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March 24, 2013

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Tonkatsu ($16)

Tonkatsu ($16)

Surfers know the Hawaiian scale of wave measurement: the actual wave height is almost twice as what’s quoted. At Tsunami, it’s no different. The flavors are maximized. “Before, we used to offer bar-style food,” Rick Shibasaki, manager of Tsunami explains. “Now we have a much more refined menu.” With chef Wade Ueoka at the helm of the menu, the restaurant is dishing up Hawaiian regional cuisine with a twist. The eatery experiments with fresh, local produce and meticulously prepares each dish to bring out the unique flavors, such as Tonkatsu ($16), which is slow-roasted before frying and served with braised cabbage and a mustard katsu sauce. Hours are Monday-Friday, 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., closed Sunday. For more information, call 596-0700.