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1121 Nuuanu Ave. (Pauahi St.) Send to Phone
East-West synthesis is in play here; try the dim sum nouveau or the pizzas.

Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Indigo Restaurant Review

: Behind the Hawaii Theatre, Indigo is in an historic Chinatown storefront that has been transformed by track lighting and art into one of the nicest dining rooms in town. While we like the interior, we urge you to book a courtyard seat outside if available. Prepare yourself for some interesting dining. Proprietor-chef Glenn Chu is a master of East-West synthesis, and we could make a meal out of his dim sum nouveau --- his goat cheese wontons with four fruit sauce, shrimp lumpia and duck mu shu rolls with raspberry hoisin sauce. Larger dishes might include steamed fish with sizzling scallion oil or seared ahi with four fruit black bean teriyaki sauce. The more people you bring, the more dishes you can sample. The wine list is heavy on California Chardonnays, but we prefer a fruity white or a soft red with this food.


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