3660 on the Rise. This casually stylish eatery is a 10-minute drive from Waikiki in restaurant-packed Kaimuki. Sample Chef Russell Siu's New York Steak Alae (steak grilled with Hawaiian clay salt), the crab cakes, or the signature ahi katsu wrapped in nori and deep-fried with a wasabi-ginger butter sauce. Siu combines a deep understanding of local flavors with a sophisticated palate, making this place especially popular with homegrown gourmands. The dining room
can feel a bit snug when it's full (as it usually is); go early or late. 3660 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki, Honolulu, HI, 96816. 808/737–1177. www.3660.com. No lunch. Closed Mon.