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Serving Up Tasty Harmonies

Story By Alana Folen Photos Courtesy of Chai's Island Bistro
February 12 - 18, 2012

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Chai’s Island Bistro is famous for its award-winning Pacific Rim dining in a contemporary atmosphere, and celebrity chef and owner Chai Chaowasaree is a pro when it comes to satisfying diners with top-notch, upscale cuisine and the best in live entertainment.

  • Jake Shimabukuro
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On Feb. 27, ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro will delight audiences as he effortlessly mixes and strums the sounds of jazz, rock, classical, traditional Hawaiian music and folk. These melodic tunes also are showcased on his most recent album Peace Love Ukulele, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard World Album Chart.

The show starts at 7 p.m., but prior to that (dinner starts at 6) guests will have the opportunity to take in a world-class dining experience, as Chai’s main dining room will offer a special set menu ($69 per person), while patrons still can enjoy delicious cuisine from the a la carte menu on the patio area. For starters, partake in an appetizer sampler consisting of Alaskan King Crab Cake with Roasted Garlic Aioli; Gravlax Salmon Roulade with Cream Cheese and Crab Meat on Cucumber Chips; Fresh Ahi Katsu with Wasabi Curry Sauce; Roasted Butternut Squash and Lobster Bisque Shooter; and Pork Tenderloin Sate’ with Thai Peanut Sauce. Then savor a refreshing Smoked Duck Breast Carpaccio and Kataifi Prawn Rainbow Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette.

For your entree, select from one of many options, including Lobster & Scallop Pot Pie with Kabocha Pumpkin Gnocchi Lobster Reduction; Steamed Fresh Onaga with Ginger and Green Onions; Deconstructed Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Foie Gras Puff, Baby Vegetables, Fire Roasted Chestnut and Taro Stuffing (add $20 more for American Kobe Wagyu); Grilled Mongolian Style Lamb Chops with Merlot Demiglaze Stir-fried Sugar Snap Peas, Baby Corn and Mashed Potatoes; Thai Style Oxtail Soup (made from Chef Chai’s signature recipe; or Hamakua Mushroom and Black Truffle Vegetarian Risotto.

Finally, complete your culinary journey with a sweet taste of Chef’s Chai’s signature dessert.

Chai’s Island Bistro

  • Where
    • Aloha Tower Marketplace
    • 1 Aloha Tower Drive
    • Honolulu, HI 96813
  • Call
    • (808) 585-0011
  • Hours
    • Lunch served Wednesday through Friday
    • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Dinner served nightly
    • 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Website