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At the lauded resto Chef Mavro, savor the illustrious foie gras parfait, with celery, basil blossoms and Sauternes glaze.


The 5 Most Exciting Openings in Hawai'i

By The Editors

Photo by Olivier Koning


Here are 50 of the finest things happening in Hawai‘i's food scene.

1. HUMBLE MARKET KITCHIN Roy Yamaguchi’s fourth resto concept takes him back to his grandfather’s plantation roots on Maui. One of Hawai‘i’s favorite toques, Yamaguchi can’t get away from customer faves, so his legendary ribs are on the menu, along with fun new noms like Yamaguchi Style Ramen with pork belly, dumplings and a sous-vide egg. Wailea Beach Resort, 3700 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, Maui, 879.4655

2. SUSHI SHO Sushi master Keiji Nakazawa made headlines when he left Tokyo to open a new counter at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach. One taste of his $300, 30-course omakase menu, and you’ll see why he reigns supreme in the artisanal realm of Edomae-style sushi. Note: The resto only accepts reservation calls between 2 and 4pm. 383 Kalaimoku St., Waikiki, O‘ahu, 729.9717 

3. PAI Given Kevin Lee’s background at Manhattan’s Michelin-starred Dovetail, it’s no wonder his upcoming resto is one of Honolulu’s most anticipated openings of the year. Look for elegant, sophisticated fare when Pai opens across from Honolulu Harbor this summer. 66 Queen St., Downtown Honolulu, O‘ahu

The mod ambiance at BLT Market.

4. NOBU HONOLULU Acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Hawai‘i flagship has been drawing crowds since it moved to luxe new digs in a Kaka‘ako high-rise, the Waiea Tower. Inside you’ll find longtime faves like the black cod Saikyo miso; outside, the breezy lounge is perfect for afternoon cocktails. 1118 Ala Moana Blvd., Kaka‘ako, O‘ahu, 237.6999

5. BLT MARKET Off the tony lobby of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, this open-air resto overlooks the infinity pool and waving palms beyond. Like its sister resto, BLT Steak, there’s beef on the menu. But there’s also seafood and lighter fare—much of it sourced locally and all gorgeously presented. 383 Kalaimoku St., Waikiki, O‘ahu, 729.9729

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