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 a business model that includes giving back to the community, and they have partnered with three nonprofit agencies so when diners order certain dishes, 10 percent goes to the agency. Order the Dragon Tempura Roll to benefit Junior Achievement of Hawaii, the Macadamia Nut Tofu to help the YWCA or the Wafu Steak to give to the Touch a Heart Foundation.

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