Wolfgang’s pleasant surpriseA La Carte Columns
October 28, 2016
Story By: Kelli Shiroma | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
During weekend brunch, many customers come to Wolfgang’s Steakhouse to enjoy its famous steak and eggs or Benedict. And though you wouldn’t expect it from the traditional New York-style steak house, customers also can indulge in Japanese cuisine — and healthier breakfast fare — with Japanese Choshoku Breakfast ($14.95).
“This is offered during our weekend brunch, which is every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,” confirms Mona WoodSword, PR and marketing director. “We added it (to the menu) this past year, so it’s fairly new. Most people don’t know we have this option on our brunch menu.”
Japanese Choshoku Breakfast comprises miso shiru (miso soup), gohan (rice), tsukemono (pickled vegetables), dashimaki (egg) and hunjitsu no yakizakana (grilled fish of the day).
“Here in Hawaii, we get to add some local flavor (to our menu),” Wood-Sword says. “We also have items like Loco Moco and Kalbi Sliders.
“Another thing that makes this dish better at Wolfgang’s is our commitment to the highest-quality ingredients for everything we serve,” she adds. “We may not be a Japanese restaurant, but we’ve done our homework.”
So far, Japanese Choshoku Breakfast has been favorably received among customers.
“Even Japanese who come for our steak end up ordering it,” Wood-Sword states. “Many Japanese — especially the Gen X and Millenials — grow up favoring the Western breakfast over the traditional Japanese breakfast of the older generation, so some order it for more sentimental reasons. They’re surprised at how much they like it. Locals seem to like this new option as well.”
With the upcoming holidays, Wood-Sword encourages customers to include Wolfgang’s in their festivities.
“Don’t forget to make your reservations early for our popular, always sold-out traditional Thanksgiving menu, available on Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to midnight,” she says.
Royal Hawaiian Center
2301 Kalakaua Ave., third level, Waikiki
Lunch daily, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Dinner daily, 3:30 p.m.-midnight (last call for dinner orders); all-day happy hour daily, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (bar area only); weekend brunch Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.