Fodor's Expert Review Chef Chai

$$$ Ala Moana Trendy
This sleek, contemporary dining room on the edge of Kakaako offers an eclectic, fusion mix of seafood, meats, and creative starters and salads. Committed to healthier options, Chef Chai cut back his dependence on butter and cream, creating menu items like a delicious lobster bisque thickened with squash puree, and ahi tartare cones that look like tiny ice-cream cones but taste like sashimi with avo and wasabi. The twice-daily happy hour (4–6 and after 9) offers half-price appetizers and a select menu of craft martinis and house wines for $5–$7 each. The monthly Full Moon Concert features a prix-fixe menu and entertainment by legendary Robert Cazimero. Situated right across from Blaisdell Arena and Concert Hall, Chef Chai's is the go-to spot before and after the theater and concerts.
Trendy Sophisticated Dinner Pre-Theater $$$ Fusion

Quick Facts

1009 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii  96814, USA


Known For:
  • Pre- and post-theater crowds from the Blaisdell
  • Creative fusion cuisine melding local flavors with global influences
  • Excellent desserts

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