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‘Rise’ to the occasion with specials

A La Carte

August 4, 2019

Story By: Kyle Galdeira |

Brown Butter Maine Lobster Won Tons ($18). Photos courtesy 3660 on the Rise

The passion for cooking and crafting delicious menu items comes through in each dish and every bite enjoyed by both new and returning diners at 3660 on the Rise. Chef de cuisine Lydell Leong enjoys the challenge of composing alluring new menu items and “breathing fresh air into time-tested concepts” at 3660 on the Rise, and notes that diners appreciate the classics that have elevated the guest experience for the past three decades. Leong and the heart-of-the-house team incorporate quality ingredients coupled with an array of international influences and flavors.

Executive chef and co-owner Russell Siu brought 3660’s Euro-Island cuisine to fruition in 1992 at the conveniently located venue perched at the corner of Waialae Avenue and Wilhelmina Rise in Kaimuki. Over the years, 3660 on the Rise has garnered a host of accolades and awards and guests can help celebrate the restaurant’s 27th anniversary next month.

Grilled Garlic Marinated Colorado Lamb Chop ($18.50)

From Sept. 1-29, diners can enjoy a special four-course set menu ($70 per person, plus tax and gratuity) that features some of 3660’s iconic dishes. The special menu begins with a Chef’s Featured Appetizer followed by one’s choice of Clam & Corn Chowder or Ahi Salad, an entree selection of N.Y. Steak Alaea, Fresh Catch, Pan-Seared Breast of Chicken, Oscar Style and a selection of Warm Chocolate Souffle Cake or Bread Pudding for dessert. Patrons are reminded to make reservations, as this special menu is extremely popular, and to keep an eye out for wine specials available in the dining room as well as the hands-on cooking class on Sept. 26.

During nightly dinner service, guests are encouraged to start the meal with Brown Butter Maine Lobster Won Tons ($18), a popular appetizer that incorporates the sweet notes of lobster with savory, nutty nuances from the brown butter. The enticing dish also features pan-roasted Kahuku corn, lobster miso nage (flavorful broth) and is presented atop hand-cut udon noodles.

Shichimi Seared King Salmon Tataki ($18)

Shichimi Seared King Salmon Tataki ($18) is another popular temptation as the lightly seared salmon is served rare and topped with Alaskan king crab meat, soy aioli, ikura, Katsuo shoyu and nori salt. Be sure to try the Grilled Garlic Marinated Colorado Lamb Chop ($18.50) that is cooked to perfection and served with tempura Waialua asparagus and smoked tomato “chutney” coulis.

Dessert at 3660 on the Rise pleases the senses on multiple levels as the visually appealing and tasty treats feature a host of alluring flavors including Warm Chocolate Souffle Cake ($11) that oozes with chocolate and is accompanied by vanilla ice cream.

Warm Chocolate Souffle Cake ($11)

3660 on the Rise offers validated parking beneath its building, and there is supplemental parking available on the street and in an adjacent lot. The restaurant also features four private dining rooms capable of accommodating groups of 17 to 200 people while also serving up special banquet menus featuring the iconic award-winning cuisine found in the main dining room.

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