Munch on brunch and more at this Waikiki getawayA La Carte
March 24, 2019
Story By: Don Robbins | Photos by: Anthony Consillio
Hideout — featuring cuisine described as “modern Hapa Hawaiian,” — opened in March 2017 inside The Laylow, Autograph Collection hotel in Waikiki.
There, Bryan Byard, the restaurant’s executive chef, brings striking new flavor profiles to Hawaii’s most beloved dishes — but with a modern twist.
Modern Hapa Hawaiian is Hideout’s approach to Hawaii’s dining scene. Hawaiian food is the traditional cuisine of the islands, with a strong emphasis on Polynesian tastes and local ingredients. Hapa is a mix of cultures, flavors and colors, embracing Hawaiian food with influences from Asian and Modern American cuisines.
Hideout is also certified as an Ocean Friendly Restaurant by the Surfrider Foundation, meaning it meets multiple criteria regarding recycling, tableware, take-out, straws and more.
Fresh meats, locally sourced fish and produce, the latest techniques in modern gastronomy, and a variety of bold flavors are hallmarks of Hideout.
Customer favorites for dinner are the Ahi Poke pupu and the Kalbi Beef Rice Bowl. One popular drink is The Low Ridah, made with milagro tequila, cynar, tamarind and lemon. Another admired beverage is the Laylow “Hawaiian Style” Mai Tai.
Additionally, daily breakfast is served at Hideout from 7 to 11 a.m.
Perks for local residents are 10 percent off for kamaaina at Hideout, and free three-hour parking with validation.
Hideout also offers nightly live music on the lanai featuring a large range of local artists with no cover charge. For example, every second Friday of the month, Hideout welcomes Shua Ting, a rotation of the island’s female DJs.
One major highlight at Hideout is its Sunday Brunch, served every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For example, one of the delicious, indulgent brunch dishes available is the Lobster Frittata ($24). This item includes Maine lobster, boursin cheese, chili oil and baby potatoes.
A second brunch item is Cheese & Charcuterie ($24). This flavorful array of foods features bresaola, prosciutto, nduja, manchego, marinated chevre and accoutrements.
As a third option, one can choose the Buckwheat Pancakes ($15). The fluffy pancakes are served with macadamia nut butter and Kona coffee maple syrup.
Hideout is one of the few restaurants in Hawaii to offer bottomless mimosas during brunch. All you can drink mimosas are $25 during Sunday brunch only.
Upcoming events at Hideout include Brunch with a Side of Shopping on April 14. Restaurant customers can enjoy Sunday brunch on your favorite Waikiki lanai while shopping for exclusive picks from local vendors. This event takes place every other month. For brunch reservations visit hideoutwaikiki.com or call 628-3060. Also on the future agenda is the Easter Brunch at Hideout on April 21.