Dive into a prime-rib buffet, cocktail creations

A La Carte Columns

July 31, 2016

Story By: Lynsey Beth Futa | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO

Chef Arnold Alimboyuguen carves into juicy and succu-lent prime rib.

Chef Arnold Alimboyuguen carves into juicy and succu-lent prime rib.

Kuhio Beach Grill in Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has both the essence of true vacation flair and the refinement of top-notch cuisine that Waikiki is famous for. One step into the establishment and you’ll forget that you’re in the middle of a loud, bustling town, and surrender to a chic yet casual venue with a noteworthy bar instead.

Known for its breakfast and dinner buffets, Kuhio Beach Grill soon will be introducing an a la carte menu (starting in early August), which will offer shareable plates to go with featured craft cocktails and a selection of beers on tap. To give patrons an idea of what’s to come, food and beverage manager Matt Pit-tick mentions a particularly delicious-sounding dish: Crispy Pork Belly with Whiskey Plum Sauce.

As for drinks, Kuhio Beach Grill hopes to offer more than just a pau-hana sip with a full-fledged cocktail experience. Guests can already enjoy stunners such as Guava Fizz and “Your Very Own” Old Fashioned.

"Your Very Own" Old Fashioned and Guava Fizz cocktails

“Your Very Own” Old Fashioned and Guava Fizz cocktails

Guava Fizz mixes Aviation American Gin with fresh guava puree, a splash of cranberry juice and soda water. And since Kuhio Beach Grill hopes to eventually become a whiskeyand bourbon-focused bar/lounge, it only is fitting to feature “Your Very Own” Old Fashioned, which gives customers the opportunity to customize the iconic drink to their liking. For this cocktail, there are multiple brands of bourbon to choose from. Then, simple syrup and bitters are added (five different bitters available).

On another note, see what has built the foundation for the highly anticipated changes, and partake in the buffet spread, which boasts a nightly carving station with Prime Rib. From Monday to Thursday, enjoy the dinner buffet for $31.95, while children ages 5-12 pay $22.95. On weekends (Friday-Sunday), the buffet offers all-you-can-eat Alaskan Crab legs and other seafood, and is priced at $42 for adults and $28 for children. Kamaaina receive 20 percent off with a valid ID.

Kuhio Beach Grill features a chic yet casual interior.

Kuhio Beach Grill features a chic yet casual interior.

Aside from Prime Rib and the weekend seafood feast, Kuhio Beach Grill’s buffets offer new nightly selections, including poke on Tuesdays and various Fresh Catch of the Day, not to mention an extensive dessert table.

With many exciting things in the works for Kuhio Beach Grill, one thing will stay the same, and that is the establishment’s dedication to serving its customers with quality food and top-of-the-line drinks. Patrons will gladly cheers to that!

Kuhio Beach Grill

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
2552 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki
Daily, breakfast buffet: 5-11 a.m.; dinner buffet: 5-10 p.m.

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