Waikiki Yokocho is Hawaii's newest hotspot for dining. Yokocho, meaning alleyway dining in Japan, will bring 16 Japanese eateries to the lower level of the Waikiki Shopping Plaza including ones featured in the Michelin guide and Zagat. Whether your craving sushi, ramen, or kushikatsu, you'll find it and more on Noren Street, Engawa Terrace, and Ramen Road of Waikiki Yokocho.
Last night's media event gave guests an amazing sampling of the Japanese themed restaurants. My favorites were the delicious Japanese Style premium beef yakiniku and the Wagyu Tataki Sushi by restaurant Sizzle. The Kazen ramen by Volcano Ramen and Pork Katsu Curry by Nin Nin Curry were delicious as well. My favorite dessert was the kushikatsu cookie and cream by Kushikatsu Tanaka. It's a must try!
Waikiki Yokocho opens tomorrow, December 1. Hours of operation: Sunday through Thursday 11am to midnight; Friday and Saturday 11am to 2am.
|From left to right: Iichiko's Blu Country cocktail; Organic rice omusubi from Shichi Musubi; Yakisoba by Umami Teppan Kingyo; Japanese sake's shabu shabu and Wagyu Tataki Sushi both by Sizzle; Pork Katsu Curry-NinNin style by Nin Nin Curry; Blue Crab Cake Temaki, Chumaki, and New Caledonia Prawn Tempura by Beniya; Warabi mochi and Nama chocolate by Nana's Green Tea; and Rainbow Poke by Nomu.|
|The Kazen Ramen by Volcano Ramen is carefully timed and cooked in a stone bowl.|
|Beniya's sushi chefs use Hawaii's finest local ingredients in their sushi.|
|Super Dry Asahi Beer|
|Kushikatsu Tanaka offers a variety of deep-fried cutlet skewers battered in their proprietary blend of flour and dressed with a special dipping sauce.|
|Blessing of the businesses.|
|Shichi Musubi uses only organic rice in their freshly made musubi.|
|Nana's Green Tea offers quality green tea beverages along with many Japanese style desserts.|
|Enjoy grilled meats and seafood as well as okonomiyaki and yakisoba at Umami Teppan Kingyo.|