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June 7, 2018

New Happy Hour and Dinner Items at PAI Honolulu


A few months ago I went to PAI Honolulu for the first time and had a wonderful dinner.  I was recently invited to a media tasting where guests had a chance to try items from the new Happy Hour menu, as well as new featured dinner menu items in celebration of PAI's one-year anniversary!

Happy Hour is available Tuesday through Saturday 4:30p to 6:00p in the bar, lounge, and outdoor seating.


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A frequently changing special menu of food and drink items will be exclusively offered during Happy Hour.
Nduja Baked Oysters

Smoked Saba & Cabbage Salad

Furikake Tater Tots
Peekytoe Crab and Spinach Mornay Dip

Katsu Adobo Head Cheese Bao Bun

I loved the Furikake Tater Tots!  The house made tots are tossed in furikake and served with a sweet/savory roasted garlic and tare mayo.  Addicting!

The Peekytoe Crab and Spinach Mornay Dip was served in a house-baked Sourdough Bread Bowl with pork chicharrones, sourdough crisps, and shrimp chips.  

The Smoked Saba & Cabbage Salad was very light and refreshing. It's actually a dish that Chef Kevin Lee created for his then fiancee, now wife, a few years ago, that she really enjoyed!

Another fave of the night was the Katsu Adobo Head Cheese Bao Bun.  An adobo-flavored pork head cheese terrine is breaded in panko and deep fried.   The pork is from local producer Pono Pork Provisions.

75 Day Dry-Aged NY Striploin
Whole Fried Fish of the Day
Grilled Tako
The new dinner menu items will be available beginning June 13 from 5:30pm to closing Tuesday through Saturday (available in the dining room, outdoor seating, bar, and lounge).

The 75 Day Dry-Aged NY Striploin is pan-roasted with garlic, thyme, and rosemary, and topped with housemade XO butter.  It's served with tater tots, confit & pan roasted Maitake mushrooms, and green onions.  PAI has been aging meat since last August, and the 75-day mark has proven "to be the best for flavor and texture," says Chef Kevin.  

The Tako is provided by a local spear diver.  It's served over white beans alongside a shaved fennel and ogo salad with cherry tomatoes and a chili pepper water vinaigrette to highlight local ingredients and flavors.  

In addition to the new menu items, we also tasted a few items on the Ala Carte Dining Menu:

Confit Oyster Mushroom Tempura

Indian Spiced Pork Stew Torchon

Eggplant Miso Hummus

Crab Risotto


Happy Anniversary, PAI Honolulu!



PAI Honolulu
55 Merchant St Suite 110
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 744-2531

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