Oahu is known for its diverse culture, which is exhibited by the island’s assortment of foods. With wonderful choices and a vibrant array of cuisine options, there’s sure to be a restaurant for everyone.
The Kahala Hotel and Resort is proud to introduce Arancino at the Kahala, a new fine-dining restaurant serving up Italian cuisine. The restaurant focuses on food from the Naples region and includes a wood-burning pizza oven, display kitchen and private dining room. For a true Italian dining experience, diners can eat on the outside patio—alfresco style. Visit www.kahalaresort.com.
A Waikiki staple for more than 37 years, Eggs ‘n Things has now expanded its reach opening a third location at Ala Moana Center. Their convenient new location just outside the hustle and bustle of Waikiki is perfect for shoppers who want breakfast any time of day. Visit www.eggsnthings.com.
Vintage Cave, a private members-only restaurant, recently opened at Ala Moana Center. For the first year, the public is invited to experience the world-class wine selection and intricately prepared tasting menu. Membership rates start at $5,000 up to $500,000, which includes a personal storage area in the restaurant’s wine cellar. Visit www.vintagecave.com.
A new addition to Chinatown’s diverse lineup of dining options recently opened on Pauahi Street, HASR Bistro, formerly Grand Café and Bakery, serves up French inspired food created by Executive Chef Rodney Uyehara. Visit www.hasrbistro.com.
Sushi and sake has long been an irresistible combination and now guests can enjoy Doraku Sushi’s newest location at the Pacifica Honolulu in Kakaako. This wildly popular sushi restaurant is based on the Japanese style of Izakaya dining. The dishes are designed for sharing and utilize as many fresh and local ingredients as possible. Visit www.dorakusushi.com.
Chef Chai Chaowasaree closes the doors to Chai’s Island Bistro after 14 years at Aloha Tower. Chai’s latest endeavor will open in February at the Pacifica condo tower on Kapi‘olani Boulevard. The restaurant will feature an intimate setting and upscale modern décor to go with the new, healthier menu. Visit www.chefchai.com.
The Miyako Restaurant at The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel recently appointed Shintaro Kuwabara as executive chef. Kuwabara began his career in 2001 where he worked in premier Japanese restaurants. At the Miyako Restaurant he will share his culinary expertise including some of his specialties such as sushi, soba, andudon dishes and more. Visit www.kaimana.com.
Outrigger Reef on the Beach, is proud to welcome Guido Ulmann as the new executive chef at the Kani Ka Pila Grille. Ulmann has been an active part of the Hawaii food and hospitality industry for many years and is an accomplished chef with numerous awards. Visit www.outrigger.com.