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June 1, 2018

Recently-Opened in Waikiki - Zigu


Zetton, Inc., the company that brought Aloha Table Waikiki, Goofy Cafe & Dine, Heavenly Island Lifestyle, and Paris.Hawaii to Waikiki, recently opened its new venture in Waikiki - ZIGU!

What was once an old, wooden apartment building is now a restaurant offering Japanese cuisine with a focus on incorporating local ingredients (ZIGU translates to Local - Eat).
Mild, Chef Masaki, Mark
I was fortunate to have been invited to a media dinner where we were introduced to Chef Masaki Nakayama, who served us a 16-course meal!
Pickled Hawaiian Local Vegetables
Macadamia Nuts with Kinpira Style Burdock

Apple Wood Smoked Local Egg Potato Salad

Local Farm Egg Dashimaki Rolled Omelet

Aloha Tofu and Ewa Sweet Corn Fried Tofu Ball

Hawaiian Local Fish & Chips

Kauai Shrimp with Local Basil Aioli

Seared Kona Kanpachi Sesame Sauce

Local Ahi and Kona Kanpachi Poke Sushi

Grilled Saikyo Miso Salmon

Roasted Ahi Tuna Kama Cheek Teriyaki

Local Pork & Local Kale Ginger Hot Pot
Local Romaine Lettuce & Chicken Hot Pot Mizutaki Style
Sauteed Local Pono Pork Chop Ginger Teriyaki

Cold Kale Udon with Fried Kale Chips

Roasted Pono Pork Rice Omelet with Local Cilantro
My personal fave was the Local Ahi and Kona Kanpachi Poke Sushi.  Sea asparagus and seaweed added to the texture of the dish, and it was just so fresh and tasty!

Other faves were the Apple Wood Smoked Local Egg Potato Salad (the smokiness really made the dish stand out), the Kauai Shrimp (many raved about the basil aioli), the Seared Kona Kanpachi (the sesame sauce was delish!), the Ahi Tuna Kama Cheek (the teriyaki glaze was so good!), and the Rice Omelet (so flavorful, and I just love cilantro!).

And let's not forget the drinks!
Mari's Garden Shiso and Fresh Berry Shochu Mojito; Big Island Ginger Moscow Mule
Namihana Mojito
Sake

Namihana Shochu; Kurokihonten "Q" Shochu
Currently only dinner is served nightly from 4:00pm to 10:30pm, with the bar open until 1am.

Word of mouth (and social media) has already spread, and ZIGU has already been quite busy, so be sure to make a reservation!


ZIGU
413 Seaside Ave Ste 1F
Honolulu, HI 96815


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