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HASR Bistro

May 11, 2014

Downtown’s finest dishes

Take a departure from the usual downtown bustle and transport yourself to HASR Bistro’s cozy North Pauahi Street abode. There, restauranteur Terry Kakazu and executive chef Rodney Uyehara, who coown the eatery together, have created a luxuriously relaxed atmosphere and a menu that boasts some seriously delicious eats. During its lunch service, HASR offers a…

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April 13, 2014

HASR Bistro

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: SEAFOOD PAN ROAST ($28 DINNER) A feast from the sea, this dish wows diners with a symphony of scallops, prawns, crab, calamari, mussels, clams and the catch of the day. Chef sautees the seafood separately to guarantee perfection in both texture and taste. For foodies and…

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It’s Ahi-mazing!

What represents the beautiful islands we live in more than sunshine, rainbows and aloha? Ahi, of course! From a fish fanatic standpoint, “lucky we live Hawaii,” specifically for this reason. Ahi, also known as yellowfin tuna and bigeye tuna, is considered a staple among locals, and tourists are amazed by the smooth texture and taste…

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February 9, 2014

HASR Surprises and Spoils with New Enhancements

HASR BISTRO has established quite a following since its inception in October 2012, and its loyal followers are well-aware of the backstory behind the restaurant’s unique name. In fact, “HASR” is an acronym for “Highly Allocated Spoiled Rotten,” a phrase that restaurateur, wine purveyor and co-owner Terry Kakazu established in 1989, shortly after her interest…

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Going Gaga for Goat Cheese

Happy New Year, Ono readers! It’s that time again when New Year’s resolutions are the most thought consuming, and the ambition and dedication to those resolutions are running high. Whether it is to save money, get fit, lose weight, quit smoking, manage stress or aim to eat healthier, all can be achieved. But the truth…

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There’s No Way Around Onolicious Onions

Generally speaking, I like to keep a positive attitude about most things in life and tend to be a glass-half-full type of person. One of the things I use to fuel my positivity is the joy of culinary adventures, as they’re always a source of excitement in a world undeniably filled with ups and downs….

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December 1, 2013

HASR Bistro

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and day out to make sure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out gets the inside scoops from HASR Bistro’s owner Terry Kakazu,…

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November 10, 2013

A Refreshing Finale of Sweets

Tucked away in the heart of Chinatown sits HASR Bistro, an establishment that vamps up traditional comfort food into cuisine that truly is astounding. From Seasonal Farm Greens to Grilled Australian Lamb Rack, HASR Bistro has it all, and what better way to end an amazing meal than with a refreshing dessert. Now, desserts normally…

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Here’s the Scoop on Nom-worthy Nachos

├ôrale, Ono readers! Perhaps it’s because football season is in full gear, or the fact that living in Hawaii means beach potlucks are always in season, but the question on everyone’s mind lately has been where to find the best appetizer? Seeing as I’ve always been a fan of Mexican fare, nachos immediately jumped out…

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Livin’ for the Lobster Crawl

If the opportunity presents itself, I’ll travel to Maine in a heartbeat, all for the love of lobster. Now, let me explain: My affection for this crustacean (from a food enthusiast standpoint) is deeper than the New England waters where some of these critters tread. Once you break through the lobster shell, it’s as if…

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