Hawaii Mom Blog: Miro Kaimuki




April 21, 2022

Miro Kaimuki

Since we don't go out on date nights very often, so when we do, it's usually at a restaurant we have always wanted to try but never could because of the kids (i.e. no keiki menu).  Miro Kaimuki has always been on my "to-try" list for several reasons - several friends on social media dine here often, and I am a fan of Chris Kajioka's restaurants.  

Miro Kaimuki features a five course Prix Fixe menu (with optional wine pairing) that changes every month.  In addition to the prix fix menu, the restaurant offers several courses that you can add to your experience. 

Although we declined the wine pairing, we did start off our meal with a glass of wine to celebrate our night out sans kids!

I was so excited when our server informed us at the ahi brioche was available as an add-on. It is one of Chris Kajioka's specialties, and if you ever get the opporunity to dine at Miro, you must order this!

First course: little gem. chickpea. beet. All great meals start off with a salad, and this one was heavenly. 

Second Course: potato, horseradish, trout roe. I was nervous about this dish as I normally pass on horseradish or trout roe (fish eggs), but this was executed beautifully! 

Add-on - pasta with crab meat - sorry, I can't give you a better description of this dish because it's not listed on the menu, but I'll just say that it was delicious!

As soon as this plate of escargot was delivered to our table, we told the server we did not add this to our meal. Our server told us it was compliments of the house. Wow! Thank you Chef Kajioka and Co.!  I don't know what I enjoyed more - the escargot, or the sourdough bread (which they source from The Breadshop) dunked in the garlic butter sauce!

And since we loved the bread so much, we added the sourdough, salted butter, za'atar to our meal. There is nothing more satisfying than a slice of warm, pillowy soft loaf of sourdough bread with salted butter!

Third Course: big glory bay salmon, pea, ramps, lentil. We asked our server where big glory bay was, and although he admitted he did not know off the top of his head where big glory bay was, he actually went and looked it up for us! It's located in New Zealand.  This salmon was very tender and buttery. 

Fourth Course: flank steak, radish, charred onion (served with a ponzu sauce). I'm not a fan of steak, but this steak won me over for its tenderness and doneness. 

Fifth Course: local citrus, buttermilk whey. bayleaf. A not-too-sweet and not-too-heavy ending to our amazing meal. 

This was one of those dining experiences that the hubby and I will remember for a long time. It wasn't just the food itself that made this meal amzing - it was everything about the restaurant, from the decorations, design, ambiance, professionalism of the staff, tableware and glasses, and of course, the food. You can tell there was thought put into every detail.  I am already thinking about when to make another reservation at Miro.


3446 Waialae Ave,
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 379-0124


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