On my last trip to Hawaii I made a priority to try new restaurants and have nice dining experiences, which is another thing Oahu is really famous for. There are countless options but if you don’t plan ahead of time, you might end up always wondering which one to to go to, eating at a food truck or at their endless japanese restaurants (which are great, but you don’t want to limit yourself to only one type of culinary, right?!). So when I saw the recently renovated International Market Place, I went up to the top floor to see what the new world-class restaurants established there looked like. And it didn’t disappoint. They added a special touch to the place and it’s impossible to walk by and not want to try them all. One of them was the Eating House 1849, by award-winning famous chef Roy Yamaguchi. And my experience was sooo good that I had to share with you here on the blog as well!
Eating House 1849 is where the vibrant culinary of Hawaii and the dynamic modernity of haute cuisine are mixed beautifully by chef Roy Yamaguchi, bringing an explosion of unexpected flavors in one of the best locations of the island. Simply take a look at some of the names of the following items from their menu (you can’t get more Hawaiian than this, can you?): Hawaii Ranchers Beef Loco Moco (Fried Rice, Kalei Egg, Hawaiian Mushroom Pan Gravy), Big Island Beef Burger (“Small Kine” Farm Cremini, Maui Onion, Gouda), Kauai Prawn Roll (Palm Hearts, Anuenue Greens, Papaya Seed Dressing), Kahuku Style Garlic Kauai Prawns (Pine Nut Pilaf, Kamuela Tomato Piri Piri) and much more.
What we ordered:
We were greeted with edamame as an appetizer but it was the first time I had it served to me as a cold dish! And it was actually good (remember the talk about unexpected flavor a couple sentences ago?!)! We also had the Crispy Fried Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts ($12 – with toasted pine nuts, golden raisins, balsamic) and let me tell you, it was sooooooo delicious! I had no idea brussel sprouts could taste that good! For our entrees I had a Otsuji Kale Salad ($12) with baby vegetables, pecorino and sherry vinaigrette. My mom had the BBQ “Mixed Plate” ($35) with hibachi salmon, szechuan ribs, grilled shrimp and crab potato salad. And the cherry on top was the delicious lava cake (I forget the actual name) served with ice cream ($12) . Seriously, to die for and one of their most famous desserts! Do yourself a favor and make sure to order one! Everything was very beautifully presented to us and I couldn’t be happier!
I looove restaurants with outdoor seating and restaurants that I can see what’s going on in the kitchen. I don’t know, I just love looking at how the chef prepares a famous dish, the details that go into it or how the servers interact “behind the scenes”. So this was a plus at the Eating House. Our table was inside, right by the kitchen and really lose to other tables but if you want a more relaxing and private “vibe”, make sure to request a table outdoors. The decoration is clean, modern but also has ths cozy and simple touch that makes you feel at home.
And I thought the lava cake deserved it’s special spot on this post, so here it goes. Don’t let it fool you, inside this simple looking cake there is a rich filling of melted chocolate that you won’t wanna miss! The Eating House is located at the International Market Place, 2330 Kalakaua Ave #322, Honolulu, HI 96815 and for menu, other locations and more information check their official website HERE! Thank you Eating House for having us, I can’t wait to be back and try more of your amazing menu! I hope you guys like it and don’t forget to follow me on instagram @marthasachser and @blognyandabout for more NY tips adventures in the city!