Anchored In Local FlairA La Carte Columns
December 4, 2016
Story By: Lynsey Beth Futa | Photos by: Anthony Consillio
You’ve all been waiting for it, and now it’s here: 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar at Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki. The newly renovated space, which was formerly Prince Court, now is a completely different venture with freshly installed wood floors, a chic island bar and a revamped buffet area toward the back of the restaurant.
Reopened Nov. 21, 100 Sails continues to offer an extravagant buffet spread every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with seafood as the highlight each night. Customers still can expect the sushi station with master chefs preparing temaki sushi and specialty rolls to order, as well as the prime-rib carving station.
While there are some welcomed familiarities between beloved Prince Court and 100 Sails, the latter is ultimately brand new, a difference that can be seen in more than just the decor. Chef de cuisine Joe Almoguera shares that the establishment has moved its concept to offering as much fresh Island cuisine as possible — which customers can witness on 100 Sails’ a la carte and Small Bites menus with ingredients from Big Island, Ewa, Waimanalo, Kauai and more.
Another happy constant is the wrap-around view of Ala Wai Harbor, which remains breathtaking even on the cloudiest of days. Almoguera says the “100” in the restaurant’s name comes from the hotel’s address (100 Holomoana St.) and “Sails” was inspired by the picturesque scattering of sailboats that can be seen from the eatery’s second-floor spot.
UNDER THE SEA
On 100 Sails’ Small Bites menu, which is available all day, Tako Taco ($9) shines. Grilled octopus is packed into a crispy won ton shell and topped with a soy reduction and fresh tobiko. Ahi Poke (market price) offers an equally fresh taste, with less ingredients, and can be found on the lunch and dinner a la carte menus (lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; dinner: 5:30-9:30 p.m.). Dive into sashimi-grade ahi mixed with Ewa sweet corn, scallions, ogo and Hawaiian chili peppers. The poke mixture is seasoned with shoyu and Alaea salt.
100 Sails Restaurant & Bar
Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki
100 Holomoana St., Waikiki
Breakfast: Monday-Saturday, 6-10:30 a.m., Sunday, 6-10 a.m.; Sunday Brunch: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Lunch: daily, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Dinner: daily, 5:30-9:30 p.m.;
Bar and Lounge: Sunday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-11 p.m.