11 O‘ahu Eateries Will Have Special Natto Dishes This Weekend

The Natto Day Dinner is sold out, but nat-to worry: You can still score original natto creations this Saturday and Sunday.


The small but ardent subset of foodies who love natto got a boost these last few years, as did many eateries, when we switched our annual Natto Day celebration from a sit-down dinner to a multi-restaurant takeout event. This year, Greg Sekiya of the Hawai‘i natto lovers Facebook group and I had the same idea: Since the July 10 Natto Day Dinner at Kaimukī Shokudo sold out in hours, why not see if other restaurants want to offer natto dishes as well?


That’s how we get to spread the love to 11 restaurants and food businesses this weekend. From spicy natto mixed noodles to natto gumbo to a smoked takuan natto topping, all-new creations will tempt natto gourmands all over the city. Other restaurants are using the occasion to celebrate dishes already on their menus—all three locations of ‘Ahi & Vegetable are knocking $5 off the price of the spicy ‘ahi natto bowl, and Fujiyama Texas is discounting its natto-topped tofu cutlet by $1 this weekend.


Find all the details for your upcoming weekend of natto bliss below.



‘Ahi & Vegetable

Spicy ‘Ahi Natto Bowl, $11.99 (regular price $16.99)

Where: Ala Moana Center, Kapālama, ‘Ewa Beach (check ahiandveg.com for addresses and hours)
When: July 8, 9 and 10
Dine-in or takeout: Both


SEE ALSO: $40 Pau Hana for 2: Sushi at ‘Ahi & Vegetable in Kapālama


Ethel’s Grill

Chimichurri and Cotija Cheez Natto, $8
Smoked Takuan Natto, $8
Bacon Tomato Jam Natto, $8

Where: 232 Kalihi St., (808) 847-6467, @ethelsgrill_kalihi
When: July 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dine-in or takeout: Takeout




Feast Natto Poke & Summer Heirloom Tomato Salad, $18

Fresh ricotta, nori-dusted chicharron, radish tendrils, grated wasabi

Where: 2970 E. Manoa Road, (808) 840-0488, @feast808
When: July 8 from 12 to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.
Dine-in or takeout: Both


SEE ALSO: Hello, Feast Has a $10 Magic Menu in Mānoa


Fujiyama Texas


tofu loaded with natto and bonito flakes

Photo: Courtesy of Fujiyama Texas


Tofu Cutlet with Natto, $8.50 (regular price $9.50)

Where: 2065 S. King St., (808) 955-0738, @fujiyama_texas_hawaii
When: July 8 and 9 from 5 p.m. until last call
Dine-in or takeout: Dine-in


SEE ALSO: Fujiyama Texas Izakaya Now Serves Japanese Breakfast in McCully


Kapa Hale


bowl of Gumbo with sausage and chicken

Photo: Keaka Lee, Courtesy of Kapa Hale


Natto-y Japanese Gumbo, $30

J. Ludovico chicken, arabiki sausage, natto, negi, miso, Ho Farms okra, rice

Where: 4614 Kilauea Ave., (808) 888-2060, @4614kapahale
When: July 8 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and July 9 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Dine-in or takeout: Both


 SEE ALSO: 2021 Hale ‘Aina Award Winner: Kapa Hale Named Best New Restaurant in Hawai‘i


MOA Hawai‘i

Natto Mini Exhibit ($3 admission) + Hot Natto Sundae, $5 (vegan option available)

Where: 600 Queen St. C2, (808) 952-6900, @moahawaii
When: July 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dine-in or takeout: Dine-in



Made by Aliyoko

Natto-misu, $10

Natto caramel mascarpone sabayon, Guinness chiffon, mocha natto crunchies

Miso Cotton Cheesecake with Apple Shiso Natto Jam, $7

Guava Natto White Chocolate Chip Cookies, $6

Azuki Natto Sando Cookies, $6

Matcha natto shortbread filled with scratch anko

Where: 232 Kalihi St., @madebyaliyoko
When: July 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dine-in or takeout: Takeout



Mama Kim’s


Ahi and salmon Poke bowl

Photo: Soonie Kim, Courtesy of Mama Kim’s


Neba Neba Shoyu Poke Bowl, $16

Fresh ‘ahi and salmon poke mixed with natto, nametake mushrooms, takuan, okra, ikura, onions, house shoyu

Where: 1481 S. King St., (808) 260-4109, @mamakimshawaii
When: July 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dine-in or takeout: Takeout


SEE ALSO: Mama Kim’s Fresh Sushi and Poke Bowls Spice Up Kāheka


Mio Pastalogy


pasta with poached egg and bacon

Photo: Courtesy of Mio Pastalogy


Natto Carbonara, $12

Where: 1110 McCully St., (808) 840-0497, @miopastalogy
When: July 8 and 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Dine-in or takeout: Takeout



O’Kim’s Korean Kitchen

Natto Bibim Kooksoo spicy cold noodles, $21.95

Where: 1028 Nuuanu Ave., (808) 537-3787, @okims_honolulu
July 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.
Dine-in or takeout: Both



Vein at Kaka‘ako


Vein Kakaako Natto Day

Photos: Courtesy of Vein at Kaka‘ako


‘Ahi, Burrata and Natto Toast, $15

Butter-toasted yudane shokupan, pickled Tokyo negi and shungiku from Kupu Place

Ume and Natto Risotto, $22

Ume dashi, yamaimo, crispy hasu and Kupu mix from Kupu Place

Where: Salt at Our Kaka‘ako, 685 Auahi St., Building 2 Suite 121, (808) 376-4800, @veinatkakaako
Until sold out; July 8 from 4:30–10 p.m.
Dine-in or takeout: Both