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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Portlock Restaurant Review

: Portlock is named after one of the city’s most famous oceanfront residential streets. However, it’s not on the ocean, but on the marina. There’s a pleasant water view from large windows, but you may not be able to tear your gaze from the interior. Designed and owned by David Rochlen, also the owner of one of Hawaii’s most famous surfwear companies (Surfline, Inc./Jams Clothing), the restaurant is a riot of colors, shapes and textures. The food has taken a turn from the Southwestern style of former chef, Mark Rochlen (the owner’s son), to chef Marcia Cades’ California-American-style. For starters, try the house favorites: Asian crab cakes with slaw and aïoli or the Aztec towers, a deep-fried flour tortilla filled with a number of cheeses and crab meat served with mango salsa, guacamole and black beans. For an entrée, Cades’ signature dishes are pork tamales served with roasted garlic black beans, avocado poke, smoked tomatoes and a pork demi-glace and the grilled rib-eye served with potatoes au gratin and arugula.


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