Retreat to a seat by the seaA La Carte
May 5, 2019
Story By: Caroline Wright | Photos by: Miyako Restaurant
At the end of Kalakaua Avenue, past the Aquarium and well out of the bedlam of Waikiki, there’s an oasis of Japanese cuisine and tradition called Miyako Restaurant. Located at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, Miyako offers an experience possibly unlike any other in Hawaii. Against a stunning backdrop, gracious kimono-clad servers deliver authentic Japanese delicacies to each table.
“We also have private outdoor cabana seating that local residents seem to like, as you can see the sunsets and fireworks,” says sales and marketing manager Arlene Chmolack.
Miyako offers a Chef’s Choice Dinner ($57) whose menu changes monthly. This month’s menu, “Satsuki” — the Japanese word for May — includes zensai (appetizers) like deep-fried Kauai shrimp wrapped in filo and seasoned with matcha; sirloin steak with ponzu sauce as the main course; and a choice of four scrumptious desserts.
Beef Sukiyaki ($45) is a satisfying hot pot stuffed with vegetables, noodles, tofu and beef, simmering in soy broth. For $55, the U.S. Wagyu Sirloin Steak is a spectacular Prix Fixe dinner option. “It’s marbled in appearance and a very tender choice,” says Chmolack.
And those who crave surf with their turf will enjoy Assorted Sashimi ($40), with five delectable types.