respect for aged

What’s the deal: Japan celebrates Respect for Seniors Day with an official holiday, so Waikiki’s Tokyo-based tonkatsu shop is offering seniors 60 and over 15% off its $22 130-gram loin or 100-gram tenderloin bento sets for just two hours in the early afternoon. Refills of rice and cabbage are free; bring your ID
When: Monday, Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m.
How: Curbside pickup, free parking validation at Bank of Hawaii building if you park and get your order
Where: 255 Beach Walk, Waikiki
Contact: 926-8082,

TsuruTonTan Udon Noodle Brasserie: Limited-time discounts

What’s the deal: Up to 50% off various bentos and sushi sets: $20 nigiri sushi set with full-size udon (regular $40), $12 tonkatsu bento set with full-size udon (regular $20) and a $20 chirashi sushi set with full-size udon (regular $40). Add-ons like mentaiko cream udon, curry deluxe udon and the Tsurutontan deluxe udon are $3 to $5
When: Ongoing, daily 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
How: Takeout or delivery via Uber Eats or GrubHub 
Where: Royal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki
Contact: 888-8559,

See also: Slurp’s up at Waikiki’s TsuruTonTan Udon Noodle Brasserie

Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar: $58 dinner for two

$58 gets you a chopped salad, two pastas, red wine-braised short ribs and two desserts

What’s the deal: Vino’s monthly revolving menu always includes a full-size salad, two full pasta dishes, a hearty main and two desserts. Check the website for the latest
When: Ongoing, Tues-Sun 4-7:30 p.m.
How: Takeout or delivery via Elite Delivery Services or Door Dash
Where: 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Kakaako
Contact: 524-8466,

See also: Vino’s $58 takeout dinner for two is a deal

XO Restaurant: $120 ‘large pizza’ for 4

What’s the deal: Actually a grid of nine dishes packed in a large pizza takeout box, this shutdown special includes:

  • Beet & pumpkin roulade, chimichurri, shiso
  • Banh mi cucumber salad
  • Chicken skin sticky rise, shallot sauce
  • 4-mushroom lasagna, porcini glaze, truffle corn sauce
  • Umami potato au gratin, Portuguese sausage sauce
  • Adobo fried chicken, braised peppercorns
  • Kalua pork and triple cabbage, lomi tomato
  • BBQ braised beef shank, apple and water kim chee
  • Fluffle of brown butter bunny butter mochi

When: Daily until Sept. 24, 5-8 p.m. pickup hours
How: Call 732-3838 or text 384-3281
Where: 3434 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki 
Contact: 732-3838