3660 Rises Above the Rest

Columns Pupu Picks

May 28, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

One doesn’t need to travel far to enjoy the bountiful flavors of Euro-Island cuisine at 3660 On the Rise. Located at the corner of Waialae Avenue and Wilhelmina Rise, the popular eatery has been serving loyal customers since the early 1990s with its award-winning menu.

  • A Sampling of Rougie Foie Gras-Torchon with strawberry conserve ($21)
  • Crispy Garlic Scallion Shrimp ($11.50)
  • Ahi Katsu ($14)
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Chief among the number of dishes is the Ahi Katsu ($14), which serves as both the flagship appetizer and signature dish on 3660’s extensive menu. The dish features sashimi-grade ahi wrapped in nori, and is deep-fried until medium rare. The delectable pieces of fresh fish come served with a wasabi ginger sauce that provides a distinct punch to the pupu item.

“The dish has been around since we opened in 1992, and people just love it,” says co-owner and executive chef Russell Siu of the katsu. “We can never take it off the menu.”

The Crispy Garlic Scallion Shrimp ($11.50) also packs a flavorful punch to start one’s meal, and is served with crispy spinach and a honey chili aioli.

The Crispy Fried Quail ($11.50) offers a departure from the norm, as the succulent miniature fowl is presented atop fig compote and alongside a puree of maple sweet potatoes. The Sampling of Rongie Foie Gras ($21) includes the rich, buttery liver both in the torchon-style with a strawberry conserve, and pan-seared with a pineapple vanilla compote.

3660 On the Rise will offer a special Father’s Day Dinner Buffet June 19 from 5 to 8 p.m., complete with an astounding array of favorites including ahi katsu, assorted poke and prime rib. For more information or to make reservations, call 737-1177.

3660 On the Rise

  • Where
    • 3660 Waialae Avenue
    • Honolulu, HI 96816
    • (at the corner of Waialae Ave. and Wilhelmina Rise)
  • Call
    • (808) 737-1177
  • Hours
    • 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday – Sunday
  • Notes
    • The restaurant and bar holds up to 80 people while four private dining rooms can accommodate between 17 (small room) and 200 people (large room) for special events.