Nobu Waikiki Adds Holiday Lunch Service

Nobu WaikikiDescribed as “a gift from Chef Nobu Matsuhisa,” Nobu Waikiki at the Waikiki Parc Hotel will offer lunch service during the bustling holiday and New Year season. Starting Monday, December 19, 2011 and running through January 13, 2012, this new lunch service will be available Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Lunch will feature Nobu’s signature hot and cold dishes, sushi bar, donburi, noodles, combination plates and a special keiki bento box in affordable, savory and seasonal lunch menus featuring:

Nobu Lunch Special Cold Dishes

  • Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno
  • White Tiradito

Nobu Lunch Special Cold Salads

  • Edamame
  • Shishito Peppers
  • Bigeye Tuna Sashimi Salad
  • Field Green Salad

Nobu Lunch Special Hot Dishes

  • Black Cod Sakiyo Miso
  • Rock Shrimp Tempura
  • Steamed Seabass with Black Bean Sauce or Dried Miso
  • Squid Pasta with Light Garlic Sauce

Nobu Special Sushi Lunch

  • Assorted Sashimi, Nigiri, Cut Roll and Miso Soup

Nobu Lunch Special Donburi (all served with Miso Soup)

  • Squid Pasta
  • Spicy Vegetable
  • Sea Bass Foie Gras
  • Chirashi
  • Tekka
  • Oyako
  • Chicken Teriyaki / Katsu
  • Beef Teriyaki / Katsu

Nobu Lunch Special Noodles

  • Inaniwa Udon – served hot or cold

Nobu Lunch Special Combination Bento Box

  • Inaniwa Udon – served hot or cold – and small Chirashi

Lunch Bento

  • Assorted Sashimi
  • Black Cod Miso
  • Rock Shrimp Tempura
  • Rice and Miso Soup

Kids Bento Box

  • Beef or Chicken Kushiyaki
  • Rock Shrimp Tempura
  • Half California Roll
  • Miso Soup

Nobu Lunch Special Desserts

  • Bento Box
  • Dessert Sake
  • Single Scoop Sorbet
  • Nobu Shave Ice
  • Mochi Ice Cream

The Gift of Nobu:

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Nobu dining gift cards are available at Nobu Waikiki starting at $50 and are honored at all U.S. Nobu restaurants.

Nobu Waikiki Holiday Schedule:

  • Seasonal Lunch Service – special menu Dec. 19 – Jan. 13, 2012. 11a – 2p
  • Christmas Eve – Open with special menu
  • Christmas Day – Open with special menu
  • New Years Eve – Open with special menu
  • New Years Day – Open with special menu

Nobu Waikiki Hours of Operation:

  • Sunday – Thursday: 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • The Lounge at Nobu is open nightly from 5:00 p.m. – midnight and features the exclusive $10 Nobu tapas.

Reservations are available at (808) 237-6999 or www.opentable.com. Follow Nobu Waikiki happenings on Twitter  or Facebook , or learn more at the official website.

About Nobu International

Nobu, the world’s most recognized Japanese restaurant known for its innovative new style Japanese cuisine, started as a business partnership in 1994 between chef Nobu Matsuhisa and his partners actor Robert De Niro, producer Meir Teper, and managing partner Richie Notar. With the original restaurant in New York, the Nobu brand is now an empire that spans across the globe, from London to Tokyo, Las Vegas to Malibu, Milan to Miami Beach, Dallas to Paradise Island, The Bahamas, Hong Kong to Waikiki, and Melbourne to San Diego, with the most recent opening being Nobu Beijing. Nobu restaurants, all a visual and culinary delight, continue to win unprecedented praise and rave reviews from such publications as the New York Times, the Zagat Surveys, and the Michelin Guides. The restaurants’ perennial popularity and devoted following are a tribute to Nobu putting his own spin on traditional Japanese cooking.

Opulicious Restaurant

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For this unique locale on the corner of a busy thoroughfare in Moili`ili, 946 Coolidge Street has evolved into a new eating establishment named Opulicious. In this same location a few weeks earlier, stood HK’s Restaurant that was the neighborhood’s eatery for several decades.

But, back to the present. The current owner – Kelli Chun, throwing the shaka – has quite a fun disposition about her. My conversation with her was very enlightening to learn that she also provides entertainment for children’s parties. You’ll notice in the photo gallery, the balloon decoration on the far wall was constructed by her.

During several visits at lunch time, I was quite satisfied with the quantity and quality for the prices of their meals. The beef stew/chicken katsu combo, mini teri beef plate, hamburger steak plate, and cheeseburger deluxe were good in my opinion.

And, I need to emphasize that the patties in the hamburger steak plate were homemade which means I will be back real soon. After ordering the food, we utilized the dining room area and the food came in a timely manner.

Earlier, food reviews that I have read have not been favorable to the food quality, quantity and service. Case in point, after speaking to Kelli to inform her the broth for the saimin I ate was lukewarm, she was very gracious to listen to me and vowed make improvements in that area. As I always say, there are two sides to a situation and the first few weeks of opening are the most difficult in finding competent employees to help you grow.

New eateries need to be given a second chance to show that they are able to sustain the quality, quantity and servicing of their menus especially in this current economic climate. I sincerely hope everyone gives them an opportunity to show what they can really do, and the Moili`ili neighborhood needs an establishment like this one.

Opulicious
946 Coolidge Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 943-8885
http://opulicious.com/

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sun Closed