Mahimahi goes out the door like crazy at JB's Kitchen, located in the old Yakiniku at 752 Lower Main St. in Wailuku.
"We cook it as fish jun in egg batter, we grill it or deep fry it," says owner Sunny Abe, who often serves as chef. "We also do fried akule, misoyaki salmon and steamed butterfish."
The air-conditioned restaurant with cushy booths is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. as well as Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.
JB’s Kitchen owner Sunny Abe (right) and her daughter, Sarah Abe, showcase an array of free Korean side dishes that come with entrees such as kalbi beef short ribs.
The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo
Diners will find several yakiniku tables and you may cook your own seafood and tofu soup, or hot and spicy beef soup.
"Mauians like it spicy," says Restaurant Manager Al Igarta. "Everybody says our kim chee is so ono. It's really the best."
Other popular main dishes include fried chicken, meat jun and kalbi beef short ribs. Local favorites are hamburger steak and loco moco.
Several small side dishes are always served with entrees. Rotating to keep things interesting, they may include kim chee, seaweed, sesame-marinated bean sprouts and potato-mac salad.
The restaurant is also undergoing some changes in the next couple of months.
"Pretty soon, we'll be opening a sushi bar and doing karaoke in here," says Sunny. "Our bar will move to the other side of the restaurant. We also have a private dining room. And, for takeout, we can do half and whole pans for private functions."
For more details, call 244-9616.