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The Keto Lifestyle at Rokaru

Rokaru Shabu Shabu has been Keto diet approved since October 2018. The hot pot restaurant in Pearl City takes pride in offering several options for all foodies, no matter what their lifestyle is. The Rokaru Shabu Shabu menu has vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and keto options. The menu also highlights local farmers and businesses like 2 Lady Farmers pork and local ribeye from the Big Island.

There truly is something for everyone to enjoy, no matter what they’re craving or the lifestyle goals they are trying to achieve.

Mark Ishii before and after his Keto lifestyle change.

Rokaru Shabu Shabu Co Owner Mark Ishii personally enjoys the keto lifestyle. Of course that means there are several options for diners to choose from at Rokaru, including shirataki noodles and zoodles.


Check out Mark’s favorite keto friendly hot pot combo here.


What is the Keto Diet?

Short for “ketogenic diet,” this eating plan is all about minimizing your carbs and upping your fats to get your body to use fat as a form of energy.

When you eat something high in carbs, your body will produce glucose and insulin.

Glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert and use as energy so that it will be chosen over any other energy source.


Insulin is produced to process the glucose in your bloodstream by taking it around the body.

Since the glucose is being used as a primary energy, your fats are not needed and are therefore stored. Typically on a normal, higher carbohydrate diet, the body will use glucose as the main form of energy. By lowering the intake of carbs, the body is induced into a state known as ketosis.


Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver.

Shirataki noodles are a nutritious and delicious Keto friendly option on Rokaru's menu.

The end goal of a properly maintained keto diet is to force your body into this metabolic state. You don’t do this through starvation of calories but starvation of carbohydrates.


View the Rokaru Shabu Shabu menu here.


Keto facts source: Ruled.me

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