Sunday, May 31, 2015

Yakiniku Futago

Yakiniku Futago is located at the corner of Kapahulu and Kaimuki Ave. across from Crane Community Park. It's a Japanese and Korean style yakiniku restaurant. They offer special meats for grilling, one of them is the hamideru kalbi. The grill concierge will cook the special meats for you. For the regular meats, you will have to cook them yourself. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about all the different meats on the menu. If you want the hamideru kalbi, you will need to call in advance to order it along with your reservation. My favorites were the fatty sirloin sushi, wagyu with ponzu, hamideru kalbi, and US prime kalbi. If you are feeling adventurous, try the ippon hormone.

The ventilation here is very good so you don't have to worry about the smell on your clothes when you leave. This place is on the pricey side so you might want to save it for a special occasion. There are a few parking spaces behind the restaurant that is mixed with residential so check the signs before you park. The other option is to park on the street (Kaimuki Ave).

949 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 734-3956

Broiled Fatty Sirloin Sushi

Japanese Black Wagyu w/ Ponzu

Potato Salad

Avocado & Wasabi

Filet Steak w/ Garlic & Tongue w/ Salt

Hamideru Kalbi
(prepared by grill concierge)

US Prime Kalbi

Eringi & Shiitake Mushroom

Ippon Hormone
(prepared by grill concierge)

Vanilla Ice Cream w/ Kinako

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BREW'd Craft Pub

BREW'd Craft Pub is located on Waialae Ave at the corner of 9th Ave. This place is known for having a huge selection of beers but since I'm not much of a beer drinker, I came for the food. The items on the menu are mostly appetizers with the exception of one burger, the Brew'd Burger. The portions for some of the items are small but for the pipikaula poke, it was big. The candied bacon is highly recommended but it only comes with 4 strips so you may want to double or triple up on that one. The mac & cheese was also really good because they make theirs extra cheesy. The tables inside are really close to each other and the noise level is loud. They are always busy so if you plan to go with a group, make reservations. There is a lot behind the building where you can park but I lucked out and got a space on the street.

For more information about BREW'd Craft Pub, visit

3441 Waialae Ave
Ste A
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 732-2337

Mac & Cheese

Jerk Style Candied Bacon

Pipikaula Beef Poke

Bacon Fat Fries