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Celebrate Dad With an All-You-Can Masterpiece

Story By Alana Folen
June 10 - 16, 2012

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Chai’s Island Bistro is best known for its premier Pacific Rim dining in a chic and contemporary setting, and celebrity chef and owner Chai Chaowasaree is working his culinary magic just in time for Father’s Day, as he will present an all-you-can-eat lobster brunch and dinner buffet especially for Dad ($65 per adult, $35 for keiki 12 and under).

Kataifi & Macadamia Nut Crusted Jumbo Black Tiger Prawns

“The restaurant is usually only open for dinner, but on Father’s Day we will offer a brunch with Robert Cazimero and Hula. Dinner with Danny Couch also will be offered that day,” Chaowasaree says.

Father’s Day brunch is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. and entertainment will get under way at 10:15. Dinner seating starts at 4:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 5:30.

A feast fit for kings (which Dad most certainly is), the lobster buffet kicks off with a plethora of cold appetizers and salads, including Jumbo Shrimp Cocktails, Fresh Oyster on Ice with Spicy Garlic Mignonette, Fresh Ahi Sashimi with Soy Wasabi, Shredded Green Papaya Salad, and Organically Grown Baby Greens with Balsamic Tamarind Dressing, among others.

Then heat things up with a slew of hot appetizers such as Chaowasaree’s famous Alaskan King Crab Cake with Roasted Garlic Aioli, Kataifi & Macadamia Nut Crusted Jumbo Black Tiger Prawns and Vegetarian Spring Rolls with Pineapple Plum Sauce, not to mention the delectable Roasted Butternut Squash and Lobster Bisque that literally melts in your mouth.

Make sure Dad saves room for a variety of top-notch entrees that he won’t be able to resist. Such favorites include Grilled Lobster with Drawn Butter and Sambal Lemon Sauce, Grilled Fresh Local Fish with Thai Red Curry Sauce & Fresh Basil, Mongolian-Style Lamb Chops with Brandy Demiglace and Braised Pork Shank with Kabocha Pumpkin. Grilled Lemongrass Garlic Beef Strip Loin with Merlot Demiglaze rounds out the top picks. Brunch patrons will savor entrees of crispy bacon, sausage and scrambled eggs.

Finally, end on a sweet note with sinfully sweet dessert options of Peanut Butter Opera Almond Cake, Chocolate Decadence Mousse Cake, Green Tea Tiramisu and an array of other blissful treats just for Dad.

For more information or to make reservations, call 585.0011.

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