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Local menu bursts with flavor

A La Carte

November 27, 2022

Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO

Thai Bouillabaisse ($45)

Waiolu Ocean Cuisine offers an evolving menu featuring locally sourced ingredients and a modern take on market-driven seafood as guests enjoy a variety of experiences, from an intimate setting for two to conversational-style sofa seating for pau hana outings or family get-togethers.

Situated on the sixth floor of the Trump International Hotel Waikiki on the bustling Waikiki Beach Walk, the restaurant features an open-air dining concept with a casual-yet-sophisticated vibe complete with a full bar, comfortable seating and plenty of space in which to enjoy the stellar menu items and picturesque views.

Braised Short Rib ($43)

“We offer impeccable panoramic views and contemporary cuisine, including the freshest catches from the Pacific,” says Waiolu Ocean Cuisine executive chef Joseph Rose, who notes that a new sushi chef and restaurant manager have joined his team and will be helping to revamp the sushi and beverage programs.

“I’m going to introduce a tasting menu in December that will change weekly, if not more often.”

Chips & Dip ($17)

Chips & Dip ($17) offers guests a flavorful appetizer as smoked kampachi dip pairs perfectly with house-made taro chips. Rose explains that this dish was so popular as part of dinner service that it became a customer favorite and must-have option on the new lunch menu.

Thai Bouillabaisse ($45) is a seafood lover’s dream as the traditional stew is crafted with fish, clams, mussels, shrimp, octopus, scallops, squid and fennel, and is accompanied by chard, country bread and a hearty rouille sauce.

Ginger Braised Prime Beef Short Rib ($43) is packed with flavor as the tender beef is accented with sesame soy glaze, gobo, shiitake mushrooms and served with okayu rice porridge.

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