Rinka (1500 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu)

This Japanese restaurant has a huge following with tourists from Tokyo and other Japanese cities who happen to be passing through Hawaii.  That unto itself is an endorsement to the credibility of its menu, which is categorized into fried and boiled, shabu shabu and hotpot, sushi and sashimi, udon and donburi.  Other items served here include the grated lotus root manju, the awabi daikon, baby abalone simmered with daikon, and dried, grilled fish of various varieties, such as kinmedai (a large-eyed snapper).