KNOTS HANA HOU : Unlimited Coffee Membership Now Available at Knots Coffee Roasters
Dec
26
to May 26

KNOTS HANA HOU : Unlimited Coffee Membership Now Available at Knots Coffee Roasters

Imagine making a quick morning pit stop for coffee (and a south swell check) before heading in to work for the day. Alternately, imagine finally finding a home for those weekend book club gatherings or, perhaps, a final destination for pau hana walks in the neighborhood—the possibilities are endless. Also endless are the cups of coffee offered in Knots Coffee Roasters’ new Knots Free Flow Coffee Club. 


In what is certain to establish a steady flow of regulars at the chic little coffee bar in the lobby of Queen Kapiolani Hotel, Knots Coffee Roasters’ Free Flow Coffee Club is a coffee lovers’ dream. With the purchase of a favorite 12oz tumbler along with a monthly subscription of $35, Knots Coffee Roasters’ Free Flow Coffee Club offers subscribers unlimited drip coffee, latte, ice coffee, black tea, or regular iced tea. Members will receive a Knots Membership Card which will be necessary along with the purchased tumbler to obtain an order.


Need more reasons to become a Knots Free Flow Coffee Club? Know that becoming a member helps pay it forward. Knots Coffee Roasters strives to do its part in the larger sustainability and waste reduction efforts of the Hawaii community. “We felt that it was essential to encourage our regulars to take part of a program that rewards the use of tumblers by making it as easy as possible to do so,” says Marketing Manager Sharilyn Kazunaga. In addition, the coffee bar will donate 3% of total membership fees to the Honolulu Zoological Society, a 501-C3 non-profit organization that supports the Honolulu Zoo “in its mission to inspire the stewardship of our living world by providing meaningful experiences” as a part of many community outreach efforts.

About Knots Coffee Roasters

Located park-view in the living room of the fabulous new Queen Kapiolani Hotel, Knots Coffee Roasters comes to Waikiki as an innovative purveyor of unique coffee and tea creations. The coffee bar features the La Marzocco FB80 for espresso drinks, and the house coffee is brewed on a G4 Wilbur Curtis brewer; individual cups of coffee are made via glass Chemex brewers. The healthy yet hearty Grab & Go offerings are ideal for trips to Waikiki Beach or Kapiolani Park while the beer and wine selection are ideal apres surf. The Queen Kapiolani bar is the first location outside of Tokyo.

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New Lobster Menu at Tim Ho Wan Waikiki
Dec
27
to Feb 1

New Lobster Menu at Tim Ho Wan Waikiki

Newest addition to the menu at Tim Ho Wan Waikiki is the Steamed Maine Lobster. For just $29.99, you can enjoy a whole lobster! Best lobster in Waikiki!

About Tim Ho Wan Waikiki

Founded in 2009, Tim Ho Wan is widely known as “the World’s Most Affordable Michelin-Starred Restaurant.” As Dim Sum Specialists, Tim Ho Wan is committed to the quality of flavor, texture, and freshness of each made-to-order dish. Serving gourmet-style dim sum at reasonable prices and delivered at an energetic pace, the menu highlights authentic Cantonese flavors, reminiscent of Hong Kong. Signature items include BBQ Pork Buns, Sticky Rice, Steamed Rice Rolls, Har Gow, and Siu Mai.

Tim Ho Wan Waikiki features exclusive dishes like Steamed Fish Bundle with Pineapple, Pan Fried Black Rice Mochi with Pineapple, and Rainbow Mango Slush. Originally from Hong Kong, with over 45 locations across Southeast Asia including Macau, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan, as well as Australia, and most recently in the U.S. with two locations in New York (East Village and Hell’s Kitchen), Las Vegas, Irvine, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii.

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IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: MINORI Craft Japanese Tavern Launches A Soft Opening
Jan
8
to Jan 31

IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: MINORI Craft Japanese Tavern Launches A Soft Opening

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Minori Craft Japanese Tavern will be open for (some) business as of Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Located at the former Tsukada Nojo space along Kalakaua Avenue (near the Hawaii Convention Center), the restaurant itself is slated to officially open in February.

If this all feels a bit déjà vu, it’s because Minori rolled out a Pre-Opening holiday menu during the month of December with reservations-only based dinner parties and bento lunches. Starting this month, however, Minori will offer an expanded menu and begin accepting walk-in and reservation-based guests during its dinner hours.  

 
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“I’m very excited about opening a new restaurant in Hawaii just after the new year,” says Keiji Shimamoto, director of AP Company, operator of Minori. “We strive to stick with utilizing Hawaii’s fresh ingredients.”

General Manager Maki Sekiguchi is a recent transplant to the island; originally from Japan, she comes to Honolulu by way of San Francisco, where she ran the Tsukada Nojo ramen restaurant. Sekiguchi strives to run a front restaurant with cheerful local staff, reasonably priced yet high quality, delicious dishes, and most importantly, loved by the local community. “I will do my best with our team as I cultivate my knowledge of Japanese attentiveness and American passion,” says Sekiguchi. “We look forward to your continued support and encouragement.”

The soft opening dinner menu includes standard Japanese izakaya-style fare such as chawanmushi (savory egg custard), sashimi, tempura, as well as a variety of charcoal-grilled options. There are also a range of creatively named menu items such as the “Meli Melo Chicken” (flambé-style chicken), “Japonica Roll” (sushi), and “Kale Namuru” (Korean-style marinated kale). For Tsukada Nojo fans, there’s also good news: Minori will continue to offer the “Beautifying Hot Pot” that won a Hale Aina award for Best Hot Pot, along with their popular White Bear and Matcha (green tea) Flan desserts.

 
 

The soft opening hours of operation will be limited to dinner from 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Tuesday through Sunday. The restaurant will be closed on Monday. Happy Hour times are 5:00 – 6:00 PM, and 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM. Walk-ins without reservations are welcome.

There is free parking on the premises of the restaurant as well as free validated parking at Century Center for up to two hours.

 

MINORI CRAFT JAPANESE TAVERN

Address:   1731 Kalakaua Ave.
     Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone:      (808) 951 – 4444
Business Hours:    Tuesday – Sunday, Closed Monday
Dinner:       5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Happy Hour:       
  Early:   5:00 – 6:00 PM
  Late:    10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Master, JCB, Amex, Diners, Discover

Parking:       Self-Parking Available; Additional Validated Parking available at Century Center

Free WiFi:    Yes

Website:      www.minorihawaii.com

Facebook:   @minorihawaii      

Instagram:  @minorihawaii

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Early Bird Special at Tim Ho Wan Waikiki
Jan
10
to Jan 31

Early Bird Special at Tim Ho Wan Waikiki

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For a limited time only, Tim Ho Wan Waikiki will be kicking off Early Bird Special!
January 14th to the 31st, from 10:00 am - 11:30 am, customers can enjoy a free Congee (rice porridge) with a purchase of any three menu items!

About Tim Ho Wan Waikiki

Founded in 2009, Tim Ho Wan is widely known as “the World’s Most Affordable Michelin-Starred Restaurant.” As Dim Sum Specialists, Tim Ho Wan is committed to the quality of flavor, texture, and freshness of each made-to-order dish. Serving gourmet-style dim sum at reasonable prices and delivered at an energetic pace, the menu highlights authentic Cantonese flavors, reminiscent of Hong Kong. Signature items include BBQ Pork Buns, Sticky Rice, Steamed Rice Rolls, Har Gow, and Siu Mai.

Tim Ho Wan Waikiki features exclusive dishes like Steamed Fish Bundle with Pineapple, Pan Fried Black Rice Mochi with Pineapple, and Rainbow Mango Slush. Originally from Hong Kong, with over 45 locations across Southeast Asia including Macau, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan, as well as Australia, and most recently in the U.S. with two locations in New York (East Village and Hell’s Kitchen), Las Vegas, Irvine, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Got buns, hun? It's the Year of the BBQ Pork Bun! : Takeout Now Available at Tim Ho Wan Waikiki
Jan
14
to Feb 28

Got buns, hun? It's the Year of the BBQ Pork Bun! : Takeout Now Available at Tim Ho Wan Waikiki

 

Gong hei fat choy! Celebrate the Year of the Pig with the most popular signature item from Tim Ho Wan Waikiki: the BBQ Pork Bun! Takeout five (5) orders of the famous, award-winning BBQ Pork buns, and receive one (1) order FREE!  That’s 15 pieces plus 3 additional pieces (for yourself, of course).

Stuffed with a sweet caramelized barbecued char siu (chopped, not minced), the addictive flaky yet fluffy bun is topped with a crunchy, cookie-like crust. This crowd-pleaser is sure to be a hit at any gathering, be it a potluck, meeting, or romantic gesture (hey, a girl’s gotta eat).     

This offer is available now through Thursday, February 28, 2019.


 

About Tim Ho Wan Waikiki

Founded in 2009, Tim Ho Wan is widely known as “the World’s Most Affordable Michelin-Starred Restaurant.” As Dim Sum Specialists, Tim Ho Wan is committed to the quality of flavor, texture, and freshness of each made-to-order dish. Serving gourmet-style dim sum at reasonable prices and delivered at an energetic pace, the menu highlights authentic Cantonese flavors, reminiscent of Hong Kong. Signature items include BBQ Pork Buns, Sticky Rice, Steamed Rice Rolls, Har Gow, and Siu Mai.

Tim Ho Wan Waikiki features exclusive dishes like Steamed Fish Bundle with Pineapple, Pan Fried Black Rice Mochi with Pineapple, and Rainbow Mango Slush. Originally from Hong Kong, with over 45 locations across Southeast Asia including Macau, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan, as well as Australia, and most recently in the U.S. with two locations in New York (East Village and Hell’s Kitchen), Las Vegas, Irvine, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii.

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A PRE-OPENING HOLIDAY SPECIAL : Celebrate the Holidays at Soon-to-Open MINORI Craft Japanese Tavern
Dec
5
to Dec 31

A PRE-OPENING HOLIDAY SPECIAL : Celebrate the Holidays at Soon-to-Open MINORI Craft Japanese Tavern

Many will scratch their heads at the mention of MINORI Craft Japanese Tavern, but rest assure, it will be one of the places to go this holiday season.

 

Located at the former Tsukada Nojo space along Kalakaua Avenue (near the Hawaii Convention Center), the restaurant itself is slated to open in February of 2019. In the meantime, starting December 5 through 30, 2018, MINORI will host a month of reservations-only holiday parties and dinner as well as bento orders to-go—perfect for those that love to try the newest spot in town.

Holiday Party Courses, available Friday – Sunday, 5:00 – 10:00 PM

Celebrate the season Japanese-style with two distinct Holiday Party Courses offered: The Nabe Party and the Yakiniku Party. Ideal for parties of four or more, the Holiday Party Courses are not about ordering one of everything off of an extensive menu; it’s about sharing the same set of food, family style and enjoying the company of friends and family.

The Nabe Party (minimum 4 orders)

Produced by the same company that gave Honolulu Tsukada Nojo, the hot pots are a signature item that's been carried over to the new MINORI concept. The Nabe (hot pot) Party offers three soup and three meat options. Priced per head, the offerings range from set menus that are at $28 (five-course option), $38 (eight-course option) and $58 (nine-course option).  Below are the mouth-watering dishes in the Nabe Party Course as listed in $38 per person option:

·       Signature MINORI Appetizer Sampler

o   #BrokeDaMouthChicken, Mouth-watering Poached Chicken Breast with Spicy Sauce

o   Dashi Shoyu Marinated Cream Cheese

o   Kale Namuru marinated in sesame oil

o   Homemade Bacon Potato Salad topped with #SmokedEgg

o   Heart of Palm Tsukemono (Japanese pickle)

·       Homemade Cold Aloha Tofu, using soymilk from Aloha Tofu

·       Assorted Seasonal Tempura—featuring locally sourced vegetable 

·       Sashimi Trio: Ahi, Salmon, and Izumi Dai (Red Snapper)

·       Kushiyaki Sampler with Tsukune (chicken meatball), Negima (chicken thigh and leek) and Okra

·       Nabe comes with vegetables and ramen along with

o   One choice out of three soups

§  Original Chicken Paitan

§  Spicy Miso

§  Sukiyaki

o   One choice out of four meat options

§  Motsu Beef Tripe

§  Pork Belly

§  Chicken Thigh and Tsukune

§  Ribeye

·       Mango Sorbet

The Yakiniku Party (minimum 4 orders)

The Yakiniku Party is ideal for anyone that loves a good barbecue party (read: nearly all of Hawaii). Priced per head, the offerings range from set menus that are at $28 (six-course option), $38 (eight-course option) and $58 (nine-course option). Below are the crowd-pleasing dishes in the Yakiniku Party Course as listed in the $38 per person option:

·       Signature MINORI Appetizer Sampler

o   #BrokeDaMouthChicken, Mouth-watering Poached Chicken Breast with Spicy Sauce

o   Dashi Shoyu Marinated Cream Cheese

o   Kale Namuru marinated in sesame oil

o   Homemade Bacon Potato Salad topped with #SmokedEgg

o   Heart of Palm Tsukemono (Japanese pickle)

·       Homemade Cold Aloha Tofu, using soymilk from Aloha Tofu

·       Assorted Seasonal Tempura—featuring locally sourced vegetables

·       Sashimi Trio: Ahi, Salmon, and Izumi Dai (Red Snapper)

·       Ginjyo Miso Marinated Grilled Salmon

·       Stone Pot Beef Pepper Rice with garlic butter

·       Yakiniku comes with vegetables (such as lettuce) to eat with meats along with

o   Harami (skirt steak)

o   Gyu Tongue (cow tongue)

o   Ribeye

o   Pork Belly

o   Chicken Thigh

o   Vegetables (to grill) 

·       Mango Sorbet

Teishoku (starting at $15.80), available Friday – Sunday, 5:00 – 10:00 PM

For smaller portions and those that prefer more options, Teishoku lunch sets will also be available starting at $15.80. The entrée options offered are a preview of what will be featured on the grand menu after the restaurant’s official opening. All teishoku will come with two choices of mains along with rice, miso soup, chawanmushi (egg custard), appetizers, and tsukemono.

Bento (starting at $9.80), available Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

For casual (and highly convenient) lunch option, MINORI will also offer takeout bento that start at $9.80 for one choice and $13.80 for two choices. All bento options will come with rice, appetizers, and tsukemono. Orders for pick up or takeout should be placed at least 24 hours in advance.

Main menu options available for both teishoku and bento include

·       Karaage Fried Chicken

·       MINORI Chicken Nanban

·       Teriyaki Chicken

·       Pork Ginger

·       BBQ Harami (+$4)

·       Ginjyo Miso Marinated Grilled Salmon

·       Charbroiled Saba (mackerel)

·       Kakuni Pork Belly

·       Assorted Sashimi (+$5)

·       Homemade Tofu Katsu

 

MINORI CRAFT JAPANESE TAVERN

Address:                           1731 Kalakaua Ave.

Honolulu, HI 96815

 

Phone:                              (808) 951 – 4444

 

Business Hours:               Temporary Hours for December 5 – 30, 2018

Bento:                      11:00 – 3:00 PM, Tuesday – Sunday; Closed Monday

Holiday Party:            5:00 – 10:00 PM, Friday – Sunday

 

Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Master, JCB, AmEx, Diners, Discover

Parking:         Self-Parking Available; Additional Validated Parking available at Century Center

Free WiFi:                            Yes

Facebook: @minorihawaii      

Instagram: @minorihawaii

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Taormina Sicilian Cuisine: a featured Festa Italiana VIP
Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

Taormina Sicilian Cuisine: a featured Festa Italiana VIP

 
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Get the ultimate VIP experience at Festa Italiana with a VIP Experience Passporto Italiano! Inspired by the authentic flavors of Taormina, a seaside village in Sicily, Taormina Sicilian Cuisine serves the timeless cuisine of Southern Sicily with contemporary style and fair.

See you at this year's Festa Italiana! 

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Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar in 10th Annual The Good Table
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar in 10th Annual The Good Table

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Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar is participating in 10th Annual The Good Table this year! The Good Table is an island-wide one night-only event to benefit Lanakila Meals on Wheels. All proceeds from the purchased tables support to provide meals for Hawaii's elderly in need.

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Rock-A-Hula Mother's Day Show
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

Rock-A-Hula Mother's Day Show

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