Saturday, November 22, 2014

Wai'olu - Restaurant Week 2014

For those who want a quiet and fancy atmosphere, try Wai'olu at the Trump Waikiki. The restaurant is on the 2nd floor of the hotel and it has an amazing view. They are offering a 3-course menu (other options not shown) of American dishes with a hint of local and Asian. Their menu is priced at $48. Valet parking is available at the Trump Hotel Waikiki and Wai'olu will provide you with the validation.

For more information, visit

223 Saratoga Rd
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 683-7456

Beets & Berries Salad w/
goat cheese, micro greens, strawberry vinaigrette

New York Steak & Rack of Lamb Combo w/
seasonal vegetables, deep fried sushi sandwich

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee w/ House made Macaroon

Friday, November 21, 2014

Shokudo - Restaurant Week 2014

Shokudo Japanese Restaurant & Bar is offering a 6-course menu that goes from traditional Japanese into fusion dishes. Their tasting menu is priced at $38. They also have sake pairing which is an extra $20. I highly recommend this one because it's reasonably priced.

For more information, visit

1585 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 941-3701

Fresh big eye tuna wrapped w/ avocado & daikon,
Sushi grade tako in an egg yolk vinagrette, Homemade goma tofu

Otoro sashimi

Fresh Hokkaido scallops rolled in masago,
deep fried tempura style & dusted w/ Himalayan sea salt

Prime cuts of Filet Mignon stuffed w/ fresh Santa Barbara uni &
dressed w/ a homemade Nikiri soy sauce

3 piece nigiri omakase (hirame, chutoro, kanpachi)

Honey toast bread battered & deep fried in tempura batter,
topped w/ Roselani premium vanilla ice cream &
drizzled w/ a sake caramel sauce

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fort Ruger Market

Fort Ruger Market is tucked in the residential area of Kaimuki. They are like a corner store. They offer Hawaiian food and other local foods for take-out. The entire menu is written on a white board that hangs over the deli counter. One thing that stands out about this place is that they make your poke when you order it. Like most places on the island, the poke is mixed in the morning and it sits in the display case all day. Besides selling hot foods and deli items, you can also get snacks and drinks. I recommend trying their ahi poke and Hawaiian plates. Their food is not overly salty and their prices are reasonable.

The crowd comes and goes so the shop doesn't get super busy. They have parking spaces in the front but if it fills up, there is free street parking around the back. They have a few tables and benches outside the shop if you want to eat there. They only accept cash.

3585 Alohea Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 737-4531

Ruger Special Poke

Ocean Salad


Kalua Pork (side order)

Chicken Long Rice Bowl