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Enjoy A Little Bit Of Everything

A La Carte Columns

June 26, 2016

Story By: Caitlin Basilio | Photos by: Anthony Consillio

Pesto Shrimp Pasta ($15 lunch, $16 dinner)

Pesto Shrimp Pasta ($15 lunch, $16 dinner)

Find serenity amid the hustle and bustle of Chinatown at Restaurant Epic, located on Nuuanu Avenue. And if you’re looking for a contemporary and upscale yet affordable dining experience, you’ll get a generous serving of that, too.

In an effort to keep patrons on their toes, general manager David Chang often changes up the menu. This includes creating a tasting menu each month. Through-out June, you can enjoy a four-course tasting menu Monday through Thursday nights for $35 per guest. This month’s selection includes Asian Roasted Duck Salad, Crab Dip, Cioppino or Kalua Pork Wellington for the entree, and Creme Brulee for dessert.

Asian Roasted Duck Salad a la carte ($13 lunch, $14 dinner)

Asian Roasted Duck Salad a la carte ($13 lunch, $14 dinner)

KEEPING IT FRESH

In addition to being featured in Restaurant Epic’s June tasting menu, Asian Roasted Duck Salad also is offered a la carte ($13 for lunch, $14 for dinner). It features a mix of romaine lettuce, red cabbage, carrots and cilantro, all tossed in a hoisin sesame dressing. The salad is topped with fried wonton chips, succulent duck and cherry tomatoes.

The restaurant also features a different Pasta of the Day each day. Diners especially love when Pesto Shrimp Pasta ($15 for lunch, $16 for dinner) is up for grabs. The rich and tasty dish includes shrimp tossed with linguine and pesto cream sauce. A mix of mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and spinach add even more flavor, while crushed macadamia nuts and Parmesan finish it off.

Restaurant Epic

1131 Nuuanu Ave., Chinatown
587-7877
Monday-Friday, lunch: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Monday-Saturday, dinner: 4:30-9 p.m.; Monday-Friday, happy hour: 4:30-6:30 p.m.; closed Sunday

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