Cooks at Takahashiya Tonkotsu Ramen prepare their signature dish in the traditional Japanese fashion: slow-cooking every batch of savory-sweet broth for 24 hours with pork, chicken bone, and seven different types of vegetables. Their savory, meaty stews entice appetites with of chewy wheat noodles and the aroma of simmering pork and zesty green onion. The colorful bowls hold tonkotsu and char siu ramen, and sides include grilled dumplings or curry rice.
Nagomi's massive 5,000-square-foot space is a shrine to authentic Japanese cuisine, from pork-belly-studded udon noodles to cabbage pancakes and savory fried rice. Skilled chefs also sear filet mignon and king salmon on a teppanyaki-style grill, and bartenders pour sake and handcrafted cocktails in the bar and lounge for after-hours revelers.
The selection of Japanese-infused dishes at Violet's Grill is expansive. Chefs can stir-fry veggies and meats, and their creative endeavors include pig?s-feet soup and a plateful of string beans and Spam. Ahi katsu, shrimp tempura, and chicken teriyaki also stand out on the menu.
At Kona Kai Sushi, fresh catches from all over the sea are transformed into delicious, beautifully crafted meals as chefs roll thin slices into colorful sushi rolls. Small beds of rice bolster pieces of nigiri sushi that feature giant clam caught in Seattle or mackerel from Norway. The menu also includes tasty miso-crusted prime rib, "fish chips," and crab miso from Tottori, Japan. Diners can also partake in the omakase, which offers multiple courses determined by the day's best ingredients and the whims of the chef.
Within the Marriott Ihilani resort, the calm of a serene Japanese garden washes over neighboring Ushio-Tei. There, the chefs skip typical American takes on Japanese cuisine in favor of more adventurous items, such as natto, fermented soybeans that pair with slices of raw calamari or Pacific tuna. Black tiger prawns crackle in thin coats of tempura in the fryer, and maki rolls conceal freshwater eel, mango, and pearlescent slivers of pickled daikon radishes. The scent of teriyaki sauce fills the air as knives flick through local veggies and Japanese plum, and chefs steam Maine lobsters with a garlic butter sauce similar to the substance that makes hockey rinks slippery.
With a stay at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa in Honolulu (Waikiki), you'll be minutes from Waikiki Beach and International Market Place. This 4-star resort is close to Diamond Head and University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Make yourself at home in one of the 1230 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Your bed comes with triple sheeting and down blankets. Rooms have private lanais. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations with handheld showerheads and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers facials. After dipping into one of the 2 spa tubs, you can spend some time at the private beach. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and supervised childcare/activities.
Enjoy a bite to eat at a coffee shop/café, or stay in and take advantage of the resort's room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.