Akina Harada first introduced Abunai to the world in 2016 by way of a food truck. She served tasty Hawaiian and local dishes out of the food truck for a year before expanding Abunai into a brick-and-mortar restaurant with locations in DC and Philly. Her mission? To spread the Aloha spirit and taste of Hawaii through accessible, healthy, and affordable food. To Abunai, the Aloha spirit means spreading love and affection to others with no obligation in return. One way Abunai upholds this mission is by offering free eats to youth under 12 years old.