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New Menus, Creations on the Beach

Digest Lite Bites

September 17, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

Ocean House Restaurant offers a fine dining experience with a stunning view to match. Located right on the beach in Waikiki, Ocean House is the perfect place to grab a Neptune Omelet ($16), Eggs Benedict ($14) or Granola and Fresh Fruit ($11) for breakfast before heading out for a day in the water. Or, come by for dinner to enjoy dishes like the Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi ($32.50) Grilled Teriyaki Ahi Steam ($31.50) or the Seafood Lau Lau ($31.50), which includes Mahi Mahi, shrimp, scallops, laua leaf and Molokai sweet potato.

  • Guests are greeted with a majestic oceanfront view with each dining experience.
  • Kurobuta Pork Chop ($29.50)
  • Sizzling Ahi Carpaccio ($14.50)
  • Vegetable Mixed Grill ($24.50)
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Early diners can enjoy the Lite Cut prime rib for $19.95 from 5 to 6 p.m. nightly. According to Peter “P.J.” Dietrich, Ocean House’s dining room manager, the prime rib dishes, which also include The Ocean House Cut ($32.50) and Blackened Prime Rib ($34.50) among others, are some of the restaurant’s most popular items. All are served with traditional English peas, creamy horseradish and Maui onion mashed potatoes.

Ocean House’s creative chefs ensure that the menu is filled with innovative treats each night. “We have nightly specials depending on what the chefs create,” explains Dietrich. “Lately we have been doing a Marinated Grilled Opah with some creative sauce. We had a really interesting one the other night — it was a macadamia nut, pear and apple cream sauce.”

Dietrich also says that the nightly specials depend on what is in season, as Ocean House tries to make good use of what is seasonally available, as well as fresh, local ingredients from around the island. “We are using island-caught fish — opah and tuna — when available.

We also use greens from local farms,” he says. “We just want to use the freshest products possible … and we like to support our community. Island waters bring about the best flavors and best fish around.”

In addition to its dedication to using seasonal and local food, Ocean House also has recently unveiled its newest creation — a gluten-free menu. These items include the Vegetable Mixed Grill ($24.50), which mixes portabello mushrooms, zucchini, eggplant and red onion together — all marinated in garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, served with jasmine rice. Another is the Kurobuta Pork Chop ($29.50), which is topped with pineapple and apple chutney, served with Maui onion mashed potatoes. Or try the Sizzling Ahi Carpaccio ($14.50), garnished with Hawaiian salt, Togarashi, Maui onions and radish sprouts, and drizzled in sesame peanut oil. Other gluten-free items include appetizers Spare Ribs Kahala ($11.50) and Island Style Sashimi ($13.50).

Also new for Ocean House will be a new selection of specialty wines, which starts Oct. 1. And as the weather begins to cool down, Ocean House chefs will begin working on hearty dishes for the winter season.

Ocean House

  • Where
    • Outrigger Reef Hotel
    • 2169 Kalia Road
    • Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Call
    • (808) 923-2277
  • Hours
    • Breakfast served daily
    • 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Dinner served daily
    • 5 pm. – 10 p.m.
  • Website