Celebrate with contemporary, childhood-inspired cuisineA La Carte
October 23, 2023
Story By: Stephanie Lopes | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
At a Hawaii family potluck, the Chinese uncle, the Filipina auntie, the Hawaiian tutu, the Korean friend and others present a mix of foods. Each unique item blends on the plate, creating a balance of flavors and representing the characteristic cultures of the Hawaiian islands.
MW Restaurant’s menu is inspired by these vivid childhood culinary memories.
“We love to feature a taste of Hawaii Regional Cuisine and the things we grew up eating — in our own contemporary way,” describes Wade Ueoka, who owns and operates MW Restaurant with his wife and fellow chef, Michelle Karr-Ueoka.
Diners at MW Restaurant can always expect to revel in the latest culinary styles while savoring the freshest seasonal ingredients from local farmers (Maui’s Hashimoto Farm persimmons are incoming this week).
A favorite starter is the Fried Chicken ($20). Baby romaine lettuce wraps around garlic soy sauce-glazed jidori chicken and crunchy kimchi cucumbers.
Mochi-crusted Hawaiian Kampachi ($45) is a blissfully crisp fresh fish served atop somen noodles and alongside locally sourced seasonal vegetables.
The Brandt Brand Beef Prime Grade Rib-eye ($79) features melt-in-your-mouth meat with creamy garlic-and-Parmesan-infused Yukon Gold potatoes and a vibrant vegetable medley.
The prime rib will be available on MW’s takeout Thanksgiving Family Feast ($650). Serving six to eight people, the feast also includes organic turkey, smoked pork, butterfish, truffle potatoes, sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce, salad and a decadent dessert box.
Artizen by MW, located on the Velocity Honolulu Building’s first floor below second-floor MW Restaurant, will have takeout Thanksgiving turkey bentos available.