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February 2013 Archive

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HAWAII RESTAURANT NEWS



Openings

Musician Todd Rundgren and his wife Michele will open Tiki Iniki in Princeville on Kauai in April 2013. It will feature island-inspired cuisine, plus a menu of exotic cocktails developed by Julie Reiner of now-closed Lani Kai in New York. Live entertainment will also be a draw for this North Shore tiki bar. Tiki Iniki, Kuhio Hwy., Princeville, HI 96722, no phone.
 
The former space of Pahu i'a at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu has been remodeled and re-opened as ‘ULU Ocean Grill & Sushi Lounge. This oceanfront restaurant takes its name from the Hawaiian word for breadfruit, which was a staple food of the Polynesian people. Signature dishes on the seafood-focused menu include lobster wonton soup, Fire & Ice Crab Roll (red king crab and spicy kampachi), and lilikoi malasadas (Portuguese doughnuts). ‘ULU Ocean Grill & Sushi Lounge, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu, 72-100 Kaupulehu Dr., Kaupulehu Kona, HI 96740, 808- 325-8000.
 


 

News Bytes

February's Seasonal Menu at Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas
Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas' special monthly menu is only available on Sunday and Monday evenings and is $35 per person (not including tax and gratuity, wine pairings additional). For February, the four-course, locally grown menu features ginger scallion ahi sushi, Kauai shrimp pasta, XO steamed Hawaiian monchong, and Island strawberry panna cotta. Reservations are essential. Call 808-533-4476 for reservations and be sure to mention that you want the locally grown menu. Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813, 808-533-4476.
 


Chef Shuffles

Alan Wong's Honolulu chef de cuisine Wade Ueoka has been named executive chef of Tsunami, a popular Honolulu nightclub and bar. Ueoka has completely revamped Tsunami's menu, bringing in fresh local ingredients and mixing his contemporary cooking style with the comfort of familiar local fare. He started his career as a fry cook at Zippy's; after two years, he moved to Alan Wong's, where he was a dishwasher for a day before the restaurant moved him to prep cook. Throughout his 17 years there, he moved up through the kitchen ranks to eventually become chef de cuisine. Dinner nightly. Tsunami, 1272 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96814, 808-596-0700.
 


Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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David Paul’s Island Grill, which served Hawaii Regional fare at the Lahaina Center on Maui, has closed. David Paul’s Island Grill, Lahaina Center, 900 Front St., Lahaina, HI 96761, no phone.
 

CULINARY EVENTS
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