Fare for every palateColumns Foodie Fare
February 15, 2015
Story By: Christina O Connor | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
With Chinese New Year coming up, it’s the perfect time to entice your taste buds with Seafood Village’s traditional Chinese eats. But even if not everyone in your party is partial to Chinese food, Seafood Village will have something for them, too.
“We are in the heart of Waikiki. We have people (come in) from all corners of the world,” says Steven Matsuno, Seafood Village executive general manager, “and Chinese cuisine is tremendously universal. But if someone doesn’t want Chinese food, we pride ourselves on being able to offer a little bit of something for everyone.”
When it comes to such dishes, Seafood Village’s steaks are among the most popular — like the Angus Chop Steak and Pepper-corn Sauce ($18).
“We hand cut our steaks,” Matsuno explains, “and we serve this one in a demi-glaze sauce with a kick of peppercorn. It’s great beef, top-of-the-line beef.”
For some more sizzling meat, there’s also Rib Eye Steak and Lemon Chicken ($21), which features juicy hand-cut rib eye and a tender piece of chicken.
“This is a nice combination dish, and it’s very, very popular,” Matsuno says.
And because you’re at Seafood Village, you might as well try some of its namesake items. Garlic Seafood Pasta ($24) is stocked with an assortment of seafood, including mussels, shrimp and calamari — all bathed in a luxurious garlic butter sauce and served on top of pasta.
While savoring these diverse dishes sure to please every palate, ring in the Year of the Sheep with lion dancing at the restaurant Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.
Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine
Hyatt Regency Waikiki
2420 Kalakaua Ave.
Daily, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5–10 p.m.