‘Rise’ to the occasionA La Carte
May 19, 2019
Story By: Don Robbins | Photos by: File photos
Famed restaurant 3660 on the Rise provides diners with an elevated dining experience — combining the cuisines of Asia and Europe with favorite local tastes.
The establishment’s name represents the address of the elegant eatery at 3660 Waialae Ave. in Honolulu.
It opened in September 1992, established by executive chef and owner Russell Siu, who credits his family as influences on his exquisite style of cooking.
Among the flavorful appetizers available at the restaurant are Brown Butter Maine Lobster Won Tons with Kahuku corn and lobster miso nage ($17.50). This heavenly creation focuses on chopped Maine lobster tail flavored with brown butter and enveloped in won ton wrap. It’s expertly served with a lobster miso nage and garnished with golden nuggets of pan-roasted Kahuku corn.
A longtime customer favorite, diners keep coming back for the Roast Rack of Macadamia Nut Crusted Colorado Lamb ($49.50).
The juicy meat receives a local twist, with a coating of crushed toasted mac nuts incorporated atop the meat. This dish is served with a flavorful cabernet mint sauce that impeccably complements the lamb.
Sweet endings at the restaurant include desserts such as the popular Lilikoi Creamsicle Tart ($11). It consists of a vanilla bean semi freddo topped with lilikoi sorbet, macadamia nut brittle and graham cracker crust with a crisp macadamia nut meringue.
Upcoming events at 3660 on the Rise include a cooking class at 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 30 ($90 by reservation only), where attendees can learn tips and tricks from chef Siu himself. Participants will be served each course along with a wine pairing. In addition, the restaurant will offer a Father’s Day Dinner Buffet Sunday, June 16 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with menu items such as assorted poke, Shrimp Etouffe, carvings of Prime Rib of Beef, desserts and more. Prices are $64 adults, $30 children ages 3-10.