September delights at sunset and dinnertime

A La Carte

September 8, 2019

Story By: Don Robbins |

MIyako’s elegant dining area

Carefully crafted to delight patrons, The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel’s Miyako Japanese Restaurant presents the Chef’s Choice Monthly Kaiseki — a traditional multiple-course Japanese dinner priced at $57.

Located on the second floor hotel, the restaurant creates authentic Japanese cuisine curated by the chef, who is a Japan native. Waitresses wear traditional kimonos to serve the patrons and Miyako provides a cabana seating option, which overlooks the ocean for a scenic flair.

Chef’s Choice Monthly Kaiseki dinner ($57)

Current best sellers are the Wagyu Beef, assorted sushi platter, the five assorted sashimi platter and garlic shrimp.

Miyako also offers a special cabana party menu for 18 to 32 guests at $40 (not including gratuity and tax).

This month, through Sept. 30, the Kaiseki features a smorgasbord of delectable items in the meal. They include Zensai portion with Red Bean & Sesame Tofu, Mashed Potato with Demi Glaze Sauce and Deep Fried Shrimp with Tiny Mochi Crunch. Other pieces of this culinary masterpiece are the Sweet Potato Coin, Shoyu Taro Potato, Myoga marinated in Vinegar and Maguro (Tuna) Poke.

Part of special Sunset Sakura Pop Up Dinner ($120 plus tax)

The main dish on this month’s Kaiseki meal is the Grilled Washugyu Rib Eye with Garlic Sauce. It is accompanied by grilled eggplant, red bell pepper and okra with sesame miso sauce.

Shokuji choices include either the Grilled Brown Rice with Wheat Gluten (mugwort, black sesame) in a Bonito Soup, or Cold Soba Noodles. The soba noodles come with deep fried fish cake and nori shavings topped with poached egg and green onions.

Desserts to cap off the meal include a choice of one of these four selections — Soymilk Matcha Pudding, Honey Jelly, Sweet Red-Bean Soup or Japanese Wheat Gluten.


Miyako Japanese Restaurant will hold a special upcoming event at the cabanas on Sept. 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., titled the “Sunset Sakura Pop Up Dinner.” A collaboration with Emmy Award winner Lanai Tabura and executive chef Tenma of Miyako, the festivities will feature a seven-course Japanese dinner, cultural storytelling, prizes and giveaways. The price is $120 plus tax and includes two drinks. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com. Do an event search for “Sunset Sakura Pop Up.”

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