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Keeping the Legacy Alive

When the shopping center where their parents’ longstanding restaurant was located was going to be shut down for redevelopment, brother and sister Hiro Takei and Rie Takei Akita couldn’t bear to see it close. So they relaunched the eatery with the same name, Odoriko, at a new location on Kapiolani Boulevard in October. http://dining.staradvertiser.com/2015/11/columns/keeping-the-legacy-alive/

Honolulu Magazine: First Look: Odori-ko Restaurant – Second-generation Japanese kids step it up for their parents

Odori-ko, a new restaurant that opened last month next to 24-Hour Fitness on Kapi‘olani Boulevard, offers a contemporary take on traditional Japanese—think teishoku-style meals, local-style sushi rolls, udon and soba, fried tempura and more.  Here’s the link to the full article: http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/Biting-Commentary/October-2015/First-Look-Odori-ko-Restaurant/#.VjqGAKKgJ9V

Living 808: Odori-ko Makes Dragon Tempura Roll

Odori-ko just opened on October 1st – but the Takei family has been serving excellent Japanese food for over 4 decades in Hawaii. Co-owners Hiro and Rie Takei tell us more about the restaurant and its community partnerships in today’s Hawaii’s Kitchen.  Chef Yasu also shows us how to make a delicious dragon tempura sushi […]

Step Up To The Plate: A Gathering Place

A new location calls for a celebra-tory grand opening at Odori-ko — which is owned and operated by the dynamic sibling duo of Rie Akita and Hiro Takei. The pair assumed control of the eatery from their father, who first opened the establishment at King’s Village in 1978. Today, the restaurant welcomes hungry customers to […]

Doing Well By Doing Good

If satisfaction comes from doing well by doing good, then the Takei family’s new venture, Odori-ko at 1680 Kapiolani Blvd., has the right idea. The restaurant, featuring contemporary Japanese fare in a pleasant atmosphere, opened its doors last week in a location next to 24 Hour Fitness in the busy Kapiolani corridor. The owners have […]

Bar Tailored to Appeal to Women

Siblings Hiro Takei and Rie Takei Akita will open Odori-ko in early September, about 11⁄2 miles from the original Odoriko Japanese restaurant, which was established by their parents.