Hawaii Mom Blog: International Market Place Adds Herringbone and Baku to Incredible Restaurant Lineup




July 27, 2016

International Market Place Adds Herringbone and Baku to Incredible Restaurant Lineup

The reimagined International Market Place, opening in Waikīkī on August 25, is adding two unique-to-market restaurants to its lineup for the open-air, third-level Grand Lanai.  Hakkasan Group's social dining concept Herringbone, and Japanese-inspired Baku will open their first Hawai'i locations at the center.

"Both of these brands are perfect complements to the already robust restaurant offerings that we have announced to-date," said William S. Taubman, chief operating officer, Taubman.  "With these point-of-difference brands, International Market Place will be the one-stop-shop for unique dining, world-class shopping and entertainment in the market."

Herringbone is a priority growth brand for Hakkasan Group's social dining collection with current sites in La Jolla, Santa Monica and Las Vegas. Its arrival in Hawai'i will bring 'fish meats field' coastal cuisine with an emphasis on line-caught seafood and high-quality meats. The cuisine uses market-driven ingredients and a curated wine selection that allows guests to set sail on a unique culinary and social dining experience. Herringbone's innovative design creates a fresh, contemporary atmosphere of easy Southern California beach living.  

"The continued expansion of Hakkasan Group, most specifically our extensive restaurant portfolio, is an exciting one for our company," said Hakkasan Group President, Nick McCabe. "International Market Place is an incredible development and we're looking forward to showcasing our fourth Herringbone in the U.S."

East meets West at Baku, where traditional Japanese cuisine is paired with a playful, stylish and vibrant atmosphere. The menu offers the concept's signature Robata grill, the freshest sushi and sashimi, ramen bowls, steamed buns and cutting edge desserts.  An extensive sake and international wine program is complemented with hand-crafted cocktails.

"We have been searching for the right opportunity in the Hawai'i market for a long time," said Steve Houraney, Baku partner. "We found that opportunity with International Market Place and look forward to welcoming guests to the beautiful Grand Lanai for years to come."

In addition to Baku and Herringbone, dining selections on the center's Grand Lanai will include:

STRIPSTEAK, a James Beard Award winner and Michelin-starred concept by Michael Mina offering Chef Mina's take on the traditional steakhouse, featuring the finest cuts of all-natural meat, freshly caught fish and seasonal local produce.

Eating House 1849 by James Beard Award-winner Roy Yamaguchi will pay homage to Hawai'i's vibrant culinary heritage and restaurateurs like Peter Fernandez who in the mid-1800s opened one of the first restaurants in Hawai'i. Also named Eating House, its offering was sourced from local farmers, ranchers, foragers and fishermen. Chef Yamaguchi will continue its legacy by blending the easy ambiance and simple flavors of the local market with the dynamic modernity of haute cuisine.

, a Michelin-starred restaurant by the Hakkasan Group specializing in modern authentic dim sum, as well as wok dishes and other small eats. Yauatcha's culinary concept is a modern reinterpretation of the traditional Chinese teahouse featuring an exceptional range of teas. The restaurant is also known for its patisserie, including hand-made petit gateaux, macarons and chocolate.  
Flour & Barley will provide a unique spin on a traditional pizzeria eatery.The restaurant's creative menu, helmed by Executive Chef Anthony Meidenbauer, takes classic Italian dishes such as pizzas with wood-fired crusts to panini's, salads and more, and provides a tasty twist to the most vibrant and unique ingredients available. In addition, Flour & Barley will offer one of the greatest hand-crafted cocktail programs around complemented by an extensive beer selection curated by an in-house team and supported by local and regional breweries.

Kona Grill
will offer a diverse selection of modern American appetizers and entrees and an extensive selection of award-winning sushi. Menu items will be prepared from scratch and will incorporate more than 40 signature sauces and dressings. The menu will be complemented by a full service bar.
The STREET, A Michael Mina Socal House on the center's first level will introduce for the first time a multi-concept gourmet food hall. The new concept will feature diverse food and beverage offerings, from Japanese ramen and classic American barbecue to specialty handcrafted cocktails and highly curated "omiyage" culinary souvenirs.

Developed by Taubman and CoastWood Capital Group in conjunction with Queen Emma Land Company, the 360,000 sq. ft. International Market Place will offer approximately 75 retailers and Hawai'i's first Saks Fifth Avenue. For ease of access, International Market Place will offer 700 parking spaces and valet parking. The center's grand opening will take place on August 25, 2016.

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