The springtime taste of Japan

A La Carte

February 19, 2023

Story By: Stephanie Lopes | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO

Grilled Burikama with Japanese pepper flavor sauce, part of the Omakase Course ($100 per person)

As the springtime flowers begin to blossom, Rinka Japanese Restaurant is releasing a new Omakase Course ($100 per person) starting March 1.

The seven-course meal promises to please guests with aromatic, aesthetically appealing plates utilizing the freshest ingredients of the season. Honoring Rinka’s reputation for the finest Japanese cuisine, the chef curates a creative menu of appetizers, sashimi, sushi, entrées, sides and a dessert.

Sashimi Yukke, part of the Omakase Course ($100 per person)

Diners experience the dinner-only menu in Rinka’s spacious, sleek setting, which is situated on the ground level of Aeo Tower in Ward Village. Free, convenient parking is available in the lot above the restaurant and throughout Ward Village.

The limited-time Omakase Course spring menu will be served for three months, with the same menu never appearing again, according to manager Midori Omura.

Seasonal Potato Manju, part of the Omakase Course ($100 per person)

“We continue to provide the original taste of Japan in Hawaii,” Omura states. “For those who have traveled to Japan, for those who are coming from Japan and for those who are eating Japanese food for the first time, the Omakase Course will be an opportunity to experience authentic Japanese taste.”

Reservations must be made by phone at least one day in advance for the Omakase Course. If diners have allergies, please notify staff when making the reservation, and the chef can adjust as needed.

For more information on Rinka’s memorable dining experiences, follow along on Instagram @rinka_restaurant and visit rinkahawaii.com.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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