News for Restaurants in Hawaii
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Bright and cheerful as modern Japanese fast food places seem to be, the new Sushi 2Go is a step above in terms of food quality. The fish is from the best purveyors on the island and manager Hiroshi Sawamoto takes pride in presenting customers with well prepared food quickly. While you'll find all the traditional rolls and nigiri on the menu, you can try their version of a "burrito" made with salmon or tuna---perfect for the old dine and dash. Sushi 2Go, Waikiki Beach Walk, 227 Lewers St., Honolulu, HI 96815, 808-924-0555.
Chef Mavro Holiday 2010 Hours
Chef Mavro will follow its custom of opening every evening during the Christmas season. Beginning on Sunday, December 19, through New Year's, the restaurant will open seven days a week to accommodate diners. We can't think of a better place to relax for a three-course meal with wine pairings after a rigorous day of shopping---that would be a Christmas present in itself! Nonetheless, most will choose Chef Mavro for that once-a-year celebratory meal and will not be disappointed. Chef Mavro, 1969 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96826, 808-944-4714.
"Hawaii-Centric" Prix-fixe Lunch Menu at Orchids
Orchids celebrates the unique bounty of Hawaiian fish, produce and food items with a new "Hawaii-Centric" prix-fixe menu for lunch. Chef de cuisine Darryl Fujita, in cooperation with executive chef Vikram Garg, has crafted a menu which will appeal to the most refined tastes. The three-course meal begins with roasted kabocha soup accompanied by tomato-basil macadamia nut crostini followed by grilled monchong (pomfret) with sautéed long beans, hearts of palm, plum wine and peppercorn sauce. The meal comes to a sweet conclusion with a Hawaiian chocolate bar with candied ginger and Meyer lemon emulsion. At $34 per person (not including tax and gratuity), this is an exceptional value. The regular menu is available as well. Reservations are recommended; call 808-923-2311. Orchids, Halekulani Hotel, 2199 Kalia Rd., Honolulu, HI 96815, 808-923-2311.
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Despite the buzz surrounding the opening and concept of The Ranch House, which traded upon a much-loved earlier spot in Aina Haina, it failed to live up to the hype. Though reasonable folks considered it a decent enough restaurant, particularly for the budget-conscious and for families, apparently that wasn't enough. According to its website, the restaurant will reopen with a new chef, new menu and new management in the near future. We will keep you posted. The Ranch House, 449 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815, no phone.
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