Photo courtesy of Bread & Butter
Bread & Butter
Local restaurateur Hide Sakurai—also the force behind Shokudo next door—brings healthy grab-and-go options to the heart of Ala Moana, the state's largest shopping center. An artisan café and pinot wine bar, Bread & Butter seats around 50 and serves three meals a day. Argentinian Chef Arnaldo "Masa" Gushiken bring hints of Spanish and Japanese cuisine to the otherwise very locavore American menu. Highlights include the beet-peach-arugula salad and the house-smoked-ahi sandwich, balanced by the bright crunch of pickled vegetables in its side salad. Regulars also rave about the single servings of paella, the bell-pepper-goat-cheese dip, and the decadent truffle chicken, starring an entire game hen.
By Amanda Castleman, AFAR Local Expert
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1585 Kapiolani Blvd #110, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA