Oahu's Japanese Boom?
Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:45 PM
Anyone care to share any favourites in this crowd of newcomers...
I have tried: tsukenya and ichiriki, both not bad at all but wont bring me back anytime soon...
Posted 11 February 2007 - 11:58 PM
"She sells shiso by the seashore."
My eGullet Foodblog: A Tropical Christmas in the Suburbs
Posted 13 February 2007 - 09:11 PM
Another pretty recent addition that I like a bit more is Kai. The lotus root with grilled cheese is incredible.
Posted 21 February 2007 - 03:19 PM
The same formula seems to be applied to all new openings. Spend a nice bundle on the interior, over-staff and start off with decent prices. Diners here love to try out new places and so with so many options available at a given time, initial impact must be extraordinary to drum up repeat business.
But then reality hits as servers sniff out new opportunities and the owners are stuck worrying about lease payments, etc. Inevitably, either the dishes become smaller or the prices are discreetly upped to the dismay of the diner.
We can be thankful for good ol' standbys like Kai and Imanas-tei.
Posted 04 March 2007 - 02:36 PM
My two Yen.