Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sansei - Restaurant Week 2015

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar is offered a 5-course menu for $48. If you love raw fish and seafood, this would have been a good one to try. I recommend adding this to your list for next year's restaurant week.

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Kona Kampachi Carpaccio

Seared Cajun Salmon Salad

Seared Tuna Flatbread

Kiawe-Smoked Sous Vide Shinsato Farms Pork Belly

Pan-Seared Opah Linguini

Chef Cherie's Honey Lemon Cake

Friday, November 20, 2015

MAC 24/7 - Restaurant Week 2015

MAC 24/7 Bar & Restaurant is offering a 4-course menu for $39. This is probably one of the best deals for restaurant week. The restaurant is open 24 hours so go at anytime and they have a big space with lots of TVs.

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Sushi Sampler

Thai Grilled Kalbi Steak Salad

Fried Chicken & Waffles

Hawaiian Boneless Short Ribs

Mini-MAC Daddy Pancake Sampler

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MW - Restaurant Week 2015

MW Restaurant is offering a 3-course menu for $50. The food here is always good and the desserts are amazing. If you still haven't decided on where to eat for restaurant week, pick this one. Reservations are recommended.

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Chefs Selection of Appetizers

Flat Iron Steak with Housemade Gnocchi

Pan Roasted Ahi and
Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras

"Strawberry Cheesecake"

Waialua Chocolate "Brownie Sundae"

"Lemon Meringue"

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hale Ohuna

Hale Ohuna is Chef Lee Ann Wong's new venture and is located in Kaimuki at the former location of SALT. There are more drinks on their menu than food. If you love sake, this is a good place for you. For food, their specialty is noodles but there is a twist to all the dishes. It's not your average plate of cold noodle or bowl of ramen with shio, shoyu, or miso broth. They use a lot of vegetables in their dishes, which is really good because it made me feel like I was eating healthy. I recommend trying a few dishes on their nightly specials menu and a few from their regular menu. The cold soba with pumpkin dashi was a daring dish for me because I don't like pumpkin in the form of broth but it ended up tasting really good and it was a light dish so I could eat more of the other food. You probably won't see most of these dishes anywhere else on the island so it is worth checking out. Just keep an open mind and be willing to try new things when you eat here. They are only open for dinner and reservations are recommended since the restaurant is small. The interior is the restaurant is very nice and their menus are well designed too. 

The prices are reasonable but they have a few items over $20 and if you go with a group and split the cost, it's not bad. For parking, if you get lucky, you might be able to find a space on Waialae Ave, 12th Ave, or Koko Head Ave and walk over. If not, there's a metered parking lot behind the restaurant and a paid lot on 12th Ave and Waialae Ave.

For more information about Hale Ohuna, visit

3605 Waialae Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96821

Rice Crusted Salmon Cakes

Lomi Toast w/ Tartare

Cold Soba w/ Pumpkin Dashi

Bacon Leek Ramen

Annin Tofu

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Pineapple Room by Alan Wong

The Pineapple Room is located in Macy's on the 3rd floor. They specialize in Hawaii regional cuisine. The recommended dishes are the loco moco, kalbi, and hapa poke. The dress code is causal for lunch but for dinner, you might want to dress business causal. The restaurant has an open kitchen and an open dining space so it can get loud sometimes. Their food is good but the prices are on the higher end. For first timers, get their prix fixe or tasting menu. It's the best way to try a little bit of everything. I recommend making reservations if you plan to dine here with during the weekends or with a group of 4 or more because it does get busy.  

For more information about The Pineapple Room, visit

Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 945-6573

Ho Farms Tomato & Watermelon Salad

Sizzling "Hapa" Poke

The "Loco Moco"

Kiawe Grilled Kalbi Short Ribs

Kula Strawberry Tiramisu