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  • 1775 Ala Moana Blvd. Map It
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Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

Iron Chef Masahara Morimoto of Food Network fame is a big part of the dining scene in Honolulu. He's always in town for the annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, which takes place in October and includes an Asia-Pacific night at The Modern led by Morimoto. In the sleek white-and-chartreuse room, you'll find the signature dishes served at his restaurants around the world—like Duck Duck Duck (duck three ways) and ishi yaki buri bop (yellowtail and rice cooked at your table in a hot stone pot) along with original creations taking cues from local cuisine, such as the chef's loco moto (wagyu beef with a sunny-side-up egg and hayashi gravy), and, of course, sushi. Try the tofu, which is made right at your table. You can choose to sit at the sushi bar, the regular bar, or at a table, but try to get a seat outside, with a view overlooking the yacht harbor. The lunch set menus are a bargain. President Obama and his family make an annual visit here at least once during their holiday stay on Oahu, and sometimes you'll even see the Iron Chef himself working the sushi bar.

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The Modern, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, USA

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Published 01/10/2017


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