3 Hot Expectations on the Islands

BY The Editors | June 26, 2017 | Feature Features

Part of our series on 50 of the finest things happening in Hawai‘i's food scene
Expect uniquely smoked oysters at Merriman's Kaka'ako in the near future.

It’s a beachy vibe this imprimatur of U.K.-based Hakkasan Group promises when it opens at International Market Place this summer. The line-caught seafood focus means two things: We’re dying to see which creations feature Hawai‘i’s fresh ocean bounty, and we can’t wait to dive into Herringbone’s stunningly plated whole-fish ceviche. 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, O‘ahu

Merriman’s Kaka‘ako
Can you believe it’s been nearly 30 years since celebrated island chef Peter Merriman opened his eponymous eatery in bucolic Kamuela on Hawai‘i Island? Now that an O'ahu outpost is slated to open this winter in Ward Village in Kaka‘ako, excited townies are dreaming about classics (think his famous Waialua molten chocolate purse) as well as new gastronomic wonders like a rumored raw bar with oysters. 1108 Auahi St., Kaka’ako, O‘ahu

Tim Ho Wan
Dumpling-loving foodies can’t wait for this Michelin-starred dim sum specialist to open a local spot this winter. Given founding chef Mak Kwai Pui’s three-star pedigree at Hong Kong’s Four Seasons, expect lines when Tim Ho Wan’s second U.S. locale opens on Royal Hawaiian Center’s third floor near Doraku Sushi. 2201 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, O‘ahu

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