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Karii! An Awamori Experience


Aug 30, 2019
06:00 PM until 09:00 PM


Customize your own awamori cocktail. Play with flavors to create your perfect cocktail by using island flavors including pineapple, shiso, ume, and much more. Karii! An Awamori Experience will be held on the 4th floor of the Hawai‘i Convention Center in conjunction with the Okinawan Festival presented by Hawai‘i United Okinawa Association on Friday, August 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.


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Come experience Okinawa’s unique liquor—​awamori! Paired with Hawaii’s top local chefs, this event will showcase some of the traditional and not-so-traditional ways of enjoying Okinawa’s famous alcoholic beverage. Your all-inclusive ticket gives you access to dishes from 12 notable Hawai‘i restaurants along with parings of awamori.

What is wamori? An alcoholic beverage native to Okinawa, awamori has been a part of Okinawan culture since the 15th century. The liquor is distilled from rice using a traditional process and typically ranges between 30–60 proof. Like Champagne, which is produced exclusively in the Champagne region of France, Japanese law mandates that all awamori must be made in Okinawa. Today, there are only 47 distilleries crafting the beverage.


Participating Restaurants Include:

MW Restaurant

The Pig & The Lady

Mud Hen Water

Chef Chai



Creations in Catering


Tango Contemporary Cafe

53 By The Sea

Feast (Jon Matsubara)



Types of Awamori Served:

Aloha Awamori

Hanashimauta Awamori

Kuba Awamori

Kura Awamori

Mizuhi Awamori

Ryukyu Bijin Awamori

Shaka Awamori

Shimauta Awamori


LYFT Ride-Share Discount:

NEW USERS: Use code OKIFEST2019 and receive $2 off your first 10 rides

EXISTING USERS: Use code OKIFEST19 and receive $5 off Lyft XL ride




View map Hawai‘i Convention Center
1801 Kalākaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI

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