A Change Is Gonna ComeA La Carte Columns
October 16, 2016
Story By: Caitlin Basilio | Photos by: Anthony Consillio
Big and exciting changes are in progress at Japengo, meaning guests have lots to look forward to. Starting in about two weeks, the elegant dining haven will have a new menu focusing on steak and seafood.
Chef de cuisine Joseph Rose says patrons can expect hearty meals such as Tomahawk Ribeye for Two, Bone-In Filet and an onaga dish with Thai and Chinese twists.
In addition to menu changes, Japengo also plans to open a bar before the end of the month. “We’re super excited about it,” says Rose. “There’ll be draft beer and a new cocktail list.”
The new bar also will feature live music on the weekends and happy hour, offering the opportunity “for people to just come and hang out versus going out for a fancy meal,” he adds.
A CARNIVORE’S MUST-TRY ITEM
Tomahawk Ribeye for Two ($135) is a dish that mustn’t be overlooked. Designed to be shared between two people, patrons will definitely leave Japengo full and satisfied after indulging in this 32-ounce, 100-percent grass-fed beef fresh from Kauai. First, Rose seasons the steak with roasted garlic and “beef-fat butter.” Then, he beautifully presents it with confit marrow potatoes — a mixture of tiny Yukon gold, purple and red potatoes that are slowly cooked with herbs, garlic and salt — roasted mushrooms and roasted bone marrow. Be sure to order it off of Japengo’s new menu!
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort And Spa
2424 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki
Daily, 6-10 p.m.; Lounge opens at 5 p.m.