Culinary creativity | Restaurant Suntory

Restaurant Suntory’s washoku sous chef Keisuke Nishi is one particular of two cooks who developed most of the Waikiki eatery’s newer objects.

Set up in 1980, Cafe Suntory sits on the third floor of Royal Hawaiian Middle, as a put wherever “everyone can truly feel like they are in Japan devoid of leaving Hawaii,” states assistant supervisor Asami Saka.

“We serve reliable Japanese food stuff in an ambiance that is been very carefully curated to make you come to feel like you are in Japan,” she carries on. “Whether you are in need of a comforting nabe (sizzling pot) food, relatives-enjoyment teppanyaki grill eating, an intimate seat at the fresh sushi bar, or a regular kaiseki study course menu, you are going to find a genuine Japanese eating practical experience full with the unparalleled hospitality and service Japan is regarded for.”

Found on the menu, which was considerately crafted by the eatery’s very well-versed chefs, is a Grilled Kona Abalone and Coronary heart of Palm with Abalone Sauce ($38), featuring a soft, juicy and sluggish-cooked abalone and coronary heart of palm is served with a abundant, flavorful sauce produced with abalone liver and miso. Subsequent, colourful veggies and succulent seafood (shrimps and scallops) are the star of the Wrapped Steam Vegetable with Miso Bagna Cauda Sauce ($24), an offer you that’s ready before your eyes on a Japanese scorching stone. It’s served with a miso product sauce.

Deep Fried Filet Mignon with environmentally friendly papaya ($18)

The Seafood Ceviche with Sake Lees Sauce ($24), meanwhile, is evenly marinated with fresh fruits and served with ikura and finger lime, and topped with a sauce produced with sake lees.

“While items of new fruits make this product very refreshing, creamy sake lees sauce provides depth to this common appetizer with a Japanese twist,” notes Saka.

On the red meat facet of matters, opt for Miyazaki Wagyu (price varies) which can appear a person of two techniques: delicately sliced for incredibly hot pot or only seasoned and cooked on a teppan grill suitable in front of you. The Deep Fried Filet Mignon with green papaya ($18) is also a significant strike.

Wrapped Steam Vegetable with Miso Bagna Cauda Sauce ($24)

“My individual favored is our month to month lunch training course called Shunsaizen ($34),” states Saka. “There are eight dishes in the program, which variations each individual month and attributes ingredients that are seasonal in Japan. For the reason that there is a confined amount accessible each working day, we tend to market out promptly. It is really advisable to get in touch with forward and preorder this menu.”

For drinks, alternatives are entertaining and plentiful, and include things like favorites like Hawaiian Pineapple Sour ($14), Jim Beam MEGA Highball ($15) and Suntory whiskies ($38/shot).

Hawaiian Pineapple Sour ($14)

“At Cafe Suntory, we want to be the put for you to experience the bordering ‘nature and time’ with our Japanese hospitality,’ claims govt chef Go Kamikubo. “Treat on your own. Acquire your time. Allow our foodstuff consider you to Japan. Let us tutorial you through, all though enjoying the character and time. We attempt to make you drop in enjoy the moment again with the harmony of washoku, or authentic Japanese food stuff.”

Cafe Suntory just lately launched a new English site with comprehensive information and facts, like summer months promotions that run via mid-September that involve a Teppan Price Lunch, the aforementioned Miyazaki Wagyu and alcoholic beverages. Go to

Subsequent that, the Waikiki eatery will be closed for renovations from mid-September as a result of mid-December.