Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Livestock Tavern

Livestock Tavern is located in downtown Honolulu on the corner of Hotel Street and King Street. It's a restaurant that specializes in American cuisine but they also have a full bar with specialty beers and wine. They are open for lunch and dinner. For lunch, they do not take reservations so I recommend going at 11am to get a table. Their menu is seasonal and my favorite item so far is the burrata with fruit compote but it's not available on the current menu. The warm brie, crab cakes, and shortrib winter stew are highly recommended on the winter menu. All their portions are big and the food is on the heavier side so you get full pretty quick. The prices are reasonable and the appetizers are good for sharing with 4 people. An entree or sandwich could be shared between 2 people.

If you work in the downtown area, do give it a try. The interior is clean and well lit with all the windows. The servers are friendly and the food comes out fast. It's a nice spot to dine at with your co-workers or clients.

For more information about Livestock Tavern, visit www.livestocktavern.com

49 N Hotel St.
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 537-2577

Warm Brie

Crab Cakes

Maine Lobster Roll

Shortrib Winter Stew

Braised Oxtail Pasta

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Kohnotori

Kohnotori is a Japanese restaurant located in the Moili'ili area that is known for yakitori. Their building is next to the Pucks Alley parking structure. If you are driving on King Street, they are directly across Central Pacific Bank. 

The restaurant is small so seating is limited and this place is not good for big groups. They are only open for dinner. There is one chef that does all the grilling so your food can take a long time. Everything on the menu is priced as 1 stick. This is one of the more pricier yakitori places in town but their food is very good. If you try to do a walk-in between 6-9pm, you will be turned away. I recommend calling a week in advance to make reservations. When you call, be patient. The staff sometimes will hang up while you're on hold. I don't know why that happens but just call again at a different time.

There are a few parking spaces in front of the restaurant but it's shared with the other businesses in the building. If you get lucky, you might be able to find parking on the street behind the Kohnotori building. The other option is paid parking with no validation in the Pucks Alley lot.

2626 S King St.
Ste 1
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 941-7255

Gizzard, Chicken Meatball

Bacon w/ Quail Egg, Bacon w/ Enoki

Chicken Meatball, Chicken Thigh, Chicken Breast w/ Wasabi

Asparagus, Sausage, Quail Egg

Fried Cheese

Rice Ball w/ Shoyu

Oysters w/ Ponzu

Okra w/ Ponzu

Scallops w/ Ponzu