Saturday, January 13, 2018

Katsumidori Sushi

Katsumidori is a Japanese restaurant that offers reasonably priced sushi. They are generous with the cuts of fish in the nigiri. The interior is spacious and well designed. There is a sushi bar on 1 side and regular tables on the other side. Their menu has pictures so ordering is easy. If you sit at the table, you can order through the tablet or with the waiter. My favorites were the Yokozuna because you get an assortment of sushi and the assorted seared sushi.

The restaurant is located inside the Prince Waikiki on the ground floor. They are open for lunch and dinner. I recommend making reservations in advance because they are busy. You can get validation if you park in the Prince Waikiki parking garage; it's $4.

Prince Waikiki
100 Holomoana St
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 946-7603

Tamago Nigiri & Salmon Nigiri

Scallop Carpaccio


Avocado Tempura

Assorted Seared Sushi

Monday, January 1, 2018


Basalt is located in Waikiki. It is inside the Dukes Lane Market and Eatery. The interior has a bar along with tables around it. They also have exterior seating with live music during dinner. Most of the menu consist of seafood. My favorite dish was the charred tako because the tako was tender. I also enjoyed their complimentary charcoal bread. The prices are high but they give a good portion. I recommend doing family style so you can try a little bit of everything. If you're on a budget, you can try their happy hour which runs daily from 3pm-6pm.

The restaurant is big so no reservation is necessary. If you're visiting from out of town, take the exterior seating for dinner so you can dine with some live music. The parking validation is for 4 hours if you parking in their lot on Seaside Ave.

Dukes Lane Market & Eatery
2255 Kuhio Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 923-5689

Charred Tako

Duck Bao Buns

Lobster Risotto

Local Prawns w/ House-made Pasta

Black Sesame Panna Cotta

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Tsukada Nojo Hawaii - Restaurant Week 2017

Tsukada Nojo is new to restaurant week. They are offering shabu shabu for $40. Their shabu shabu broths are flavorful and there is a lot of food included in the shabu shabu set. There was also a drink that came with it. You want to save room for dessert because the mini polar bear shave ice was a great way to end the meal.

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Nojo Salad

Hamachi Jalapeno

Paitan & Sukiyaki (broth)

Shabu Shabu



Mini Polar Bear Shave Ice

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MW - Restaurant Week 2017

MW Restaurant is offering a lunch and dinner menu. The 3-course dinner menu is $55. I come here every year for restaurant week and they never disappoint. You get a lot of options to choose from for your entree and dessert and some of the items change out so what your friend ate last night might not be there when you go tonight.

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Chefs Appetizer Trio:
Butternut Squash Bacon Onion Jam,
Chilled Curry Cauliflower Soup, Crab & Orzo Pasta Salad

Hokkaido Scallop & Kauai Shrimp

Japanese inspired Curry "Gumbo"

Mountain View Farms Pork Loin

Hibiki "Mud Pie" ($10 supplemental)

Strawberry Matcha Shortcake

"Kushi Katsu"

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar - Restaurant Week 2017

Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar is new to restaurant week. They are offering a lunch and dinner menu. The lunch menu consists of 3-courses and is priced at $25. You have the option of choosing 1 of 3 entrees to go with your appetizer and dessert. The restaurant opened earlier this month in the Ohana Waikiki East. They're working a few things out but the food is delicious, the service is great and the staff are friendly. If you're on a tight budget and you still want to support restaurant week, this is a good place to check out for lunch or dinner.

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3 Appetizer Sampler

Hanger Steak Tagliata

Porcini Cream

Matcha Tiramisu