The Joy of Sake Logotype

Date

Friday, August 9, 2019

Time

6:30pm–9:00pm
Early Access 5:30 pm–9:00pm

Place

Hawaiʻi Convention Center

Price

$105 per person
$155 Early Access

The admission fee includes unlimited sake samplings and sake appetizers from 21 participating restaurants.

To see the list of sakes available for tasting go to U.S. National Sake Appraisal website.

Map

Sponsors

  • HAL
  • Hiro Sake
  • Niche Import Co. (Akashi Tai)
  • Gekkeikan
  • World Sake Imports
  • Redee Patch
  • Hawaii Water
  • Miss Sake

The Joy of Sake celebrates Hawaiʻi’s 150-year love affair with sake—from the early days of Japanese immigration and the founding of the Honolulu Sake Brewery up to the present. Today Honolulu hosts the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, and its summer Joy of Sake celebration is the biggest annual sake event in the country.

Restaurants

Sake complements a wide variety of appetizers and entrees. The restaurants below distinguish themselves not only by their outstanding cuisine, but also by their appreciation of the luster that fine sakes can add to a meal.

Halekulani

2199 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 923-2311
halekulani.com

Featured Dish: Deconstructed Salmon Chazuke of sake-miso-cured salmon tataki, chazuke gohan gel, cucumber tsukemono, puff grains, beef fat

Doraku

Royal Hawaiian Center
2233 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 922-3323
dorakusushi.com

Featured Dish: Doraku Doner Kebab of blackened ahi, shredded pickled cabbage, miso tzatziki, lavosh

Azure

2259 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 931-7440
azurewaikiki.com

Featured Dish: Marinated Tomato Salad with Beef Tongue, sake kasu vinaigrette

Morimoto Asia/Momosan Waikiki

2490 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Phone: (808) 922-0022
morimotoasiawaikiki.com

Featured Dish: Chilled Tan Tan Noodles in chicken broth with miso pork, ajitama, lettuce, cilantro, chili threads, scallion, black pepper oil, chili oil

Feast by Jon Matsubara

2970 East Manoa Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Opening fall 2019
mcconcepts808.com

Featured Dish: Prawns in Dashi with beurre noisette, green apple, chervil

Pai Honolulu

55 Merchant Street, Ste. 110
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 744-2531
paihonolulu.com

Featured Dish: Uni Panna Cotta with cherry gelee, puffed forbidden rice, matcha

STRIPSTEAK Waikiki

2330 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 330
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 800-3094
www.michaelmina.net/restaurants/hawaii/stripsteak-waikiki/

Featured Dish: Instant Bacon: soy-glazed pork belly, kiawe smoke, micro cilantro, toasted sesame

Pili Group

thepiligroup.com

Featured Dish: Banbanji Chicken with ʻulu

Buho Cocina y Cantina

2250 Kalakaua Avenue, Level 5
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 922-2846
www.buhocantina.com

Featured Dish: Kauai Shrimp on Coconut Lime Rice, mango pico de gallo

ZIGU

413 Seaside Avenue, Suite 1F
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 212-9252
zigu.us

Featured Dish: Chilled Basil Pesto Kale Udon with macadamia nuts, micro cress

Beachhouse at the Moana

2365 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 921-4600
beachhousewaikiki.com

Featured Dish: Crispy Roasted Rice Cakes with miso pork ragu, fried shallots, negi oil

BLT Steak

223 Saratoga Road
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 683-7440
bltrestaurants.com/blt-steak/waikiki

Featured Dish: Guava-smoked Sake-marinated Wagyu Picanha Steak, roasted garlic & chimichurri sauce

Karai Crab

901 Hausten Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Phone: (808) 952-6990
karaicrab.com

Featured Dish: Miso Sake Clams in roasted garlic and ginger miso broth

Dean & DeLuca

223 Kalakaua Avenue
Building B, Space #B110F
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 429-1015
deandeluca.com

Featured Dish: Guava Chili Pepper Water Shave Ice with local tako, uni and mango

Cakeworks

2820 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Phone: (808) 946-4333
cakeworkshi.com

Featured Dish: Lemon Crunch Cream Puff with lemon-sansho cremeaux, lemon brittle

Il Ghiottone (Japan)

2-7-3 Marunouchi
1F, Tokyo Bld. Tokia
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan
Phone: +81 3-5220-2006
www.ilghiottone.co

Featured Dish: Pork and Romaine Risotto with Kyoto hot spice

Superb Sushi

1322 North King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 737-0051
superbsushihawaii.com

Featured Dish: Temaki Two Ways: California roll and spicy ahi

Kikue

3579 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816

Featured Dish: Fresh Housemade Soba with uni, micro greens

Lineage

3750 Wailea Alanui Drive, #OP-2
Wailea, HI 96753
Phone: (808) 879-8800
www.lineagemaui.com

Featured Dish: Huli Huli Chicken with garlic rice, charred scallion, kimchee

The Pig & The Lady

83 N. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 585-8255
thepigandthelady.com

Featured Dish: Summer Melon: canteloupe carpaccio, fresh watermelon with curried watermelon rind jam, crispy dried squid, shallots, mint

Koko Head Café

1145c 12th Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 732-8920
kokoheadcafe.com

Featured Dish: Chilled Tomato-Strawberry Noodles, miso-sake cream cheese

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