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December 9, 2020

Visit Hilo: Foodxjitsu


GOKUDO Omakase

Chef Daysen, aka Foodxjitsu, in Hilo has amassed an ever-growing following because of his sushi.  Even though he's sold local eats and Mexican fare (foldies, burritos, and more), one look at his IG and you can tell that sushi is his passion.  

Prior to planning my recent work trip, Chef Brian at Na`au suggested we order sushi from Foodxjitsu. 

We got the GOKUDO omakase, which consisted of:


  • Chutoro
  • Akami
  • Otoro konbujime
  • Hotate
  • Shimaaji
  • Masaba sujime
  • Kanpachi negi
  • Masu zuke
  • Ankimo
  • Aburi sake
  • Zuke maguro
  • Wagyu yama 12 konbujime
  • Ama ebi shiokara
  • Uni
  • Lobster miso butter, confit garlic oroshi
  • Onaga yakishimo zuke
  • Brulee tamago
  • Menpachi aburi

  • The seasoned rice was delicious on its own, but topped with buttery lobster, tender pieces of wagyu, or melt-in-your-mouth hotate - so good!

    If I had to choose a favorite, it was the lobster, and I also loved the bruleed tamago. It was my first time trying ankimo, and the way Chef Daysen prepared with yuzu and ikura was tasty.  

    Those who know me well know that I don't eat a lot of sushi, but Chef Brian of Na`au loves nigiri, so I figured his opinions would be more sought after than mine - he was intrigued and impressed with Chef Daysen's unexpected flavor combinations.  He thought the sushi was super good, liked the seasoning on the rice, and the extra cuts he put in on the fish created a nice mouth feel.  There was a nice variety of toppings, and he appreciated the use of local fish.  Chef Brian thought the ankimo was super delicious, and the sake was very delicious as well.

    Chef Daysen's inatel skill + quality ingredients = delicious sushi.

    I heard his waitlist is long, so put in an order now!

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