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The 5 Most Exciting Openings in Hawai'i

BY The Editors | June 26, 2017 | Feature Features

Here are 50 of the finest things happening in Hawai‘i's food scene.
At the lauded resto Chef Mavro, savor the illustrious foie gras parfait, with celery, basil blossoms and Sauternes glaze.

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

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